Innovation, markets and industrial change
How does a firm emerge as ‘leader of the pack’? Why do most of the small firms so common in the early years of new industries disappear? This unit looks at how and why change occurs through the industry life cycle, at the role of innnovation and at how production costs, demand and technology interact to shape industrial structure.
Global change, desertification, irreversible changes in lifestyle and cultural traditions with resource development, Mongolia: to mine or not to mine?
A Country of Illusion
A country of Illusion; John Wesley Powell's Green River Expedition of 1869; Prediction of catastrophe if the West was settled without major water redistribution; Owen's Valley- its Geological origin, landscape, climate history; arid landscape today, Indian poetry of the area, Building the hydraulic Empire for Los Angeles.
Leading through Change
In the 19th century, Baron de Reuter sent carrier pigeons with scrolls bearing the latest news and stock quotes to remote destinations in Europe, a canny strategy for beating the horseback-based competition. Since those days, Tom Glocer relates, the financial information company Thomson Reuters has been determined to deploy the lat
The poles are fascinating, partly because they are such difficult places to visit, work and live. They still guard many mysteries that we'd like to unravel, including the survival of polar animals, the history of ancient peoples, and the understanding of Earth's climate.
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, showin by recent droughts. Globally, there are many reas that do ot have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
TOMS Ozone at the South Pole: August 1, 2000 to October 2, 2000
The year 2000s Antarctic ozone hole is the largest ever observed. Scientists continue to investigate the phenomenon, and are somewhat surprised by its scale. Using data from NASAs Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instrument onboard the Earth Probe satellite, researchers can evaluate and compare current conditions over the south pole to readings taken by other instruments in years past. Continued monitoring of polar ozone levels helps researchers gain a better understanding of how the plan
Introductory podcast for Health Sciences E-Learning Change Academy
Introductory podcast for Health Sciences E-Learning Change Academy - Adam Warren and Trevor Kettle and Heidi Solheim Keywords:TEL
Active citizenship - UNSPECIFIED Keywords:Political action
David Gauntlett's inaugural lecture, 'Participation culture, creativity, and social change', from 12
David Gauntlett's inaugural lecture, 'Participation culture, creativity, and social change', from 12 November 2008: the key themes in ten minutes - UNSPECIFIED Keywords:Participation
Individuals, Behaviour Change and the Web
Individuals, Behaviour Change and the Web - Lucy Yardley Keywords:Web science
How to change the size of Images on Blackboard blogs after uploading
How to change the size of Images on Blackboard blogs after uploading - Adam Procter Keywords:adp
Institutional innovation: synthesis of programme outcomes
Institutional innovation: synthesis of programme outcomes - JISC Keywords:JISC
Climate change: a contemporary and geological perspective: introduction
Climate change: a contemporary and geological perspective: introduction - Jim Andrews Keywords:climate change
Global Climate Cycles
Global Climate Cycles - James Andrews and Heiko Palike and Eelco Rohling Keywords:climate change
Palaeoclimate Change - James Andrews and Paul Wilson and Eelco Rohling and Samantha Gibbs and Stewart Jo Keywords:palaeoclimate
Java computer modelling of the Earth System
Java computer modelling of the Earth System - Toby Tyrrell and Andrew Yool and Jim Andrews and Daniel Perry Keywords:Earth systems modelling
Climate Dynamics - Jim Andrews and Kevin Oliver and Robert Marsh and John Shepherd Keywords:climate change
Annual Technology Day Report 2010
Note: This video has some audio problems, which get resolved early on with some help from an audience member, presumed to be a Course VI alum.
MIT President Susan Hockfield delivers a general update on the Institute to MIT Alumni gathered in Kresge for the annual Technology Day event.
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