1.6 Defining global markets

Global markets for manufactured goods, as opposed to, say, primary commodities such as oil and timber, arose largely in the second half of the twentieth century as trade between countries intensified. The lowering of transport costs and the relative fall in trade barriers enabled firms in one country to compete wit
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Thanksgiving Is a Celebration of Free Enterprise

[Every year at Thanksgiving-time I resurrect a column written by a fellow teacher, Kent Dillon, about the real reason we celebrate this holiday. It is a story no longer told in the textbooks because it is thoroughly unPC, and undermines the idea that government is the solver of all problems. We were teachers, as well as part of the crew, at The Flint School, a private, academic boarding school aboard two large sailing ships, and we used the world as a campus. Kent wrote this for the students&
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On completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • identify some key themes in discourse analysis;

  • appreciate the consequences of discourse research for some key topics in social science, such as indentity, interaction and subjectivity;

  • be familiar with some discourse analytical techniques and their consequences for analysing social interactions.


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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the August 13th 2016 edition
This week: Ethiopia goes overboard on football facilities, how a good surf can bring economic success and why Spain is out of sync with the sun
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This course was written by Professor Martin Clayton

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5 Geothermal power plants

A typical geothermal power plant has a power output around 30-50 MW compared to several GW from conventional oil- or coal-fired plants. Therefore, between 20-33 geothermal stations are needed to replace a 1 GW conventional power station. However, once installed, geothermal operating costs are low.

Electricity generation using steam from geothermal fields is essentially the same as in fossil-fuel and nuclear power plants, with various modifications to suit the enthalpy of the field. In h
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3.7 Protein phosphatases

Together with inositolphospholipid phosphatases, protein phosphatases are key regulators of signal transduction pathways. Like protein kinases, protein phosphatases are either tyrosine phosphatases (the majority of protein phosphatases, some of which are shown in Figure 44) or serine–threonine phosphatases (including the phosphoprotein phos
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8.5.2 Diario hablado

Actividad 8.5

Rearrange the following short dialogues, each of which contains fixed expressions that you have learned in this session, and read them out on your blank tape.

Ordene los diálogos y léalos en su cin
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Introduction

This unit is from our archive and it is an adapted extract from Care, welfare and community (K202) which is no longer in presentation. If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this curriculum area.

A major pressure for change in the way that social welfare servi
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2.6 Negative powers

Now look at what happens when the power is negative. What does 10−3 mean? What is the result of the following calculation?

100 ÷ 100 000

What you are actually being asked to find is:

But look at the calculation again. Using the
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Si un chemin est optimal, tous ses chemins partiels sont optimaux (Vidéo)

Nous cherchons à concevoir un algorithme capable de déterminer l'alignement optimal de 2 séquences. Et nous avons vu que ça revient à chercher un algorithme qui recherche un chemin optimal dans une grille. Chemin optimal, c'est-à-dire de coût de score minimal.
Pour bâtir cet algorithme, nous allons nous appuyer sur ...
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1.9 Community and identity

In an Italian exhibition of cartoons on the theme of globalization (reported in the Financial Times (Lloyd, 2000)), one depicted two women sitting on a couch. The first woman explains enthusiastically ‘Thanks to globalisation, we know immediately what's happening all over the planet!’; the other, crying, says ‘I just want the gossip from next door!’ This was interpreted as a longing for a previous era of emotionally and physically closer communities. The reality of such ‘good
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5.5 Relationships in your organisation

In this section I have introduced you to case studies and reading that should have helped you understand how market orientation affects an organisation's performance. I have also asked you to look at your own organisation and make judgements regarding its performance. Near the beginning of this session I asked you to consider some questions from Drucker (1992). I have added a few more questions to his list and ask you now to try to answer these questions for your organisation. You probably do
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Introduction

There are a number of reasons for using consultants. These include the provision of interim or other temporary services, specialist expertise such as employment law, and general support such as coaching. They also include more substantial involvement with change, either just at the diagnostic stage or throughout the change process. There are different modes of consulting, of which the process mode is preferable whenever problems are at all complex.

This unit looks both at sub-contractin
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After completing this unit you will have a basic understanding of:

  • how the legal system in the UK works;

  • how laws are made in the UK;

  • some of the key players in UK law enforcement;

  • different ways of taking notes.


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4.1 Design guidelines and their limitations

Having considered practical accessibility measures we can implement in creating eLearning materials, we now take a closer look at the guidelines that are available to support the development of accessible resources. Guidelines are available from many different sources and cover a variety of learning environments, however they are unlikely to resolve all accessibility issues in any given eLearning context, and should not be treated as a complete solution.


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7.4 Nuclear abundances as evidence for the big bang

What we have seen is that a theoretical model based on the assumption that there was a big bang, and incorporating an assumption about the present-day value of the baryonic density, ρb,now, leads to definite predictions as to what the nuclear abundances must have been when the elements froze-out. This, therefore, provides us with a third way of checking out the big bang hypothesis: Do the present-day cosmic nuclear abundances agree with these predictions for any plausible v
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2.4 Pulse spreading and bandwidth

Activity 3

Calculate the maximum signalling rate given by the Nyquist rate for the 1550 nm window, assuming that it runs from 1450 nm to 1610 nm.

Answer
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