List books in category Engineering / Industrial Technology

  • Computer-based Robust Engineering: Essentials for DFSS

    Computer-based Robust Engineering: Essentials for DFSS
    Gen?ichi Taguchi

    In modern engineering, it is uncommon to do any activity without the use of computers and information technology. the engineering activity includes design, development and testing of a product, process, technology, software or information system. Use of robust engineering methods in these applications can be extremely useful in enhancing overall performance and cost effectiveness. Thus, robust engineering methods will also play a crucial role in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) activities in all areas including software and information technology. Until now, there was no book that fully described the use of robust engineering methods in computer applications. This book will be useful not only to DFSS green belts and black belts, but also: engineers, robust engineering practitioners and researchers, R & D personnel, simulation specialists, software testing personnel, computer programmers, information technology and artificial engineering specialists, statisticians, and academicians in quality engineering.

  • Showstopper!: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft

    Showstopper!: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft
    G. Pascal Zachary

    This “inside account captures the energy—and the madness—of the software giant’s race to develop a critical new program. . . . Gripping” (Fortune Magazine).Showstopper is the dramatic, inside story of the creation of Windows NT, told by Wall Street Journal reporter G. Pascal Zachary. Driven by the legendary David Cutler, a picked band of software engineers sacrifices almost everything in their lives to build a new, stable, operating system aimed at giving Microsoft a platform for growth through the next decade of development in the computing business. Comparable in many ways to the Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder, Showstopper gets deep inside the process of software development, the lives and motivations of coders and the pressure to succeed coupled with the drive for originality and perfection that can pull a diverse team together to create a program consisting of many hundreds of thousands of lines of code.

  • Technology and Industrial Progress: The Foundations of Economic Growth

    Technology and Industrial Progress: The Foundations of Economic Growth
    G. N. Von Tunzelmann

    What has dictated the rate and direction of technological change? How central has it been to industrial progress? How has it related to other determinants of economic growth and development?In Technology and Industrial Progress, Dr von Tunzelmann exam

  • The High-Tech Potential: Economic Development in Rural America

    The High-Tech Potential: Economic Development in Rural America
    Amy K. Glasmeier

    Rural America is at a crossroads in its economic development. Like regions of other First World nations, the traditional economic base of rural communities in the United States is rapidly deteriorating. Natural resources, including agriculture, show little prospect for generating future job growth, and manufacturing has become a new source of instability. Faced with these changes and an increasing vulnerability to international economic events, rural communities have begun to seek high-technology industries and advanced services as candidates for job growth and economic stability. What is the potential for high-tech growth outside the largest cities? What is the role of high-tech industry in the economic development of non-metropolitan America? This book provides a hard-nosed look at the high-tech potential in rural economic development. Some of the questions Glasmeier addresses include: Are rural areas attractive to high tech? Will high tech follow earlier patterns and filter down the lowest-paid jobs to rural areas? Will rural communities be bypassed completely for even lower-wage Third World locations? Glasmeier answers in a sober analysis that separates fact from myth. Empirical data reveals the kinds of high-tech jobs that locate in rural areas, and the kinds of rural areas that attract high-tech jobs. This analysis leads to a highly critical evaluation of state and local economic development policy and recommendations for its improvement. This book is a must for policymakers, practitioners, scholars, and an informed public interested in the promise of high tech and the future of US economic development.

  • Triumphant Capitalism: Henry Clay Frick and the Industrial Transformation of America

    Triumphant Capitalism: Henry Clay Frick and the Industrial Transformation of America
    Kenneth Warren

    A detailed, carefully wrought business biography of Henry Clay Frick, one of the leading entrepreneurs in American heavy industry during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Kenneth Warren has provided not only insight into the life of Henry Clay Frick, but a major contribution to our understanding of the history of the basic industries, the shaping of society, locality, and region – and thereby of laying the foundations for the value systems and landscapes of present-day America.

  • Computer-Controlled Systems: Theory and Design, Third Edition

    Computer-Controlled Systems: Theory and Design, Third Edition
    Karl J Åström

    Practically all modern control systems are based upon microprocessors and complex microcontrollers that yield high performance and functionality. This volume focuses on the design of computer-controlled systems, featuring computational tools that can be applied directly and are explained with simple paper-and-pencil calculations. The use of computational tools is balanced by a strong emphasis on control system principles and ideas. Extensive pedagogical aids include worked examples, MATLAB macros, and a solutions manual (see inside for details).The initial chapter presents a broad outline of computer-controlled systems, followed by a computer-oriented view based on the behavior of the system at sampling instants. An introduction to the design of control systems leads to a process-related view and coverage of methods of translating analog designs to digital control. Concluding chapters explore implementation issues and advanced design methods.

  • The Management of Intellectual Property

    The Management of Intellectual Property
    D. Bosworth

    This book will be a useful resource for those studying or teaching the management of IP. . . a welcome addition on the reading list for all good IP management courses. Duncan Bucknell, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice This book brings tog

  • Wire Technology: Process Engineering and Metallurgy

    Wire Technology: Process Engineering and Metallurgy
    Roger N. Wright

    Wire drawing is a metalworking process used to reduce the diameter of a wire by pulling the wire through a single, or series of, drawing die(s). The engineering applications of wire drawing are broad and far-reaching, including electrical wiring, cables, tension-loaded structural components, springs, paper clips and spokes for wheels. This all-new, classical text is the first to explain the complex theory and sophisticated engineering concepts with relation to wire drawing in an accessible and universal way for practicing engineers. Designed to facilitate the entry and training of new engineers and upgrade the professional practice of those already in the field in the face of increased product demands and tightening specifications, this essential resource by industry expert Roger Wright provides: A technical overview and introduction of engineering concepts related to wire drawing, suitable for beginners and practiced engineers looking to brush up on the theory behind the processAn interface with basic engineering education so as to provide an accessible introduction for engineers new to the fieldReal-world worked examples, problems and protocols based on true life engineering scenarios and challengesUnique coverage of the author's own pass design and risk prediction calculations, developed through decades of research and wire industry consulting Whilst most competing titles are less practical in their approach and focus on either ferrous, non-ferrous or electrical, our book takes a universal approach more suited to the practicing engineer who needs knowledge of wire drawing across the board. Ideal for use as a complete insight into the process from start to finish or a dip-in resource for practical problem-solving, this versatile work-a-day guide, training tool and desk reference will help readers train their staff and adapt and improve processes at minimal cost for maximum performance.Provides a unique universal approach, covering ferrous and non-ferrous metalsAuthored by an internationally-recognized specialist in wire drawing with extensive academic and industry experienceReal-world worked examples, problems and protocols based on true life engineering scenarios and challenges allow engineers to easily apply the theory to their workplace to improve processes, productivity and efficiencyCompact, concise and practical in comparison to the large, competing handbook tomes that are overwhelming for beginners and impractical for day-to-day work useIdeal for use as a complete insight into the process from start to finish or as a dip-in resource for practical problem-solving, analysis and trouble-shooting

  • Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the Twentieth Century

    Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the Twentieth Century
    Robert H. Kargon

    Tracing the design of “techno-cities” that blend the technological and the pastoral.Industrialization created cities of Dickensian squalor that were crowded, smoky, dirty, and disease-ridden. By the beginning of the twentieth century, urban visionaries were looking for ways to improve both living and working conditions in industrial cities. In Invented Edens, Robert Kargon and Arthur Molella trace the arc of one form of urban design, which they term the techno-city: a planned city developed in conjunction with large industrial or technological enterprises, blending the technological and the pastoral, the mill town and the garden city. Techno-cities of the twentieth century range from factory towns in Mussolini's Italy to the Disney creation of Celebration, Florida. Kargon and Molella show that the techno-city represents an experiment in integrating modern technology into the world of ideal life. Techno-cities mirror society's understanding of current technologies, and at the same time seek to regain the lost virtues of the edenic pre-industrial village. The idea of the techno-city transcended ideologies, crossed national borders, and spanned the entire twentieth century. Kargon and Molella map the concept through a series of exemplars. These include Norris, Tennessee, home to the Tennessee Valley Authority; Torviscosa, Italy, built by Italy's Fascist government to accommodate synthetic textile manufacturing (and featured in an early short by Michelangelo Antonioni); Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, planned by a team from MIT and Harvard; and, finally, Disney's Celebration—perhaps the ultimate techno-city, a fantasy city reflecting an era in which virtual experiences are rapidly replacing actual ones.

  • Innovation Networks in Industries

    Innovation Networks in Industries
    Franco Malerba

    This informative book provides an extensive study in the fields of industry structure, firm strategy and public policy through the use of network concepts and indicators. It also elucidates many of the complexities and challenges involved. The contributor

  • System Engineering Management: Edition 5

    System Engineering Management: Edition 5
    Benjamin S. Blanchard

    A practical, step-by-step guide to total systems management Systems Engineering Management, Fifth Edition is a practical guide to the tools and methodologies used in the field. Using a "total systems management" approach, this book covers everything from initial establishment to system retirement, including design and development, testing, production, operations, maintenance, and support. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest tools and best practices, and includes rich discussion on computer-based modeling and hardware and software systems integration. New case studies illustrate real-world application on both large- and small-scale systems in a variety of industries, and the companion website provides access to bonus case studies and helpful review checklists. The provided instructor's manual eases classroom integration, and updated end-of-chapter questions help reinforce the material. The challenges faced by system engineers are candidly addressed, with full guidance toward the tools they use daily to reduce costs and increase efficiency. System Engineering Management integrates industrial engineering, project management, and leadership skills into a unique emerging field. This book unifies these different skill sets into a single step-by-step approach that produces a well-rounded systems engineering management framework. Learn the total systems lifecycle with real-world applications Explore cutting edge design methods and technology Integrate software and hardware systems for total SEM Learn the critical IT principles that lead to robust systems Successful systems engineering managers must be capable of leading teams to produce systems that are robust, high-quality, supportable, cost effective, and responsive. Skilled, knowledgeable professionals are in demand across engineering fields, but also in industries as diverse as healthcare and communications. Systems Engineering Management, Fifth Edition provides practical, invaluable guidance for a nuanced field.

  • Managing Energy from the Top Down: Connecting Industrial Energy Efficiency to Business Performance

    Managing Energy from the Top Down: Connecting Industrial Energy Efficiency to Business Performance
    Christopher Russell

    In a world with increasingly constrained resources, energy captures top management attention. Using language that is accessible to as many readers as possible, this book explains the connection between energy and business performance. Corporate leaders, production managers, machine operators, policy advocates, and technology providers will all learn how day-to-day choices relate to the risks and rewards of energy use. Concise, to-the-point chapters explain how energy is invested, preserved, and ultimately positioned to create wealth. Hard-nosed business leaders should appreciate the section with examples that show a strong financial case for energy improvements, including the save-or-buy criterion, the economic penalty for "doing nothing," the break-even cost, and the budget for supporting design and analysis work. Managing Energy from the Top Down is written with the goal of making the challenges and opportunities of energy use accessible to all readers that have a stake in industrial competitiveness.

  • Management of Technology: Managing Effectively in Technology-Intensive Organizations, Edition 2

    Management of Technology: Managing Effectively in Technology-Intensive Organizations, Edition 2
    Hans J. Thamhain

    * Presents assessment methods for organization and management processes. * Provides special tools and techniques for managing and organizing R&D, new product, and project-oriented challenges. * Includes real-world case studies.

  • The JOOM Destiny: Just On Order Making - How 3D Printing Will Revolutionize Your World

    The JOOM Destiny: Just On Order Making – How 3D Printing Will Revolutionize Your World
    Dr. Future

    How will JOOM Affect You?Just-On-Order-Making (JOOM) encompasses all of the revolutionary changes that are happening in manufacturing, medicine, media, mining and many other critical industries. Find out what impact these changes will have on you!Uncover major trends.Discover how the dramatic impact that 3D Printing will have on international trade, human life expectancy, entertainment and third world development will take the majority of people completely by surprise.What is the new Revolution?Find out how previously solid and highly profitable, multi-billion dollar corporations that have prospered for more than a century will suddenly find themselves redundant.See in to the Future.Our world will be a very different place in 10 years, and this book is the first to fully document and conduct an in-depth examination of these dramatic changes.

  • Industrial Hydraulic Systems: Theory and Practice

    Industrial Hydraulic Systems: Theory and Practice
    Joji Parambath

    Industrial Hydraulic Systems provides an in-depth coverage of conventional hydraulic systems encompassing fixed-displacement pumps, control valves, and actuators as well as the most modern hydraulic systems encompassing highly efficient variable-displacement pumps, electro-hydraulic proportional valves and/or servo valves with integrated electronics. The coverage is further supplemented by many typical hydraulic and electro-hydraulic circuits. Details of different types of auxiliary devices such as reservoirs, filters, accumulators, and piping have also been described in this book. Topics on hydrostatic transmission, cartridge valves, load sensing pump controls, fluids, filters, and seals are given in detail. Design, installation, and maintenance aspects of hydraulic systems are added to make the book more useful to actual practitioners of these systems. Understanding the fundamental laws and principles allows the reader to use basic theoretical concepts in practical applications. The unique feature of this textbook is that all quantities are given in the SI system as well as in the English system of units. This book provides an extensive coverage of fluid power to designers, engineers, technicians, and students of engineering colleges, polytechnics, and vocational training institutes. This book, prepared especially with an academic interest in mind, contains a large number of numerical examples, design problems, and sections for 'Test your Knowledge' and end of chapter questions. This book is intended to provide the most current information available on hydraulic technology.

  • New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New Technology: Essays in Honour of Paul A. David

    New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New Technology: Essays in Honour of Paul A. David
    Cristiano Antonelli

    Recent research on the economics of innovation has acknowledged the importance of path dependence and networks in the evolution of economies and the diffusion of new techniques, products, and processes. These are topics pioneered by Paul A. David, one of the world’s leading scholars in the economics of innovation.

  • The Economics of Innovation: An Introduction

    The Economics of Innovation: An Introduction
    G. M. P. Swann

    This text provides a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the economics of innovation, written for those with some basic knowledge of economics.

  • Process Innovation: Reengineering Work Through Information Technology

    Process Innovation: Reengineering Work Through Information Technology
    Thomas H. Davenport

    The business environment of the 1990s demands significant changes in the way we do business. Simply formulating strategy is no longer sufficient; we must also design the processes to implement it effectively. The key to change is process innovation, a revolutionary new approach that fuses information technology and human resource management to improve business performance. The cornerstone to process innovation's dramatic results is information technology–a largely untapped resource, but a crucial "enabler" of process innovation. In turn, only a challenge like process innovation affords maximum use of information technology's potential. Davenport provides numerous examples of firms that have succeeded or failed in combining business change and technology initiatives. He also highlights the roles of new organizational structures and human resource programs in developing process innovation. Process innovation is quickly becoming the byword for industries ready to pull their companies out of modest growth patterns and compete effectively in the world marketplace.

  • Getting Started with CNC: Personal Digital Fabrication with Shapeoko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers

    Getting Started with CNC: Personal Digital Fabrication with Shapeoko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers
    Edward Ford

    Getting Started with CNC is the definitive introduction to working with affordable desktop and benchtop CNCs, written by the creator of the popular open hardware CNC, the Shapeoko. Accessible 3D printing introduced the masses to computer-controlled additive fabrication. But the flip side of that is subtractive fabrication: instead of adding material to create a shape like a 3D printer does, a CNC starts with a solid piece of material and takes away from it. Although inexpensive 3D printers can make great things with plastic, a CNC can carve highly durable pieces out of a block of aluminum, wood, and other materials. This book covers the fundamentals of designing for–and working with–affordable ($500-$3000) CNCs.

  • National Innovation, Indicators and Policy

    National Innovation, Indicators and Policy
    L. Earl

    This book takes stock of what is known about the process of innovation and its effects, and the policy interventions that influence both. It provides insights into future research required to support evidence-based policy-making and makes clear the need t

  • Guide to Refrigeration

    Guide to Refrigeration
    Forrest Keel

    The refrigeration is the technique that analyzes phenomenon and processes taking place in a wide domain of temperatures, approximate +100 degree centigrade to -273.15 degree centigrade. Refrigeration is the removal of heat from a material or space, so that its temperature is lower than that of its surroundings. When refrigerant absorbs the unwanted heat, this raises the refrigerant’s temperature (“Saturation Temperature”) so that it changes from a liquid to a gas, basically, it evaporates. The system then uses condensation to release the heat and change the refrigerant back into a liquid. This is called “Latent Heat”. This cycle is based on the physical principle, that a liquid extracts heat from the surrounding area as it expands (boils) into a gas.In this book we will talk about terminology, the refrigeration cycle, refrigeration, thermodynamic, chemical and physical properties of the refrigerants, and the components necessary in a refrigerant plants and their individual purpose.

  • Television: The Life Story of a Technology

    Television: The Life Story of a Technology
    Alexander B. Magoun

    For better or worse, television is the dominant medium of communication in today's culture. Almost all American households have a television; most have more than one. But the ability to send images and sounds through the air, or via a cable, is a relatively recent invention, one that required inquisitive inventors, clever business people, and creative entertainers. This volume in the Greenwood Technographies series will will cover the entire history of television from the early twentieth-century ideas of transmitting images by electromagnetic waves to the current issues involving HDTV. In addition, the volume will discuss the continuing importance of television in the lives of people across the globe. Television: The Life Story of a Technology will appeal to students and lay readers alike by relating the stories of some of the most influential and interesting events of the past century: BLThe earliest engineers — such as Philo Farnsworth and Vladimir Zworykin — whose work ignited the entire television industry BLHow the television industry and commercial programming bloomed in tandem with the Baby Boom generation The late-twentieth century expansion of cable television and the decline of the broadcast networks, and the new world of high-definition television. The volume includes a glossary of terms, a timeline of important events, and a selected bibliography of resources for further information.

  • A Complete Guide to Hardwood Plywood and Face Veneer

    A Complete Guide to Hardwood Plywood and Face Veneer
    Ang Schramm

    Assuming you don't want your cabinets, ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture or other products made from plywood to smell like dirty diapers, a quick look at the Complete Guide to Hardwood Plywood and Face Veneer by Ang Schramm is in order. According to Schramm, South American Lapuna Sumauma wood has a high starch content that is susceptible to attack by anaerobic bacteria while sitting on the bottoms of holding ponds at the veneer plant. The byproducts, butyric acid and caproic acid, exude an odor that may not always be noticeable in properly dried wood in dry conditions but becomes offensive when humidity increases. As can be expected, veneer from this species is in low demand and therefore cheap, and manufacturers buying on price point alone can find themselves in possession of a product whose odor is, at this time, irreversible and without remedy. Not all of the content in this book is so esoteric. The book's 157 pages are organized into sections covering variations in appearance, the veneer manufacturing process, types of veneer matching, grades and product standard, substrates, the hardwood plywood manufacturing process, meeting customer expectations, and troubleshooting common problems. Liberally sprinkled with black-and-white photographs and diagrams, the book gives excellent detail on describing, the processes of plywood and veneer manufacturing so the reader can better understand the advantages and limitations of the product and the various processes. For instance, the chapter on troubleshooting provides a diagram showing why one side of veneer (tight side) is more heat-reflective and impervious to finish than is the other (loose) side, which is more light-refractive and absorbent. By understanding the relative differences between the sides and why those differences exist, it is then possible to present an explanation why starch book-matching veneers has the problem of adjacent sheets of veneer having different light-reflecting/refracting and finish absorbing characteristics. The manual can then proceed to explain different techniques to overcome the variation and present a more uniform appearance (in this case, glue-sizing or wash coating) and to recommend specific products to help achieve the desired result.

  • Managing Research, Development and Innovation: Managing the Unmanageable, Edition 3

    Managing Research, Development and Innovation: Managing the Unmanageable, Edition 3
    Ravi Jain

    Now fully revised and updated— the classic book on effective R&D management "This thoughtful and detailed work outlines what is required in order to achieve the desired end results in a networked world where teamwork and collaboration are increasingly important to globally dispersed workforces." —JOHN CHAMBERS, Chairman and CEO, Cisco Praise for the Second Edition "This is a superbly written book and could make an excellent reference and text for related university courses." —E. LILE MURPHREE, JR., PHD, former Chairman, Department of Engineering Management, The George Washington University "Provides a superb exposition of the role that social and psychological phenomena play in today's organizations." —FRED E. FIEDLER, Professor of Psychology Emeritus, University of Washington, Seattle As the economy shifts from producing goods to producing information, the role of researchers in shaping the future has become immense. By taking advantage of modern technology, the highly trained and predominantly autonomous researchers from around the globe collect and share information better than ever—yet, there is still a lack of an effective centralized structure for an R&D organization manager to integrate the efforts from many disparate individuals into a unified plan. Managing Research, Development, and Innovation, Third Edition covers the management skills and leadership theories essential to generating products and excelling in today's global economy. Topics of interest include how to design jobs, organize hierarchies, resolve conflicts, motivate employees, and create an innovative work environment. Discover how superior management skills can increase funding, generate profit, and improve the effectiveness of technologically based organizations. This new revised edition: Covers all aspects of the research and development process—with focus on the human management function Includes two new chapters covering the innovation process critical to research and development of new products and services Outlines the challenging issues related to diversity in science and technology organizations and provides insights as to how diversity can be used to enhance creativity Managing Research, Development, and Innovation, Third Edition is the most complete, insightful book of its kind. Useful for professionals and graduate students alike, the text demonstrates in clear, straightforward prose how good management skills will shape the future.

  • Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturing: Proceedings of a Workshop

    Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturing: Proceedings of a Workshop
    National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

    Additive manufacturing (AM) methods have great potential for promoting transformative research in many fields across the vast spectrum of engineering and materials science. AM is one of the leading forms of advanced manufacturing which enables direct computer-aided design (CAD) to part production without part-specific tooling. In October 2015 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop of experts from diverse communities to examine predictive theoretical and computational approaches for various AM technologies. While experimental workshops in AM have been held in the past, this workshop uniquely focused on theoretical and computational approaches and involved areas such as simulation-based engineering and science, integrated computational materials engineering, mechanics, materials science, manufacturing processes, and other specialized areas. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

  • Welder s Handbook: A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding, Revised and Updated

    Welder’s Handbook: A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding, Revised and Updated
    Richard Finch

    A newly-updated, state-of-the-art guide to MIG and TIG arc welding technology. Written by a noted authority in the field, this revised edition of HP's bestselling automotive book-for over 20 years-is a detailed, instructional manual on the theory, technique, equipment, and proper procedures of metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding.

  • Newnes Workshop Engineer s Pocket Book

    Newnes Workshop Engineer’s Pocket Book
    Roger Timings

    This Pocket Book is a unique compilation of all the tables, data, techniques, formulae and rules of thumb needed by mechanical engineers in the workshop, at work or at home. With content covering areas such as: workshop calculations and conversion tables; cutting tools; engineering materials; soldering fluxes, and O-rings, it will prove to be an essential tool for technicians, students, model engineers and DIY enthusiasts alike. British Standards are used and referenced throughout.Roger Timings has drawn on his unique practical experience as an engineer, lecturer, author and model engineer to select and bring together the information needed for practical workshop-based engineering. Most of the material in this book has been drawn from his definitive reference work Newnes Mechanical Engineer's Pocket Book, but it has been redrawn and redesigned for ease of reference in the workshop. With Newnes Workshop Engineer's Pocket Book, those undertaking workshop-based engineering projects now have all the key facts, figures, data and tables they need, together in one handy reference guide.The essential companion for small-scale mechanical engineering projects All the key facts, figures, data and tables in one place.Vital information for technicians, hobbyists and professionals.

  • Innovation in Global Industries: U.S. Firms Competing in a New World (Collected Studies)

    Innovation in Global Industries: U.S. Firms Competing in a New World (Collected Studies)
    National Research Council

    The debate over offshoring of production, transfer of technological capabilities, and potential loss of U.S. competitiveness is a long-running one. Prevailing thinking is that €œthe world is flat € €"that is, innovative capacity is spreading uniformly; as new centers of manufacturing emerge, research and development and new product development follow. Innovation in Global Industries challenges this thinking. The book, a collection of individually authored studies, examines in detail structural changes in the innovation process in 10 service as well as manufacturing industries: personal computers; semiconductors; flat-panel displays; software; lighting; biotechnology; pharmaceuticals; financial services; logistics; and venture capital. There is no doubt that overall there has been an acceleration in global sourcing of innovation and an emergence of new locations of research capacity and advanced technical skills, but the patterns are highly variable. Many industries and some firms in nearly all industries retain leading-edge capacity in the United States. However, the book concludes that is no reason for complacency about the future outlook. Innovation deserves more emphasis in firm performance measures and more sustained support in public policy. Innovation in Global Industries will be of special interest to business people and government policy makers as well as professors, students, and other researchers of economics, management, international affairs, and political science.

  • An Illustrated Guide to Linear Programming

    An Illustrated Guide to Linear Programming
    Saul I. Gass

    "I would not hesitate to recommend the book." — Industrial EngineeringLinear programming is an extremely effective problem-solving tool, with applications in business, agriculture, government, manufacturing, transportation, engineering, and many other areas. This very readable book presents an elementary introduction to linear programming in a refreshing, often humorous style.Requiring no math beyond high-school algebra, the book shows how linear programming can help anyone reach the optimum solution for a host of diverse problems. Chapter One introduces the basic concepts of linear programming and discusses its relationship to other mathematical models. Chapter Two discusses the formulation of linear-programming problems, including detailed treatment of problems involving diet, catering, assignment, and activity analysis. Chapter Three briefly introduces solution techniques for linear-programming problems, emphasizing the graphical approach. The final chapter describes and formulates a number of important applications, including network problems, traveling-salesman problems and the relationship between linear programming and the theory of games.Finally, a useful appendix offers precise statements of definitions, theorems and techniques, as well as additional computational procedures. Enlivened with over 70 excellent illustrations, this book represents a very accessible introduction to basic linear programming.

  • Distillation: The Theory

    Distillation: The Theory
    Alfons Vogelpohl

    Distillation basedon Mass Transfer Processes, starting from the basic equation of ternary distillation published by Hausen in 1932 and exploiting the properties of this equation covering all modes of distillation. The material is intended as a graduate textbook for an advanced course on distillation but will also help the practicing engineer to better understand the complex interrelationships of multi-component distillation.

  • Technology, Globalization and Poverty

    Technology, Globalization and Poverty
    Jeffrey James

    An examination of the theoretical and empirical interactions between globalization, technology and poverty. Jeffrey James studies the effect of information technology on patterns of globalization and explores how such patterns can be altered to reduce the

  • Alarm Management for Process Control, Second Edition: A Best-Practice Guide for Design, Implementation, and Use of Industrial Alarm Systems, Edition 2

    Alarm Management for Process Control, Second Edition: A Best-Practice Guide for Design, Implementation, and Use of Industrial Alarm Systems, Edition 2
    Douglas H. Rothenberg

    This book elevates alarm management from a fragmented collection of procedures, metrics, experiences, and trial-and-error, to the level of a technology discipline. It provides a complete treatment of best practices in alarm management. The technology and approaches found here provide the opportunity to completely understand the what, the why, and the how of successful alarm systems. No modern industrial enterprise, particularly in such areas as chemical processing, can operate without a secure and reliable infrastructure of alarms and controls—they are an integral part of all production management and control systems. Improving alarm management is an effective way to provide operators with high-value support and guidance to successfully manage industrial plant operations.Readers will find: Recommendations and guidelines are developed from fundamental concepts to provide powerful technical tools and workable approaches; Alarms are treated as indicators of abnormal situations, not simply sensor readings that might be out of position; Alarm improvement is intimately linked to infrastructure management, including the vital role of plant maintenance to alarm management, the need to manage operators’ charter to continue to operate during abnormal situations vs. cease operation, and the importance of situation awareness without undue reliance upon alarms. The ability to appreciate technical issues is important, but this book requires no previous specific technical, educational, or experiential background. The style and content are very accessible to a broad industrial audience from board operator to plant manager. All critical tasks are explained with workflow processes, examples, and insight into what it all means. Alternatives are offered everywhere to enable users to tailor-make solutions to their particular sites.

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development Cookbook

    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development Cookbook
    Mindaugas Pocius

    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development Cookbook' is full of immediately useable recipes showing you how to manage your company's ERP information and operations efficiently, and solve your business process problems in an effective and quick way. This book contains a list of useful Dynamics AX modifications – recipes – along with all required code and in-depth explanations. Most of the recipes are presented using real-world examples in a variety of Dynamics AX modules. In addition to its cookbook style, which ensures the solutions are presented in a clear step-by-step manner, its explanations go into great detail, which makes it good learning material for everyone who has experience in Dynamics AX and wants to improve. The book is designed in such a way that most of the recipes are presented as separate, standalone entities and reading of other, prior recipes is not required. Some recipes however, are extensions of the prior ones. If you are a Dynamics AX developer who is primarily focused on delivering time-proven application modifications, then this book is for you. Although new X++ developers will find this book useful, this book is focused more towards developers who already know the basics of Dynamics AX programming and want to step up to the next level and at the same time learn the functional aspects of Dynamics AX. Some Dynamics AX coding experience is expected.

  • Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Handbook

    Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Handbook
    Kent Nordström

    Throughout the book, we will follow a fictional company, the case study will help you in implementing FIM 2010 R2. All the examples in the book will relate to this fictive company and you will be taken from design, to installation, to configuration of FIM 2010 R2. If you are implementing and managing FIM 2010 R2 in your business, then this book is for you. You will need to have a basic understanding of Microsoft based infrastructure using Active Directory. If you are new to Forefront Identity Management, the case-study approach of this book will help you to understand the concepts and implement them.

  • Branded Lives: The Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work

    Branded Lives: The Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work
    Matthew J. Brannan

    'Branded Lives explodes the myth that a brand must, or even can stand for one unified, easily communicated message. While warning of the dangers of managing to preserve this myth, the book also celebrates the plurality of brand meanings generated by t

  • Routledge Handbook of Sports Technology and Engineering

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  • An Assessment of the SBIR Program

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    James R. Chiles

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    Hans J. Thamhain

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    Manfred Weck

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    J. R. Bessant

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    Richard Poisel

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  • Life Cycle Assessment Student Handbook

    Life Cycle Assessment Student Handbook
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    Alan B. Johnston

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    Lawrence C. Lynnworth

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    Knut Ingar Westeren

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    Gardner D. Hiscox

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  • Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement

    Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement
    Fred Gault

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    Daniel W. Bixby

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  • Metals and Alloys: Industrial Applications

    Metals and Alloys: Industrial Applications
    Mark Anthony Benvenuto

    Metals and Alloys continues the series of graduate textbooks on Industrial Chemistry by Mark A. Benvenuto. It shows the essential industrial applications, processes and chemistry background for the extraction of metals, as well as the production and applications of alloys. The book discusses how large scale and minor processes affect every-day life, challenges in prevention and removal of waste by-products and illustrates selected chemical processes for which efforts have been made to improve and “green” industrial production of metals and alloys. Sources for metals are sorted by metal and alloy and backed by basic chemical background information and process set up. Overviews on worldwide ore distribution, refined metal and alloy production numbers are another focus of the book. Discusses sources, key processes and applications. Connects what students learn in class to real, large-scale metals chemistry that makes modern life possible. Intended for students, graduate students and beginners in the fiield of Chemistry, Chemical Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Visit degruyter.com for more information on books by Mark A. Benvenuto: Industrial Chemistry (2013), Industrial Chemistry: For Advanced Students (2015) and Industrial Inorganic Chemistry (2015). About the Author: Mark Anthony Benvenuto A Fellow of the American Chemical Society, he received his PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Virginia. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University, he joined the University of Detroit Mercy, where he is now the Department Chairman and teaches an industrial chemistry course.

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    Handbook on the Economic Complexity of Technological Change
    Cristiano Antonelli

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    John P. O’Connell

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  • System Engineering Management: Edition 5

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    Benjamin S. Blanchard

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    John Durkee

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