Stay a step ahead of the global competition in food and fiber production, processing, and sales! Multinational Agribusinesses is an essential guide to the inner workings of companies with direct investments in the food and fiber system in the United States and the world. The book provides in-depth and up-to-date analysis of the crucial issues facing multinational enterprises involved in input and output supply activities, commodity investment, food manufacturing, and food distribution. An international panel of academics and researchers working in economics and agriculture presents strategic management and economic analysis of agribusinesses representing a variety of sizes and nationalities....
Information Technology and Career Education contains the contributions presented at the 2014 International Conference on Information Technology and Career Education (ICITCE 2014, Hong Kong, China, 9–10 October 2014). The book is divided into two main topics: information technology and vocational technology. Considerable attention is also paid to electric power, data mining, vocational education and physical education. Information Technology and Career Education will be invaluable to professionals and academics in information and vocational technology, electric and electronic engineering and education science.
The United States face enormous challenges in the energy area. Climate change, biofuels policy, energy security and environmental degradation are all intimately bound up with energy production and consumption. Historically, the federal government has relied on tax subsidies to effect energy policy. With mounting federal deficits, policymakers and advocates are increasingly calling for a rethinking of our energy tax policy. How can the federal tax code strengthen environmental policy and reduce security concerns in the area of energy? The authors tackle such difficult problems as climate change, efficient taxation of oil and gas, and optimal oil tax policy in a world with OPEC oil producers dominating world oil supply. This volume presents a number of innovative policy suggestions backed by sophisticated and cutting-edge research carried out by leading scholars in the area of energy taxation.
Written solely for the undergraduate audience, Industrial Organization: Theory and Practice, which features early coverage of Antitrust, punctuates its modern introduction to industrial organization with relevant empirical data and case studies to show students how to apply theoretical tools.
Accessible to students and practitioners without an advanced degree in environmental economics, this essential reference work pinpoints the role of the economy in both creating and solving many of the world's most pressing environmental challenges. • Provides stand-alone, easy-to-understand, politically neutral, and factually driven entries by leading experts on all the major themes and topics in environmental and natural resource economics • Supplies a usable framework for readers without an advanced degree in the subject to understand debates in the public forum on environmental and natural resource economics • Delivers the most comprehensive overview of one of the fastest-growing subdisciplines of economics
International commerce in processed foods is characterized by intra-industry trade, economies of scale, foreign direct investment, multinational enterprises, vertical integration, foreign production, and others. Thus, existing trade models of agricultural trade are not sufficient to explain international commerce in processed foods. This book sheds light on the different characteristics of the international commerce in processed foods, both theoretically and empirically.
Celebrated artist and illustrator Ian Sheldon gathers his watercolour paintings of the historical architecture of Cambridge to produce a visual journey through time. Appearing in the University's 800th anniversary year, his book contains fifty-one images depicting two walks from the north (Girton College) and south (Homerton College) into central Cambridge. The contents page guides the reader along the chosen routes, showing a map of Cambridge with numbered points as a key to specific images. Each painting is accompanied by a descriptive caption. There is a Foreword by Duncan Robinson, Master of Magdalene and formerly Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge Footsteps is an ideal colour souvenir of Cambridge, a gift item that evokes the beauty and historical richness of the University, the colleges and their surroundings.