Posts Tagged ‘ international focus ’

OJ industry, the FDA and the power of government

January 26, 2012
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OJ industry, the FDA and the power of government

Carbendazim, a fungicide used to overcome blossom blight and the black spot mold commonly found on orange trees, must not exceed 10 parts per billion if used in food products, according to the US Food and Drug Administration legislation.  Over the past year, the FDA tested 59 samples of juice, juice concentrate and juice powder…

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Visual PESTEL

May 3, 2011
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Visual PESTEL

Developed for the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) by researcher Frank van Cappelle, StatPlanet is a free application that permits users to create maps and graphs of PESTEL data collected regularly from over 300 international sources. Data can be visualized by country maps, bar charts, line graphs and scatter plots…

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CEO of Areva on the Shifts in the Energy Landscape

April 28, 2011
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At the January meeting of the Global Competitiveness Forum held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Anne Lauvergeon (CEO of Areva) discusses the future of renewable energies and includes pointed comments about the importance of nuclear energy sources. She points out that the dividing lines between fossil fuels, synthetic fuels, nuclear energy, renewable energies are dead. Sustainable…

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Industry Clusters and the Individual Offer

March 24, 2011
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Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: In light of this month’s research section article on Aerotropolis, investigate the role of the airport in your region. How is your region developing relative to the airport? What business clusters are close to your airport? Take one business cluster…

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March ’11 – EC

March 24, 2011
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Suzanne Hertz evokes the possibility of domino effects in the development of highly integrated supply chains in a 2001 research article*. In looking at the development of international Aerotropoleis this month, it occurred to me that the integrated supply chain is already a reality in the transportation industry that clusters around international airports. The reverse…

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Travelzoo―Truth in Advertising

March 24, 2011
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Travelzoo―Truth in Advertising

One of the leading online publishers of travel news, deals and entertainment, Travelzoo, is facing an information filtering dilemma. With 22 million subscribers throughout the world looking to find travel deals, Travelzoo’s staff in 23 offices in North America, Europe and Asia must verify and validate the authenticity and accuracy of advertisements from more than…

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Future Global Trends

March 24, 2011
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Looking at the world forty years after Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock statement that “change is the only constant,” Riz Khan of Al Jazeera interviews Deborah Westphal (Managing Partner of Toffler Associates) and Henry Mason (Head of Research & Analysis for Trendwatching.com). Westphal believes we are in a period of accelerated change that will oblige businesses…

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CEO Dubai Airports

March 24, 2011
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CEO Dubai Airports

In laying out the vision for the Dubai Airports, CEO Paul Griffiths, describes the situation in 2008 and the future plan for 2011. He observes that the company is in the unique position of having full alignment of national interests, commerce and government with the strategic plan. Originally started as a refueling stop for carriers…

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Kasarda on Airports

March 24, 2011
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Kasarda on Airports

Most Aerotropoleis are developing outside of the United States. The role of aviation is central to urban competitiveness and development. With an aging infrastructure that is over-committed and inappropriate for forward-looking business, the US is losing ground to new developing territories such as Dubai, Chongqing, Songdo and Hyderabad. This video clip is a trailer for…

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Diagnostically-Speaking with Maps

March 24, 2011
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Diagnostically-Speaking with Maps

The UUorld free mapping engine permits data mapping and visualization across four dimensions. A significant data base of statistics is available for usage on the company’s website server and can be downloaded into the desktop engine for further visualization and analysis. The program works seamlessly with other data sources such as Google Earth. (Source: Adapted…

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