Innovation Policies and International Trade Rules

Innovation Policies and International Trade Rules

Author: K. Lal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230246201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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An in-depth look at the critical question of the role of international trade rules and capacity building initiatives in the growth of textiles and clothing in developing countries. It looks into several aspects that could explain the differential export performance of the textiles and clothing industry in several developing countries.

New Developments in Robotics Research

New Developments in Robotics Research

Author: John X. Liu

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594545936

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 255

View: 785

Robotics began as a science fiction creation which has become quite real, first in assembly line operations such as automobile manufacturing, aeroplane construction etc. They have now reached such areas as the Internet, ever-multiplying-medical uses and sophisticated military applications. Control of today's robots is often remote which requires even more advanced computer vision capabilities as well as sensors and interface techniques. Learning has become crucial for modern robotic systems as well. This new book brings together leading research in this exciting field.

Biomechanical Engineering of Textiles and Clothing

Biomechanical Engineering of Textiles and Clothing

Author: Yan Li

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9781845691486

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 428

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Biomechanical engineering enables wearers to achieve the highest level of comfort, fit and interaction from their clothing as it is designed with the mechanics of the body in mind. This enables products to be developed that are specifically designed for the mechanics of their end purpose (e.g. sports bra) as well as the everyday movement of the body. This is the first book to systematically describe the techniques of biomechanical engineering principles, methods, computer simulation, measurements and applications. Biomechanical engineering of textiles and clothing addresses issues of designing and producing textiles and clothing for optimum interaction and contact with the body. It covers the fundamental theories, principles and models behind design and engineering for the human body’s biomechanics, contact problems arising between textiles/clothing and the body and the mechanics of fibres, yarns, textiles and clothing. Material properties are discussed in relation to mechanical performance. It also includes coverage of the Clothing Biomechanical Engineering System developed at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and its associated models and databases. The book concludes with practical examples of clothing applications to illustrate how to carry out biomechanical engineering design for specific applications. Addresses issues of designing and producing textiles for interaction and contact with the body Covers fundamental theories, principles and models behind design and engineering Contains practical examples of clothing applications to illustrate biomechanical engineering design for specific applications

International Business Strategy

International Business Strategy

Author: S. Raghunath

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137544681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

View: 880

This volume fills a gap in the international business literature, offering the perspectives of researchers who are deeply embedded in one key emerging market, India. With the global economy changing dramatically, firms from emerging markets are playing increasingly important roles in both outward and inward internationalisation. International Business Strategy offers profound insights into international business activities in this rapidly-evolving environment, in which multinational corporations from emerging markets are now influential players. Reflecting the complex nature of India itself, the chapters employ a variety of theoretical lenses to shed light on a wide range of issues encountered by Indian businesses, from some of the world’s largest corporations to small, entrepreneurial firms.