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Peter Lovelock and John Ure

Provides a snapshot of how the themes of convergence, competition and forthcoming communication services, as raised in the European Commissions’ review, are playing out…

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Provides a snapshot of how the themes of convergence, competition and forthcoming communication services, as raised in the European Commissions’ review, are playing out across Asia. Argues domination by North American and European service companies remains a strong concern of many Asian governments.

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info, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Paul Kaufman

NO ONE WOULD BE SURPRISED by the assertion that John Bunyan made a deep impression among the devout Welsh for a century or more after his unique career. The standard…

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NO ONE WOULD BE SURPRISED by the assertion that John Bunyan made a deep impression among the devout Welsh for a century or more after his unique career. The standard evidence for such a statement is of course the number of editions of the author, and for Bunyan a special compilation of all his works printed in Wales alone between 1677 and 1931 shows the impressive total of 188 titles (no fewer than 58 of Pilgrim's Progress) in various languages. For a land with only a little over a half million inhabitants and with only two cities with over five thousand population in 1800, this is a record hard to equal, demonstrating an extraordinary devotion to a single author. Yet beyond such eloquent numerical summary another particular witness emerges from an unsuspected quarter. In the 1767 Welsh translation of The Doctrine of the Law and Grace Unfolded is dutifully included the ‘Names of the Subscribers’ underwriting the publication. This particular list is so unusual as to merit perpetuation in its entirety:

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Library Review, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Terence Graham and John Ure

To consider the various challenges raised by Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). These include commercial, technological, marketing and regulatory issues.

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To consider the various challenges raised by Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). These include commercial, technological, marketing and regulatory issues.

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First explores the technological issues, such as quality assurance and load control, then marketing issues by contrasting the various service providers and their approaches, and finally regulatory concerns by comparing European and US approaches to issues such as emergency services, numbering, law enforcement and security.

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VoIP raises complex questions beyond whether or not consumers get cheaper telephone calls. IP technology is ushering in a world of peer‐to‐peer communications that provides opportunities (and dangers) for multiple business models and players.

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Provides an overview of the issues raised by a potentially disruptive technology and contributes a perspective on the opportunities and threats for incumbents and new entrants to the market.

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info, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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John Ure

Unbundling has been the widely adopted regulatory solution to introducing competition in the local loop. But what is the aim of unbundling? Is it an end in itself, or a…

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Unbundling has been the widely adopted regulatory solution to introducing competition in the local loop. But what is the aim of unbundling? Is it an end in itself, or a means to an end? Experience from around the world suggests there is as yet no clear cut evidence one way or the other that unbundling encourages facilities competition, or that it encourages investment in broadband networks in particular. This article considers the case for unbundling the local loop in Hong Kong and examines the experience in countries such as the EU, the UK, USA, Canada, South Korea and Japan.

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info, vol. 5 no. 5
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ISSN: 1463-6697

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E. Terner

The problem of stress analysis of swept wings has been approached in different ways. Here a method is briefly surveyed in which swept structures are treated as orthotropic…

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The problem of stress analysis of swept wings has been approached in different ways. Here a method is briefly surveyed in which swept structures are treated as orthotropic sandwich plates of varying thickness; the resulting non‐linear partial differential equation is linearized by suitable assumptions. Thus differential bending, flexure‐torsion coupling, etc. can be treated with ease, and no virtual elastic axis is needed. Functions derived are regarded as two‐dimensional analogues of the well‐known concepts of one‐dimensional Engineers beam theory.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 26 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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In accordance with a recent announcement by the Minister of Civil Aviation in the House of Lords, the Air Transport Advisory Council has undertaken the responsibility of…

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In accordance with a recent announcement by the Minister of Civil Aviation in the House of Lords, the Air Transport Advisory Council has undertaken the responsibility of advising the Minister on applications made by Charter Companies to operate scheduled air services on certain routes, as Associates of British European Airways Corporation.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Yuezhi Zhao

Analyses the evolution of China’s telephone and cable systems, in terms of the public interest, discussing current bureaucratic conflicts and policy debates over…

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Analyses the evolution of China’s telephone and cable systems, in terms of the public interest, discussing current bureaucratic conflicts and policy debates over convergence, and construction of an independent broadband cable network. Looks in depth at China’s problems and the different problems for its citizens with regard to poverty levels and access to the Web.

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info, vol. 2 no. 1
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ISSN: 1463-6697

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George K. Chacko

Gives an in depth view of the strategies pursued by the world’s leading chief executive officers in an attempt to provide guidance to new chief executives of today…

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Gives an in depth view of the strategies pursued by the world’s leading chief executive officers in an attempt to provide guidance to new chief executives of today. Considers the marketing strategies employed, together with the organizational structures used and looks at the universal concepts that can be applied to any product. Uses anecdotal evidence to formulate a number of theories which can be used to compare your company with the best in the world. Presents initial survival strategies and then looks at ways companies can broaden their boundaries through manipulation and choice. Covers a huge variety of case studies and examples together with a substantial question and answer section.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. 11 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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Li‐teh Sun

Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the…

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Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the American preemptive invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and the subsequent prisoner abuse, such an existence seems to be farther and farther away from reality. The purpose of this work is to stop this dangerous trend by promoting justice, love, and peace through a change of the paradigm that is inconsistent with justice, love, and peace. The strong paradigm that created the strong nation like the U.S. and the strong man like George W. Bush have been the culprit, rather than the contributor, of the above three universal ideals. Thus, rather than justice, love, and peace, the strong paradigm resulted in in justice, hatred, and violence. In order to remove these three and related evils, what the world needs in the beginning of the third millenium is the weak paradigm. Through the acceptance of the latter paradigm, the golden mean or middle paradigm can be formulated, which is a synergy of the weak and the strong paradigm. In order to understand properly the meaning of these paradigms, however, some digression appears necessary.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 25 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Brian H. Kleiner

Presents a special issue, enlisting the help of the author’s students and colleagues, focusing on age, sex, colour and disability discrimination in America. Breaks the…

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Presents a special issue, enlisting the help of the author’s students and colleagues, focusing on age, sex, colour and disability discrimination in America. Breaks the evidence down into manageable chunks, covering: age discrimination in the workplace; discrimination against African‐Americans; sex discrimination in the workplace; same sex sexual harassment; how to investigate and prove disability discrimination; sexual harassment in the military; when the main US job‐discrimination law applies to small companies; how to investigate and prove racial discrimination; developments concerning race discrimination in the workplace; developments concerning the Equal Pay Act; developments concerning discrimination against workers with HIV or AIDS; developments concerning discrimination based on refusal of family care leave; developments concerning discrimination against gay or lesbian employees; developments concerning discrimination based on colour; how to investigate and prove discrimination concerning based on colour; developments concerning the Equal Pay Act; using statistics in employment discrimination cases; race discrimination in the workplace; developments concerning gender discrimination in the workplace; discrimination in Japanese organizations in America; discrimination in the entertainment industry; discrimination in the utility industry; understanding and effectively managing national origin discrimination; how to investigate and prove hiring discrimination based on colour; and, finally, how to investigate sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 17 no. 3/4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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