This book is the first to cover marketing management issues in geographically remote industrial clusters (GRICs). The phenomena of GRICs have increased in importance, especially in the Nordic countries, due to changes in industry structures as well as political ambitions. The practice of marketing and marketing management is not singular to industry clusters in Nordic countries. Remote areas in parts of the United States, South and Central America, and South East Asia exhibit similar tendencies.The problems faced by many entrepreneurial managers managing start-up or even existing enterprises are complex and require an in-depth understanding not only of the problems themselves, but also of the contextual framework in which these problems need to be solved. This book contains original cases that cover issues like cluster formation, information gathering, marketing strategies and operations, and information-technology. Examples come from industries like textile & furniture, automobile, agro-machinery, food, wine, software, and management consulting.
This book first introduces a single polaron and describes recent achievements in analytical and numerical studies of polaron properties in different e-ph models. It then describes multi-polaron physics as well as many key physical properties of high-temperature superconductors, colossal magnetoresistance oxides, conducting polymers and molecular nanowires, which were understood with polarons and bipolarons.
This conference series intends to illuminate the relationship between different types of waves. This second conference focused primarily on classical wave modeling of acoustic waves in solids and fluids, electromagnetic waves, as well as elastic wave modeling, and both direct and inverse problems are addressed. Topics included are: (1) Classical linear wave propagation modeling, analysis and computation: general, electromagnetic applications, acoustics of fluids, acoustics of solids; (2) classical nonlinear wave propagation modeling, analysis, and computation; (3) inverse scattering modeling: gneral and electromagnetic imaging, wood imaging, seismic imaging; (4) quantum and statistical mechanics; (5) signal processing and analysis.