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The Commercialization of Education - Commercialization is the process of involving an activity in commerce. Commercialization is the process that is involved in making a product commercially successful. The process involves the production, dissemination, sales, marketing and support necessary to commercialize the product or activity. Commercialization apples to various sectors and these include the education, agriculture and the sport industries. Commercialization of education is a new trend that has resulted in reforms in the education sector....   [tags: students, teachers, schools, reforms]
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Commercialization of Childhood and Its Downfall - Commercialization of Childhood What is commercialization of childhood. “Rise of economic globalization has lead more interruption of childhood by large and small organizations in their marketing and advertising campaigns to target the children at every corner of earth.” When did the commercialization start. As there is no particular resource which could provide this information but it had started since the inception of any media source in the world. Most likely the first invented media was print media hence commercialization of children is the practice since the start of print media....   [tags: children, marketing, earth, media, celebrities] 1104 words
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Ethics and the Commercialization of Organ Transplants - Commercialization of organ transplants has remained a highly debated issue and has been being considered unethical mostly. Mostly points have been raised by scholars and researchers against it. People have generally opposed the idea of sales of human organs like spare parts. However, it is also essential to check the other side of the same issue. The availability of organs required for transplantation has generally remained low and many deaths have also been caused due to unavailability of organs at the time they are needed....   [tags: Ethics Essays]
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Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood - The land of the free, brave and consumerism is what the United States has become today. The marketing industry is exploiting children through advertisement, which is ridiculously unfair to children. We are around advertisement and marketing where ever we go; at times, we don't even notice that we are being targeted to spend our money. As a matter of fact, we live to buy; we need and want things constantly, and it will never stop. The film, Consuming Kids , written by Adriana Barbaro and directed by Jeremy Earp, highlights children as this powerful demographic, with billions of dollars in buying power, but the lack of understanding of marketers’ aggressive strategies....   [tags: consumerism, advertisement]
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Commercialization of Organ Transplant -   In the era of science and technology organ transplant has become important part of the treatment. Transplantation of organs from one body to other body provides better health and treatment. Transplantation of organs is also important for us because it reduce continuous medicine cost. Besides few disadvantage like matching problem organ transplant holds many advantages. Many people donate their organs in order to help their beloved ones or any needy person. Lately donation of organs specially to help needy people has increased....   [tags: health, business, ethics]
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Commercialization of University Technology - Commercialization of university technology has been on a rise ever since the Bayh-Dole Act came into action in 1980. Under this act, universities got the right to retain title and license inventions funded by federal sponsors (Thursby et al, 2000, 2), which has made universities an important source of commercially important inventions (Chesbrough, 2003). According to 2006 OECD reports, around 17% of R&D activities in OECD countries are done by universities. Academic entrepreneurship is not a single action but comprises of a series of activities (Friedman, Silberman, 2003)....   [tags: Technology, Bayh-Dole Act] 1244 words
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Commercialization of Organ Transplants - Commercialization of Organ Transplants Since organ transplants are an option that is considered a safe way that transfers organs from a living, or dead person, to a person in desperate need of an organ transplant. Because the demand for organ transplants outweighs the supply, there has been debate that questions medical ethics. Should organ donors be compensated. Review arguments for and against the sale of human organs. Make a decision that supports a position for, or against the sale of human organs....   [tags: fear, payment, moral code]
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The Commercialization of Christmas - The Commercialization of Christmas Over the years, one topic which has sparked an interesting debate among intellectuals, business men and Christians is whether or not Christmas has enrolled into an over commercialized holiday. The period at the climax of the year, December 25th, which we celebrate as Christmas is the time when consumers increase their spending to an outrageous level and business persons become elated as their shelves become depleted of the products that assist in our celebrations....   [tags: Papers] 492 words
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The Commercialization of Christmas - The Commercialization of Christmas In my opinion I think Christmas is fine the way it is, although Christmas is the festival in which Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. The word `Christmas' means the `Mass of Christ' and refers to the Mass which is celebrated on Christmas Day which the majority of people forget. Many in today's society consider that Christmas has become too commercialised and that the real meaning of Christmas has been lost. In our nation, 1/3rd of all shopping and over 2/3rds of all electrical goods are bought in the period before Christmas....   [tags: Papers] 459 words
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The Commercialization of Basketball - The Commercialization of Basketball The game of basketball is changing, but not willingly or by it own doing. Corporate America has been poking around in the petri dish containing American sports for years now, steering its path of evolution wherever desired. The effects can easily be seen on and around the basketball court in the form of corporate logos engrained on the floor, product advertisements everywhere from the rafters to the programs to the scorers table, and company labels stitched into players uniforms and shoes....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Pitfalls of Commercialization: Uncontrolled Fabrication of Cultures? - The Pitfalls of Commercialization: Uncontrolled Fabrication of Cultures. Most societies go through the process of Sociocultural Evolution as they aggrandize and develop. Sociocultural evolution is constituted by the doctrines of cultural and social evolution, deciphering how cultures and societies have transformed over time. It refers to the process by which structural reorganization is affected through time, eventually producing a form or structure which is qualitatively different from the ancestral form....   [tags: Sociocultural Evolution, ] 829 words
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Advertisement Goes Against Ones Civil Rights and It invades Ones Privacy - “One man's gossip may be another man's news, but distinguishing between the two is often the key in determining whether the press is guilty of invasion of privacy.” Whether the article is newsworthy, whether the information is truthful, invasion of someone’s privacy is a tort, a civil wrong. Appropriation of name and likeness is one of the four forms of invasion of privacy that is defined as, one who appropriates to his own use or benefit the name or likeness of another is subject to liability to the other for invasion of his privacy....   [tags: commercialization, publicity] 1040 words
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Health Detoreoration: The Evil of Advertising - Even though advertising was meant to simply convey information about specific products, this goal seems to have been encroached over the years. Most advertisements today are targeted at children. Even though some of the products marketed to children have negative effects on them, they are still being advertised. An example of such products is junk food. Junk food usually contain alot of fats and sugars, which, when continuously consumed, negatively affect the normal functioning of the body. In spite of its malignant effects, junk food is, moreover advertised in ways that appeal more to children....   [tags: commercialization, obesity] 1300 words
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The Commercialization of the Places of Christian Pilgrimages - The Commercialization of the Places of Christian Pilgrimages These days money is everything, and the second someone sees the opportunity to make a bit of cash they jump at the chance. For example, places of pilgrimage are visited by many of the millions of Christians in the whole world, yearly, and never does the number of these pilgrims fall drastically; giving merchants customers continuously. In this essay you will hear of just exactly how these merchants affect the value of Pilgrimage for Pilgrims....   [tags: Papers] 379 words
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Commercialization of Photochromic Dyes and Products - Commercialization of Photochromic Dyes and Products Background While most people, including this author, hold quite optimistic views of the photochromic industry, very little commercial success has been realized. In Professor Giacomo Ciamician’s famous paper on photochemistry of the future, he predicted that photochromic clothing would be popular. It turns out that he was right. His paper was written in 1912 and photochromic clothing was not commercially successful until the early 1990’s. These optimistic projections are commonplace....   [tags: Business Profit photochromic dye] 1797 words
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Commercialization of Genetically Modified Foods - Commercialization of Genetically Modified Foods Following a for year investigation into the effects of genetically modified crops on the environment, it was found that 2 out of 3 types of genetically modified crops tested were more harmful to the environment. Plus, the only genetically modified crop to be less harmful to the environment was compared to crops that were sprayed with the now illegal herbicide, atrazine. So many experts have dismissed those results until tests with a suitable alternative have been made....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops] 1298 words
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Materialism and Commercialization of Christmas - Materialism and Commercialization of Christmas Today it seems as though Christmas has fallen victim to materialism and commercialization. Rather than it being a time of loving and giving, it has become a stressful season of greed. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, it is important for us to recognize the true reason of the season, and celebrate in a fashion that exemplifies that reason. Many people in American society assume that the main purpose of Christmas is the supposed coming of Santa Claus....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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How to Approach the Escalating Utilization and Commercialization of Nanoscale Materials - The use of nanotechnology has become wide spread in the market place and, has found a place on the forefront of the technology world as the up and coming thing. Every day new technologies are being discovered, making things faster, bigger, stronger, smaller, and better. In this case, nanotechnology is making things smaller, on the molecular scale. A substance is considered a nanomaterial if it ranges between 1 to 100 nanometers. Therefore, nanotechnology is the engineering and manipulation of nanomaterial....   [tags: nanotechnology, nanomaterial, reactivity]
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The Commercialization of Drugs in Malasya - According to the Malaysian legislation, specifically the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, drug trafficking activities include the ‘manufacturing, importing, exporting, keeping, concealing, buying, selling, giving, receiving, storing, administering, transporting, carrying, sending, delivering, procuring, supplying, or distributing’ of any prohibited drugs including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, morphine, heroin, opium among others (Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952). Drug misuse is considered a demoralizing factor in nation-building thus anti-drug law is regulated with an aim to create a society free of drugs, in terms of both supply and demand, thus enabling a morally-conscious and functioning natio...   [tags: malaysian legislation, drug trafficking]
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The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) - The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) ABSTRACT For years, extreme sports had little to nothing in common with each other except for high risk, and an appeal to women and men from the ages of 12 to 34. Entertainment Sports Programming Network (ESPN), realizing this age group was a prime viewing audience, brought together several extreme sports and created yet another commercialized sporting spectacle. Since 1995, this television network has produced the Summer X Games. After these summer productions proved to be successful television and live spectator events, ESPN expanded into the winter extreme sports....   [tags: X Sports]
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Hexaploid Wheat: Evolution, Domestication, Dissemination, US Commercialization, and Molecular Characterization - Hexaploid Wheat: Evolution, Domestication, Dissemination, US commercialization, and Molecular characterization Wheat is one of the major food crops in the world, which provides 532 kcal/capita/day (http://faostat.fao.org). World production of wheat is about 670 M tonnes, which is only behind maize (872 M tonnes) and rice (720 M tonnes) (http://faostat.fao.org) whereas the US is the third largest wheat producer in the world (http://faostat.fao.org). Wheat group comprise of 13 diploid and 18 allopolyploid species (12 tetra and 6 hexa) (Feldman et al....   [tags: Cultivating, Crops, Genetics] 3211 words
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Hip Hop as an Industry - All of the articles dealt with hip hop as an industry and how that industry is portrayed to African Americans through the commercialization of hip hop and stereotypes in society. The articles also discuss how that portrayal influences the opinions of African Americans to others and themselves. The first article, “About a Salary or Reality. – Rap’s Recurrent Conflict” by Alan Light, explains the evolution of hip hop from the various camps to become what it is today – a mix of the gangster rap it was from the beginning and the rap pop that grew out of it....   [tags: Commercialization, Society's Stereotypes]
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Cultural Policy: American and Chinese Culture - The Concept of Culture has come to the forefront of social sciences and social policy to address issues of human diversity in psychological processes and performance. Cultures have different moral norms of conduct and that there is no objective right or wrong, no objective good or evil. It holds for all cultures regardless of what its members perceive. Each culture in the world has a solid boundary between itself and other cultures, a boundary which can be linguistic, geographical or religious. Each culture has great internal consistency....   [tags: cultures, social policy, commercialization]
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The Commercialization of Sex - George Orwell, author of “1984,” portrays a dystopian nation concentrated on despair to warn his readers of Communist governments. Michael Radford, director and screen writer, film adaptation of the fiction story successfully captures the cinematography Orwell portrayed to the reader throughout the three sections of his novel. The industry influence commercialized minuscule topics like sexual affairs to increase the number of viewers and lessens the true horrors illustrated by Orwell. Many Hollywood adaptations of novels focus on commercializing topics like sex to get viewers (Seger 4)....   [tags: George Orwell, Hollywood Novels, Sex, Love]
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Commercialization and Tourism of Tibet’s Sacred Mountains - Commercialization and Tourism of Tibet’s Sacred Mountains Tourism is emerging as a major industry, and in recent decades, it has developed rapidly in mountainous regions throughout the world, especially in the Himalayas. Presently it is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The contemporary global middle-class spends a large amount of their disposable income on recreation and leisure. That money is increasingly being spent on activities such as mountaineering and trekking in the Himalayas and on the Tibetan plateau....   [tags: Travel Economics Papers]
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Reducing the Value of Pilgrimage for a Christian through Commercialization - Reducing the Value of Pilgrimage for a Christian through Commercialization Places of pilgrimage tend to be very commercialized these days. This is bound to reduce the value of pilgrimage for a Christian. In Christians view they believe that doing business in the places of pilgrimage is wrong because it creates the wrong atmosphere and gives the wrong impression to the pilgrims. As we know, pilgrimage is not about spending money on souvenirs. Many people go on pilgrimage to show that they love God and also to show the loyalty they have for God....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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The Perils of Cloning and Its Commercialization for Human Reproduction - If the power of God becomes available, would people be worthy of the power’s use. An advanced age of information has brought the creation of life, God’s most miraculous feat, to the forefront of research and possibility. Human cloning is no laughing matter in the research field of the twenty-first century. History-setting experiments and results have been conducted and discovered, respectively, that have produced viable results and will continue to develop as time allows. However, overpopulation, high malfunctioning rate, technology abuse, and biodiversity reduction complicate the yet-to-be-perfected practice of cloning....   [tags: Power of God, Biodiversity Reduction]
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Art and Its Basis in Convention - Introduction ‘Art’ is commonly regarded as of high spirituality and aesthetic value, showing the intellectual and talented sides of the ‘great’ artists. However, many sociologists viewed the ‘art world’ as being constituted by networks of cultural production, distribution and consumption (Becker, 1984; Kadushin, 1976). These three networks are indeed collectively and mundanely formed. This paper aims to examine the question of how art is related to collective conventions, commercial drive, class interests and state sponsorship, with reference to the ‘art world’ in Hong Kong....   [tags: Art Market, Art Commercialization]
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The Seven-Up Company and Advertisement - Seven-Up Company Seven- Up Company was first invented by Charles Leiper Grigg as the Howdy Corporation in 1920, and has been trying to deliver an optimistic message to the audience. For example, Charles has added a red spot between the Seven and Up that represents talisman as stimulus to the brand. Also, in 1929, he came up with a new name lemon- lime soft drink which is non caffeine and sugar free. In the late nineteenth century and early twenties, Seven-Up was one of the privilege medicine outputs for the health benefits like the digestion system and people who has bipolar problems....   [tags: Soft-drink, Commercialization] 914 words
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The Commercialisation of Sport - The Commercialisation of Sport The commercialisation of sport is not wholly beneficial as it has many disadvantages to it. Commercialisation is the promotion and development of a product as a business within a market place. This is done by the use of sponsorship, funding, selling, publicity and advertising within the media, which is all rooted from money. People invest in sport not only for the success that comes from it, but for the great deal of money that can be made in the sport business, therefore money is of high importance in the sporting industry....   [tags: Papers] 634 words
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Hesse Biber- Am I Thin Enough Yet? The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity - The Cult of Thinness Many modern women subject themselves to an intense day-to-day involvement in the pursuit of thinness demands. These demands resemble those behaviors commonly associated with cult hood. Three main “tools” are used in order to achieve this goal or ideal. The Cult of Thinness invests in thinness through primary rituals. The rituals are followed through by the obsession of a particular “ideal” body. There are also extremities or positions of higher authority with extreme involvement in cults, much like the level of devotion in The Cult of Thinness....   [tags: essays research papers] 1587 words
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Hip Hop Culture - Hip Hop Culture Since the early to mid 90’s, hip-hop has undergone changes that purists would consider degenerating to its culture. At the root of these changes is what has been called “commercial hip-hop". Commercial hip-hop has deteriorated what so many emcees in the 80’s tried to build- a culture of music, dance, creativity, and artistry that would give people not only something to bob their head to, but also an avenue to express themselves and deliver a positive message to their surroundings....   [tags: Rap Music Commercialization Essays Papers] 2110 words
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What Impact Has the Commercializaiton of English Football Clubs Had on Their Own Corporate Responsibility Policies - ... The successful implementation of corporate citizenship initiatives can deliver a range of benefits for football clubs such as the development of long-term loyalty, legitimacy, trust and brand equity, which can contribute to the development of competitive advantage and improve financial performance (Walters and Chadwick, 2009). Evidence of research into CSR activities of Scottish football clubs from the 2008 season shows that an effective application of CSR policy by football clubs can offer an array of benefits to both the donor and a wide range of stakeholder recipients of such policies (Hamil et al, 2009) Hamil also made a point that with the limited academic literature on CSR and spor...   [tags: sports entertainment industry]
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The Commodification of Disease - ... Through an array of media, this theory has been proven to be effective and credible. “Audience activity connotes media involvement (Rubin 1993).” The reaction of an audience to a particular form of media is the driving force in the way that media shapes itself. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Uses and Gratifications theory was applied to different studies, and helped further develop the theory itself (Ruggiero 2000). They did this by finding out which variables in society caused different reactions pertaining to media and operationalizing them (Ruggiero 2000)....   [tags: using empathy for commericialization purposes] 538 words
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Redes de Mercadeo, El Negocio del Futuro - ... Ya que estas industrias aportan a las personas que la conforman, mayor conocimiento en las finanzas, mejor aprendizaje sobre las inversiones y cómo construir una empresa solida con poco capital. A demás, ayuda a los individuos pertenecientes a estas redes, a tener más confianza en sí mismos y confiar en las capacidades que cada uno tiene, para lograr las metas propuestas. Según Geovany Bautista, nivel F7 en la empresa Wake Up Now, con un ingreso promedio de 17 millones de pesos en tan solo 10 meses, dice “primero hay que capacitarse, esto es una profesión, el peor error que tiene la gente es que hace las cosas sin saber, invita, habla y dicta el plan del negocio sin saber....   [tags: comercialización, colombia] 789 words
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lMaking a Persuasive Case from Documentary on Children and Advertising - Making a Persuasive Case from Documentary on Children and Advertising “Consuming kids: The commercialization of childhood” is a documentary that focuses on the tremendous growth of child marketing which has thrived in unregulated industry. The documentary addresses topics in wide range scope such as “edutainment” for toddlers and babies, commercialization in schools and increased market research. It relies on industry insiders, health care professionals, advocates for children, news media clips and advertising to expose the controversies in the industry....   [tags: Film Analysis] 934 words
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Academic Capitalism : Politics, Policies, and the Entrepreneurial University - Introduction The global economy faces significant challenges - the increasing unemployment with low or no economic growth (GFmag.com, 2014). In this economic environment, the demand of employment of highly specialized knowledge is limited. Particularly to those hold a doctoral degree, the employment situation is even less optimistic, although to achieve such a degree usually takes a great amount of time and efforts. One of the factors is that the skills of “PhDs” are so specialized that they have difficulty to compete for jobs outside academia....   [tags: academic entrepreneurship, knowledge]
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Reform Models in Collegiate Sports - Over the past 100 years, college sports have attracted controversy pertaining to how they should be treated, that is, as business opportunities or academic vocation. Different reforms have been initiated, with academicians and researchers coming up with different models explaining how college sports and sports people should be treated. These models seek to understand and give directions on the need for balancing education with commercialized sports. Three key conceptual models have been initiated to reform college sports by scholars such as Craughron, Benford, Smith and Gerdy (Sack, 2009)....   [tags: Athletes, College, Students, Sports]
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The Change in Food Production in Pollan’s The Ominvore’s Dilemma - ... More often than not the sacks bore the name of the farm where the corn had been grown” (59). Sometimes this may still be the case today; however, most of the time, Americans buy their produce from a supermarket and complacently accept the lack of source information. Many consumers are not able to see where their food comes from, similarly to how the corn no longer has the information of how it was produced. The change in food production also is evident in the decline in personal nature via packaging....   [tags: corn, industry, consumers]
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Art & Popular Culture: The Warhol Effect - In the mid-20th century, there was a battle brewing in the art world. Commercialization began to mass-produce art in all varieties, from comic books to magazines, gift-wrapping, billboards, you name it. What a fantastic thing to be happening. Art was now widely available to the general public. However, with the creation of so many replicas’ what would define the value of art. Critic Clement Greenberg was the condemning voice of the fine art community, denouncing this movement for decades throughout the 1940’s and 50’s....   [tags: Pop Art]
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The Pact of Hindi Films in India - ... Yet, through the years the industry has become westernized and many actors are portrayed as though they are from a foreign country (Jha & Rai, 2011). In many recent films, the audience is only able to recognize Indian heritage through the language being spoken. Many films do not show the rural life of the citizens living India (Jha & Rai, 2011). One of the biggest changes that have occurred over the years is the amount of skin that females show in films. One of the aspects of Indian culture is the sacredness of a woman’s body....   [tags: Bollywood, cinematography]
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Strategic Group Mapping - Strategic Group Mapping According to Michael Porter whom developed the concept of a “strategic group” it is used in strategic management in order to group companies within an industry which share similar business models or combinations of strategies. The concept’s main focus is to aid in identifying direct competitors and how they directly compete with the firm. Strategic mapping can also be used to identify opportunities. In 2006, China’s government enacted a renewable energy law with a goal of directly supporting the growth of clean energy companies (Bradsher 2010)....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Relationship Between Public Capital and Economic Activity - 1 INFRASTRUCTURE: In the Aschauer’s (1989a, 1989b) original work, a Cobb-Douglas production function was estimated with stocks of various infrastructure as capital and labour as the other input. He established that military capital had insignificant association with productivity. Nevertheless, the ‘core’ infrastructure such as streets, highways, airports, mass transit, sewers, water systems, etc., had the majority explanatory power for productivity. The relationship between public capital and economic activity at the State level in the US was examined by Munnell (1990a, 1990b)....   [tags: Economics]
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Country Music - The debate whether commercialism has stripped country music of its authenticity is one that requires further examination into who ultimately holds the power. The sometimes-drastic changes made in music leaves people questioning the tastes of consumers when in fact they are the bystanders of an overpowering industry. Fans are people who buy the albums, go to concerts, and request songs on the radio, not the execs that market the music, and yet their opinions/tastes aren’t taken into consideration....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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The Effects of the Market Revolution oin American Society - The Market Revolution transformed various aspects of American society because of the development of new inventions, ideologies, and lifestyles. From 1790 to 1840, the improvement of national transportation methods, the commercialization of the American market system, and the beginning of industrialization fostered the Market Revolution and affected the country economically, socially, and even religiously. The Industrial Revolution occurred in Western European countries such as France, England and Germany beginning in 1760 and completely altered the European market, workplace, and society by the time the inventions and technological ideas diffused into the United States....   [tags: labor, transportation, family life, new values] 3121 words
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College Sport: Bigger Than One May Think - College athletics are the backbones of most colleges in the United States. Sports on the college level hold the biggest influence over potential students and the campus’ overall performance. The purpose of this argument is to explain how influential college sports are to the actual college. This particular topic should be discussed and brought to light because not only does it provide a better understanding of college sports, but it also enlightens readers that programs in college are not all about academics....   [tags: Sports ]
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Singapore's Lack of Technology-Based Entrepreneurial Activity - Singapore has great technology potential but little technology-based entrepreneurial activity. This is keeping it from achieving higher rates of economic growth and stronger export demand in the high technology space. The major problem is the lack of involvement from researchers, including professors. For example, only one professor has successfully spun off technology-based startups and only one more is actively pursuing commercial applications at the technology-focused Nanyang Technological University ....   [tags: Singapore Government] 961 words
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Replacing Synthetic Plastic With Bacterial Polyhydroxyalkanote - Bacterial polyhydroxyalkanote (PHA) is a good candidate to replace synthetic plastic due to its biodegradability. The main factor that hampered the commercialization of PHA is the high production cost with the recovery processes accounting for the most. The present study suggests a novel biological recovery method of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from Cupriavidus necator H16. The PHA granules have been extracted without the help of any solvent or chemicals. The lyophilized cells were used protein source for the laboratory rats and simultaneously recovered the PHB granules excreted in the faeces....   [tags: Biotechnology] 2359 words
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Equality: Beware fo the Disney Princesses - In Walt Disney’s 1950 film, Cinderella explains, “A dream is a wish your heart makes.” During childhood, countless girls dream of becoming Disney princesses in response to their exposure to animated films like Cinderella. This fascination with the princess lifestyle is commonly viewed as a phase that young girls pass through and is encouraged by Walt Disney’s 4.4 billon dollar line of princess merchandise, which includes toys, clothes, and even pink house paint (Smith). Although the princess merchandise, featuring primarily the original princesses of Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty, is often perceived positively as being an essential part of a girl’s childhood, the co...   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Film Analysis on The Show - The Show (1995) is a documentary that portrays the hip hop industry and how artists are affected before and after making it big. The documentary also depicts the influence of commercialization in the industry. The Show focuses on hip-hop’s finer elements and the notions that envelop the genre—art and business, fantasy and reportage, naïveté and cynicism. This documentary shows that some of the artists believe that the success they have been given benefits not only them, but the members of society....   [tags: Documentary, Hip Hop Industry]
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Human Tissues in Medical Research - We have known the amazing benefits of human tissue in medical research. These cells have helped with some of the most important advances in the sciences. They are used to develop vaccines for rabies, smallpox, and measles or used for radiation, drugs, cosmetics and viruses research which launched a million dollar industry [ Skloot, 316]. They have been used to find the cure for multibillion people, including most of us today. However, not that many people know where are these tissues come from or the stories of the “donors” who were desperate to protect their bodily rights and property rights....   [tags: biological materials, vaccines, cells]
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