Plunkett S Apparel Textiles Industry Almanac 2006

Author: Jack W. Plunkett
Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781593920432
Size: 10.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The apparel and textiles industry involves complex relationships that are constantly evolving. This carefully-researched book covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains, manufacturing, design, women's fashions, men's fashions, children's fashions, shoes, accessories, retailing, distribution, technologies and fabrics of all types. It includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected trends analysis. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. This book also includes statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes. The corporate profiles section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of 342 leading companies in all facets of the apparel and textiles industry. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.

Plunkett S Apparel Textiles Industry Almanac 2007 Apparel Textiles Industry Market Research Statistics Trends Leading Companies

Author: Jack W. Plunkett
Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781593920821
Size: 17.67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The apparel and textiles industry involves complex relationships that are constantly evolving. This carefully-researched book covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains, manufacturing, design, women's fashions, men's fashions, children's fashions, shoes, accessories, retailing, distribution, technologies and fabrics of all types. It includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected trends analysis. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. This book also includes statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes. The corporate profiles section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of the 350 leading companies in all facets of the apparel and textiles industry. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.

The White Cascade

Author: Gary Krist
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429905700
Size: 15.41 MB
Format: PDF
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The never-before-told story of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history in which two trains full of people, trapped high in the Cascade Mountains, are hit by a devastating avalanche In February 1910, a monstrous blizzard centered on Washington State hit the Northwest, breaking records. The world stopped—but nowhere was the danger more terrifying than near a tiny town called Wellington, perched high in the Cascade Mountains, where a desperate situation evolved minute by minute: two trainloads of cold, hungry passengers and their crews found themselves marooned without escape, their railcars gradually being buried in the rising drifts. For days, an army of the Great Northern Railroad's most dedicated men—led by the line's legendarily courageous superintendent, James O'Neill—worked round-the-clock to rescue the trains. But the storm was unrelenting, and to the passenger's great anxiety, the railcars—their only shelter—were parked precariously on the edge of a steep ravine. As the days passed, food and coal supplies dwindled. Panic and rage set in as snow accumulated deeper and deeper on the cliffs overhanging the trains. Finally, just when escape seemed possible, the unthinkable occurred: the earth shifted and a colossal avalanche tumbled from the high pinnacles, sweeping the trains and their sleeping passengers over the steep slope and down the mountainside. Centered on the astonishing spectacle of our nation's deadliest avalanche, The White Cascade is the masterfully told story of a supremely dramatic and never-before-documented American tragedy. An adventure saga filled with colorful and engaging history, this is epic narrative storytelling at its finest.

Contemporary Strategy Analysis

Author: Robert M. Grant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0631231366
Size: 18.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Special features of the fourth edition include: increased coverage of value creation in electronic commerce and the strategy implications of information technology; a new section on the "New Economy" and what it means for competition and profit; the incorporation of recent contributions to strategy theory and strategy practice (including the creation and development of organizational capability, winner-takes-all markets, network externalities and competition for standards, complexity and self-organization, strategic innovation); the relating of analytical frameworks to their real-world business applicationsl; revised figures and applications, making the book even more user-friendly for both instructors and students. For sample chapters, an instructor's manual and PowerPoint slides visit www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/grant.

Contemporary Strategy Analysis

Author: Robert M. Grant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119120841
Size: 16.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Brings together the text with an updated collection of 20+ case studies Introduces students to the core concepts and principles of strategy Combines a rigorous approach to business strategy analysis with highly relevant examples of current practice Includes access to high quality case and author video clips

The Sum Of Small Things

Author: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400884698
Size: 13.95 MB
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How the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite, and how their consumer habits affect us all In today’s world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption—like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes, wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes, and listening to the Serial podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers, to cultivate their children’s growth, and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society “the aspirational class” and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, the aspirational class reproduces wealth and upward mobility, deepening the ever-wider class divide. Exploring the rise of the aspirational class, Currid-Halkett considers how much has changed since the 1899 publication of Thorstein Veblen’s Theory of the Leisure Class. In that inflammatory classic, which coined the phrase “conspicuous consumption,” Veblen described upper-class frivolities: men who used walking sticks for show, and women who bought silver flatware despite the effectiveness of cheaper aluminum utensils. Now, Currid-Halkett argues, the power of material goods as symbols of social position has diminished due to their accessibility. As a result, the aspirational class has altered its consumer habits away from overt materialism to more subtle expenditures that reveal status and knowledge. And these transformations influence how we all make choices. With a rich narrative and extensive interviews and research, The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and what this forecasts, not just for the aspirational class but for everyone.