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- The purpose of this study is to explore perceptions of corporate social responsibility among Indian apparel manufacturers. Twenty-six industry professionals working in the Indian apparel industry were interviewed, including 20 males and 6 females. PhD Dissertation The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 179 (2012) GUPTA, MEGHA, Ph.D. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Apparel Industry: An Exploration of Indian Manufacturers' Perceptions. (2012) Directed By Dr. Despite the growing demands for corporate social responsibility, little research has been done to understand its role in developing countries such as India. In last few decades, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has marked its importance in scholarly research as evidenced by an increasing number of articles and journals dedicated to the topic (Dirnach, 2008).
- The distinctions between physical and online will disappear, turning the world into a showroom without walls as all successful retailers become merchandise curators. The boundaries between manufacturing and retailing will blur in the search for distinctive products.
- Branded Jewellery is multi billion business across the globe and with increasing outlets and e-commerce activity certainlybrings it's own challenges to sustain profitability, brand as well as cost of marketing and sales. This approach paper covers all the vital aspect to provide 360 degree view of challenges, analyse and propose solutions that can be adopted.
- The strategy identifies advanced manufacturing as strategically important to the US, finds gaps in the transition of R&D to domestic production, and focuses on the upskilling of workers.
- The scenarios on the Future of Manufacturing in Europe 2015-2020 (FutMan) offer imaginative pictures about potential socio-economic developments and future technologies that are likely to shape the European manufacturing sector over the coming years.
- This report is a result of interviews with almost 90 industry, academic, and government experts in 7 countries (US, Japan, Germany, Korea, UK, Brazil, China) in four technology areas: semiconductors, advanced materials (with a focus on integrated computational materials engineering), additive manufacturing, and biomanufacturing (with a focus on synthetic biology). Over the next 10 years, advances in manufacturing will become networked. In 20 years, manufacturing will be data-intensive, and an advanced workforce will be needed to develop and maintain these advances.
- A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken, harnessing the equivalent of three tonnes of force inside a golf ball-sized sample of material. This research demonstrates the potential of high-temperature superconductors for: flywheels for energy storage, 'magnetic separators', which can be used in mineral refinement and pollution control, and in high-speed levitating monorail trains.
- This overview explains the concept of a circular economy or an industrial economy that is restorative by intention; aims to rely on renewable energy; minimizes, tracks, and hopefully eliminates the use of toxic chemicals; and eradicates waste through careful design. The concept of the circular economy is grounded in the study of non-linear, living systems.
- A circular economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural. This ensures enhanced flows of goods and services. The system diagram illustrates the continuous flow of technical and biological materials through the ‘value circle’.
- The buy-one give-one model is not only a viable way to create both commercial and social value, but a model of social entrepreneurship that is likely to increase in prevalence and power in the coming years.
- Last week the US Securities and Exchange Commission's deadline passed for 1200 US-listed companies to report on whether any metal in their microchips comes from mines controlled by these militias. While a few, like Intel, provided independently audited reports to the SEC, the majority filed reports saying their sources of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold – collectively known as the 3TG metals – were "DRC conflict indeterminable".
- Few sectors had as much to lose as the U.S. chemical industry which today has announced over $100 billion in investments in new plants, factory restarts and expansions that are projected to create and support nearly 370,000 new jobs. For this reason, the American Chemistry Council appealed to the courts to rein in the EPA.