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Cover for The role of cable cars and ski lifts as key innovations in the evolution of winter tourism.

Besides being the crucial basic innovation for ski tourism, the technological progress through innovations in cable cars and surface lifts (CCSLs) also has had an important influence on the further development of ski tourism. The main aim of this chapter is to illustrate these influences in...

Author(s)
Mayer, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The future of aquaculture: insights from economic theory.

This chapter discusses how basic economic theory, particularly supply and demand models, may be applied to thinking about the future of aquaculture. Technological innovation in aquaculture, the importance of marketing for aquaculture, the effects of government policies on aquaculture, and the...

Author(s)
Knapp, G.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934941)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economics of patents.

This paper analyses whether the institutions of patents is a desirable attribute of the economic system, and what are the features of an optimal patent system are. It also discusses how patents, as currently implemented, affect the workings of the economic system and how the existence of patents...

Author(s)
Langinier, C.; Moschini, G. C.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996417)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of genetic use restriction technologies on developing countries: a forecast.

Advances in biotechnology have made available gene-manipulation techniques that enable the protection of genetic material from unauthorized use and the prevention of self-supply of commercial seeds by farmers, in order to allow enhanced appropriation of the values of innovation in agricultural...

Author(s)
Goeschl, T.; Swanson, T.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Income and employment effects of transgenic herbicide-resistant cassava in Colombia: a preliminary simulation.

This study assesses the potential economic benefits of three strategies for improving cassava productivity in Colombia: transgenic herbicide-resistance; improved yield potential through conventional breeding; and mechanization of cassava planting and harvesting. An economic model based on surplus...

Author(s)
Pachico, D.; Escobar, Z.; Rivas, L.; Gottret, V.; Perez, S.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Park tourism in the world.

This chapter provides an overview of the history of park tourism in the English-speaking world. It then discusses: the state of park tourism (volume and distribution); the goals and impacts of park tourism (social, cultural, economic, and ecological); and the need for tourism management. A case...

Author(s)
Eagles, P. F. J.; McCool, S. F.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995892)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Knowledge management and the economics of agricultural biotechnology.

Some of the institutional arrangements for the generation and transfer of knowledge in the USA are reviewed. There implications for the evolution and performance and agricultural biotechnology are assessed. Policy recommendations and proposals for institutional changes are presented. The major...

Author(s)
Zilberman, D;; Yarkin, C;; Heiman, A.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994574)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter

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