• NAFTA Revisited: The Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Maquiladora Employment 

    Gruben, William C. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The rapid employment growth of the Mexican in-bond plants, or maquiladoras, lists prominently among the most conspicuous industrial phenomena occurring the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In the four years ...
  • A New Approach to Innovation & Growth in the Texas Technology Corridor 

    Sekora, Michael C.; Evans, Eliza (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    Texas faces the challenge of maintaining and growing its capacity to innovate at a time when global competitors are aggressively pursuing markets that have generated economic success for Texas companies in the recent past. ...
  • New Gas Market Fundamentals: The Prospects for Liquefied Natural Gas 

    Holloway, Milton L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    An increasingly volatile market price for U.S. natural gas, the inadequacy of domestic natural gas reserves, and the continuing development of new natural gas-based electric generation capacity have created a heightened ...
  • Newer Concepts of Management, Profits, and Profitability: Summaries and New Directions 

    Kozmetsky, George; Ruefli, Timothy W. (IC² Institute, 2012-07-19)
    Forecast of the impact of new information technologies on management in the period 1971-1990. Summarizes and extends three studies commissioned by the Conference Board in 1970.
  • Nuestra Casa (Our House): A New Model for Self-help & Improvement Along the Texas/Mexico Border 

    Giusti, Cecilia (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    In 2007, the Nuestra Casa program was evaluated by the Texas A&M Department of Landscape, Architecture and Urban Planning, with Dr. Cecilia Giusti as primary investigator. Her final report indicated that Nuestra Casa ...
  • On the Role of the University in the Knowledge Economy 

    Conceição, Pedro; Heitor, Manuel V. (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    Argues for changes in the traditional way of viewing economic growth and questions the role that contemporary institutions, specifically universities, play in this process. Shows, empirically, the increasing importance ...
  • On the Roof: A Review of Texas Real Estate Markets 

    Anari, Ali; Gaines, James; Gilliland, Charles (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-15)
    As housing prices slip in many parts of the country, Texas market conditions, in general seem relatively stable. This review of real estate markets around Texas reveals that Texas, especially in relation to other states ...
  • On-line Recycling: Waste/Material Exchange in the Electronic Information Age 

    Dioun, Mina M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In recent years, public concern for environmental quality, high compliance and disposal costs, and reduction of landfill space has prompted many manufacturers and businesses to consider recycling or selling their wastes ...
  • Open Innovation Conference 2012 

    Various (2012-11-14)
    Presentation slides from the First Annual Open Innovation Conference held at the University of Texas at Austin on November 8-9, 2012. The conference was sponsored by the IC² Institute on the theme "The Journey from Ideation ...
  • Opening Address to The Second World Conference on Integrated Design & Process Technology of the Society for Design & Process Science (SDPS) 

    Kozmetsky, George (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    Discusses generational road maps and commercialization of science and technology. Describes the current lack of clear-cut generally acceptable road maps, formal or informal, and the changes facing all five basic dimensions ...
  • Operating Guidelines for Effective Venture Capital Funds Management 

    Dorsey, Terry (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014-12-09)
    Extending Liles' work in the development of an effective "enabling strategy," the author has formulated a set of 20 operating guidelines for effective venture capital funds management. The guidelines presented in this paper ...
  • Opportunity on the Horizon: Photovoltaics in Texas 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-07)
    Report on the economic potential of the solar energy industry in Texas.
  • Overview of US Incubators and the Case of the Austin Technology Incubator 

    Wiggins, Joel; Gibson, David V. (Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, 2012-02-21)
    Business incubators have a 25-year history in the US. Today they number more than 800. Most are non-profit entities, many associated with universities. This article provides a general overview of business incubation ...
  • Personnel Predicament: The Coming Human Resource Crisis in Texas Government 

    Greenfield, Stuart (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Approximately 5.6 million baby boomers live in Texas, comprising 26.9% of the state's population. As this group matures, so does the Texas workforce. This aging trend will significantly affect the state's general workforce ...
  • Perspectives on Business and Emerging Trends For the 21st Century 

    Kozmetsky, George (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    In a presentation at the Fall 1997 CBA Advisory Dinner, discusses three mega business trends: (1) the transformation of high technology business from U.S. dominance to a global commodity-based industry, (2) the need for ...
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part One: New Market Opportunity 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-15)
    Why isn't Texas - with its natural solar endowment, semi-conductor expertise, energy business talent, and scientific leadership - a national and global leader in the solar industry? This two-part TBR article establishes ...
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part Two: Strategies for Growth 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-15)
    As the world turns to clean energy sources, Texas has a strategic opportunity to expand its traditional energy leadership capacity into solar power. This article is the second in a two-part series examining the photovoltaics ...
  • Plugging into the Texas Electricity Market: Avoiding the Mistakes of California 

    Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    If all goes as planned, by January 1, 2002, customer choice will have been introduced to most Texans currently served by investor-owned electric utilities. In some other states, like California, the transition to a competitive ...
  • The Politics of Sustainable Development in Japan 

    Park, Jacob (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    Discusses three important questions and issues regarding Japan’s role in global environmental affairs: how the environmental movement has evolved in Japan; what the country’s major environmental policy challenges are on ...
  • Pollution Abatement Spending and Corporate Profitability: Texas Manufacturing 

    Fujii, Hidemichi; Kellison, J. Bruce; Gibson, David V. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    Manufacturing firms are generally on the front lines of environmental protection because most industrial pollution is a result of manufacturing activity. The problem is that firms do not have strong incentives for pollution ...