• Rethinking High Tech in Texas: Policy Challenges 

      Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-08)
      Defining “high technology” is not easy. However, one component of defining it has been widely accepted: a high percentage of both R&D expenditures and engineers and scientists. The assumption here is that high-tech industries, ...
    • A Retrospective and Prospects of the Fifth Generation Computer Project 

      Ishikawa, Akira (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993-09)
      Report on the Fifth Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) project undertaken by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in the period 1982-1992. The Fifth Generation Computer was developed using a ...
    • A Review of the Economic Feasibility of a Privately Financed High Speed Passenger Rail System in Texas 

      Jarrett, James E.; Anchondo, J. Jorge; Huff, David L.; Rao, Ramesh K.S.; Zlatkovich, Charles (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1990-11)
      This report reviews the economic feasibility of a new, privately financed, intercity rail passenger service in Texas. It assesses the "Texas Triangle High Speed Rail" study (TTA study), and the two technical volumes ...
    • Rewired for Competition: The Restructuring of Electricity Markets in Texas 

      Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-08)
      Traditionally, the U.S. electric utility industry has been subject to a comprehensive system of government regulation. However, in the 1980s, policymakers and economists increasingly questioned the need for regulatory ...
    • Rewrapping the Package: Managerial Incentives and Corporate Governance 

      Parrino, Robert (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002-12)
      The modern corporation is an efficient means of organizing large-scale production because it encourages efficient contracting. The corporate form of organization also facilitates combining the capital from many dispersed ...
    • The Role of Semiconductors in Clean Energy 

      Ballentine, Paul; Duran, Lindsay; Anderson, Emily (Austin Technology Incubator, 2008)
      Semiconductors play a key role in clean energy by enabling clean, renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency. Semiconductor materials are the basis for solar electric energy systems. Semiconductor devices are ...
    • San Angelo 2002: Accelerating Technology-Based Economic Growth in the Concho Valley 

      Jarrett, James E.; Wiggins, Joel; Bettersworth, Michael; Holloway, Amy (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002-02)
      Report on a study of strengths and challenges for accelerating technology-based growth and entrepreneurship in San Angelo and the Concho Valley region of Texas, with particular emphasis on the feasibility of a business ...
    • The "Science" of Prediction: A Battery of Blind Back-Dated Validation Tests of PredictionWorks' New Venture Assessment System 

      Butler, John Sibley; Cadenhead, Gary M. (McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at AustinIC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2016-11-01)
      This report examines the results of a research partnership between PredictionWorks, a private firm, and The University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business and the IC² Institute). PredictionWorks' New Venture ...
    • Setting the Stage: Government-Industry Creation of the Japanese Fax Industry 

      Coopersmith, Jonathan (IC² Institute, 1997-03)
      Discusses the significance of the Japanese government’s role in the development of fax technology as a good model of how governments can influence the agents shaping technology. Describes how the Japanese government’s push ...
    • Sexual Assault Needs Assessment in Texas: Documenting Existing Conditions and Striving Toward Preferred Outcomes 

      Busch-Armendariz, Noël B.; Vohra-Gupta, Shetal; Kellison, J. Bruce; Jarrett, James E.; Heffron, Laurie C.; Kalergis, Karen; Osiantynski, Shoshi; Jones, Amy; Terwilliger, Leeann (Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011-06)
      A comprehensive needs assessment of sexual assault services for adult victims in Texas, based on interviews and surveys of victims, the professionals that assist them, and statewide leaders. The report estimates that the ...
    • Shaping Health Reform for the US-Mexico Border Region 

      Homedes, Núria; Ugalde, Antonio (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-10)
      There is no area in the U.S. where improving health coverage and availability is more urgent than in the Texas-Mexico border, where population growth and disease rates rise, yet the number of physicians and dentists in the ...
    • The Size and Distribution of Two Minority Population Groups in Texas 

      Holz, Robert K. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994-10)
    • The Size, Distribution, and Growth of the Texas Population, 1980-1990 

      Holz, Robert K. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1992-08)
    • Small Business in the Electronic Marketplace: A Blueprint for Survival 

      Ba, Sulin; Whinston, Andrew B.; Zhang, Han (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-12)
      The digital economy is made possible by the World Wide Web is growing at an astounding rate. Digital products can be assembled, customized, and packaged in almost an infinite number of ways to meet changing customer demands ...
    • Soft Landing: Indian IT Companies in Monterrey, Mexico 

      Laszlo, Kathia Castro; Laszlo, Alexander; De Fougères, Lorraine (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008-12)
      Monterrey, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, has historically been considered an industrial city. In the last few years, a major shift has begun to propel the region beyond the confines of physical ...
    • Some Perspectives on the Banking Environment: 1988-1992 

      Hadaway, Beverly L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993-02)
    • Sparking Growth and Renewal Through New Products: The Impact of Information Technology 

      Krishnan, Vish (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-04)
      All over the world, companies increasingly depend on new products and services to spark profit growth and renewal of their assets. One of the main challenges facing executives at these companies is how to apply information ...
    • The State at Work: The "Workforce Investment Act of 1998" and What it Means for Texas 

      King, Christopher T. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-10)
      The Workforce Investment Act (Public Law 105-220), signed into law August 7, 1998, represents the culmination of bipartisan efforts to reform the nation’s workforce development programs. On July 1, 1999, Texas began ...
    • A Statistical Analysis of the Relationship Between Credit History and Insurance Losses 

      Kellison, J. Bruce; Brockett, Patrick; Shin, Seon-Hi; Li, Shihong (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-03)
      At the request of Lt. Governor Bill Ratliff in 2002, the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) examined the relationship between credit history and insurance losses in automobile insurance. With the assistance of the ...
    • Strategic Plan for Software Preeminence (Summary) 

      Austin Software Council (Austin Software CouncilIC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993-12)