Karl Knapp

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absTracT Offshore IT outsourcing has been gaining acceptance among corporations as a mainstream alternative to in-house operations. Various studies conducted over the last 10 years have shown that outsourcing allows firms to reduce high overhead costs and improve productivity, contribute flexibility , and thus improve overall performance of the firm.(More)
Energy payback time is the energy analog to financial payback, defined as the time necessary for a photovoltaic panel to generate the energy equivalent to that used to produce it. This research contributes to the growing literature on net benefits of renewable energy systems by conducting an empirical investigation of as-manufactured photovoltaic modules,(More)
Description: Building on the extremely successful and popular Russell s Soil Conditions and Plant Growth, Wiley–Blackwell is pleased to publish this completely revised and updated edition of the soil science classic. Covering all aspects of the interactions between plant and soil, Peter J. Gregory and Stephen Nortcliff, along with their team of(More)
AbstrAct Offshore information technology (IT) outsourcing has been becoming mainstream alternative to in-house operations. While offshore development is a relatively new trend in IT, the concept of outsourcing manufacturing and service operations has been going on for more than 50 years. Many Asian countries are driving their economic success through taking(More)
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