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This paper examines two potential channels of knowledge acquisition that underlie firm productivity growth in the Taiwanese electronics industry: participation in the export market and investments in R&D and/or worker training. We focus on the argument that a firm's own investments in R&D are necessary for the firm to assimilate knowledge or expertise(More)
A case of a single loose body occurring in the temporo-mandibular joint is described. It is probable that this case represents the degenerative process of osteochondritis dissecans, a condition not previously described in this joint. The essential features of this condition are noted as a comparison to the condition of synovial chondromatosis.
If machines are indivisible, a vintage capital model must give rise to income inequality. If new machines are always better than old ones and if society cannot provide everyone with a new machine all of the time, inequality will result. I explore this mechanism in detail. If technology resides in machines and if a firm or worker must use just one technology(More)
The problems of male adolescent sex offenders with intellectual disabilities were described and issues for treatment reviewed. A group treatment based on cognitive therapy was offered. Treatment methods and assessment of attitudes related to commission of sexual offenses were described. Four case studies of teenage male adolescent sex offenders with(More)
UNLABELLED Metastatic deposits in the mandible are discussed and a case of leiomyosarcoma arising from a testicular primary is presented. The patient presented with symptoms typical of those that would present to a general dental practitioner. The various stages involved in the diagnosis and management of the condition are discussed. CLINICAL RELEVANCE(More)
This paper investigates how, in a developing country, where credit market and legal institutions are weak, firms' choice of organization form, i.e., noncorporate versus corporate, affects their access to capital markets. I use data from Indonesian manufacturers from 1992 to 1998 to show that incorporated firms are less reliant on internal financing than(More)
Of 45 consecutive submandibular abscesses treated by external drainage in a district oral surgery unit, four cases, representing nearly 9% of the sample, were caused by opportunist Mycobacterium avian-intracellulare, an organism known to give a poor response to all known antimycobacterial chemotherapeutic agents. Treatment by excision of the diseased tissue(More)
A case of acute hepatic failure is described following multiple general anaesthetics administered for the treatment of cranio-facial trauma. The dangers of multiple anaesthetics within a short period is stressed. The possibility that unexplained pyrexia following a general anaesthetic may be and early warning sign is mentioned in relation to this case. The(More)
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