Geo-Economics the New Science: Or the Gospel of Development According to Chairman Mac

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780910436335
  • Publisher: Conway Data, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
A. Overview, With Recent Thoughts 1
Career Decisions! 1
A Breakthrough? Relating Science and Industry 3
The SASI, Pioneering Regional Program 4
Developing Communications 5
The Community Audit 6
The Basic Law of Geo-economics 7
Going Global in the 60s 8
Keeping Score, New Plants 9
Geo-economics Defined 9
B. Excerpts from Selected Works 10
"Geographical Distribution of Engineering Research and Related Industries in the United States," 1948 10
"Area Development: A Guide for Community Leaders," 1960 16
Area Development Organizations, 1966 20
"AID/PEP Program for Mobilizing Private Enterprise and Local Initiative in Latin America," 1968 30
New Industries of the Seventies, 1978 35
Marketing Industrial Buildings and Sites, 1980 40
"Geo-Economics, A New Science in the Service of Mankind," 1983 55
"New Plant Locations," 1987 57
C. Bibliography 58
Chapter 2
A. Recent Comments 67
Managing a Business 70
Understanding Corporate Differences 71
Location Factors Checklist 72
Code of Ethics 72
Research Program 73
Launching Automated Systems 74
A Strong Organization 77
Where Now? 77
B. Excerpts 78
"The IDRC is Launched," 1961 78
The IDRC Code of Ethics, 1981 81
"Weighing Development Factors for the High-Tech Age," 1986 83
"Terror," 1986 93
Editorials
"Are you Building Your Own Personal Data Base?" 1988 97
"Where Will You Land After the Merger?" 1988 100
"Why Joe Lost His Job." 1988 102
"Are you a Take-Over Target?" 1989 104
"Show us your Company Map!" 1990 105
"Had your Annual Check-up?" 1990 106
"Are You Preparing for Global Operations?" 1991 109
"Don't be Misled about Real Estate Future." 1991 110
"Are You Waging Guerrilla Warfare?" 1991 112
"Do you have a Strategic Plan?" 1992 113
"How Safe Are Your Facilities?" 1992 114
"CEOs Come In All Shapes." 1993 115
"This is a Test! In Asset Management." 1993 116
C. Bibliography 117
Chapter 3
A. Recent Comments 125
Getting serious about airplanes 126
NACA (NASA) in the old days 126
What did you do in the war, Daddy? 129
Principles of High-Speed Flight 132
Caribbean, Amazon, Arctic, Other 136
Concept of fly-in and the airport city 157
B. Excerpts 158
"Riding with the airlines" 1991 158
Airport cities 168
New travel patterns 185
Safe Skies 187
C. Bibliography 188
Chapter 4
A. Recent Comments 195
Planning Studies 195
The Project at Spruce Creek 196
Panic Warning! 199
Changing Urban Forms 200
The New Professional 201
B. Excerpts 202
Pitfalls in Development, 1978, Revised 1981 202
"Will Two-loop Cities Dominate Site Selection?" 1986 219
"Super Metros," 1987 225
"R&D Clusters, Science Cities," 1987 226
"Rethinking Urban Plans," 1989 236
"Tomorrow's Super Cities," 1993 240
C. Bibliography 245
Chapter 5
A. Recent Comments 249
Adventures and Misadventures 249
New Patterns of Development 286
The High Tropics 286
B. Excerpts 289
The Global 2000 289
C. Bibliography 294
Global Reports, Comments 294
Africa and the Indian Ocean 294
Antarctica 295
Asia and the Middle East 295
Atlantic and Caribbean 296
Central and South America 296
Europe and the Mediterranean 297
North America: Canada, Mexico, USA 298
Pacific Oceania, Australia, Japan 298
Chapter 6
A. Recent Comments 303
Accepting the Challenge 303
Running for Office 304
Bureaucracy--the Common Enemy 306
Looking for Real Freedom 307
Wars, Coups and Other Minor Inconveniences 308
Dinner with the Rebels in Burma 309
The Beirut War Zone 309
Bullet Holes in Central America 310
Escape from Guatemala 310
Coup Attempt at Nairobi 310
Bits and Pieces 310
What, Specifically, to Do about It? 312
B. Excerpts 312
"A Challenge We Must Accept," 1962 312
Legislative Climates for Economic Development, 1979 313
"The Problem Voter," 1976, 1986 323
"Let the People Speak," 1985, 1991 325
C. Bibliography 334
Chapter 7
A. Recent Comments 341
The Importance of Walking 341
A Family Commitment 342
Mixing Personal and Professional Interests 345
Business Parks and Private Enterprise 346
Recognizing the Real Performers 347
Population--the Paramount Global Issue 350
Our Own Preserve 350
B. Excerpts 351
Disaster Survival, 1981 351
Industrial Park Growth--an Environmental Success Story, 1981 367
Good Life Index, 1982 376
"The Role of Private Enterprise," 1987 390
"Future Political Battles," 1990 393
The Weather Handbook, 3rd edition, 1990 395
C. Bibliography 397
Chapter 8
A. Recent Comments 403
Futurism in Real Life 403
Global Super Projects 404
The Ultimate Questions 405
B. Excerpts 407
"The Geo-economic Explosion," 1991 407
"Rationale for Global Super Projects," Global Super Projects Conference, 1992 408
A Glimpse of the Future, 1992 418
"New Wonders of the World," 1993 423
"The Science and the Art of Futurism," 1993 427
C. Bibliography 431
Chapter 9
A. Explanatory Notes 437
B. Chronological Index
Published Works of McKinley Conway from 1943 to 1993 438
C. Print Status of more Significant Books 464
D. Automated Files and Information Services 466
Chapter 10
Index 467
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