Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, 6th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 141448688X
  • ISBN-13: 9781414486888
  • DDC: 658.1103
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1219 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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This updated 6th edition of Encyclopedia Of Emerging Industries provides insight into the inception, emergence and current status of new industries – business segments that are pioneering new technologies and those introducing breakthrough marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. The work includes detailed profiles on approximately 140 emerging industries. It is an ideal reference for academic researchers, students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and anyone with an interest in the latest developments in the business world.

Typical profiles include an overview; description of the industry's organization and structure; discussion of its history and development; profiles of pioneers in the field; trends and long-term outlook; leading companies; employment outlook; a bibliography of further reading sources; and much more. Adding to the product's appeal are approximately 50 tables and graphs.

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Features and Benefits

  • New topics found in the Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, 6th Ed. include: environment/energy, food, healthcare, and technology.
  • Further Reading section.
  • Comprehensive general index.
  • Industry index.
  • More than 50 tables and graphs.

What's New

  • Entries include: alternative medicine, alternative vehicle fuels, blogging, business continuity and emergency preparedness planning, competitive intelligence, computer security, data mining, entrepreneurial training and advisory services, micromachines and nanotechnology, natural and organic groceries, outsourcing, radio frequency identification, risk management services, and more.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414486871 | ISBN-13: 9781414486871


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Table of Contents

Adult and retirement communities.
Agile software.
AIDS testing, treatment, and services.
Alternative adult education.
Alternative energy sources.
Alternative medicine.
Alternative vehicle fuels.
Anti-aging products and services.
Anti-bacterial products.
Application service providers.
Artificial intelligence.
Arts and crafts stores.
Aviation and airport security.
Bounty hunting.
Boutique wineries.
Business continuity and emergency preparedness planning.
Call centers.
Charter schools.
Children''s educational franchises.
Competitive intelligence.
Computer animation entertainment.
Computer network support services.
Computer security.
Concierge services, corporate and personal.
Credit-card issuing.
Data mining.
Digital audio entertainment.
Digital imaging.
Digital mapping.
Direct broadcast satellite television.
Distance learning.
E-commerce : business-to-business.
E-commerce : consumer products.
E-commerce : online auctions.
E-commerce : online brokerages.
E-commerce : online grocery shopping.
E-commerce : online music and film distribution.
Electric vehicles.
Electronic communications networks.
Electronic publishing.
Encryption systems and digital certificates. Entrepreneurial training and advisory services --
Environmental remediation.
Extreme sports.
Fertility medicine : products and services.
Fiber optics.
Financial planning services.
Fuel cells.
Gambling resorts and casinos.
Game design & development.
Genealogy products and services.
Genetic engineering.
Geographic information systems.
Green construction.
Green retailing.
Handheld computing devices.
Health spas.
High-speed internet service providers.
High-tech PR firms.
Home health care services.
Home medical equipment.
Infant and preschool products.
Information management systems.
Internet service providers.
IT consulting.
Lasers and laser applications.
Life coaching.
Logistics outsourcing services.
Mass merchandising.
Medical self-testing products.
Medical tourism.
Micromachines and nanotechnology.
Microwave applications.
Minimally invasive technology.
Mobile apps.
Molecular design.
Molecular modeling.
Mortgage companies.
Mutual funds.
Natural and organic groceries.
New age products and services.
New food products.
Noise control and technology.
Non-medical senior care and personal services.
Nutritional supplements. Ocean energy.
Optical sensing and infrared sensory devices.
Oxygen therapy.
Parallel processing computers.
Passenger restraint systems.
Pet products and services.
Photovoltaic systems.
Physical fitness products.
Premium bottled beverages.
Professional employer organizations.
Professional executive recruiting.
Prosthetics and orthotics.
Push technology.
Quick care clinics.
Radio frequency identification.
Recovery and emergency relief services.
Risk management services.
Robotics and industrial automation.
SaaS-Software as a service.
Security products and services.
Sleep clinics.
Smart cards.
Smoking cessation products and services.
Social media.
Specialty bakeries.
Specialty coffee.
Specialty gardening.
Specialty tourism.
Stem cell research.
Storage networking.
Supplemental insurance plans.
Systems integration.
Tablet computers.
Telephone services and accessories.
Therapeutic education.
Tissue engineering.
Used computer equipment reselling.
Venture capital firms.
Video displays.
Virtual reality.
Voice recognition systems and software.
Waste management. Water and air filtration and purification.
Web developers.
Web portals and online communities.
Weight loss programs.
Wireless communications and WAP.
Wound care products and services.