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MCI Management Center Innsbruck is an educational institution in Austria offering study programs leading to Bachelor and Master degrees as well as Executive Master programs , Executive Certificate programs, Management seminars, Customized programs and research. Wikipedia.

Mayr J.,MCI Management Center Innsbruck | Mayr J.,ETH Zurich | Jedrzejewski J.,Wroclaw University of Technology | Uhlmann E.,TU Berlin | And 10 more authors.
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology | Year: 2012

This paper presents a review of the latest research activities and gives an overview of the state of the art in understanding changes in machine tool performance due to changes in thermal conditions (thermal errors of machine tools). The topics are focused on metal cutting machine tools, especially on turning and milling machines as well as machining centres. The topics of the paper thermal issues in machine tools include measurement of temperatures and displacements, especially displacements at the tool centre point, computations of thermal errors of machine tools, and reduction of thermal errors. Computing the thermal errors of machine tools include both, temperature distribution and displacements. Shortly addressed is also to avoid thermal errors with temperature control, the influence of fluids and a short link to energy efficiency of machine tools. The paper presents the summary of research work in the past and current. Research challenges in order to achieve a thermal stable machine tool are discussed. The paper apprehend itself as an update and not a substitution of two published keynote papers of Bryan et al. [28] in 1990 and Weck et al. [199] in 1995. © 2012 CIRP.

Frischhut M.,MCI Management Center Innsbruck | Fahy N.,University of Oxford
European Journal of Health Law | Year: 2016

The case-law of the Court of Justice (ECJ) on patient mobility was recently challenged by a ruling that a patient could go to Germany for treatment when facilities in Romanian hospitals were inadequate. Given the reported impact of austerity measures in the field of health care this raises the question; what is the impact of the ECJ's ruling on how Member States can manage expenditure and limit outflows of patients and how should such measures be legally evaluated? The objective of this article is to analyse potential impact on health systems in the context of increasing pressure on public financing for health. While the ECJ mainly referred to the requirement of treatment in due time, we also analyse possible austerity reductions of the basket of care against the background of EU law (i.e., ECJ case-law, patient mobility directive, Charter of Fundamental rights and social security regulation). © koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2015.

Herstad S.J.,Innovation Norway | Aslesen H.W.,Norwegian School of Management | Ebersberger B.,MCI Management Center Innsbruck | Ebersberger B.,University of Management and Economics
Research Policy | Year: 2014

It is commonly argued that we are witnessing a shift from global production networks, driven by the search for markets and lower cost production sites, to global innovation networks (GINs), driven by the search for knowledge. This paper explores how sources of behavioural differentiation derived from the literature on industrial knowledge bases and technological regimes condition the degree of involvement in international innovation collaboration. We find this to be significantly influenced by the nature of knowledge and the cumulativeness of knowledge development, the active use of measures to protect intellectual property, the inherent need to innovate and the opportunity to generate sales from this activity. The likelihood that the firm establishes and maintains a truly global network configuration is influenced accordingly. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Frischhut M.,MCI Management Center Innsbruck | Levaggi R.,University of Brescia
Health Policy | Year: 2015

Since 1998, the European Court of Justice (EUCJ) has established a set of principles concerning patient mobility across Member States. At present, these principles are challenged against a new background, i.e., an enlarged EU and austerity-driven measures in the field of healthcare. This is even more relevant in view of the significant differences between countries and between services on healthcare access. In the Petru case, a Romanian woman sought healthcare in Germany due to an alleged lack of basic infrastructure in her local Romanian hospital. A crucial question arises in this context of whether the patient's interests (i.e., right to cross-border healthcare) or the Member State's interests (i.e., financial stability of the healthcare system) prevail. We analyse this case and its implications for future patient mobility. From the point of view of patients, the EUCJ's decision implies that also a lack of medication and basic medical supplies can be claimed as "undue delay", however for Member States it is sufficient to provide quality treatments in at least one hospital. Although the Court has provided a solution for the Petru case, we argue that major challenges remain, such as the definition of the international state-of-the-art or other limitations to reductions of the health basket. © 2015 The Authors.

Richter A.P.,MCI Management Center Innsbruck | Lombardi J.R.,City College of New York | Zhao B.,Jilin University
Journal of Physical Chemistry C | Year: 2010

By use of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, we observe the degree of charge-transfer for Ag/PATP/ ZnO sandwich compounds as a function of both ZnO nanoparticle size and as a function of excitation wavelength. We show that there are several likely charge-transfer resonances. The most obvious is the resonance at particle diameter of 27.7 nm for all wavelengths. In a theoretical study it has been suggested that when there is an electron acceptor on the nanoparticle surface it may form a complex with the semiconductor exciton and that this is most likely the origin of the size-dependent resonance. At the smallest size (18.2 nm) studied here, there is an increase in degree of charge-transfer (relative to adjacent sizes), indicating the possibility of another, lower-lying charge-transfer state, which also could be caused by the acceptor-exciton complex. The other resonance suggested by our data is to higher excitation energy for all particle sizes. It can be seen that the degree of charge-transfer is rising as the excitation wavelength is shortened, indicating an additional charge-transfer resonance in the ultraviolet. Copyright © 2010 American Chemical Society.

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