Path Dependence - Classification And differences between “Technological Path Dependence“ and “Organizational Path Dependence“ Content Introduction Path Dependence 1) Definition of Path Dependence 1.1) First-degree path dependence 1.2) Second-degree path dependence 1.3) Third-degree path dependence 2) Mathematical Definition of Path Dependence and Path Efficiency 3) Increasing Returns as Main Reason for Path Dependence: A Model 3.1) Increasing Returns with Adoption 3.2) Constant Returns with Adoption 3.3) Models of Multiple Equilibria 4) Organizational Path Dependence Conclusion Bibliography Introduction Many resources on which our society is built are limited. The most known example is oil running out. Therefore, we need to change our way of life and our behavior towards the environment we live in. One of the first and easiest steps is to make use of the technology which provides the highest grade of efficiency, herein lies one of the primary problems. While we already have technologies which provide a high grade of efficiency, we dont make use of them. The aim of this work is to examine this state of path-dependence­. In the first part we give a theoretical and mathematical definition of the term “path dependence“ and its classifications­. Then we look at the reasons for this inefficient outcome and the difference between “Technological Path Dependence“ and “Organizational
Film review: „Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia“
BBC’s crime drama series „Sherlock“ is an adaptation from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. In the first episode of the second season the monarchy is being blackmailed.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are hired to help the monarchy to get the blackmail material back. They discover that there is more to the story than everyone is letting on. Sherlock tries to keep the phone, on which the blackmail material is being held, out of the enemies hands while simultaneously trying to unlock the phone. It begins a long-standing duel with the clever and ruthless Irene Adler.
She is the owner of said mobile phone which makes her a target of political factions. Romantic attraction between Sherlock and Irene seems to be the downfall for both of them.
In this episode of BBC‘s Sherlock Homes appear the characters Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Mrs Hudson, DI Greg Lestrade, Mycroft Holmes, Jim Morarty, Molly Hooper and Irene Adler.
The main character is Sherlock Holmes, a private detective with extraordinary observing skills, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Another main character is Dr John Watson, Sherlocks attentive assistant and best friend.
He is portrayed by Martin Freeman.
Irene Adler, portrayed by Lara Pulver, is also very important for the episode „Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Belgravia“. She is the woman who outsmarted Holmes.
Sherlock is a thinker and an observer.
It is very easy for him to draw conclusions from very little details, an ability which goes not unnoticed by others.
Dr John Watson is a loyal presence in Sherlock‘s life. He is a very brave and smart man. He often puts himself at personal risks for Sherlock. Nevertheless they share a strong friendship. His humor is often very sarcastic.
Irene Adler is known as „The Woman“.
Despite her fierce and cold personality Irene feels romantic attraction to Sherlock Holmes. She is manipulative, enigmatic and clever. She was able to outsmart Holmes mos.....[read full text]
The series is related to British culture since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself is British. His books of the adventures of Homes and Watson are classics which are known worldwide. There are many well known adaptations.
His stories are never getting old and are always a pleasure to read or to watch. Especially in Britain these stories have a lot of influence. These stories motivate people to travel to Britain to see the country in which the fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, lived and solved crimes. Even more so for the people who live in Britain. The shared country makes the character lovable and bonds reader and character together.
I love the books of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and they will always be some of my fav.....