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Michelle Carnegie and Lila Singh-Peterson

This chapter situates the South Pacific region’s engagement in progressing gender equality and women’s empowerment within broader gender and development (GAD) debates. It…

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This chapter situates the South Pacific region’s engagement in progressing gender equality and women’s empowerment within broader gender and development (GAD) debates. It explores the international ‘gender agenda’ and how its associated frameworks, platforms, policies and metrics have diffused throughout the South Pacific. Limited progress in achieving gender equality and empowerment goals has been made, globally and regionally, with considerable challenges yet to be overcome. Complementing the book’s focus on the integration of gender into agricultural research and development projects, the chapter reviews rural women’s access to income and land in the South Pacific, and their contributions to agricultural production and marketing.

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Integrating Gender in Agricultural Development
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-056-2

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Viscount Dilhome, MacDermott, Guest, Wilberforce and Pearson

December 19, 1967 Revenue — Selective employment tax — Qualifying activities — Designers of machine tools — Whether establishment engaged in “activities falling under”…

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December 19, 1967 Revenue — Selective employment tax — Qualifying activities — Designers of machine tools — Whether establishment engaged in “activities falling under” minimum list heading “332 Metal‐working machine tools” in Standard Industrial Classification — Whether “manufacturing” — “Activities” — Selective Employment Payments Act, 1966(c.32)s l(2)(a)(i).

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Managerial Law, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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David Bright and Terry MacDermott

There has been a steady growth in courses for shop stewards in the United Kingdom in the last decade, much of which is a direct consequence of the increased involvement of…

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There has been a steady growth in courses for shop stewards in the United Kingdom in the last decade, much of which is a direct consequence of the increased involvement of the TUC. This growth has been paralleled by two other developments, the first of which is the position of skills training as a central element in union education, while the second is the emergence of a group of tutors who are employed to teach almost exclusively on courses for shop stewards and other representatives.

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Employee Relations, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Chris Nyland

The core of this paper is a reproduction of a study published in 1911 by Clark and Wyatt entitled “Scientific management as applied to women’s work”. The paper is…

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The core of this paper is a reproduction of a study published in 1911 by Clark and Wyatt entitled “Scientific management as applied to women’s work”. The paper is significant because it provides a very early eyewitness “warts‐and‐all” account of scientific management as applied to women’s labor. It is also of interest because Frederick Taylor both read the work and corresponded with one of the authors. Hence it provides a rare insight into Taylor’s ideas regarding gender relations and the place of women in industry.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 6 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-252X

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Reid, Morris of Borth‐y‐Gest, Pearce, Wilberforce and Diplock

February 11, 1969 Damages — Assessment — Fatal Accidents Acts — Dependency — Standard application — Inflation of currency — Not to be taken into account — Disturbance of…

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February 11, 1969 Damages — Assessment — Fatal Accidents Acts — Dependency — Standard application — Inflation of currency — Not to be taken into account — Disturbance of jury's assessment on appeal.

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Managerial Law, vol. 6 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Joan Scott Love

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a teaching model involving an experimental studio project for first-year interior architecture university students.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a teaching model involving an experimental studio project for first-year interior architecture university students.

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Content, process, teaching style and feedback are examined in a project, run over five years, concerning transitioning between environments for people with autism in an attempt to advance design of autism schools. Research methodology, teaching model, outcomes and group dynamics are critiqued.

Findings

Feedback from experienced autism-specific teachers across eight case study schools raise recurring issues framing a series of design problems navigated by students. The teaching model enhances student exploration of how sensory processing difficulties, through spatial transitioning strategies, might be approached, whilst furthering their specialist knowledge as future designers of inclusive spaces.

Research limitations/implications

Each transitioning platform requires deeper research to form a realistic interior typology. A further project to install and evaluate specific “transitioning insertions” into circulation spaces of an autism school is proposed for future research.

Practical implications

The identification of this teaching model illustrates how to embed design for autism in the university curriculum.

Social implications

The project brief helps address the National Autistic Society’s public autism awareness campaign “Too Much Information” highlighting anxieties that “unexpected change” causes. Effective design of transitioning spaces can help people with autism to cope with their environment, reducing behaviours and improving learning.

Originality/value

The creation of the “Co-specialist ASD-educator model” will be of value to universities. “Ten Spatial Transitioning Platforms” were uncovered relating to Transitions. This will be of importance to autism researchers and eventually design practitioners.

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Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2631-6862

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Azim Danesh and Ned Kock

The purpose of research is to examine the communication optimization theory by comparing two business process representation approaches and related redesign guidelines…

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Purpose

The purpose of research is to examine the communication optimization theory by comparing two business process representation approaches and related redesign guidelines through an experiment.

Design/methodology/approach

The experiment examined two process representation approaches involving 114 subjects. Each method gravitated around a different business process representation – one placed emphasis on business process activities and their sequencing, and the other on the web of communication interactions found in business processes.

Findings

The key finding was that an emphasis on a communication‐oriented view of processes seems to increase perceived modeling quality and redesign success.

Research limitations/implications

Data were collected from various information systems classes at a university. The participants were not redesign team members in an actual organizational redesign project. Future studies should focus on the characteristics of the designers.

Practical implications

The findings should allow managers and practitioners involved in operational‐level process redesign to acknowledge and focus on the flow of information rather than just the activities performed or at least determine a balance between these two approaches. Further, the information system developers and designers should be able to better align information systems design with business processes techniques. Using communication flow methodologies in the analysis stage should significantly help the design and the development processes.

Originality/value

This research was one of the first experimental studies to test the communication flow optimization theory and its effect on business process redesign.

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Business Process Management Journal, vol. 11 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-7154

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M.N. Desai, S.M. Desai, M.H. Gandhi and C.B. Shah

This concluding part reviews the actions of inhibitors to acidic, ammonical, organic, atmospheric and miscellaneous product corrosion on aluminium. The comprehensive…

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This concluding part reviews the actions of inhibitors to acidic, ammonical, organic, atmospheric and miscellaneous product corrosion on aluminium. The comprehensive reference list is also concluded.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 18 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Brian Titley

Between the 1830s and 1990s, thousands of Irish women were incarcerated without due process in magdalen asylums for sexual behaviour that violated the Catholic Church’s…

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Between the 1830s and 1990s, thousands of Irish women were incarcerated without due process in magdalen asylums for sexual behaviour that violated the Catholic Church’s moral code. The asylums were operated by congregations of nuns that sought to protect society from the contagion of “wayward” women while simultaneously attempting to reform them through a harsh regimen of laundry work and devotional rituals. Some penitents, as the inmates were often called, embraced the institutional life of labour and prayer with such sincerity that they advanced to the nun‐like status of the Sisters Magdalen. Most simply endured lives of drudgery indistinguishable from slavery until either death or release upon the intervention of relatives. The asylum system had no basis in law and its shadowy existence, its ability to avoid scrutiny or regulation, and its survival until very recent times, illustrate in a striking manner the hegemonic power of the Church in Ireland.

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History of Education Review, vol. 35 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0819-8691

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L.J. Salmon, L.J. Phillimore and L.J. Buckley

July 23, 1970 Revenue — Selective employment tax — Qualifying activities — Press photographic agency — Appropriate classification — Selective Employment Payments Act, 1966…

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July 23, 1970 Revenue — Selective employment tax — Qualifying activities — Press photographic agency — Appropriate classification — Selective Employment Payments Act, 1966 (c.32) ss.1(1), (2), 10(5) — Standard Industrial Classification (1963) Minimum list headings 486, 899.2.

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Managerial Law, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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