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Publication date: 12 November 2018

Chris Provis

There are some notable ethical problems about role obligations, including the three prominent issues of role relativism, role definition, and role identification. The…

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There are some notable ethical problems about role obligations, including the three prominent issues of role relativism, role definition, and role identification. The first is the problem to what extent roles may create duties or rights at odds with other moral requirements, the second is where roles are unclear or conflicting in what they prescribe, and the third is about the extent to which people commit themselves to their roles, or dissociate themselves from those roles. The three problems are significant in business ethics. A Confucian approach to roles can assist in dealing with them. Classical texts suggest a nuanced approach to roles, which allows greater flexibility, paying attention to context and detailed circumstances, always relating role prescriptions to respect and concern for other people, and emphasizing the importance of sincerity and authenticity in role performance. Such an account is consistent with virtue ethics approaches to business ethics.

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Applied Ethics in the Fractured State
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-600-6

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Publication date: 1 March 1970

JULIAN BLACKWELL

We must first stop and think whether there will be a future for the book world. The book has been in use for hundreds of years, as a medium for communicating information…

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We must first stop and think whether there will be a future for the book world. The book has been in use for hundreds of years, as a medium for communicating information, but it is now meeting fiercer and fiercer competition. When television first became widely used, there were prophecies that the sales of books would diminish. Now we have colour television and video‐tape recording. Perhaps we shall soon be able to borrow a video‐tape of Ivanhoe or even the latest novel from the public library. The use of audio‐visual aids is growing fast, particularly in schools. Language laboratories, and teaching machines sometimes coupled with computers, are on the increase. Computer installations are increasing in number and scope even faster than the experts predict. We hear of plans for data bases for vast on‐line data banks. I am told that the main reason that Leasco took over Pergamon was to obtain Pergamon's journals for a data base.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 22 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

Expert briefing
Publication date: 22 January 2021

Record imports by China caused demand to exceed supply, creating a market deficit of 1.2% (278,000 tonnes) in 2020. Dollar weakness in the second half of 2020 added to…

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB258973

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Publication date: 1 February 1939

Ivanhoe

The world grows steadily smaller, and affairs are now given as much prominence five thousand miles away from the scene of high incident as they are in places within easy…

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The world grows steadily smaller, and affairs are now given as much prominence five thousand miles away from the scene of high incident as they are in places within easy range. The fact has occurred to me with particular force lately when reflecting on the change that has taken place in the political contents of American newspapers. Even less than a score of years ago one might buy papers in Detroit or Chicago and hardly realise from them that Europe existed. The change has been quite sudden and remarkable. Now the foreign news services of the great American papers are regarded as of considerable importance by the managements.

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Library Review, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 May 1942

Ivanhoe

It seems to be the fate of fine social conceptions to be controlled sooner or later by officials whose sense of their importance is in inverse ratio to their ability to…

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It seems to be the fate of fine social conceptions to be controlled sooner or later by officials whose sense of their importance is in inverse ratio to their ability to exploit the conceptions with enthusiasm and in happy constructive manner. We have seen that to occur in all sorts of organisations founded by people who deeply felt and clearly willed. Something of this kind would appear to have happened or to be happening to the British Broadcasting Corporation, which, since the war, has become as close a corporation as the most narrow‐minded body of bureaucrats might desire.

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Library Review, vol. 8 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 February 1943

Ivanhoe

Readers may remember that library education, and the syllabus on which the Library Association's scheme is based, was the subject of symposia and of articles in this…

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Readers may remember that library education, and the syllabus on which the Library Association's scheme is based, was the subject of symposia and of articles in this magazine about ten years ago, when the syllabus was under revision. At that time heavy attack on the syllabus was made by some of the most constructive librarians of the younger school; but unfortunately very little resulted from their criticisms, and I have no hope that under present circumstances, any revision of the syllabus may be expected. It will be gathered from what has already been published, that the feeling is general that the acquirement of book knowledge should play a considerable part in the education of the librarian, and that generally the scope of the librarian's training should be broadened. Notwithstanding warning, some of my correspondents in the controversy have written letters at great length, and I regret having had to cut mercilessly.

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Library Review, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 January 1949

Ivanhoe

Some years ago at the invitation of Mr. William Will and the late Dr. J. M. Bulloch the writer addressed the Caledonian Society of London on the subject of Scottish…

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Some years ago at the invitation of Mr. William Will and the late Dr. J. M. Bulloch the writer addressed the Caledonian Society of London on the subject of Scottish magazines. The information presented was received with much interest and the result was no doubt effective. It was shown that Scotland was producing a wide range of attractive magazines. It was indicated, however, that many of these were in need of all the support that Scotsmen and others could give them. While the large majority were being produced from the Scottish angle, their nature was such as should make their appeal general.

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Library Review, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

Article
Publication date: 1 October 1994

Michael Gregory

Management consulting has been defined as “…an organised effort by specially trained and experienced persons to help management solve problems and improve operations…

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Management consulting has been defined as “…an organised effort by specially trained and experienced persons to help management solve problems and improve operations, through the application of objective judgement based on specialised knowledge and skill and systematic analysis of fact”. It usually involves three types of service: the appraisal of existing conditions; the provision of technical knowhow and support; and assistance with projects by supplying extra talent (Hunt, 1977). The UK based Institute of Management Consultants adds that a consultant is both independent and qualified and provides a professional service.

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Management Research News, vol. 17 no. 10/11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Publication date: 1 March 1927

IVANHOE

THAT British historians will have to be careful and have a care is indicated by the following judgment pronounced by the youngest member of the literary staff of the…

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THAT British historians will have to be careful and have a care is indicated by the following judgment pronounced by the youngest member of the literary staff of the imposing “New York Herald Tribune.” The subject of review was “A Short History of the British Working Classes,” by a British authority, Mr. G. D. H. Cole, and the reviewer's comment on the book is as follows: “… a serviceable book; perhaps we may say indispensable, until such time as an American social historian addresses himself to the fascinating, though arduous, task of working over the immense mass of material now available for the purpose of furnishing the American student with an authoritative summary of an enthralling subject.” Well, we have learned lately that the definitive work on the Great War is now being projected by an associate professor of a university in the American backwoods, so we are preparing to pull up our socks.

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Library Review, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 4 December 2020

Andrew Crowden and Matthew Gildersleeve

This paper is a brief reflection on teaching bioethics to students and practitioners in science and other applied disciplines. After identifying relevant key questions and

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This paper is a brief reflection on teaching bioethics to students and practitioners in science and other applied disciplines. After identifying relevant key questions and acknowledging that a variety of approaches to the teaching of applied ethics can be successful, the authors outline why interdisciplinary collaboration between philosophers and discipline experts is our preferred way to teach (and practice) bioethics (and applied ethics). The authors suggest that the reason for the effectiveness of sensible collaborations can be explained by reference to a virtue ethics ‘philosophy of place’ influenced ‘distinct ethics’ approach to understanding the nuanced nature of applied ethics and its relationship to moral philosophy.

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