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Publication date: 1 May 1958

A.L. MACKAY

Difficulties have been experienced with translation from the earliest times. When I was about eight years old I first met a remarkable paradox. Methuselah was the oldest…

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Difficulties have been experienced with translation from the earliest times. When I was about eight years old I first met a remarkable paradox. Methuselah was the oldest man in the Bible, yet he died before his father—how could this be explained? The answer is given in the Epistle to the Hebrews and is that Enoch, Methuselah's father, did not die but was translated. It says, ‘And he was not found, because God translated him’.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 10 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 June 1958

A.G. READETT

The subject on which I have been asked to speak is ‘The training of translators”. This is not an easy matter, particularly as there can, in the nature of things, be no…

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The subject on which I have been asked to speak is ‘The training of translators”. This is not an easy matter, particularly as there can, in the nature of things, be no golden rule for training for a task so complex and varied as that of the translator, especially in technical or scientific matters. I shall make no apology for approaching this subject from a very practical point of view.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 10 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 March 1954

E.M.R. DITMAS

The papers in this issue of Aslib Proceedings were, for the most part, given at 1954 meetings but two 1953 papers, held over from the preceding issue, are included here…

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The papers in this issue of Aslib Proceedings were, for the most part, given at 1954 meetings but two 1953 papers, held over from the preceding issue, are included here. The first is a summary of Miss Littlejohn's talk on information services organized in connection with the Citizens' Advice Bureaux and other activities of the National Council of Social Service, which she gave to the Aslib Winter Meeting on 9th December, 1953. The second is Mr. Barker's ‘Sources of Russian economic information’, which was given at the Midlands Branch meeting at Birmingham on 4th December, 1953, and which is a companion‐piece to Dr. A. L. Mackay's paper printed in the May issue.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 August 2001

Michael P. Jackson

Until recently UK universities have paid little attention to managing the personnel function. However, matters changed in the 1980s, and surveys at the beginning of the…

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Until recently UK universities have paid little attention to managing the personnel function. However, matters changed in the 1980s, and surveys at the beginning of the 1990s suggested that all institutions had established personnel departments. Discusses research recently completed in 14 universities. Finds that there is still considerable variation in the conduct of the personnel function, and that the boundaries of the personnel department and the roles played by personnel differ from one institution to the next. Suggests that much more thought remains to be given to the way that responsibility for human resource functions is devolved to heads of departments. Further, it suggests that while greater recognition may have been given to the importance of the human resource function within universities (and that it may be seen to have a more important role in strategic planning) this has not led necessarily to an increasing role for the personnel department as such.

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Personnel Review, vol. 30 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 1 February 1954

A.L. MACKAY

Instead of enumerating the various scientific journals of the Soviet Union, this paper will discuss the special circumstances of present‐day Russian scientific…

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Instead of enumerating the various scientific journals of the Soviet Union, this paper will discuss the special circumstances of present‐day Russian scientific publication, since it is the differences from normal British practice which raise difficulties for the inquirer.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 14 January 2019

Bilgehan Bozkurt

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Debates in Marketing Orientation
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-836-9

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Publication date: 1 June 1959

J. BIRD

At a time when a greatly expanded volume of research is giving rise to a mounting flood of publications, and scientists are becoming increasingly aware of the difficulty…

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At a time when a greatly expanded volume of research is giving rise to a mounting flood of publications, and scientists are becoming increasingly aware of the difficulty of keeping informed of all the work that may possibly be of interest to them, it is only natural that the literature on the problems and techniques of information work should itself grow rapidly. Not only is there an ever‐growing number of publications of library and documentation organizations, but as more and more scientists are faced with information problems and try to find solutions to them, relevant articles appear in the scientific and technical Press. The same set of conditions causes many people engaged in industry or research, with no training or experience in library or information work, to find themselves made responsible for the organization of information services at various levels, often in localities where there is no more experienced person to whom they can turn for advice. Such people can benefit greatly from the experience of others as recorded in the literature, but they often have difficulty in finding the papers that would be most helpful among the mass of other material, some of it irrelevant to their particular conditions, much of it too advanced or theoretical, quite a lot of it pure polemics, and some just bad. It is to meet the needs of these people that this series of reviews, now in its seventh year, has been designed. It attempts to pick out each year those items likely to be of direct practical help in running a small library or information service, especially for an untrained person. Advanced research work and theoretical discussions, however important, are ignored, as also are descriptions of practice in large libraries, unless they are capable of easy application in smaller organizations. Important bibliographies and works of reference are covered, including some of the more expensive ones which the librarian of a small organization may wish to know about and consult in other libraries, although he would not add them to his own stock. Items are not confined strictly to the publications of a particular year, though most of those chosen will have been received in British libraries during 1958. Those who have followed this series over the years will not fail to have noticed that the number of references included has increased. Even so, selection has become more and more difficult, and the final decisions as to what must be rejected are inevitably personal ones. Some injustice has possibly been done, but it is hoped that all the items included will prove of value to some of those for whom they are intended.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 11 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 18 July 2020

Signe Bruskin and Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen

The purpose of this paper is to explore whether there is a link between retrospective and prospective sensemaking by analyzing metaphors of past and potential future changes.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore whether there is a link between retrospective and prospective sensemaking by analyzing metaphors of past and potential future changes.

Design/methodology/approach

The article draws on interview data from employees, team managers and middle managers at an IT department of a Nordic bank.

Findings

The study found that organizational members' sensemaking of changes in the past were characterized by trivializing metaphors. In contrast, future-oriented sensemaking of potential changes were characterized by emotionally charged metaphors of uncertainty, war and the End, indicating that the organizational members anticipating a gloomier future.

Research limitations/implications

These findings might be limited to the organizational context of an IT department of a bank with IT professionals having an urge for control and sharing a history of a financial sector changing dramatically the last decade.

Originality/value

This article contributes to the emerging field of future-oriented sensemaking by showing what characterize past and future-oriented sensemaking of changes at a bank. Further, the paper contributes with an empirical study unpacking how organizational members anticipate an undesired future which might not be grounded in retrospective sensemaking.

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Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 33 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0953-4814

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Publication date: 5 December 2017

Robert P. Wright

Our preoccupation with the Repertory Grid Technique has left little time and attention to the core ideas articulated in Kelly’s (1955) Theory of Personal Constructs. After…

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Our preoccupation with the Repertory Grid Technique has left little time and attention to the core ideas articulated in Kelly’s (1955) Theory of Personal Constructs. After more than 20 years engaging with the method, I have (re)discovered his theorizing about man’s quest for knowing, to be the most insightful. This chapter shares my reflections/reflexions about the crucial role he placed on the notion of “anticipation.” I position this importance within the context of the challenges of our times and advocate that his “psychology of the unknown” is just as important today as it was 62 years ago.

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Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-677-0

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Publication date: 1 November 2001

Titus Oshagbemi

Examines the level of satisfaction which academics derive from the behaviour of their line managers. Investigates the impact of certain characteristics of workers on level…

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Examines the level of satisfaction which academics derive from the behaviour of their line managers. Investigates the impact of certain characteristics of workers on level of satisfaction. Explores the implications of the findings for education, training and development of the workers. Concludes that managers need to undergo development programmes in order to increase their effectiveness level in this area.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 15 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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