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Publication date: 1 February 1947

A.W. Hotson

The writer was sent from the Royal Aircraft Establishment as a member of C.I.O.S. Party No. 641 which visited the Dornier Works, Friedrichshafen, during the period July…

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The writer was sent from the Royal Aircraft Establishment as a member of C.I.O.S. Party No. 641 which visited the Dornier Works, Friedrichshafen, during the period July 21–27, 1945. Since the main purpose of the visit was to investigate the production methods and capacity of Dorniers, these notes, which describe the airframe strength‐test equipment and test methods used at Dorniers, were not included in the team's production report.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 19 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 April 1946

A.W. Hotson

THE testing of an increasing number of wings of greatly varying size, design and construction has emphasized the need for careful consideration of the object of the test…

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THE testing of an increasing number of wings of greatly varying size, design and construction has emphasized the need for careful consideration of the object of the test in relation to the design of the wing structure to ensure that the most suitable type of specimen is provided for test.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 March 1952

THE pioneer work of WILBUR and ORVILLE WRIGHT in producing the first aeroplane to fly nearly fifty years ago has been splendidly perpetuated in the wonderful series of…

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THE pioneer work of WILBUR and ORVILLE WRIGHT in producing the first aeroplane to fly nearly fifty years ago has been splendidly perpetuated in the wonderful series of WILBUR WRIGHT MEMORIAL LECTURES (of which the fortieth will be read this year) in England, and, in America, WRIGHT BROTHERS LECTURES. For the benefit, particularly, of our home readers we have long made a practice of publishing the latter series in full, with the kind permission and co‐operation of the INSTITUTE OF THE AERONAUTICAL SCIENCES, when they have been, as happens in alternate years, written by a British author, and consequently the fifteenth lecture— by DR P. B. WALKER of Farnborough—appears in this issue.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 March 1989

Diana M.R. Tribe and Gill Korgaonkar

This, the first of three papers, provides an overview of the law of negligence as it affects medical practitioners in the UK. The standard of care owed by doctors to…

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This, the first of three papers, provides an overview of the law of negligence as it affects medical practitioners in the UK. The standard of care owed by doctors to patients is considered in the light of recent increases in malpractice claims, the escalating cost of medical insurance and current Government proposals for Crown indemnity.

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Journal of Management in Medicine, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-9235

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Publication date: 26 February 2016

Yanica Caruana

The purpose of this chapter is to establish whether director trades provide information to investors about the future prospects of the company they form part of and thus…

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Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to establish whether director trades provide information to investors about the future prospects of the company they form part of and thus reduce the information asymmetry beyond what is already conveyed in the financial statements.

Methodology/approach

Director Dealings were dealt with as an investment strategy by looking at past transactions of directors executed between January 2005 and December 2014 on the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) and evaluating whether there was an increase in returns for investors who copy director trades. The study focused on whether short-term abnormal returns for up to 12 months after the transaction date, being either a buy or a sale, were made by directors in Malta when trading in their own companies.

Findings

The results show that in the short-term period of up to 12 months after the transaction date, Maltese directors do transmit information to the market both when they purchase shares in their own companies and also when they sell shares. The interesting fact about the study is that in Malta sale transactions are more valuable to the outsiders than purchase transactions. Apart from this, the results also show that some companies which are listed on the MSE are more indicative as to their future performance than others. It was ultimately concluded that even though there are informational asymmetries between directors in a company and outsiders, an outsider cannot trade solely by following director trades. The implications of the findings are discussed.

Originality/value

This study attempts to determine the level of significance that each insider trade has on the Maltese market, what each director trade conveys to the said market and if these trades are valuable to the outside investors even though such investors do not have knowledge of the grounds upon which the directors trade.

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Contemporary Issues in Bank Financial Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-000-8

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Publication date: 3 October 2008

Michael Aherne and José L. Pereira

The purpose of this paper is to use a descriptive case study to establish how collaboration, innovation and knowledge‐management strategies have scaled‐up learning and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to use a descriptive case study to establish how collaboration, innovation and knowledge‐management strategies have scaled‐up learning and development in rural, remote and other resource‐constrained Canadian delivery settings.

Design/methodology/approach

Intervention design was realized through a one‐time, collaborative, national capacity‐building project. A project portfolio of 72 sub‐projects, initiatives and strategic activities was used to improve access, enhance quality and create capacity for palliative and end‐of‐life care services. Evaluation was multifaceted, including participatory action research, variance analysis and impact analysis. This has been supplemented by post‐intervention critical reflection and integration of relevant literature.

Findings

The purposeful use of collaboration, innovation and knowledge‐management strategies have been successfully used to support a rapid scaling‐up of learning and development interventions. This has enabled enhanced and new pan‐Canadian health delivery capacity implemented at the local service delivery catchment‐level.

Research limitations/implications

The intervention is bounded by a Canada‐specific socio‐cultural/political context. Design variables and antecedent conditions may not be present and/or readily replicated in other nation‐state contexts. The findings suggest opportunities for future integrative and applied health services and policy research, including collaborative inquiry that weaves together concepts from adult learning, social science and industrial engineering.

Practical implications

Scaling‐up for new capacity is ideally approached as a holistic, multi‐faceted process which considers the total assets within delivery systems, service catchments and communities as potentially being engaged and deployed.

Originality/value

The Pallium Integrated Capacity‐building Initiative offers model elements useful to others seeking theory‐informed practices to rapidly and effectively scale‐up learning and development efforts.

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Leadership in Health Services, vol. 21 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1879

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Publication date: 1 March 1984

Anghel N. Rugina

In this monograph the author discusses the problems in constructing a logical and ethical‐empirical foundation so that relevant social values may be studied by the…

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In this monograph the author discusses the problems in constructing a logical and ethical‐empirical foundation so that relevant social values may be studied by the scientific method. Part One is concerned with the difficulties posed by the prevailing methodology. Part Two presents a new research programme based on the simultaneous equilibrium versus disequilibrium approach in conjunction with Wittgenstein's logic and the current research in ethics.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 1 March 1987

Howard Johnson

The new Consumer Protection Act, 1987 has three main objectives:

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The new Consumer Protection Act, 1987 has three main objectives:

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Managerial Law, vol. 29 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 June 1988

Jo Carby‐Hall

An employee who is eligible to make a complaint for unfair dismissal has to prove that he has been dismissed by the employer if the employer contests that the employee has…

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An employee who is eligible to make a complaint for unfair dismissal has to prove that he has been dismissed by the employer if the employer contests that the employee has in fact been dismissed. If the dismissal is not contested, all the employee has to do is to show that he has been dismissed. This constitutes the first stage of the proceedings in an industrial tribunal.

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Managerial Law, vol. 30 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 November 1997

F.E. Trainer

Begins with a summary of the limits to growth analysis of the global situation, identifying over‐production and over‐consumption as the basic causes of ecological damage…

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Begins with a summary of the limits to growth analysis of the global situation, identifying over‐production and over‐consumption as the basic causes of ecological damage, resource depletion, Third World deprivation and social breakdown. Gives attention to the destructive effects of market relations on community and the social bond. States that if this analysis is valid some inescapable implications follow for the form that a sustainable society must take. Finally, outlines a general strategy for the building of sustainable communities and makes reference to the global ecovillage movement beginning to undertake this task.

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 24 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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