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Anne Pässilä, Allan Owens, Paula Kuusipalo-Määttä, Tuija Oikarinen and Raquel Benmergui

In exploring the impact of reflective and work applied approaches, the authors are curious how vivid new insights and collective “Eureka” momentums occur. These momentums…

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Purpose

In exploring the impact of reflective and work applied approaches, the authors are curious how vivid new insights and collective “Eureka” momentums occur. These momentums can be forces for work communities to gain competitive advantages. However, the authors know little of how learning is actively involved in the processing of creating new insights and how such a turning to learning mode (Pässilä and Owens, 2016) can be facilitated. In the light of cultural studies and art education, the purpose of this paper is to explore how the method of dramatising characters (DC) in a specific innovation culture can be facilitated. In this viewpoint, the authors are suggesting one approach for this type of turning to learning which the authors call Beyond Text, outlining its theoretical underpinnings, its co-creative development and its application.

Design/methodology/approach

In this Beyond Text context, the authors are introducing the method of DC and the method of iStory both of which are the authors’ own design based on the theory of the four existing categories of a research-based theatre.

Findings

The findings of this viewpoint paper are that both iStory as well as DC methods are useful and practical learning facilitation processes and platforms that can be adopted for use in organisations for promoting reflexivity. Especially they can act as a bridge between various forms of knowing and consummate the other knowledge types (experiential, practical and propositional) in a way that advances practice-based innovation.

Originality/value

The originality and value of iStory and DC is that they can be utilised as dialogical evaluation methods when traditional evaluation strategies and pre-determined indicators are unusable.

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Journal of Work-Applied Management, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2205-2062

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Jing Zhang, Wenwen Kang and Lingyu Yang

Boundary layer ingestion (BLI) is one of the probable noteworthy features of distributed propulsion configuration (DPC). Because of BLI, strong coupling effects are…

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Boundary layer ingestion (BLI) is one of the probable noteworthy features of distributed propulsion configuration (DPC). Because of BLI, strong coupling effects are generated between the aerodynamics and propulsion system of aircraft, leading to the specific lift and drag aerodynamic characteristics. This paper aims to propose a model-based comprehensive analysis method to investigate this unique aerodynamic.

Design/methodology/approach

To investigate this unique aerodynamics, a model-based comprehensive analysis method is proposed. This method uses a detailed mathematical model of the distributed propulsion system to provide the essential boundary conditions and guarantee the accuracy of calculation results. Then a synthetic three-dimensional computational model is developed to analyze the effects of BLI on the lift and drag aerodynamic characteristics.

Findings

Subsequently, detailed computational analyses are conducted at different flight states, and the regularities under various flight altitudes and velocities are revealed. Computational results demonstrate that BLI can improve the lift to drag ratio evidently and enable a great performance potentiality.

Practical implications

The general analysis method and useful regularities have reference value to DPC aircraft and other similar aircrafts.

Originality/value

This paper proposed a DPS model-based comprehensive analysis method of BLI benefit on aerodynamics for DPC aircraft, and the unique aerodynamics of this new configuration under various flight altitudes and velocities was revealed.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 91 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1748-8842

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Anne Pässilä, Allan Owens and Maiju Pulkki

The purpose of this paper is to conceptualise “Learning Jam” as a way of organising space, time and people through arts-based pedagogies in work-based learning. This form…

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The purpose of this paper is to conceptualise “Learning Jam” as a way of organising space, time and people through arts-based pedagogies in work-based learning. This form of encounter originated in Finland to challenge functional silo mentality by prioritising polyphony. Through the use of a “kaleidoscopic pedagogy”, arts-based initiatives are used to collectively and subjectively reconsider practice.

Design/methodology/approach

The research design is grounded in one of a series of Learning Jams co-created by practitioners from the field of arts and arts-based consultancy and academics from the field of arts, arts education, innovation and management, learning and development. The focus was on exploring the value of each participants work-based learning practice through the lens of an Arts Value Matrix. Rancière’s critical theory was used to frame the exploration. The research questions asked; what are the ingredients of this creative, transformative learning space and in what ways can the polyphonic understandings that emerge in it impact on work-based learning?

Findings

Findings of this study centre around alternative ways of being in a learning setting where we do not defer to the conventional figures of authority, but collectively explore ways of organising, where the main idea is to lean on something-which-is-not-yet.

Research limitations/implications

A key research implication is that teaching in this context demands reflexive and dialogical capabilities for those who hold the role of organising and facilitating spaces for learning and transformation. The main limitation is in stopping short of fully articulating detailed aspects of these capabilities.

Originality/value

The originality and value of the practice of Learning Jam is that managers and artists explore the potential of operating as partners to develop new ways of working to realise organisational change and innovation.

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Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-3896

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Ruth Helyer

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Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-3896

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Roger Patulny, Gaby Ramia, Zhuqin Feng, Michelle Peterie and Greg Marston

Governments increasingly promote employment through social networks (whether via formal job networks or informal personal networks). However, they rarely account for how…

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Governments increasingly promote employment through social networks (whether via formal job networks or informal personal networks). However, they rarely account for how weak-tie “bridging” networks and strong-tie “bonding” networks differentially affect employment outcomes. Given criticism that (usually weak-tie bridging-focussed) formal job networks are overly focussed on finding entry-level (i.e. any) jobs, it is imperative to understand the impact of strong and weak ties on securing work with good conditions, or of meaning to the worker. Such links are poorly understood in the present literature. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses national Australian survey data to assess whether support from close “friends” or distant “acquaintances” is associated with employment outcomes such as finding any work or “meaningful” work.

Findings

The results show that relatively distant ties (close acquaintances) and emotional support from friends are each associated with reduced chances of being an unemployed/discouraged worker. Stronger ties (close friends) are associated with better chances of a having a “meaningful” job.

Practical implications

More attention should be paid to tie strength dynamics and meaningful employment outcomes in the delivery of employment services. In particular, a role for active “close-tie brokers” in promoting networks should be investigated, instead of expecting/pushing the unemployed to rely on either extremely close or distant connections.

Originality/value

This is the first study to find a link between network type and meaningful work, which has important implications for the delivery of employment services.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 39 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Simon Ellis Poole

As an exploration of how “impact” might be reconsidered, the purpose of this paper is to suggest that current contemporary understandings of “impact” fail practice and…

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As an exploration of how “impact” might be reconsidered, the purpose of this paper is to suggest that current contemporary understandings of “impact” fail practice and research by obscuring the space for reflexive criticality that is crucial for an individual or organisation to flourish. That it thus leads to an already predefined enculturated understanding of “impact”.

Design/methodology/approach

Offering some interrogation and folkloristic analogy of the meaning of “impact”, three brief expositions of differing arts-based práxes concerned mainly with reflection and connection, are then discussed through the lens of Ricœur’s et al. (1978) conflation of the hermeneutical process with phenomenology.

Findings

It is suggested that the implications of restoring, refreshing, or representing “impact” give license to a personal/professional revitalisation, and that reformulating an understanding of “impact” through re/search might offer a potential pedagogic tool, and alternative organising feature.

Originality/value

Through the introduction of inter-disciplinary thinking and práxes, the paper offers novel autoethnographic arts-based methods for personal, professional and organisational development and growth.

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Journal of Work-Applied Management, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2205-2062

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Michael Pitt and Rafid M. Alkhaddar

To provide background and insight into the maintenance of water supplies to Jordan including policy initiatives and solutions.

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Purpose

To provide background and insight into the maintenance of water supplies to Jordan including policy initiatives and solutions.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study style examination of recent articles and policy initiatives which provide a practical oversight of the real issues that impact upon Jordanian industry enabling the reader to grasp the significance of the water issue in the country.

Findings

Provides information on a variety of solutions to the water problem in Jordan. This paper concludes that water transfer via pipeline is the best solution but does not reach conclusions on the best route.

Research limitations/implications

Not an exhaustive examination and does not reach conclusions concerning an optimum pipeline route.

Practical implications

A useful overview for potential investors and/or facilities managers in the region. Useful as an examination of an extreme regional problem for both academics and practitioners.

Originality/value

Provides information on a region where economic growth is anticipated. Supplies information on water resource problems for industry.

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Journal of Facilities Management, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-5967

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Rayman Mohamed, Robin Boyle, Allan Yilun Yang and Joseph Tangari

There is a resurgence in the adaptive reuse of buildings. However, there is a lack of literature that pulls all the strands of adaptive reuse together. Furthermore…

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There is a resurgence in the adaptive reuse of buildings. However, there is a lack of literature that pulls all the strands of adaptive reuse together. Furthermore, despite claims that it is motivated by the 3 Es of the sustainability triangle, the authors could find no research that critiques adaptive reuse from this perspective. The purpose of this study is to review the literature to collect pertinent information in a single place and to critically examine whether adaptive reuse incorporates the 3 Es of sustainability.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodological approach of this study is a literature review and a critical analysis of the practice of adaptive review.

Findings

Adaptive reuse is concentrated at the environment and economic development corners of the sustainability triangle. There are positive interactions along this edge. The authors attribute this to the fact that the same actors – the private and public sectors – are located at both corners of the triangle, and they have shared interests. This is different from the wider sustainability literature, where major actors at each corner are different and tensions along each edge are resolved through mediation. In adaptive reuse, there are no actors at the equity corner of the triangle, and there are minimal attempts to address concerns along the equity–environment and equity–economic development edges of the triangle.

Research limitations/implications

This study focuses on the USA.

Practical implications

This study suggests policy interventions that address the equity issue in adaptive reuse.

Originality/value

This is the first study to provide a succinct review of contemporary adaptive reuse and that places the practice within the framework of the 3 Es of sustainability.

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Facilities, vol. 35 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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This is indeed the age of revolution, when timeless attitudes are changing and new ways of living being born. To most it is a bewildering complex, with uneasy forbodirtgs…

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This is indeed the age of revolution, when timeless attitudes are changing and new ways of living being born. To most it is a bewildering complex, with uneasy forbodirtgs of the outcome. Improvement and change, there must always be—although change is not necessarily progress—but with unrest in the schools, universities and industry, one naturally questions if this is the right time for such sweeping reorganization as now seems certain to take place in local government and in the structure of the national health service. These services have so far escaped the destructive influences working havoc in other spheres. Area health boards to administer all branches of the national health service, including those which the National Health Service Act, 1946 allowed local health authorities to retain, were recommended by the Porritt Committee a number of years ago, when it reviewed the working of the service.

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British Food Journal, vol. 72 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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JOSEPH A. SARTHORY

The purpose of this paper is to argue that organizational structure behavior cannot be explained by considering the organization as a separate entity. Three types of…

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The purpose of this paper is to argue that organizational structure behavior cannot be explained by considering the organization as a separate entity. Three types of evidence are offered to support this viewpoint. Additionally, a case is made for open systems theory development to explain behavior in schools and to stimulate the theory movement in Educational Administration.

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Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-8234

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