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Publication date: 1 March 1996

Andrew Goodchild

Discusses some of the problems designers face in building catalogs in large networks and relates them back to the resource discovery problem. Currently many catalogs tend to be…

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Discusses some of the problems designers face in building catalogs in large networks and relates them back to the resource discovery problem. Currently many catalogs tend to be built in an ad hoc fashion ‐ which leads to a great variety in the quality of publicly accessible network catalogs. Furthermore, the research surrounding these catalogs tends to focus on narrow technical issues ‐ resulting in difficult‐to‐use catalogs. Addresses this problem by providing a usability framework based on the library science and human computer interaction literature, and demonstrates some of those principles via an example of a prototype. Results are interesting to resource discovery tool developers in that a framework for understanding the general resource discovery problem is provided and some techniques for dealing with those problems are presented.

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Internet Research, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Article
Publication date: 25 April 2008

Andrew Baum and Steven Devaney

The purpose of this paper is to consider prospects for UK REITs, which were introduced on 1 January 2007. It specifically focuses on the potential influence of depreciation and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to consider prospects for UK REITs, which were introduced on 1 January 2007. It specifically focuses on the potential influence of depreciation and expenditure on income and distributions.

Design/methodology/approach

First, the ways in which depreciation can affect vehicle earnings and value are discussed. This is then set in the context of the specific rules and features of REITs. An analysis using property income and expenditure data from the Investment Property Databank (IPD) then assesses what gross and net income for a UK REIT might have been like for the period 1984‐2003.

Findings

A UK REIT must distribute at least 90 per cent of net income from its property rental business. Expenditure therefore plays a significant part in determining what funds remain for distribution. Over 1984‐2003, expenditure has absorbed 20 per cent of gross income and been a source of earnings volatility, which would have been exacerbated by gearing.

Practical implications

Expenditure must take place to help UK REITs maintain and renew their real estate portfolios. In view of this, investors should moderate expectations of a high and stable income return, although it may well still be so relative to alternative investments.

Originality/value

Previous literature on depreciation has not quantified amounts spent on portfolios to keep depreciation at those rates. Nor, to our knowledge, has its ideas been placed in the indirect investor context.

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Journal of Property Investment & Finance, vol. 26 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-578X

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Transport Survey Quality and Innovation
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-08-044096-5

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Handbook of Transport Geography and Spatial Systems
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-615-83253-8

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Publication date: 1 May 1995

Andrew Baum and Neil Crosby

Describes an analysis of a City of London office building in 1993.Attempts to show how the pricing process should be affected by a greaterunderstanding of the purchaser′s view…

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Describes an analysis of a City of London office building in 1993. Attempts to show how the pricing process should be affected by a greater understanding of the purchaser′s view. Based on a real case.

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Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-2712

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Publication date: 25 April 2008

Robin Goodchild

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Journal of Property Investment & Finance, vol. 26 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-578X

Article
Publication date: 1 September 1996

Andrew Adams and Philip Booth

Develops and compares a number of alternative discounted cash flow (DCF) approaches to the appraisal of over‐rented property. The transparent nature of DCF techniques makes them…

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Develops and compares a number of alternative discounted cash flow (DCF) approaches to the appraisal of over‐rented property. The transparent nature of DCF techniques makes them more suitable than traditional techniques for the appraisal of over‐rented property, but the different DCF approaches reveal the essential risk characteristics of over‐rented property, including option characteristics similar to those of convertible bonds. This suggests that even more complex appraisal techniques used in other investment markets may be more appropriate.

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Journal of Property Finance, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0958-868X

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Book part
Publication date: 27 September 1999

Myke Gluck and Lixin Yu

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Advances in Librarianship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-876-6

Article
Publication date: 12 March 2018

Andrew Stewart

An action is utilitarian when it is both useful and practical. This paper aims to examine a number of traditional information security management practices to ascertain their…

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Purpose

An action is utilitarian when it is both useful and practical. This paper aims to examine a number of traditional information security management practices to ascertain their utility. That analysis is performed according to the particular set of challenges and requirements experienced by very large organizations. Examples of such organizations include multinational corporations, the governments of large nations and global investment banks.

Design/methodology/approach

The author performs a gap analysis of a number of security management practices. The examination is focused on the question of whether these practices are both useful and practical when used within very large organizations.

Findings

The author identifies a number of information security management practices that are considered to be “best practice” in the general case but that are suboptimal at the margin represented by very large organizations. A number of alternative management practices are proposed that compensate for the identified weaknesses.

Originality/value

Quoting from the conclusion of the paper: We have seen in our analysis within this paper that some best practices can experience what economists refer to as diminishing marginal utility. As the target organization drifts from the typical use-case the amount of value-added declines and can potentially enter negative territory. We have also examined the degree of innovation in the practice of security management and the extent to which the literature can support practical, real-world activities. In both the areas, we have identified a number of opportunities to perform further work.

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Information & Computer Security, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-4961

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1991

Colin Lizieri

Consider the post‐Fordism/flexible specialisation hypothesis.Examines how it can shed light on future changes in the propertyindustry. Concludes that changes in the global economy…

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Consider the post‐Fordism/flexible specialisation hypothesis. Examines how it can shed light on future changes in the property industry. Concludes that changes in the global economy – notably the integration of circuits of financial capital and the reorganisation of manufacturing industry – have potentially significant impacts on the property market.

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Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-2712

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