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Publication date: 13 July 2015

Roderick A.W. Rhodes and Anne Tiernan

The purpose of this paper is to outline the current state of political and administrative ethnography in political science and public administration before suggesting that focus…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to outline the current state of political and administrative ethnography in political science and public administration before suggesting that focus groups are a useful tool in the study of governing elites. They provide an alternative way of “being there” when the rules about secrecy and access prevent participant observation. Briefly, it describes the job of Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff before explaining the research design, the preparations for the focus group sessions, and the strategies used to manage the dynamics of a diverse group that included former political enemies and factional rivals.

Design/methodology/approach

It outlines the approach to analysis and interpretation before reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of focus groups for research into political and administrative elites.

Findings

It concludes that focus groups are a valuable tool for making tacit knowledge explicit, especially when all participants work in a shared governmental tradition.

Originality/value

It is the first project to use focus groups to study the political elites of Westminster systems, let alone Australian government.

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Journal of Organizational Ethnography, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-6749

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Publication date: 13 July 2015

Karen Boll and Roderick A.W. Rhodes

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Journal of Organizational Ethnography, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-6749

Article
Publication date: 15 December 2014

Helen Dickinson

The purpose of this paper is to explore the study of integration and two perspectives that are found within the literature: the science of integration; and integration as craft…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the study of integration and two perspectives that are found within the literature: the science of integration; and integration as craft and graft. These different perspectives are analysed for their inherent strengths and weaknesses and suggestions for the future research of integration are set out.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is a commentary of the broad approaches that have been taken in studying integration.

Findings

The scientific perspective of integration has tended to dominate the literature and the industry that has developed around integration to date. However, the craft and graft perspective is one that is receiving increasing attention in recent times and which has much to offer in terms of better understanding issues of integration.

Originality/value

This paper is concerned with approaches to research into integration and also draws in newly emerging insights from the broader field of governance. It suggests that the author may wish to reconsider how the author research and practice integration in the context of health and social care.

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Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 22 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1476-9018

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1978

The most obvious symptom of the most obvious trend in the building of new libraries is the fact that, as yet, no spade has entered the ground of the site on Euston Road, London…

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The most obvious symptom of the most obvious trend in the building of new libraries is the fact that, as yet, no spade has entered the ground of the site on Euston Road, London, upon which the new building for the British Library Reference Division has to be erected. Some twenty years of continued negotiation and discussion finally resulted in the choice of this site. The UK and much more of the world awaits with anticipation what could and should be the major building library of the twentieth century. The planning and design of a library building, however large or small, is, relatively speaking, a major operation, and deserves time, care and patience if the best results are to be produced.

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Library Review, vol. 27 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Man-Eating Monsters
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-528-3

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Publication date: 25 January 2011

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Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-3946

Article
Publication date: 12 January 2015

Stephen W. Wang and Waros Ngamsiriudom

Celebrity-themed aircraft campaigns have become a popular tactic that airlines adopt as part of their experiential marketing efforts. The campaign aims at differentiating their…

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Purpose

Celebrity-themed aircraft campaigns have become a popular tactic that airlines adopt as part of their experiential marketing efforts. The campaign aims at differentiating their airline from competitors through delivering and/or reforming consumers’ flying experience. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on data collected from Taiwan, this study investigated the influence of four antecedents – attitude toward celebrity-themed aircrafts, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control and celebrity worship − on purchase intention.

Findings

The results revealed significant positive relationships between all four antecedents and purchase intention. Furthermore, celebrity worship changed the relationships between attitude, subjective norms, as well as perceived behavioral control and intentions.

Originality/value

This study investigates the potential role of marketing program of airlines with a fictional celebrity-themed aircraft that offer immersive flying experience to consumers. The experience starts on the outside where consumers can see the aircraft painted with celebrity-themed livery, and on the inside where the consumers get to experience many celebrity-related products, services, and spirit. According to the results, airlines can influence consumer purchase intention of the airlines services by offering consumers more celebrity related services, including celebrity-themed aircraft, customized products, and limited-amount souvenirs for their patronage. The results also demonstrate that celebrity worship has a significantly moderating effect on consumers’ perception on purchase intention. The results can vary depending on the intensity of celebrity worship.

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Journal of Service Theory and Practice, vol. 25 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2055-6225

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