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Article
Publication date: 5 May 2020

Ashley Ireland, Dana Statton Thompson and Brian Bourke

This study seeks to illuminate business instructors' undergraduate pedagogical processes toward developing resources and services to support their teaching.

Abstract

Purpose

This study seeks to illuminate business instructors' undergraduate pedagogical processes toward developing resources and services to support their teaching.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors recruited participants through purposeful sampling and collected data through semi-structured interviews. The transcriptions were coded using a grounded theory approach.

Findings

The findings of this study demonstrate that faculty are motivated to be good teachers and want to engage in opportunities to improve. However, lack of time and teaching with technology pose pedagogical learning curves for faculty. Institutional support for improving teaching is welcomed, but it may also be perceived as white noise against competing priorities and a deluge of information. Lastly, business, as a discipline, may uniquely use informational formats such as multimedia and case studies that may pose a challenge to traditional collection development.

Research limitations/implications

The project was designed to be exploratory, small-scale and grounded in approach. This study does not purport to be statistically representative nor are the recommendations meant to be prescriptive.

Practical implications

Academic libraries should be more intentional about positioning subject librarians to provide suggestions for textbooks or other course materials, collecting, organizing and preserving case studies and multimedia and their relationships with publishers that use models that subvert collecting textbooks. Libraries should also partner with technology and pedagogy support units to offer cooperative programming when possible.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the fields of library and information studies, business and education by articulating the unique needs of instructors within the larger contexts of business pedagogy, and the evolving relationship between libraries and undergraduate teaching support.

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 21 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Book part
Publication date: 28 February 2022

Ashley Molloy, Ashley O'Donoghue and Na Fu

Generation A, the number of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) entering the workforce in the next decade is expected to increase. However, the employment rate of people…

Abstract

Generation A, the number of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) entering the workforce in the next decade is expected to increase. However, the employment rate of people with ASD is still very low, and the access to services and support for them is inadequate globally. The research is very limited on understanding neurodiversity-based employment and its success factors. This study aims to fill this important gap via exploring the current inclusive human resource practices being adopted by neurodiversity champion companies. Interviews were conducted with six Irish organizations to identify their neurodiversity and autism practices.

Article
Publication date: 22 February 2011

Ryan O. Weir and Ashley Ireland

This paper aims to describe the development of one transactional access/pay‐per‐view model and its current and anticipated impact on ILL at one US university.

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to describe the development of one transactional access/pay‐per‐view model and its current and anticipated impact on ILL at one US university.

Design/methodology/approach

The services at Murray State University (MSU) are described and the impact of one year of PPV implementation assessed. Some general implications are explored.

Findings

It found that PPV has not yet had a correlative impact on ILL at MSU but this is likely to change as PPV expands.

Originality/value

The paper shows this to be one of a number of empirical studies which are valuable in assessing the impact of PPV as an alternative to the conventional ILL supply of articles.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 39 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Open Access
Article
Publication date: 25 January 2024

Richard Byrne, Declan Patton, Zena Moore, Tom O’Connor, Linda Nugent and Pinar Avsar

This systematic review paper aims to investigate seasonal ambient change’s impact on the incidence of falls among older adults.

Abstract

Purpose

This systematic review paper aims to investigate seasonal ambient change’s impact on the incidence of falls among older adults.

Design/methodology/approach

The population, exposure, outcome (PEO) structured framework was used to frame the research question prior to using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis framework. Three databases were searched, and a total of 12 studies were found for inclusion, and quality appraisal was carried out. Data extraction was performed, and narrative analysis was carried out.

Findings

Of the 12 studies, 2 found no link between seasonality and fall incidence. One study found fall rates increased during warmer months, and 9 of the 12 studies found that winter months and their associated seasonal changes led to an increase in the incidence in falls. The overall result was that cooler temperatures typically seen during winter months carried an increased risk of falling for older adults.

Originality/value

Additional research is needed, most likely examining the climate one lives in. However, the findings are relevant and can be used to inform health-care providers and older adults of the increased risk of falling during the winter.

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Working with Older People, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-3666

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1951

T.C. SKEAT

The aim of this publication is to list the catalogues of the Department of Manuscripts which are in regular use. Catalogues which have been superseded by later publications are…

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The aim of this publication is to list the catalogues of the Department of Manuscripts which are in regular use. Catalogues which have been superseded by later publications are not normally included, since whatever their historical or bibliographical interest they are no longer everyday working tools. To save space in cross‐reference, the catalogues, etc., here listed have been numbered serially in Clarendon type, thus: 31. This numeration has no other significance.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

Article
Publication date: 1 April 1994

Gary Warnaby

Describes the origins and development of the UK retailer, Laura Ashley,emphasizing the internationalization of the company and the emphasis oninternational comparison from an…

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Describes the origins and development of the UK retailer, Laura Ashley, emphasizing the internationalization of the company and the emphasis on international comparison from an early stage of the company′s development. Charts the company′s overseas development in North America, Europe and the Pacific Basin with particular reference to the modifications to the trading format of the company that were necessary to gain acceptance in these markets. Considers the factors influencing Laura Ashley′s philosophy in its overseas markets and the recent events establishing Laura Ashley as an international retail brand.

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Management Decision, vol. 32 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1999

Judy Scott

On the last page of the White Paper A New Contract for Welfare ‐ Support for the Disabled, the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Social Security, states: ‘We are…

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On the last page of the White Paper A New Contract for Welfare ‐ Support for the Disabled, the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Social Security, states: ‘We are increasing the therapeutic earnings limit in Incapacity Benefit to ensure that people with a long‐term illness or disability who undertake therapeutic work can benefit from higher wage rates.’The week before the paper was published, a letter requesting exactly this change was sent to Alistair Darling signed by service user groups and representatives of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Mind, the National Schizophrenia Fellowship, the Manic Depression Fellowship, ITON Ireland, the Richmond Fellowship, Birmingham and City Universities, the Centre for Mental Health Services Development at King's College, London, Professor Geoff Shepherd, Jack Ashley, Elizabeth Bray and me.Who says no‐one ever listens!

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A Life in the Day, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-6282

Article
Publication date: 1 May 1981

Gwen Burman

Inter‐disciplinary direction and participation, concentrated community involvement, on‐going communication and co‐ordination are the key concepts in the Ashley Down Nutrition…

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Inter‐disciplinary direction and participation, concentrated community involvement, on‐going communication and co‐ordination are the key concepts in the Ashley Down Nutrition Education Research Project (Food Education Applied to Social Trends). It is hoped that this account may stimulate others to try a similar approach.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 81 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1995

K. Griesfeller

Quad Europe Ltd has announced the appointment of two Regional Sales Managers in the UK, Ashley Dakin and Ross Fraser who become responsible for sales of ‘Quadline’ in the South…

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Quad Europe Ltd has announced the appointment of two Regional Sales Managers in the UK, Ashley Dakin and Ross Fraser who become responsible for sales of ‘Quadline’ in the South and North of the UK respectively. Ashley joins Quad Europe from Automation Ltd while Ross comes from TDK.

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Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-0911

Book part
Publication date: 22 May 2015

Friederike Welter and Mirela Xheneti

The aim of this chapter is to advance an understanding of the value of informal entrepreneurial activities in relation to context using an institutional perspective arguing that…

Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this chapter is to advance an understanding of the value of informal entrepreneurial activities in relation to context using an institutional perspective arguing that heterogeneity in institutional embeddedness affects the value individuals attach to entrepreneurial actions.

Methodology

We draw empirically on 100 interviews with individuals engaged in informal cross-border activities in eight EU border regions across four countries that have experienced changes of regulatory, economic and social nature.

Findings

The analysis offers important insights on how three institutional logics – market, state and community – guide entrepreneurial action at the micro-level and affect value creation. Our evidence supports the use of these activities to fulfil important economic functions and to nurture family and social relations in closely-knit communities. Differences in the embeddedness of individuals in each of these logics contributed to their perception of the value of their informal entrepreneurial actions along economic and social dimensions at the individual, community and society level and also at the short and long run.

Research Implications

Our main contributions lie in extending discussions of economic and social value of informal entrepreneurial activities and in providing a dynamic view of the value of informal entrepreneurial activities that account for changes or shifts in institutional logics, the responses they generate and the value created as a result.

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Exploring Criminal and Illegal Enterprise: New Perspectives on Research, Policy & Practice
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-551-8

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