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Publication date: 1 August 2004

John Mangan, Chandra Lalwani and Bernard Gardner

The majority of logistics research is primarily populated by quantitative research viewed through a positivist lens. Increasingly, there are calls for logistics research…

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The majority of logistics research is primarily populated by quantitative research viewed through a positivist lens. Increasingly, there are calls for logistics research to more frequently employ qualitative methodologies. The trend in management research generally is increasingly to use methods and approaches which provide a middle ground between the contrasting positivist and phenomenological paradigms and perspectives. Methodological triangulation, using quantitative and qualitative methodologies, increasingly provides multidimensional insights into many management research problems. This paper urges logistics researchers to think about the paradigm through which they view the world and to explore the use of alternative methodologies. If the ultimate aim is to gain knowledge about the world then one needs to do this in the most valid way possible. This paper describes the dominant research paradigms and perspectives and their generally concomitant research methodologies and describes some research (decision‐making concerning choice of ports/ferries) where methodological triangulation, using quantitative and qualitative methodologies, yielded greater insights than would have been the case if a single research methodology had been employed.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 34 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 1 May 1981

G.N. Dicer and G.D. Sentell

The maritime industry is one of the oldest international economic institutions still existing in the modern world. It can trace its beginnings in the West to as early as…

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The maritime industry is one of the oldest international economic institutions still existing in the modern world. It can trace its beginnings in the West to as early as 3000 BC, with the Minoan civilization on the Isle of Crete. By 600 BC the Phoenicians had circumnavigated the African continent and established a fleet which was trading throughout the Mediterranean region. During the five millennia of its recorded history the industry has operated under a variety of market structures and organisational patterns. As the historical trading environment evolved the industry adapted its service operations to continue meeting world needs. It changed as the world changed. Therefore, it should not be too surprising to realise that the maritime industry is currently undergoing some basic structural alterations in keeping with world trends.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Materials Management, vol. 11 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0269-8218

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Publication date: 1 March 1980

D M Bristow

In contrast to the paper from Bernard Doré of Booker Belmont, this one from Safeway Food Stores gives us the benefits of centralised distribution. As the title suggests…

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In contrast to the paper from Bernard Doré of Booker Belmont, this one from Safeway Food Stores gives us the benefits of centralised distribution. As the title suggests, the province of this article is the specialised area of perishable goods. D M Bristow has been involved in the business of distribution for Safeway since 1962. Prior to this he was a Director of John Gardners Supermarkets, one of Safeway's processor companies, and has been dealing with their distribution needs for 12 years.

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Retail and Distribution Management, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-2363

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Publication date: 8 June 2012

Anthony Howard

The purpose of this paper is to provide a model of thinking for managers that is readily applicable in their situation and which will foster effective decision making.

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a model of thinking for managers that is readily applicable in their situation and which will foster effective decision making.

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The paper examines some of the thinking challenges facing contemporary business leaders and provides a sound philosophical basis for a cognitional theory.

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The paper demonstrates that effective execution results from effective thinking, that a learning organisation is a result of becoming a thinking organisation, which is a collection of thinking people, and that people and organisations benefit from having a common cognitional method which can help overcome embedded mental models.

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The paper introduces readers to the cognitional model of Bernard Lonergan, shows the application of that model to contemporary business challenges, and provides an easily‐learned model for thinking, which will aid managers at every level and lead to better decisions.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 31 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 22 May 2017

Brenda Jones Harden, Brandee Feola, Colleen Morrison, Shelby Brown, Laura Jimenez Parra and Andrea Buhler Wassman

Children experience toxic stress if there is pronounced activation of their stress-response systems, in situations in which they do not have stable caregiving. Due to…

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Children experience toxic stress if there is pronounced activation of their stress-response systems, in situations in which they do not have stable caregiving. Due to their exposure to multiple poverty-related risks, African American children may be more susceptible to exposure to toxic stress. Toxic stress affects young children’s brain and neurophysiologic functioning, which leads to a wide range of deleterious health, developmental, and mental health outcomes. Given the benefits of early care and education (ECE) for African American young children, ECE may represent a compensating experience for this group of children, and promote their positive development.

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African American Children in Early Childhood Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-258-9

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Publication date: 1 December 1971

LIONEL WHITE, CAROLE HUDSON, BERNARD HOUGHTON, GLYN ROWLAND, MICHAEL PEARCE, BRIAN C ARNOLD and NOSTALGIA PRESS LTD

THIS IS A polemical statement, not intended to inform, but to argue a case and try to get some sense of reality into the mass of recent writing on the purpose of the…

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THIS IS A polemical statement, not intended to inform, but to argue a case and try to get some sense of reality into the mass of recent writing on the purpose of the public library service. It is taken for granted that the reader is already familiar with a good deal of the general background.

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New Library World, vol. 73 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 26 November 2016

Karin Klenke

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Qualitative Research in the Study of Leadership
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ISBN: 978-1-78560-651-9

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Review of Marketing Research
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-728-5

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Publication date: 1 March 1984

Rhea Joyce Rubin

Bernard Malamud said “…a short story packs a self in a few pages predicating a lifetime. The drama is tense, happens fast, and is more often than not outlandish. In a few…

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Bernard Malamud said “…a short story packs a self in a few pages predicating a lifetime. The drama is tense, happens fast, and is more often than not outlandish. In a few pages the story portrays the complexity of a life while producing the surprise and effect of knowledge…” According to Helen Haines, “The short story may be, perhaps, best defined as the equivalent in fiction to the lyric in poetry and the one‐act play in drama: the intensified, concentrated expression of an idea or theme…It demands greater, but less sustained, mastery of style than does the novel…The brevity of the short story, while it limits, also makes for freedom…” The freedoms it allows include posing problems without solutions, ignoring logical development to a conclusion, and referring to vague ideas which are never detailed. These allowable omissions of the short story lead to its great power for the reader. For a short story is only completed through the interaction of its reader. “The readers are forced into active collaboration: they flesh out the story through memory, sympathy, and insight, and they feel its truth as immediately as a toothache.”

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Collection Building, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 11 November 2010

Rolf Mirus and Bernard Yeung

We examine the mode of international expansion as an equilibrium governance contract between home country and host country factor owner. The focus is on agency costs, a…

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We examine the mode of international expansion as an equilibrium governance contract between home country and host country factor owner. The focus is on agency costs, a form of transactions costs. Two phenomena are shown to be related to the agency costs imposed by factor owners: (i) the choice of different modes of international expansion by one firm in different locations, and (ii) the simultaneous occurrence of several forms of foreign involvement in the same location. We attempt to characterize the dynamic relationship between the mode of an offshore operation and changes in factor market conditions that affect agency costs.

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Multinational Business Review, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1525-383X

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