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Publication date: 1 March 1992

Brian A. Burgess

Considers the increasingly common occurrence of insolvency.Provides a short summary of the terminology for, and types of,insolvency and outlines the roles of the various…

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Considers the increasingly common occurrence of insolvency. Provides a short summary of the terminology for, and types of, insolvency and outlines the roles of the various professionals involved including the administrator and the receiver. Details the definitions and most important elements of the valuation. Concludes that through the endeavors of insolvency practitioners positive results can quite often follow.

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Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-2712

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Publication date: 1 May 1969

RONALD DEADMAN

Founded in 1960, with Dr Michael Young as its chairman, and Tyrrell Burgess as director, ACE does more than answer questions from worried mums: it publishes books, runs…

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Founded in 1960, with Dr Michael Young as its chairman, and Tyrrell Burgess as director, ACE does more than answer questions from worried mums: it publishes books, runs residential courses, and conducts more than a few educational experiments. Perpetual stirrers, they have recently held a conference on discipline in schools, and no one will be in any doubt why they held it or what side they're on. Largely owing to their constant badgering for the rights of parents, those old signs in primary school corridors reading ‘Parents must not proceed beyond this point’ are disappearing. Streaming — a subject present director Brian Jackson has always felt strongly about — may also owe its abolition in many areas to the force of ACE's arguments — which favour strongly grouping in the primary school, as much individual attention as possible from teachers for slower‐learning children, discovery methods to replace rote learning, creative writing, a new approach to music — creative rather than passive, again — Nuffield Science for juniors and a new deal for nursery toddlers — all have come under ACE's hammer at some time or another. Not content merely to keep reiterating Lady Plowden's recommendations for the primary school, Where has often researched far beyond the immediately obvious educational priority areas and has outlined the needs for deprived groups like gypsy children. Pressurizing for comprehensives doesn't go off the boil when the idea takes root even in High Tory enclaves: with ACE it goes on simmering for more flexible methods of learning and grouping inside such schools.

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Education + Training, vol. 11 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 1 March 1969

Brian T. Robson

Discusses ecology and marketing, showing that while ecology may not provide a methodology for marketing, spatial science and systems theory provide findings which may…

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Discusses ecology and marketing, showing that while ecology may not provide a methodology for marketing, spatial science and systems theory provide findings which may prove to be of importance with regard to marketing. Maintains that ecology is criticised both for its hazy definition and its approach of argument by analogy. Explains that emerging patterns can give clues to the multi‐dimensional environmental processes affecting human decisions. Documents that the relevance of geography to marketing may, therefore, be great even though that of ‘human ecology’ as traditionally defined may be just an illusion.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Publication date: 14 November 2016

Seunghyun Brian Park, Jichul Jang and Chihyung Michael Ok

The purpose of this paper is to use Twitter analysis to explore diner perceptions of four types of Asian restaurants (Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai).

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to use Twitter analysis to explore diner perceptions of four types of Asian restaurants (Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai).

Design/methodology/approach

Using 86,015 tweets referring to Asian restaurants, this research used text mining and sentiment analysis to find meaningful patterns, popular words and emotional states in opinions.

Findings

Twitter users held mingled perceptions of different types of Asian restaurants. Sentiment analysis and ANOVA showed that the average sentiment scores for Chinese restaurants was significantly lower than the other three Asian restaurants. While most positive tweets referred to food quality, many negative tweets suggested problems associated with service quality or food culture.

Research limitations/implications

This research provides a methodology that future researchers can use in applying social media analytics to explore major issues and extract sentiment information from text messages.

Originality/value

Limited research has been conducted applying social media analysis in hospitality research. This study fills a gap by using social media analytics with Twitter data to examine the Twitter users’ thoughts and emotions for four different types of Asian restaurants.

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-9880

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Publication date: 18 October 2017

Lucy Taksa and Dimitria Groutsis

Most publications on the management of diversity in Western countries pay homage to history by referring back to the way regulatory frameworks developed to promote equal…

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Most publications on the management of diversity in Western countries pay homage to history by referring back to the way regulatory frameworks developed to promote equal treatment and to oppose discrimination. In work on English speaking countries, particular attention has been given to the struggles waged in the USA for civil rights and for gender equality in the 1960s and their impact on the emergence of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies. Generally, these developments are depicted as the antecedents to the emergence of diversity management in the USA. This genealogical orientation is usually designed to establish historical foundations. However, as we see it, this approach to history has promoted an impression of linear evolution. Our general aim in this chapter is to show how an historical perspective can help uncover continuities in regard to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and diversity management policies and strategies in Australia, particularly in relation to the management of cultural diversity in Australian workplaces. Rather than seeing development in linear terms, our aim is to highlight connections and the implications of such connections. Accordingly, this chapter relates each of these policies/strategies to analogous political and legal developments that emerged concurrently, in particular such initiatives as multiculturalism, anti-discrimination laws and what became known in Australia as ‘productive diversity’ policies.

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Publication date: 4 October 2017

Brian L. Steuerwald, Allison R. Brown, Malek Mneimne and David Kosson

The purpose of this paper is to test the attenuated-anger and heightened-anger hypotheses of psychopathy by assessing the physiological, behavioral, and subjective…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to test the attenuated-anger and heightened-anger hypotheses of psychopathy by assessing the physiological, behavioral, and subjective measures of anger in individuals with and without psychopathic traits.

Design/methodology/approach

In all, 62 male college students were assigned to one of three groups based on evidence of elevated affective-interpersonal (Factor 1) and antisocial lifestyle (Factor 2) traits associated with psychopathy (the IF1+F2 group), evidence of only Factor 2 traits (the F2 only group), or based on the absence of psychopathic traits (the control group), using Gough’s (1957) Socialization scale and a modified, interview only form of Hare’s (1991) Psychopathy Checklist-Revised. To induce anger, participants received unjust criticism about their performance on a computer-based affective lexical decision task and were denied a performance bonus they had reason to expect.

Findings

Following provocation, the three groups displayed similar increases in blood pressure, pulse, and self-reported anger. The control and IF1+F2 groups also displayed similar retaliation toward the confederate. However, the IF1+F2 group displayed smaller increases on two of three measures of facial muscle activity associated with anger.

Originality/value

This study is one of the first to assess anger responsiveness in individuals with psychopathic traits using a powerful anger induction and using physiological, behavioral, and subjective indices of anger. It is also the first to assess both the attenuated-anger and the heightened-anger hypotheses of psychopathy. The findings appear largely inconsistent with both perspectives.

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Journal of Criminal Psychology, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2009-3829

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Publication date: 1 February 1988

Brian E. Roberts and David Streatfield

Local financial management systems, an area of current interest, is reviewed, and the benefits and pitfalls associated with financial devolution described. Specific…

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Local financial management systems, an area of current interest, is reviewed, and the benefits and pitfalls associated with financial devolution described. Specific examples of experiences are given from local education authorities, and recommendations are made about the setting up of any such new system.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 12 March 2020

Wayne Turnbull

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A Brief History of Credit in UK Higher Education: Laying Siege to the Ivory Tower
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-171-4

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Publication date: 7 November 2018

Nicholas Kavish and Brian Boutwell

Criminology has produced more than a century of informative research on the social correlates of criminal behavior. Recently, a growing body of theoretical and empirical…

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Purpose

Criminology has produced more than a century of informative research on the social correlates of criminal behavior. Recently, a growing body of theoretical and empirical work has begun to apply evolutionary principles, particularly from life history theory (LHT), to the study of crime. As this body of research continues to grow, it is important that work in this area synthesizes evolutionary principles with the decades of sociological research on the correlates of crime. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

The current paper reviews the brief history of research applying life history concepts to criminology, providing an overview of the underlying framework, exploring examples of empirically testable and tested hypotheses that have been derived from the theory, discussing cautions and criticisms of life history research, and discussing how this area of research can be further integrated with existing theory.

Findings

A growing body of research has, with relative consistency, associated indicators of a faster life history strategy with aggression and violence in humans and across the animal kingdom. Research into these associations is still vulnerable to genetic confounding and more research with genetically sensitive designs is needed. The use of hypotheses informed by evolutionary insight and tested with genetically sensitive designs provides the best option for understanding how environmental factors can have an impact on violent and criminal behavior.

Originality/value

The current paper provides an updated review of the growing application of LHT to the study of human behavior and acknowledges criticisms and areas of concern that need to be considered when forming hypotheses for research.

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Journal of Criminal Psychology, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2009-3829

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Brian Rooks

The paper describes the operation of two hose maufacturing machines.

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Purpose

The paper describes the operation of two hose maufacturing machines.

Design/methodology/approach

The systems use servo drives (Rexroth) and ultrasonic cutting heads.

Findings

System reduces costs and gives greater flexibility with an expected payback time of 2‐3 years.

Originality/value

A useful source of information for those involved in special purpose machinery manufacturing.

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Assembly Automation, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-5154

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