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Publication date: 1 August 1997

Brian Snowdon and Howard R. Vane

An interview with Milton Friedman in 1996 ‐ presents his reflections on some of the important issues surrounding the evolution of, and currrent debates within, modern…

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An interview with Milton Friedman in 1996 ‐ presents his reflections on some of the important issues surrounding the evolution of, and currrent debates within, modern macroeconomics. A world‐renowned economist and prolific author since the 1930s, Milton Friedman has had a considerable impact on macroeconomic theory and policy making. Associated mostly with monetarism and the efficacy of free markets, his work has ranged over a broader area ‐ microeconomics, methodology, consumption function, applied statistics, international economics, monetary theory, history and policy, business cycles and inflation. In the interview discusses Keynes’s General Theory, monetarism, new classical macroeconomics, methodology, economic policy, European union and the monetarist counter‐revolution.

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Journal of Economic Studies, vol. 24 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-3585

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Publication date: 7 November 2008

Hartini Ahmad

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Business Process Management Journal, vol. 14 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-7154

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Publication date: 20 March 2001

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A Research Annual
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-072-2

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Publication date: 1 April 1987

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

Present‐day economics is characterised by the fragmentary and reductionist approach that typifies most social sciences. Economists generally fail to recognise that the…

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Present‐day economics is characterised by the fragmentary and reductionist approach that typifies most social sciences. Economists generally fail to recognise that the economy is merely one aspect of a whole ecological and social fabric; a living system composed of human beings in continual interaction with one another and with their natural resources, most of which are, in turn, living organisms. The basic error of the social sciences is to divide this fabric in fragments, assumed to be independent and to be dealt with in separate academic departments (Capra, 1982, pp. 194–5).

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Journal of Economic Studies, vol. 14 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-3585

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Publication date: 13 February 2007

Duncan R. Shaw, Christopher P. Holland, Peter Kawalek, Bob Snowdon and Brian Warboys

To construct, test and illustrate a sophisticated and theory‐based architecture for analyzing business process management systems (BPMS) used for business process change.

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Purpose

To construct, test and illustrate a sophisticated and theory‐based architecture for analyzing business process management systems (BPMS) used for business process change.

Design/methodology/approach

Exploration of business process modeling‐based BPMS via a meta‐survey of academic and business literatures. Two main dimensions are used based upon semiotics and a block‐based BPMS pyramid architecture. Each block is a core technology required for the functioning of the BPMS and include: the subject being modeled; the software formalism; the IT infrastructure; the modeling language and notation; and the underlying technical infrastructure.

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Theoretically explains and empirically illustrates each core technology in the proposed architecture then does the same for the architecture, its arrangement as a whole and its interrelationships. Recognizes the lack of a theoretical basis for business process modeling constructs and the dangers that this generates. Explains why automatic BPMS require formal construct transmission from subject modeled to modeling hardware and software.

Research limitations/implications

The architecture's core technologies span numerous disciplines so each set of literatures introduces the component concepts and their bases but is not exhaustive.

Originality/value

This paper proposes a considerably more sophisticated framework for BPMS analysis than is currently available; it is theoretically and not just empirically based; it uses a novel method of theoretical justification concerned with the transmission of modeled properties and characteristics between several technological media; and it illustrates the innovative analytical use of this architecture and the practical use of BPMS with three different case vignettes.

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Business Process Management Journal, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-7154

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Publication date: 1 August 1999

Pete Starkey

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Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-0911

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Publication date: 6 February 2009

Archie Lockamy and Douglas L. Smith

The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework along with underlying propositions for the design and deployment of telemedicine projects which provide…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework along with underlying propositions for the design and deployment of telemedicine projects which provide healthcare organizations with strategic benefits.

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Field research conducted at four healthcare organizations along with academic literature in the areas of telemedicine and process management form the basis for the conceptual framework and propositions provided in this paper.

Findings

Telemedicine can be used as a process enabler for enhanced healthcare‐delivery systems. However, there are several challenges which must be considered prior to its implementation. The framework and propositions provided in the paper can be used to facilitate successful telemedicine project deployments.

Research limitations/implications

The framework and propositions are derived from a small sample and must be validated through more rigorous empirical research studies.

Practical implications

The concepts presented in the paper can be used by healthcare planners to increase the likelihood of telemedicine deployment success within their organizations.

Originality/value

This paper begins to fill a void in the literature concerning how telemedicine can be used as a process enabler for improving healthcare‐delivery systems.

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Business Process Management Journal, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-7154

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Publication date: 1 February 1977

Brian Nicholson, a leading union spokesman for some 20,000 dockers, comments on some of the “misrepresentations” which surround the controversial new laws governing dock…

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Brian Nicholson, a leading union spokesman for some 20,000 dockers, comments on some of the “misrepresentations” which surround the controversial new laws governing dock labour. Report by Del Coomber.

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Industrial Management, vol. 77 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-6929

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Publication date: 13 September 2013

Susannah Diamond and Brian Irwin

The paper aims to explore staff practices in using e‐learning to embed sustainability literacy, highlight best practice and determine areas for improvement.

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The paper aims to explore staff practices in using e‐learning to embed sustainability literacy, highlight best practice and determine areas for improvement.

Design/methodology/approach

A framework of four areas for developing student sustainability literacy (SSL) was proposed as a basis for analysing practice. A literature review then explored the extent to which e‐learning is used to support embedding SSL in the curriculum, and the types of e‐learning currently in use for this.

Findings

E‐learning tools were most frequently used to provide flexible access to information, followed by support for communication and collaboration, and were less frequently used for the development of specific skills, personal identity and confidence.

Research limitations/implications

The sample of case studies provided only limited evidence. A survey of practitioners could be undertaken to explore and validate the issues raised by the literature review.

Practical implications

The review highlighted scope for a pedagogical shift away from using e‐learning for information delivery and practical communication, and towards supporting rich, student‐centred forms of learning in both blended and distance learning modes.

Social implications

This shift would create more powerful learning experiences for students, more effectively develop students' personal identities and skills, and yield graduates who are more confident in their ability to create more sustainable futures.

Originality/value

This paper will be of value to academic staff and educational developers looking to develop practice in embedding SSL in teaching and learning, and to harness the potential of e‐learning.

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 14 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-6370

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Publication date: 1 August 1993

After 25 years of studying IBM, General Electric, Polaroid and Xerox, Professor Brian Quinn of the Amos Tuck Business School in Chicago, found that not one major product…

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After 25 years of studying IBM, General Electric, Polaroid and Xerox, Professor Brian Quinn of the Amos Tuck Business School in Chicago, found that not one major product had come from the formal planning process. Instead, many successful innovations had come from the “wrong” places — from people with an obsession about something, from people who stumble on to something by accident, or from people who found a new use for an existing product.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 25 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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