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Publication date: 16 March 2021

Christine Narramore

This chapter is an examination of what is meant by the term ‘Good Farmer’ and whether or not this is compatible with being a good businessperson. The term ‘Feckless…

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This chapter is an examination of what is meant by the term ‘Good Farmer’ and whether or not this is compatible with being a good businessperson. The term ‘Feckless Farmer’ is introduced to describe someone who is the opposite of a Good Farmer. And all of this is considered with reference to the farmers of the village of Ambridge in the West Midlands, with special emphasis on the practices of Brian Aldridge and his recent issues with contamination of his land and neighbouring watercourses. This work starts by defining key terms before moving on to consider the similarities and differences between farms and other types of businesses. The different philosophical paradigms that can underlie different definitions and practices of a Good Farmer are also explored. The ways that the economies of farms differ from most businesses will also be discussed. With some conclusions being drawn as to whether Mr Aldridge is a Good Farmer or a Feckless one, and if he deserved to be lauded as an award-winning businessperson.

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Flapjacks and Feudalism
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ISBN: 978-1-80071-389-5

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Publication date: 1 January 1982

Brian Thomas

Cyril Coffin, Director‐General of the Food Manufacturers' Federation was highly critical in a recent issue of RDM of the Monopolies Commission Report “Discounts to…

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Cyril Coffin, Director‐General of the Food Manufacturers' Federation was highly critical in a recent issue of RDM of the Monopolies Commission Report “Discounts to retailers”. Brian Thomas considers that his judgment is unnecessarily harsh and gives us his alternative view.

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Retail and Distribution Management, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-2363

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Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-869-8

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Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-869-8

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Publication date: 2 October 2001

Brian Thomas

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Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control
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ISBN: 978-1-61-583246-0

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Advances in Accounting Education Teaching and Curriculum Innovations
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-052-1

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

Thomas Bosch and Brian H. Kleiner

Considers the rise in trade with the Asian nations of the Pacific Rim and the increase in their economic strength. Provides some examples of this growing strength. Looks…

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Considers the rise in trade with the Asian nations of the Pacific Rim and the increase in their economic strength. Provides some examples of this growing strength. Looks at the opportunities and threats from this phenomenon. Considers the potential for export and opportunities for financing growth. Concludes that there are benefits and concerns from this growing power and new strategies will be required by business to ensure future success. Suggests that many future graduates may work for companies who have foreign headquarters and new cultures.

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Management Research News, vol. 24 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Publication date: 1 March 1993

Thomas J. Case and Brian H. Kleiner

Suggests that many methods of effective coaching are available totop management. Sets out a number of techniques for coaching employeesand maximising their potential in…

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Suggests that many methods of effective coaching are available to top management. Sets out a number of techniques for coaching employees and maximising their potential in the organisation. Examines motivation techniques, reward schemes and compensation, training and discipline. Concludes that it is up to management to choose their own coaching methods.

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Work Study, vol. 42 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 January 1992

Thomas J. Frosheiser and Brian H. Kleiner

Health care financial management is not significantly different from financial management in other industries. The one area of financial management that is unique to…

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Health care financial management is not significantly different from financial management in other industries. The one area of financial management that is unique to health care, and thus requires additional expertise to be effective, is the accounts receivable and billing/collection function. With health care costs in the United States rising faster than inflation, there is considerable pressure on many fronts to reduce or at least contain costs. This pressure requires significant management expertise and attention focused on the accounts receivable (A/R) cycle of a for‐profit health care concern. To be effective, a financial manager must not only stay knowledgeable on the current reimbursement environment, but must anticipate and plan for continued significant changes in reimbursement rates, the method and timing of payment. In addition, the pressure on the volatility of the A/R cycle places significant importance on the other areas of financial management.

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0952-6862

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Publication date: 1 February 1992

Thomas C. Cole and Brian H. Kleiner

Discusses the five basic elements of an effective absentee controlprogramme: maintaining detailed attendance records; determining reasonsfor absence; summarizing and…

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Discusses the five basic elements of an effective absentee control programme: maintaining detailed attendance records; determining reasons for absence; summarizing and analysing attendance data; taking decisive action to correct the problem; and providing quality leadership to employees. Traditional approaches to controlling absenteeism are discipline at progressive levels to punish excessive absences, and reward, in which various incentive systems are utilized to reward employees for outstanding attendance. Draws examples from US companies.

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Management Decision, vol. 30 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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