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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1995

Chris Ainsworth

Examines the human resource strategy undertaken at ZenecaPharmaceuticals. Gives the business content then goes on to consider theprocess and impact of work on line functions and…

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Examines the human resource strategy undertaken at Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Gives the business content then goes on to consider the process and impact of work on line functions and the personnel department. Concludes with a list of areas of improvement indicated by the planning of the strategy.

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Management Development Review, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0962-2519

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Publication date: 1 September 1996

Martin Fojt

The virtual organization is upon us, or so we are led to believe. No longer will we have to worry about finding enough space for so many workstations, as people will be sitting…

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The virtual organization is upon us, or so we are led to believe. No longer will we have to worry about finding enough space for so many workstations, as people will be sitting in cyberspace waiting either to send or receive their next communication. It will not matter where in the universe someone is, provided that they can communicate. People will be working in physical isolation, but this does not matter as they can, yes you’ve guessed it, communicate! There is no doubting that communicating is good and absolutely necessary, but it is quality of communication which is needed, not just any old garbled message. Are standards of communication deteriorating? The media by which we are sending messages are improving, of that there is little doubt, but it is the content and usefulness of this content which must be brought to question.

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Facilities, vol. 14 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Book part
Publication date: 19 February 2024

Quoc Trung Tran

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Dividend Policy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83797-988-2

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Publication date: 1 June 2017

Daniel Nyberg, Christopher Wright and Jacqueline Kirk

While the use of the pragmatic sociology of critique has enjoyed increasing academic popularity, the relationship between justification and broader power relations remains…

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While the use of the pragmatic sociology of critique has enjoyed increasing academic popularity, the relationship between justification and broader power relations remains unclear. Recent attention to the concept of ‘domination’ suggests the need for a greater focus on how employed public goods reinforce prevailing social arrangements. In this article we explore the public debate over the expansion of hydraulic fracturing of shale gas (so-called ‘fracking’) in the United Kingdom (UK). This technology has generated significant debate and controversy. Through a detailed examination of public inquiries into the technology we explore how different actors employ discursive strategies to justify their claims for the expansion or rejection of fracking. Through this analysis, the article identifies how some of these justifications enjoy precedence over others within the prevailing neoliberal political regime. By explaining how such a political regime is constituted, our study contributes to better understanding how different justifications support hegemonic political ideologies.

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Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-379-1

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Publication date: 25 November 2019

Birthe Soppe and Raissa Pershina

The authors analyze how conflicting institutional demands become deployed in organizational storytelling in the context of wildlife documentaries. Documentary producers…

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The authors analyze how conflicting institutional demands become deployed in organizational storytelling in the context of wildlife documentaries. Documentary producers increasingly feel the pressure to entertain the audience, while simultaneously addressing serious environmental issues. Using a mixed-method analysis of BBC wildlife documentaries produced between 2009 and 2017, the authors identify two narrative strategies, alternation and amplification, to balance demands for entertainment and environmental conservation. Alternation switches entertaining and serious content to offset conservation concerns, while amplification uses entertainment to accentuate conservation. Emotions play a significant role in both ways of storytelling. The findings of this chapter contribute to the literatures on institutional microfoundations, storytelling, and emotions.

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Publication date: 3 January 2015

Joseph Mello

This chapter examines how opponents of same-sex marriage have used rights discourse to construct an identity of themselves as victims, and construct gays and lesbians as deviant…

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This chapter examines how opponents of same-sex marriage have used rights discourse to construct an identity of themselves as victims, and construct gays and lesbians as deviant “others.” I find that conservative rights discourse has been more effective outside the courtroom than in it. This is because these arguments rely on implicit discriminatory stereotypes which are frequently exposed under the scrutiny of dispassionate judicial actors. However, in a popular arena, they are free to operate with considerably less scrutiny. Here, rights discourse is used to mask discriminatory stereotypes and lend legitimacy to positions that would be rejected if made explicitly.

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Studies in Law, Politics, and Society
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-568-6

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Publication date: 25 October 2021

Curie Scott

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Drawing
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-325-3

Article
Publication date: 1 August 1935

IDEAL methods of Library service; this, in simple translation is the purpose before the Library Association Conference at Manchester this year. The first thing that strikes any…

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IDEAL methods of Library service; this, in simple translation is the purpose before the Library Association Conference at Manchester this year. The first thing that strikes any observer is the great variety of current library work. There was a day, so recent that fairly young men can remember it, when a Library Association Conference could focus its attention upon such matters as public library charging systems, open access versus the indicator, the annotated versus the title‐a‐line catalogue, the imposition of fines and penalties; in short, on those details of working which are now settled in the main and do not admit of general discussion. All of them, too, it will be observed, are problems of the public library. When those of other libraries came into view in those days they were seen only on the horizon. It was believed that there was no nexus of interest in libraries other than the municipal variety. Each of the others was a law unto itself, and its problems concerned no one else. The provision of books for villages, it is true, was always before the public librarian; he knew the problem. In this journal James Duff Brown wrote frequently concerning it; before the Library Assistants' Association, Mr. Harry Farr, then Deputy Librarian of Cardiff, wrote an admirable plea for its development. Wyndham Hulme once addressed an annual dinner suggesting it as the problem for the younger librarians. Carnegie money made the scheme possible. But contemporaneously with the development of the Rural Library system, which now calls itself the County Library system as an earnest of its ultimate intentions, there has been a coming together of the librarians of research and similar libraries. We have a section for them in the Library Association.

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New Library World, vol. 38 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

Article
Publication date: 10 April 2009

Susan Ainsworth and Alice Purss

The purpose of this paper is to explore the dynamics between management approach, human resource systems and practices, and responses of seasonal workers.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the dynamics between management approach, human resource systems and practices, and responses of seasonal workers.

Design/methodology/approach

After reviewing literature on contingent workers focusing on seasonal workers in particular, this paper presents a case study of how seasonal work is managed in a specific organisational context.

Findings

There is a noticeable gap between the organisation's initial approach to human resource management (during recruitment and induction) and the way employees are actually managed during the course of their employment. While seasonal employees may have low levels of organisational commitment as a consequence, nevertheless their commitment to colleagues, supervisors, and in some cases, clients has side‐benefits for the organisation.

Research limitations/implications

The research is based on a single case study and has illustrative value. The characteristics of seasonal work described in the case reflect a specific industry and organisational context.

Practical implications

The findings suggest that employers of seasonal workers should consider the influence of human resource management systems and practices on the expectations and experience employees have of work.

Originality/value

The paper makes an empirical contribution as seasonal work has received little attention to date. Moreover, as seasonal work potentially combines short‐term finite employment with longer‐term relational aspects, we are able to highlight the relevance of cyclical time to an understanding of how employees perceive and experience work.

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Personnel Review, vol. 38 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1993

Patrick A.L. Skinner

The author examines the background to the very limited penetration into overseas markets like the U.K. by bottled table wine, diminishing sherry sales and low‐price exports of…

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The author examines the background to the very limited penetration into overseas markets like the U.K. by bottled table wine, diminishing sherry sales and low‐price exports of aromatics, in the context of the structure of the industry, the vines, the groves, wine‐makers and marketeers. Based on more than a year's study and marketing at all levels, he concludes that the Cyprus industry really has reached the cross roads and proposes some of the directions it should take. It must move quickly and positively.

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International Journal of Wine Marketing, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-7541

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