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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 36 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 1 April 2004

Christiane Stock, Nazan Kücük, Irena Miseviciene, Janina Petkeviciene and Alexander Krämer

The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with misperceptions of body shape for 1,681 first‐year University students from Germany and Lithuania. The…

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The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with misperceptions of body shape for 1,681 first‐year University students from Germany and Lithuania. The perception of body shape was rated on a five‐point scale. Multifactorial logistic regression showed that German students were more likely to perceive themselves as being fatter than their BMI suggested compared with their Lithuanian peers. The results indicated that misperception of body shape was a substantial problem for these university students, particularly those from Germany.

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Health Education, vol. 104 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-4283

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Publication date: 1 January 2004

Julia Gelfand

Reports on the International Conference on Grey Literature held in Amsterdam in December 2003. The theme of the conference was "Grey Matters in the World of Networked Information".

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Reports on the International Conference on Grey Literature held in Amsterdam in December 2003. The theme of the conference was "Grey Matters in the World of Networked Information".

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 30 January 2007

Julia Gelfand

Purpose–To report on the Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature held 4‐5 December 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Design/methodology/approach–Describes…

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Purpose–To report on the Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature held 4‐5 December 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Design/methodology/approach–Describes the main points of the conference. Findings–Conference continues to offer a global platform for discussions about changes in grey literature. Originality/value–New applications are shared, deeper understandings about power of Internet and electronic publishing and collection intensities.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 13 November 2009

Joachim Schöpfel and Hélène Prost

This paper seeks to investigate the impact of the open archive initiative on the document supply of grey literature.

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Purpose

This paper seeks to investigate the impact of the open archive initiative on the document supply of grey literature.

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The article is based on a comparative survey of five major scientific and technical information centres: The British Library (UK), CISTI (Canada), INIST‐CNRS (France), KISTI (South Korea), and TIB Hannover (Germany).

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All major document suppliers are quite deeply involved in the open archive movement, and this involvement has an obvious impact on the policy of acquisition, archiving and supply of grey literature (dissertations, reports, conferences etc.).

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The paper is a follow‐up study of the survey published in 2006.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 37 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 8 March 2013

Kellen Lazzaretti, Christiane Kleinübing Godoi, Silvio Parodi Oliveira Camilo and Rosilene Marcon

This study aims to analyse the gender composition of the 99 most liquid Brazilian companies listed in the Brazilian stock exchange (BM&FBovespa) in 2011. It proposes a…

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This study aims to analyse the gender composition of the 99 most liquid Brazilian companies listed in the Brazilian stock exchange (BM&FBovespa) in 2011. It proposes a discussion about gender inequality in Brazilian companies and provides data, made available for the first time to national and international literature, on gender composition in Brazilian boards.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a quantitative study, whose data were collected from the Annual Report of Corporate Governance of Listed Companies 2011 prepared by the Capital Aberto magazine on the makeup of the boards of the 100 most liquid Brazilian publicly traded companies. Descriptive multivariate regression tests were carried out to refine these findings.

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The results show that only 5.4 per cent of the positions in the boards of these companies are occupied by women. Firms that have been listed for longer in the stock market and have more seats in their boards are more likely to have women directors in these boards, suggesting gender inequality in the 99 companies surveyed.

Research limitations/implications

This study has a limitation with regards to the type of female board members in the sample. In other words, the authors were unable to determine if they were external or internal to the companies.

Practical implications

The study discusses gender inequality in Brazilian companies and contributes to the debate on a governmental proposal to adopt quota legislation to increase the number of women in boards of directors.

Originality/value

This study fulfils an identified need to know more about the gender composition of Brazilian boards.

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Gender in Management: An International Journal, vol. 28 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-2413

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Publication date: 25 October 2019

Volker Stein, Arnd Wiedemann and Christiane Bouten

The purpose of this paper is to apply the concept of framing in the field of risk governance and risk management research.

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The purpose of this paper is to apply the concept of framing in the field of risk governance and risk management research.

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A five-constituent approach to framing – cognitive, strategic, action, emotional and institutional framing – is applied to contrastively analyze the multifaceted character of the two concepts of risk governance and risk management.

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This paper analyzes the multifaceted utilization of risk governance framing and the conscious demarcation between risk governance and risk management. Risk governance framing strengthens the proactive control of strategic risks with regard to business model adaptation to changing risk landscapes. The verbal imagery of risk governance already sets the agenda for the sustainability-oriented as well as value-oriented steering of the risks of a business model. Following the analysis of the different framing areas, propositions are presented.

Originality/value

Although framing is applied in various academic disciplines, there is limited research relating to corporate risks. While risk governance provides companies with a concept to ensure the sustainability of their business models in the complex risk landscape, the related framing brings the appropriate interpretation and the deliberate tone into focus.

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Management Research Review, vol. 42 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-8269

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Publication date: 1 April 2005

Christiane Kleinübing Godoi, Rosilene Marcon and Anielson Barbosa daSilva

The Behavioural Finance contests the modern financial theory statements, specially the rationality conception of the market as well as the agent behaviour. For the…

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The Behavioural Finance contests the modern financial theory statements, specially the rationality conception of the market as well as the agent behaviour. For the Behavioural Finance, the human being is susceptible to make mistakes and often acts under “irrational” and passional impulses. This article describes, comparatively, the Behavioural Finance and the modern finance theory investigating precisely the aversion feeling to loss under the investor view. The comprehension of the aversion feeling of loss is deepened from psychoanalytical theory contribution. As the aversion feeling to loss constitutes an aspect of the human subjectivity and cannot be explained just through quantification, the qualitative methodology was used. It was investigated about the influence meanings, experienced by the investors.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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Publication date: 7 October 2015

Md Nuruzzaman

The objective of this study is to investigate how country risk, different political actions from the government and bureaucratic behavior influence the activities in…

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The objective of this study is to investigate how country risk, different political actions from the government and bureaucratic behavior influence the activities in industry supply chains (SCs) in emerging markets. The main objective of this study is to investigate the influence of these external stakeholders’ elements to the demand-side and supply-side drivers and barriers for improving competitiveness of Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry in the way of analyzing supply chain. Considering the phenomenon of recent change in the RMG business environment and the competitiveness issues this study uses the principles of stakeholder and resource dependence theory and aims to find out some factors which influence to make an efficient supply chain for improving competitiveness. The RMG industry of Bangladesh is the case application of this study. Following a positivist paradigm, this study adopts a two phase sequential mixed-method research design consisting of qualitative and quantitative approaches. A tentative research model is developed first based on extensive literature review. Qualitative field study is then carried out to fine tune the initial research model. Findings from the qualitative method are also used to develop measures and instruments for the next phase of quantitative method. A survey is carried out with sample of top and middle level executives of different garment companies of Dhaka city in Bangladesh and the collected quantitative data are analyzed by partial least square-based structural equation modeling. The findings support eight hypotheses. From the analysis the external stakeholders’ elements like bureaucratic behavior and country risk have significant influence to the barriers. From the internal stakeholders’ point of view the manufacturers’ and buyers’ drivers have significant influence on the competitiveness. Therefore, stakeholders need to take proper action to reduce the barriers and increase the drivers, as the drivers have positive influence to improve competitiveness.

This study has both theoretical and practical contributions. This study represents an important contribution to the theory by integrating two theoretical perceptions to identify factors of the RMG industry’s SC that affect the competitiveness of the RMG industry. This research study contributes to the understanding of both external and internal stakeholders of national and international perspectives in the RMG (textile and clothing) business. It combines the insights of stakeholder and resource dependence theories along with the concept of the SC in improving effectiveness. In a practical sense, this study certainly contributes to the Bangladeshi RMG industry. In accordance with the desire of the RMG manufacturers, the research has shown that some influential constructs of the RMG industry’s SC affect the competitiveness of the RMG industry. The outcome of the study is useful for various stakeholders of the Bangladeshi RMG industry sector ranging from the government to various private organizations. The applications of this study are extendable through further adaptation in other industries and various geographic contexts.

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Sustaining Competitive Advantage Via Business Intelligence, Knowledge Management, and System Dynamics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-764-2

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Publication date: 1 November 1935

OCCASIONALLY some writer is inspired to make the declaration that reference work as understood in America does not exist in Great Britain, or, even more definitely, is not…

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OCCASIONALLY some writer is inspired to make the declaration that reference work as understood in America does not exist in Great Britain, or, even more definitely, is not known there. We rejoice at any advance our American friends make, but our enthusiasts for American methods must not undervalue the homeland. In the pages that follow some aspects of reference work receive attention, and the inference to be drawn may be that, if we have not specialized this department of work to the extent that transatlantic libraries have done, if in some smaller places it hardly exists “as the community's study, archive department and bureau of information,” yet in our larger cities and in many lesser places much work is done.

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New Library World, vol. 38 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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