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Cliff Bunning

Advances the view that learning is a strategic variable inindividual and organizational effectiveness; discusses the processesinvolved in learning; proposes ways in which…

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Advances the view that learning is a strategic variable in individual and organizational effectiveness; discusses the processes involved in learning; proposes ways in which organizations can be more supportive of learning; advocates action learning.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 16 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Cliff Bunning

Reports on the introduction of marketing concepts into theQueensland Department of Primary Industries, in 1988‐89, usingworkshops, luncheon seminars, newsletters and the…

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Reports on the introduction of marketing concepts into the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, in 1988‐89, using workshops, luncheon seminars, newsletters and the establishment of an entrepreneur′s network. Two years later, interviews were conducted within two branches of the department and with some clients of those branches, to determine the extent of adoption of marketing concepts and techniques and the degree of cultural change achieved. The main finding was that there had been a significant degree of adoption and that promotional activities had contributed to that adoption. Other findings included that the part of the programme concerned with fostering entrepreneurialism was a failure and that the full range of changes and benefits achieved were more evident to the managers of the branches concerned than they were to the customers of those branches.

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International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 6 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3558

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For most people, especially those with fixed incomes, household budgets have to be balanced and sometimes the balance is precarious. With price rises of foods, there is a…

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For most people, especially those with fixed incomes, household budgets have to be balanced and sometimes the balance is precarious. With price rises of foods, there is a switch to a cheaper substitute within the group, or if it is a food for which there is no real substitute, reduced purchases follow. The annual and quarterly reviews of the National Food Survey over the years have shown this to be so; with carcase meat, where one meat is highly priced, housewives switch to a cheaper joint, and this is mainly the reason for the great increase in consumption of poultry; when recently the price of butter rose sharply, there was a switch to margarine. NFS statistics did not show any lessening of consumer preference for butter, but in most households, with budgets on a tight string, margarine had to be used for many purposes for which butter had previously been used. With those foods which have no substitute, and bread (also milk) is a classic example, to keep the sum spent on the food each week about the same, the amount purchased is correspondingly reduced. Again, NFS statistics show this to be the case, a practice which has been responsible for the small annual reductions in the amount of bread consumed per person per week over the last fifteen years or so; very small, a matter of an ounce or two, but adequate to maintain the balance of price/quantity since price rises have been relatively small, if fairly frequent. This artifice to absorb small price rises will not work, however, when price rises follow on one another rapidly and together are large. Bread is a case in point.

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British Food Journal, vol. 75 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Barrie O. Pettman and Richard Dobbins

This issue is a selected bibliography covering the subject of leadership.

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This issue is a selected bibliography covering the subject of leadership.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 21 no. 4/5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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George K. Chacko

Gives an in depth view of the strategies pursued by the world’s leading chief executive officers in an attempt to provide guidance to new chief executives of today…

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Gives an in depth view of the strategies pursued by the world’s leading chief executive officers in an attempt to provide guidance to new chief executives of today. Considers the marketing strategies employed, together with the organizational structures used and looks at the universal concepts that can be applied to any product. Uses anecdotal evidence to formulate a number of theories which can be used to compare your company with the best in the world. Presents initial survival strategies and then looks at ways companies can broaden their boundaries through manipulation and choice. Covers a huge variety of case studies and examples together with a substantial question and answer section.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. 11 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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C.R. Bunning

Presents the author′s academic experiences at the Bachelor′s andMaster′s Degree levels (in Business Studies and Organizational Analysisand Development, respectively) and…

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Presents the author′s academic experiences at the Bachelor′s and Master′s Degree levels (in Business Studies and Organizational Analysis and Development, respectively) and reflects upon the effect of those experiences on subsequent professional practice within the framework of Kolb′s Learning Cycle (1984) and Schon′s notion of the reflective practitioner (1983). The author′s principal learning is that process skills tended to be more enduring than mere content knowledge but that the important determinant of effectiveness of process skills is the nature of the paradigm from which they were derived. Quantitative skills based on a deterministic view of the world proved to be not used in professional practice, whereas organizational diagnostic skills, predicated as a belief that human nature and organizations are probabilistic, indeterminant worlds of multiple, interacting variables, proved much more useful and enduring. Rather than an expert relationship with a client, a collaborative partnership approach, now referred to as “Emancipatory Action Research”, was seen as more appropriate and useful over the years.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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The new authorities created by this Act, probably the most important local government measure of the century, will be voted into existence during 1973 and commence…

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The new authorities created by this Act, probably the most important local government measure of the century, will be voted into existence during 1973 and commence functioning on 1st April 1974. Their responsibilities and the problems facing them are in many ways quite different and of greater complexity than those with which existing councils have had to cope. In its passage through the Lords, a number of amendments were made to the Act, but in the main, it is a scheme of reorganization originally produced after years of discussion and long sessions in the Commons. Local government reorganization in Scotland takes place one year later and for Northern Ireland, we must continue to wait and pray for a return of sanity.

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British Food Journal, vol. 75 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Chu‐Mei Liu

Outlines the findings of a study into the secondary destination choices of tourists visiting the Philippines. Defines the tourist mega‐system. Looks at the framework and…

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Outlines the findings of a study into the secondary destination choices of tourists visiting the Philippines. Defines the tourist mega‐system. Looks at the framework and methodology used and attempts to link these with the holistic approach of Jafari regarding tourism structure and stages which the tourists go through.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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Yaw A. Debrah and Ian G. Smith

Presents over sixty abstracts summarising the 1999 Employment Research Unit annual conference held at the University of Cardiff. Explores the multiple impacts of…

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Presents over sixty abstracts summarising the 1999 Employment Research Unit annual conference held at the University of Cardiff. Explores the multiple impacts of globalization on work and employment in contemporary organizations. Covers the human resource management implications of organizational responses to globalization. Examines the theoretical, methodological, empirical and comparative issues pertaining to competitiveness and the management of human resources, the impact of organisational strategies and international production on the workplace, the organization of labour markets, human resource development, cultural change in organisations, trade union responses, and trans‐national corporations. Cites many case studies showing how globalization has brought a lot of opportunities together with much change both to the employee and the employer. Considers the threats to existing cultures, structures and systems.

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Management Research News, vol. 23 no. 2/3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Derek Mozley

Three events of significance to this country took place in 1899 – the British Food Journal was launched, Australia retained the Ashes, and the Boer War hostilities…

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Three events of significance to this country took place in 1899 – the British Food Journal was launched, Australia retained the Ashes, and the Boer War hostilities commenced. If challenged on the order of their importance, cricketers and Empire‐builders may be excused their preference. However, looking at it purely from the standpoint of pro bono publico, the dispassionate observer must surely opt for the birth of a certain publication as being ultimately the most beneficial of the three.

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British Food Journal, vol. 96 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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