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Publication date: 1 June 2004

Jeffrey L. Funk

This paper describes the key technological trajectories and their potential effect on the expansion of mobile Internet applications. The initial success of entertainment…

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This paper describes the key technological trajectories and their potential effect on the expansion of mobile Internet applications. The initial success of entertainment content in Japan in 1999 caused manufacturers to introduce phones with color displays, polyphonic tones, cameras, and Java programs, and these functions are supported by other technological improvements like faster microprocessors, larger memory, and faster network speeds. Coupled with an evolution in user behavior, these technologies are making the phone a portable entertainment player, a new marketing tool for retailers and manufacturers, a multi‐channel shopping device, a navigation tool, a new type of ticket and money, and a new mobile intranet device. These trends will have a large impact on competition in the global mobile phone market as dominant designs emerge at the global level.

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info, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Publication date: 1 January 1991

Nigel Heath

Speculation as to the impact of UNIX systems isrife throughout the industry. Interest in the finaloutcome is not confined to the majormanufacturers. Software developers…

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Speculation as to the impact of UNIX systems is rife throughout the industry. Interest in the final outcome is not confined to the major manufacturers. Software developers are experiencing significant demand from users anxious to reap the benefits of true applications portability. The benefits of UNIX are felt on a very broad front. It is not only developers who will make significant savings: users, no longer constrained by proprietary restrictions, will have a far greater choice of both hardware and software products. However, UNIX is not a perfect operating system. Its limitations are generally well known, and the long‐standing debate on which standards will finally be adopted seems no nearer resolution. But it is only a matter of time before the age of true applications portability finally dawns.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 91 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 1 December 1998

Syed Z. Shariq

The advancement of human knowledge is the result of evolution of human capabilities for absorbing, developing and processing human intelligence, and perhaps just as…

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The advancement of human knowledge is the result of evolution of human capabilities for absorbing, developing and processing human intelligence, and perhaps just as equally, on the human capability to develop symbols and artifacts for assisting in the creation, diffusion and sharing of knowledge. These artifacts not only have evolved in their sophistication and ability to help human knowledge enterprise, but also they have become embedded in the knowledge networks and the global knowledge enterprises. The universal knowledge architecture today can be best represented as a set of interconnected networks linking the neural networks of our brain with our organizational, institutional, professional and societal networks, and the networks of knowledge artifacts. Within this context the knowledge enterprise is viewed as a sustaining quest for sense making through the human to human process for scaffolding of knowledge where the knowledge artifacts play quintessential and inseparable roles. The effectiveness of our efforts in developing and implementing the knowledge artifacts or management tools depends to a large extent on our ability to refocus the design context of these tools as artifacts, from an information centric paradigm to one of knowledge within the context of a sense‐making paradigm.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Publication date: 1 August 1992

A slowed rate of market growth, industrial over‐capacity, increased competition: these are just three “trend drivers” towards relationship marketing. Philip Kotler, one of…

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A slowed rate of market growth, industrial over‐capacity, increased competition: these are just three “trend drivers” towards relationship marketing. Philip Kotler, one of the world’s leading marketing thinkers, has brought the philosophy of relationship marketing to bear on a key issue for marketing strategies, that of customer retention.

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Marketing Intelligence & Planning, vol. 10 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-4503

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Publication date: 1 June 1978

RECENTLY Thomas Waide & Sons Ltd, a Leeds firm of colour printers, Rcelebrated their centenary and published a book recording their 100 years of existence.

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RECENTLY Thomas Waide & Sons Ltd, a Leeds firm of colour printers, Rcelebrated their centenary and published a book recording their 100 years of existence.

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Work Study, vol. 27 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 11 May 2015

Basak Denizci Guillet and Ibrahim Mohammed

The purpose of this study was to examine hospitality revenue management (RM) research in the recent decade, to identify emergent issues/topics and suggest directions for…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study was to examine hospitality revenue management (RM) research in the recent decade, to identify emergent issues/topics and suggest directions for future research.

Design/methodology/approach

A systematic process of literature review involving content analysis was adopted. The process involved searching for published articles in three major online databases for hospitality and tourism journals, evaluating and selecting the relevant articles, analyzing and synthesizing the findings of the selected papers and organizing the findings to determine what is known and what is yet to be known.

Findings

The paper established a broad range of topics that have engaged the attention of hospitality and tourism researchers in contemporary times. These topics were structured into seven major themes constituting the core activities of hospitality RM process and another eight themes covering the factors influencing the practice of RM.

Practical implications

The classification of the literature into core activities of RM process and factors influencing RM serves as a useful guide for practitioners and academics to trace relevant literature on various aspects of RM and to visibly notice the gaps in the existing literature.

Originality/value

By developing an RM framework and using it to evaluate existing literature, this study brings cohesion into the hospitality and tourism RM literature.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 27 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 28 September 2010

Robert A. Scott

The purpose of this article is to survey areas of admiration, anguish, and anticipation in higher education.

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to survey areas of admiration, anguish, and anticipation in higher education.

Design/methodology/approach

The article takes the form of a reflective essay.

Findings

There is much to admire about higher education; much that causes anguish; and much to anticipate in the years ahead.

Originality/value

This is an original approach and an original piece of work.

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On the Horizon, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 1 June 2022

DeShannon McDonald, Valentina Iscaro and O. Guy Posey

In today’s global business environment, business learners and employees must adapt to ever-changing challenges. Active learning strategies like case-based learning and…

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Purpose

In today’s global business environment, business learners and employees must adapt to ever-changing challenges. Active learning strategies like case-based learning and think-pair-share may be used in any business course, as they engage learners, may meet Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business standards and assist with employer needs through knowledge and skill enhancement in critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving and collaboration. The purpose of this paper is to provide business instructors with three activities that are easily modified. The activities promote workforce skills and encourage reflection activities as an assessment. The intent of each scenario is to present solution-driven methods by which business challenges may be assessed and resolved.

Design/methodology/approach

Section 2 offers a literature review on case-based learning and think-pair-share. Section 3 includes three case-based activities that instructors may implement. Section 4 sets forth student assessment findings and a conclusion.

Findings

The findings demonstrated that learners reported positive benefits of case scenarios and think-pair-share on their ability to make business decisions, critically analyze, solve business problems and collaborate. Reflective observation was an insightful tool in assessing comprehension and skill-building for 68 learners in two sections of fall 2019 Legal Environment of Business courses. The contribution to literature is primarily practical. The activities foster educational effectiveness by stimulating learners to practice critical employment skills. The results also show that satisfaction, intensifying students’ engagement, enhances the educational effectiveness of the courses.

Originality/value

This study provides three original case-based activities with suggested content, handouts that may be copied for class use, instructor preparation, learning outcomes, objectives and assignment procedures.

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Journal of International Education in Business, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-469X

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Publication date: 18 September 2007

Katia Passerini

The purpose of this paper is to highlight that research on the measurement of key indicators that represent drivers of the knowledge economy still spans several different

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight that research on the measurement of key indicators that represent drivers of the knowledge economy still spans several different, although interrelated, directions. The results of this review call for further integration of metrics through cross‐disciplinary international, multinational and organizational partnerships that could reconcile and define de facto standards for the assessment of the drivers of knowledge‐based growth.

Design/methodology/approach

General review, literature review. The paper reviews extant literature and practical experiences in knowledge‐based development assessments.

Findings

The review finds that many institutions are still adopting a variety of approaches which are difficult to reconcile. Additional coordination efforts are required to overcome contextual and non‐replicable approaches and, thus, increase standardization of metrics.

Research limitations/implications

While the paper discusses limitations of extant approaches, it does not build (another) alternative theoretical solution. Rather it suggests actionable strategies that require a high level of international coordination.

Practical implications

The paper shows the path and examples of multi‐agency approach to achieve standardization.

Originality/value

The value of the paper stems from its classification and review of selected approaches both at the country and organizational level. While it is motivated by a call for integration that is not novel to the field of knowledge management, it suggests that this coordination: needs to occur simultaneously both at the country and the organizational levels, whereby country approaches could inform and drive industry approaches; and needs to leverage international coordination models such as those of international standardization bodies.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 11 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Publication date: 2 April 2019

Robert Bogue

This paper aims to illustrate the increasingly important role played by tactile sensing in robotics by considering three specific fields of application.

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Purpose

This paper aims to illustrate the increasingly important role played by tactile sensing in robotics by considering three specific fields of application.

Design/methodology/approach

Following a short introduction, this paper first provides details of tactile sensing principles, technologies, products and research. The following sections consider tactile sensing applications in robotic surgery, collaborative robots and robotic grippers. Finally, brief conclusions are drawn.

Findings

Tactile sensors are the topic of an extensive and technologically diverse research effort, with sensing skins attracting particular attention. Many products are now available commercially. New generations of surgical robots are emerging which use tactile sensing to provide haptic feedback, thereby eliminating the surgeon’s total reliance on visual control. Many collaborative robots use tactile and proximity sensing as key safety mechanisms and some use sensing skins. Some skins can detect both human proximity and physical contact. Sensing skins that can be retrofitted have been developed. Commercial tactile sensors have been incorporated into robotic grippers, notably anthropomorphic types, and allow the handling of delicate objects and those with varying shapes and sizes. Tactile sensing uses will inevitably increase because of the ever-growing numbers of robots interacting with humans.

Originality/value

This study provides a detailed account of the growing use of tactile sensing in robotics in three key areas of application.

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Industrial Robot: the international journal of robotics research and application, vol. 46 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-991X

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