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J. Cusack

March 12, 1971 Compressed air work — Breach of statutory duty — Negligence — Caisson disease in form of bone necrosis — Causation — Faulty decompression procedure and…

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March 12, 1971 Compressed air work — Breach of statutory duty — Negligence — Caisson disease in form of bone necrosis — Causation — Faulty decompression procedure and equipment — Whether risk reasonably foreseeable by employers — The Work in Compressed Air Special Regulations, 1958 (SJ. 1958,No. 61),regs. 4(1), 6,8(1), 8(2) (a), 10(1) and 10(3).

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Managerial Law, vol. 11 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Daniel Simpson

The planning process is usually an integrated mixture of top‐down issues prepared at the senior levels of the organization, and bottom‐up work that goes on within the…

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The planning process is usually an integrated mixture of top‐down issues prepared at the senior levels of the organization, and bottom‐up work that goes on within the operating units. A question for this distinguished panel of CPOs is, “How can companies optimally balance the process?”

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Planning Review, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0094-064X

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Daniel Simpson

In global businesses there's often a question about what you can plan for on a worldwide basis and what needs to be managed on a local basis. How does a company know it…

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In global businesses there's often a question about what you can plan for on a worldwide basis and what needs to be managed on a local basis. How does a company know it has an equity or an economy of scale that is truly global?

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Planning Review, vol. 23 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0094-064X

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Daniel G. Simpson

The head of planning for a Fortune 500 consumer products company summarizes the lessons managers must master for successful scenario planning in diversified companies.

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The head of planning for a Fortune 500 consumer products company summarizes the lessons managers must master for successful scenario planning in diversified companies.

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Planning Review, vol. 20 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0094-064X

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From Blofeld to Moneypenny: Gender in James Bond
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-163-1

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Passion. Intensity. Experience. That's what good, dynamic, exhilarating speakers can offer the crowds who are hanging on their every word. But speakers of that ilk are…

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Passion. Intensity. Experience. That's what good, dynamic, exhilarating speakers can offer the crowds who are hanging on their every word. But speakers of that ilk are rare—even when they're telling some of the most scintillating stories of strategic derring‐do. Here's a guide to some of corporate strategy's best speakers, picked by their most seasoned critics: their listeners.

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Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 15 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0275-6668

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Lexis Alexander Tetteh, Cletus Agyenim-Boateng, Samuel Nana Yaw Simpson and Daniel Susuawu

In this study, we use neoinstitutional sociology to explore how institutional pressures exerted on Ghana influenced the government’s decision to adopt, implement and use…

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Purpose

In this study, we use neoinstitutional sociology to explore how institutional pressures exerted on Ghana influenced the government’s decision to adopt, implement and use integrated financial management information systems (IFMIS) for the management of public financial resources.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on a case study of Ghana’s Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD), the study uses a qualitative interpretive case approach as the methodological stance, and some key officials involved in the implementation of the IFMIS project were interviewed and documentary evidence was also analyzed to achieve triangulation of data and results.

Findings

The results show that the IFMIS reform was instigated by two main forces. One is the pressure from external stakeholders like the World Bank related to funding relationships. The other is the indigenous pressures coming from internal stakeholders who felt dissatisfied with the outcomes of previous reforms. The findings also suggest that many contingencies for successful reforms to IFMIS were present in Ghana, such as the commitment of internal stakeholders, the training programs for improving the needed skills of employees, and the will to get inspired by best practices abroad. Nevertheless, ultimate users mostly were hesitant to use IFMIS due to fears of losing their jobs because of institutionalized practices and a lack of IT skills. The study further revealed that, even if many conditions for a successful reform, especially regarding adoption and implementation, are in place, the reform may ultimately fail due to the impact of other factors that particularly regard the use of the newly developed accounting repertoire.

Practical implications

The findings of this study can be considered as a blueprint to emerging economies yet to adopt and implement similar IT-based Public Financial Management Information System (PFMIS). Moreover, given that some ultimate users exhibited resistance to the use of the new system, the results will prompt emerging economies that have not yet implemented IT-based PFMIS to recognize that cultural change management is an inevitable condition for successful implementation and use of IT-based PFMIS.

Originality/value

This study contributes to studies on public sector accounting reform in emerging economies by highlighting how the adoption of public sector accounting reform was instigated by both development partners and indigenous institutions responsible for ensuring effective and transparent management of public funds. Furthermore, unlike previous studies, the implementation team imported business case ideas from the private sector to augment the IFMIS implementation.

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Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-1168

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Daniel Hay

‘DID YOU KNOW old John Simpson?’ I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked this question about my predecessor over the past thirty‐six years. Inevitably…

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‘DID YOU KNOW old John Simpson?’ I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked this question about my predecessor over the past thirty‐six years. Inevitably my interlocutor follows up his question with the statement, ‘He was a terror; you either took what he gave you out of a selection of two or three books, or did without’.

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Library Review, vol. 22 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Renee Middlemost

In 2015, Idris Elba declared ‘I’m probably the most famous Bond actor in the world … and I’ve not even played the role’. Speculation about Elba taking on the role of the…

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In 2015, Idris Elba declared ‘I’m probably the most famous Bond actor in the world … and I’ve not even played the role’. Speculation about Elba taking on the role of the world’s most famous spy has circulated for over a decade, fuelled by current Bond Daniel Craig’s assertion that the role has ruined his life. This chapter will examine the role of fans in driving hype about the future of Bond, focusing on the case study of alt-right outrage at the potential casting of Elba. The anti-Elba camp have framed their outrage as informed by authorial intent, and the desire to maintain canon, with claims that Ian Fleming’s Bond was, and should always be white and Scottish. Bond’s expansive narrative universe has remained constant since its inception, enabling fans of the series to form an emotional connection and sense of ownership over the text as a cohesive brand, a form of ‘affective economics’ (Hills, 2015; Jenkins, 2006a). By situating the debate over Elba’s suitability within the timeline of the Bond franchise, the author will posit that the rigid casting and structure of the film series to date enables feelings of fan ownership to flourish. Whilst the influence of vocal fan groups has altered the future direction of numerous popular texts, this chapter will suggest that the sameness of Bond-as-brand provides the justification for fan backlash towards potential change. In sum, this chapter will highlight the Elba-as-Bond rumours as a reflection of the contemporary political moment which seeks to flatten out difference under the auspice of protecting the canon and tradition of ‘brand Bond’.

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From Blofeld to Moneypenny: Gender in James Bond
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-163-1

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Alesa Liles and Stacy Moak

Purpose – The purpose of this chapter is to highlight recent research addressing theories of female offending and the context of female perpetrated homicides. Women have…

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Purpose – The purpose of this chapter is to highlight recent research addressing theories of female offending and the context of female perpetrated homicides. Women have often been omitted in research and theory development, thus gendered interventions and treatments lag behind. Additionally, female perpetrated homicides are rare, consequently research examining the context of the events and the events leading up to the homicide are inadequate.

Design/methodology/approach – The approach is to examine the historical research on female offenders, the context of female violent offenses particularly homicide offenses, and emerging theories of gendered experiences into criminal activities for women.

Findings – Findings indicate that gender matters when explaining theories of female offending and when examining the context of female perpetrated homicides.

Originality/value – Females have different life events from males, and these life events create distinct pathways into criminal offending, including the ultimate offense of homicide. Based on these differences, theory development as well as intervention and prevention strategies must be designed that are gender specific.

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Homicide and Violent Crime
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-876-5

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