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Publication date: 20 January 2017

Timothy J. Feddersen and Susan Edwards

Dave Williams has taken over as CEO for MBC Corporation and wants to change the mission statement of the company. However, he needs to get approval from four shareholders…

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Dave Williams has taken over as CEO for MBC Corporation and wants to change the mission statement of the company. However, he needs to get approval from four shareholders: a former board chairman, his father and current board chairman, and two members of his own executive team. Williams must navigate the varying dynamics and opinions of the shareholders to gain their buy-in and create a new mission statement that will take MBC on a new path for the future.

The concept this case addresses is that of the mission statement and how it is used to align an organization and its stakeholders. After students have analyzed this case, they will be able to:

  • Communicate the importance of a mission statement

  • Engage stakeholders in the creation of a mission statement

  • Implement a new mission and culture at an organization

Communicate the importance of a mission statement

Engage stakeholders in the creation of a mission statement

Implement a new mission and culture at an organization

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Kellogg School of Management Cases, vol. no.
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2474-6568
Published by: Kellogg School of Management

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Article
Publication date: 2 February 2015

Dave Williams, Leann Collingwood, James Coles and Stefanie Schmeer

Interventions intended to aid offender re-entry, rehabilitation and desistence based around specific sports and championed by sporting institutions have been introduced in…

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Purpose

Interventions intended to aid offender re-entry, rehabilitation and desistence based around specific sports and championed by sporting institutions have been introduced in custodial settings. Though research evaluating these is positive (Meek, 2012), conclusions are often hampered by the absence of control groups in such work. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the Saracens “Get Onside” rugby-based intervention at HMP YOI Feltham, while employing a non-randomised control group.

Design/methodology/approach

In total, 24 young offenders took part. Those in the treatment condition experienced a ten-week course which included a range of activities leading to accredited awards, exercises in functional skills in literacy/numeracy and 72 hours of rugby sessions. Those in the control condition were matched on key static factors, crime attitudes and aggression. Self-reported measures of pro-crime attitudes, aggression, self-esteem, and impulsivity were taken once before the start, once during, and at the end of the course for both groups.

Findings

As predicted, self-reported scores measuring attitudes towards aggression and crime did differ significantly across groups, with those experiencing the intervention showing more positive values by the end of treatment compared with others. However, measures of impulsiveness and self-esteem showed no change.

Research limitations/implications

Revisions are suggested in respect of both the self-esteem and impulsivity measures, and future work needs better control over the match between treatment and comparison groups.

Originality/value

Concerns over the potentially iatrogenic effects of contact sport interventions with offender groups may be misplaced, and the benefits of sporting interventions are replicated in a between groups design.

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Journal of Criminal Psychology, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2009-3829

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Article
Publication date: 24 July 2007

Dave Arthur Williams

The purpose of this paper is to discuss credit card fraud in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss credit card fraud in Trinidad and Tobago.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper describes credit card typologies in Trinidad and Tobago and the existing law governing such fraud. It outlines the success and inadequacies of the enforcement machinery and issues involving credit card fraud detection and prevention.

Findings

The law regarding credit cards is in a very confused and unsatisfactory state in Trinidad and Tobago. Education in counteracting the criminal activities of credit card fraudsters is vital. Informing the public of the various fraudulent typologies relative to credit cards and at the same time, advising members how to protect themselves are the most effective methods to address the fraud problem. The Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago should also play a critical role in addressing credit card fraud. The association should formulate credit card policies along similar principles as those formulated for cheque fraud to benefit all banks and merchants.

Originality/value

Credit card fraud has only been a recent phenomenon in Trinidad and Tobago. This paper is valuable in offering suggestions as to the way forward in the prevention of such fraud.

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Journal of Financial Crime, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-0790

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Publication date: 1 September 1983

Paul Burton

The subject of this paper is two‐fold, in that I have been asked to consider the availability and the practical use of software packages for information retrieval with a…

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The subject of this paper is two‐fold, in that I have been asked to consider the availability and the practical use of software packages for information retrieval with a microcomputer. From the outset, it can be said that the microcomputer is capable of handling many aspects of library work, not least information retrieval. This is particularly true now that most of the earlier constraints on memory and storage capacity have been overcome. The widespread availability of hard disks capable of storing up to 100 million characters, and the advent of the faster and more powerful 16‐bit systems have already brought the microcomputer to a point where it can rival some minicomputer systems: promised technical developments suggest that this progress will continue in the forseeable future.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 35 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-0911

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Circuit World, vol. 37 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

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Publication date: 17 April 2007

Dr Darren Cadman

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Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, vol. 19 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-0911

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Publication date: 20 November 2009

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Circuit World, vol. 35 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

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Publication date: 17 April 2007

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Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, vol. 19 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-0911

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Microelectronics International, vol. 28 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1356-5362

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