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Article
Publication date: 1 February 2000

Alistair R. Anderson, Sarah L. Drakopoulou‐Dodd and Michael G. Scott

This paper explores the role of religion in the formation and development of the enterprise culture. The approach is that of legitimisation leading to an increase in…

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This paper explores the role of religion in the formation and development of the enterprise culture. The approach is that of legitimisation leading to an increase in environmental munificence. It is argued that entrepreneurial activity was encouraged by the use of an entrepreneurial theology specifically articulated by Margaret Thatcher. Parallels are drawn to Max Weber’s work on the Protestant work ethic, particularly in the way that he argued that changes in the socio‐cultural framework of theology allowed, permitted and encouraged entrepreneurial action in what he called the new rational capitalism. Different aspects of the theological underpinnings of enterprise are discussed. The key findings are that religion played a significant role. It provided a Thatcherite rhetoric which became a moral crusade which was passionately pursued. Entrepreneurship was thus elevated to a new moral high ground; this was in spite of the strongly contested views of the Church. Interestingly, it appears that religious support for entrepreneurship, albeit in a modified form, continues with New Labour.

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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2554

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Article
Publication date: 16 January 2007

Sarah Ann Long

Aims to highlight the future of academic libraries. through discussion with David Bishop.

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Purpose

Aims to highlight the future of academic libraries. through discussion with David Bishop.

Design/methodology/approach

Personal interview with retiring University Library Director.

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Academic librarians must be prepared to be flexible. It will be a vastly different job in ten to 20 years. The biggest job librarians will be facing is changing the expectations of libraries. Society will respond to libraries as they exist now and it will be a societal decision.

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The article outlines how a major university has evolved and established a strong relevancy for students, faculty and administration.

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New Library World, vol. 108 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Gender and Parenting in the Worlds of Alien and Blade Runner
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-941-3

Article
Publication date: 8 February 2021

Carel Roessingh and Michiel Verver

A central theme in the literature on entrepreneurship in remote communities – be they religious, indigenous, rural or migrant communities – is the balance between…

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Purpose

A central theme in the literature on entrepreneurship in remote communities – be they religious, indigenous, rural or migrant communities – is the balance between continuity and change or tradition and modernity and the role of entrepreneurship in maintaining or uprooting this balance. The purpose of this paper is to examine this dynamic in the context of Springfield, a small settlement of Old Order Mennonites in Belize, Central America.

Design/methodology/approach

This study draws on ethnographic research conducted in the Mennonite settlement of Springfield, Belize, between 2002 and 2019, as well as written correspondence with key stakeholders from Springfield.

Findings

This paper identifies three issues of contention between the Springfield Mennonites and the Belizean state: the agricultural census issue, the buying land issue and the cow tagging issue. Each of these revolves around state demands for assimilation into (digitalized) administrative systems and Mennonite resistance to these demands based on their religious-moral code. This study describes the negotiations around these issues.

Originality/value

The focus in most literature on entrepreneurship in remote communities is on how internal community dynamics shape the balance between continuity and change and, in extension, the space for entrepreneurship. The originality of the paper lies in shifting the focus to the relationship between the community and external stakeholders, especially the state.

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Publication date: 30 November 2006

Keith W. Cogdill

This chapter reviews significant advances in health sciences librarianship, highlighting developments between 1970 and 2005. During this time Advances in Librarianship

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This chapter reviews significant advances in health sciences librarianship, highlighting developments between 1970 and 2005. During this time Advances in Librarianship published two chapters that dealt with health sciences librarianship. The first appeared in 1971 with volume two. Written by David Bishop (1971), then at the University of Arizona, it focused on developments in the 1960s and provided a review of the MEDLARS (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System) system, the beginnings of the regional medical library (RML) program and advances in library services and information resources. The second chapter devoted to health sciences libraries appeared in the ninth volume of Advances in Librarianship. In it Donald Hendricks (1979) from the University of New Orleans highlighted collaborative programs among health sciences libraries, the growing reliance on computer applications, professional development programs, clinical medical librarian services and the accomplishments of the Medical Library Association (MLA).

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Advances in Librarianship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-007-4

Article
Publication date: 11 November 2014

David Bishop

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Journal of Product & Brand Management, vol. 23 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1061-0421

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Publication date: 19 August 2013

David Bishop

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Journal of Product & Brand Management, vol. 22 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1061-0421

Article
Publication date: 13 May 2014

David Bishop

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Journal of Product & Brand Management, vol. 23 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1061-0421

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Article
Publication date: 18 August 2014

David Bishop

1981

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Journal of Product & Brand Management, vol. 23 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1061-0421

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1987

David Bishop FCCA, Tony Grundy MA ACA and Peat Marwick McLintock

No company can afford to ignore opportunities for growth. Innovations in production, new developments in information technology and the identification of new markets can…

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No company can afford to ignore opportunities for growth. Innovations in production, new developments in information technology and the identification of new markets can all provide the stimulus for successful business expansion.

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Education + Training, vol. 29 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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