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Publication date: 1 January 1983

David Freestone

Harvey Nichols, one of London's major department stores, has embarked on a programme that will eliminate paper from their information system, and make data available to…

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Harvey Nichols, one of London's major department stores, has embarked on a programme that will eliminate paper from their information system, and make data available to all levels of management through the use of Viewdata television.

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Retail and Distribution Management, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-2363

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Publication date: 12 June 2017

Keston Lindsay, Michelle Ferrer, Ronald Davis and David Nichols

Advances in military medical care have facilitated a reduction of fatalities in the global war on terror, relative to previous conflicts. The physical and psychological…

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Purpose

Advances in military medical care have facilitated a reduction of fatalities in the global war on terror, relative to previous conflicts. The physical and psychological trauma of returning personnel remain a challenge, and poor physical and psychological health have been shown to affect quality of life (QOL). The purpose of this paper is to validate the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire amongst wounded, injured and ill military personnel, and to determine the characteristics of distinct groups found in this sample.

Design/methodology/approach

In total, 52 male and female military personnel (34.69+7.63 years, n=51) completed 24 items of the WHOQOL-BREF. Principal component analysis using the direct oblimin rotation was used to determine the factor structure of the WHOQOL-BREF and k-means cluster analysis was used to determine QOL characteristics of the separate groups.

Findings

The WHOQOL-BREF is a reliable tool for measuring QOL for American military personnel. However, the psychometric structure of the WHOQOL-BREF in this sample differed from the original domains. The first cluster analysis based on the original domains produced two clusters: a group of 12 that had poor QOL, and a group of 40 that had relatively good QOL except for the physical domain. The second cluster analysis differed in independence and access/social support only.

Research limitations/implications

Although the sample was small for principal component analysis, the investigators chose to proceed with this procedure, because objective indicators such as measures of sampling adequacy and communalities met or exceeded acceptable thresholds.

Originality/value

Rehabilitation programs for military ill, injured and wounded should contain components that promote independence and self-actualization.

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 1 March 1993

DAVID NICHOLLS

The purpose of this paper is to explain the standards required of saleforces under the Lautro Rules when giving advice; to explore how and why these standards have not…

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The purpose of this paper is to explain the standards required of saleforces under the Lautro Rules when giving advice; to explore how and why these standards have not always been achieved; and to discuss ways in which Lautro members can establish and maintain procedures to maximise investor protections. The views expressed are those of the author himself and not necessarily those of Lautro.

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Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1358-1988

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Publication date: 28 October 1991

Elaine Hobbs Fry and David Grabert

As the number of working mothers increases, the problems associated with being an employee and a parent also increase. This has led to a debate concerning the employer’s…

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As the number of working mothers increases, the problems associated with being an employee and a parent also increase. This has led to a debate concerning the employer’s role/responsibility in helping employees deal with these problems. Congress has seriously considered legislation that would mandate a certain level of “accommodation” by covered employers. And several states have passed laws granting job‐secured leaves. This article presents some of the arguments for and against such legislation, the basics of the proposed federal legislation, and the impact of legislation on employers and employees.

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American Journal of Business, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1935-5181

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Publication date: 1 May 1997

David M. Nichols and Michael B. Twidale

This paper describes how an area of computer science research, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, can be applied to world of libraries. Collaborative activities can be…

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This paper describes how an area of computer science research, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, can be applied to world of libraries. Collaborative activities can be described by whether they occur in the same time and in the same place. These activities can be broadly arranged into three groups depending on the participants: staff‐staff, user‐staff and user‐user interactions. Applying computer technology to these activities requires careful consideration of the work practices involved and the costs and benefits of any changes.

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VINE, vol. 27 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 1 March 2006

Tom Farrand, David Nichols, Tom Rowley and Matt Avery

Shows how the gaming industry is now bigger than film, music and video, with PlayStation better than all other divisions of Sony combined. Points out the implications for…

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Shows how the gaming industry is now bigger than film, music and video, with PlayStation better than all other divisions of Sony combined. Points out the implications for advertising: gaming can deliver huge audiences on a global scale, but gamers are proactive and cynical about conventional marketing ploys. Shows how media, like the UK’s “Sun” newspaper, are including gaming content, while the supremacy of American Hollywood‐type entertainment may decline in the face of gaming’s popularity. Recounts an early example of a highly successful video game and brand promotion; this was virtual heroine Lara Croft’s celebrity endorsement of Lucozade, a British soft drink that in 1999 was reinventing itself as a sports drink with appeal to the 18‐24 year old market.

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Young Consumers, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1747-3616

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Publication date: 22 July 2011

Yaso Thiru

In this chapter, I attempt to explain the diverse nature of social enterprise education in higher education and review the content, placement, and pedagogy of various…

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In this chapter, I attempt to explain the diverse nature of social enterprise education in higher education and review the content, placement, and pedagogy of various programs of study with distinctly different approaches. I see the approaches to social enterprise education falling into three different categories that I call accommodating, integrating, and immersion. The differences are explained by the problem of the familiar: the attempt to define the field in terms of the existing economic and entrepreneurial theories alone. Building on work of others I offer a new framework for understanding social enterprise and social entrepreneurship in the form of propositions that may be empirically tested and potentially could be helpful in developing consistent models for social enterprise education. These propositions are concerned with social benefits or outcomes, agency and firm, scale, and sustainable funding.

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Publication date: 1 January 1954

Aarhus Kommunes Biblioteker (Teknisk Bibliotek), Ingerslevs Plads 7, Aarhus, Denmark. Representative: V. NEDERGAARD PEDERSEN (Librarian).

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Aarhus Kommunes Biblioteker (Teknisk Bibliotek), Ingerslevs Plads 7, Aarhus, Denmark. Representative: V. NEDERGAARD PEDERSEN (Librarian).

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Early Careers in Education: Perspectives for Students and NQTs
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-585-9

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Publication date: 27 November 2018

Nick French, Geetha Bhat, Gurpreet Matharu, Filipe Ortigão Guimarães and David Solomon

The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into how the demographic of international and home students in the major university cities in three European countries…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into how the demographic of international and home students in the major university cities in three European countries (France, Spain and Germany) offers investors an opportunity to provide students housing. This paper looks at how a mobile and demanding student clientele now demands, well priced, good quality and purpose built accommodation during their studies at University. This offers a good property investment opportunity.

Design/methodology/approach

This practice briefing is an overview of the demand factors that are creating opportunities in France, Spain and Germany.

Findings

This paper analyses the link between the under provision of purpose built student housing and an opportunity to develop a long-term cash flow producing investment asset.

Practical implications

The role of the property developers and investors is to successfully identify trends and demands and provide the assets that meet the market requirements. This paper looks at the meeting point in three major European countries for this latent and, currently, poorly served demand.

Originality/value

This provides guidance on how investment opportunities develop in non-traditional property markets.

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Journal of Property Investment & Finance, vol. 36 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-578X

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