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Publication date: 1 February 2003

Dean Juniper

Leisure counselling is a fresh and, as yet, relatively underdeveloped, therapeutic approach to a range of emotional stressors, with work‐stress prominent amongst them…

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Leisure counselling is a fresh and, as yet, relatively underdeveloped, therapeutic approach to a range of emotional stressors, with work‐stress prominent amongst them. Having identified a triad of approach strategies: distraction, anticipation and confrontation, this study seeks to root them theoretically and practically within cognitive‐behavioural, psychodynamic, role‐adaptive and humanistic research findings.

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Work Study, vol. 52 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 December 1996

Dean Juniper

The humble suggestion scheme can be a creative resource and a springboard for transforming an organization. However, we know that very few of them are! Takes a novel…

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The humble suggestion scheme can be a creative resource and a springboard for transforming an organization. However, we know that very few of them are! Takes a novel, situation‐based look at creativity and, with a mix of theory and pragmatism, outlines a strategy for encouraging and directing creativity for organizational good and individual reward.

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Work Study, vol. 45 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 July 1995

Dean Juniper

The counsellor‐manager needs searching insights into the innerworkings and hidden systems of the organization. Focuses on nine suchareas of organizational concern, namely…

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The counsellor‐manager needs searching insights into the inner workings and hidden systems of the organization. Focuses on nine such areas of organizational concern, namely: partnerships; inverted authority; gatekeepers; marginality; isolation; insulation; interdepartmental and individual rivalry; facet subordinate; and motivation and objectives. The choice of these provides insight‐building opportunities, and their ordering maps provide a useful conceptual process.

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Employee Councelling Today, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-8217

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Publication date: 30 March 2016

Elizabeth Bernstein

In recent years, the issue of human trafficking has become a key component of a growing number of corporate social responsibility initiatives, in which multinational…

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In recent years, the issue of human trafficking has become a key component of a growing number of corporate social responsibility initiatives, in which multinational corporations have furthered the pursuit of “market based solutions” to contemporary social concerns. This essay draws upon in-depth interviews with and ethnographic observations of corporate actors involved in contemporary anti-trafficking campaigns to describe a new domain of sexual politics that feminist social theorists have barely begun to consider. Using trafficking as a case study, I argue that these new forms of sexual politics have served to bind together unlikely sets of social actors – including secular feminists, evangelical Christians, bipartisan state officials, and multinational corporations – who have historically subscribed to very different ideals about the beneficence of markets, criminal justice, and the role of the state.

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Perverse Politics? Feminism, Anti-Imperialism, Multiplicity
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-074-9

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Publication date: 9 April 2019

Barrie Gunter

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Gambling Advertising: Nature, Effects and Regulation
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-923-6

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Childbirth and Parenting in Horror Texts
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-881-9

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Publication date: 20 September 2011

Nancy B. Kurland

The purpose of this paper is to examine the evolution of a sustainability network at a large California public university, as an example of organizational change.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the evolution of a sustainability network at a large California public university, as an example of organizational change.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper combines participant observation and case study techniques over a three‐year period. From 2007 to 2010, the author helped found the university's Institute for Sustainability and sat on both the Institute's first Advisory Board and the university's first Core Green Team. The author also interviewed 19 key informants to the sustainability network, including upper administrators, physical plant management (PPM) staff, faculty, and students.

Findings

This campus sustainability initiative evolved over three decades in three phases. Phase I evolved from the 1980s in facilities management and student recycling because of changing environmental demands, the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and strong leadership who believed in developing human resources. In Phase II, faculty and Academic Affairs established the Institute for Sustainability. Phase III examines the current state at May 2010. Forces driving change include leaders' core values, incentives, communication, and community outreach. Forces inhibiting change relate to funding, information, policies, shared values, time, and training. Key informants defined success in campus sustainability as actions which: increase efficiency (and reduce waste); educate and prepare graduates for a fundamentally different world; achieve broad‐based support; and improve the university's sustainability image.

Research limitations/implications

This study points to at least four avenues of future research. One, scholars interested in more completely revealing their organization's sustainability network can map it using social network analysis techniques. Two, scholars could seek to answer the extent to which a campus institute becomes a center of gravity or an excuse for others to step away. Three, scholars can directly measure the four parameters of success respondents in this study identified (increase efficiency/reduce waste, educate/prepare graduates, achieve broad‐based support, improve image). And four, scholars can examine how an organization's commitment to recycling affects its image.

Originality/value

This paper provides a longitudinal look at the evolution of a campus sustainability network. It highlights how sustainability efforts evolve in different parts of the university at different rates, and in the present case how PPM and facilities planning influenced Academic Affairs to embrace sustainability.

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 12 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-6370

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Publication date: 27 September 2019

Irvine Lapsley and Peter Miller

The purpose of this paper is to provide an evaluation of public sector research in the 1998–2018 period.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an evaluation of public sector research in the 1998–2018 period.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses the extant literature of this era to study the theorisation of, and the findings of, public sector research.

Findings

This is a vibrant field of a study in a wide range of study settings and with many interdisciplinary studies. The influence of new public management is pervasive over this period. There are numerous instances of innovations in study settings, in key findings and the approach taken by investigators.

Research limitations/implications

This is not a comprehensive review of all literature in this period.

Practical implications

This study also explored the relevance of academic research of this era to policymaking by governments.

Originality/value

This paper offers a distinctive critique of theorisation of public sector accounting research. It reveals the dominant theoretical reference points in use during this period and observes the increasing tendency for theoretical pluralism to investigate complex study settings.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 32 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 1 April 2009

Jane Pritchard, Jane MacKenzie and Maggie Cusack

Training in both employability and discipline‐specific skills has been provided and expanded over a number of years for post‐graduate research students, (PGRs) in the…

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Training in both employability and discipline‐specific skills has been provided and expanded over a number of years for post‐graduate research students, (PGRs) in the Faculty of Physical Sciences administered by the Physical Sciences Graduate School (PSGS) at the University of Glasgow. This project explored the training provided in 2005/06 with a view to further developing a programme that students and faculty alike consider appropriate, timely and developmental for the needs of research students. The training provided by the PSGS had grown over a number of years in response to suggestions from academic staff in the Faculty of Physical Sciences. Data were collected from Postgraduate Research students (PGRs) from all the stages of the 3 year PhD process to enable a complete map of views to emerge. In particular, the way PGR students perceive the training they undergo in relation to their core PhD research and career progression was examined. The students in our study also identified clearly where they perceived they were developing such transferable skills, and training sessions are not seen as the sole or even major source; the research group itself would appear to play a major role. The authors believe the finding could inform the provision of PGR training in other UK institutions.

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International Journal for Researcher Development, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2048-8696

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Publication date: 1 March 1901

The Corporation of the City of London are about to appoint a Public Analyst, and by advertisement have invited applications for the post. It is obviously desirable that…

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The Corporation of the City of London are about to appoint a Public Analyst, and by advertisement have invited applications for the post. It is obviously desirable that the person appointed to this office should not only possess the usual professional qualifications, but that he should be a scientific man of high standing and of good repute, whose name would afford a guarantee of thoroughness and reliability in regard to the work entrusted to him, and whose opinion would carry weight and command respect. Far from being of a nature to attract a man of this stamp, the terms and conditions attaching to the office as set forth in the advertisement above referred to are such that no self‐respecting member of the analytical profession, and most certainly no leading member of it, could possibly accept them. It is simply pitiable that the Corporation of the City of London should offer terms, and make conditions in connection with them, which no scientific analyst could agree to without disgracing himself and degrading his profession. The offer of such terms, in fact, amounts to a gross insult to the whole body of members of that profession, and is excusable only—if excusable at all—on the score of utter ignorance as to the character of the work required to be done, and as to the nature of the qualifications and attainments of the scientific experts who are called upon to do it. In the analytical profession, as in every other profession, there are men who, under the pressure of necessity, are compelled to accept almost any remuneration that they can get, and several of these poorer, and therefore weaker, brethren will, of course, become candidates for the City appointment.

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British Food Journal, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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