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Deborah Phillips

Institutions of higher education in Britain pride themselves on being open, liberal spaces of learning and social engagement. However, many establishments, particularly…

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Institutions of higher education in Britain pride themselves on being open, liberal spaces of learning and social engagement. However, many establishments, particularly the prestigious ‘old’ universities, are predominantly White, despite the implementation of a range of progressive, anti-racist, multicultural policies and practices. This chapter draws on both national discourses and research conducted in a major civic university to argue that it is necessary to confront myths of academic liberalism, the ideology of professional academic autonomy and the historical and contemporary processes that continue to shape university racisms. The picture revealed is one of unsettling rather than transformative spaces, where there are contests over power, intellectual authority and ethnic identity, but where there is also cultural containment through hegemonic practices.

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As the World Turns: Implications of Global Shifts in Higher Education for Theory, Research and Practice
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ISBN: 978-1-78052-641-6

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Deborah R. Phillips and Kathy O. Roper

The purpose of this paper is to propose talent management, in today's competitive marketplace, is critical in organizational success. Real estate organizations are now…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose talent management, in today's competitive marketplace, is critical in organizational success. Real estate organizations are now recognizing the value in attracting and retaining the best, brightest employees in order to achieve higher than average market share and elevated profiles. In the era of the knowledge worker, “talent” – narrowly defined as a core group of leaders, technical experts and other key contributors – are quickly becoming an organization's most important asset. As real estate companies continue to compete for the top tier talent, their strategies must become more integrated.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on review of existing literature and expert panel interviews, a framework for integrating talent management strategies focused on multiple generations.

Findings

There is clear evidence that innovative recruiting techniques must be geared to attracting the new generation of workers. Additional attention should be given to increasing employee engagement for Generation Y, while at the same time developing strategies focused on knowledge transfer and reverse mentoring.

Practical implications

In an effort to address the growing talent shortages in real estate, coupled with the exiting of retirement of workers, aggressive strategies must be adopted and the framework provides a holistic approach to achieving competitive market share while addressing critical talent issues.

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This paper provides real estate practitioners with strategic systems and processes to attract and retain talent in an increasingly competitive market. Practical strategies are presented with a holistic framework.

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Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-001X

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Deborah Phillips, Ian Law and Laura Turney

At first glance, it might seem from the statistics that 18- to 20-year-old members of minority ethnic groups are doing relatively well in terms of higher education. They…

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At first glance, it might seem from the statistics that 18- to 20-year-old members of minority ethnic groups are doing relatively well in terms of higher education. They are in fact better represented in UK colleges and universities than young whites. However, this is far from the whole story. Certain black groups, such as African–Caribbean males and Bangladeshi females, are significantly underrepresented in higher education in general and certain programmes in particular. For example, there has been difficulty recruiting Black and ethnic minority students into teacher training programmes (DfEE, 1998). The experience of participating in higher education is also often different for black and white students. Black and minority ethnic students are more likely to be concentrated in the new universities. In the mid-1990s, only 0.5 percent of the students at the older established universities came from a Black or minority ethnic background, compared with 14.4 percent in the new universities (DfEE, 1998). This inequality helps to perpetuate a system of white privilege, one that is entrenched in other areas of public life in the UK. Black and minority ethnic students are also more likely to study part-time than white students, are more likely to drop out of courses, and more frequently opt for lower-level qualifications (i.e., a diploma rather than a degree).

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Higher Education in a Global Society: Achieving Diversity, Equity and Excellence
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-182-8

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Kathy O. Roper and Deborah R. Phillips

To present the advantages and possible deterrents of self‐managed work teams, and offer recommendations on ways to integrate these teams into project management.

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Purpose

To present the advantages and possible deterrents of self‐managed work teams, and offer recommendations on ways to integrate these teams into project management.

Design/methodology/approach

A range of works, which provide a description and practical advice about self‐managed work teams, are reviewed in an effort to provide a thorough picture of self‐managed work teams. The information is sorted into sections: history of self‐managed work teams; self‐managed work teams: a definition; characteristics of self‐managed work teams; the role of emotional intelligence in self‐managed work teams; developing and empowering the team; barriers to successful self‐managed work teams; factors to consider before forming a self‐managed work team; and the longevity of self‐managed work teams.

Findings

Integrates theories and findings from other works to offer a holistic view of self‐managed work teams in today's workplace.

Research limitations/implications

Resources from USA, as well as European writings, were analyzed to bring global perspectives. Applications are not specific to FM or construction, but business in general.

Practical implications

A useful source for project managers or other managers considering implementing self‐managed work teams to increase productivity and employee morale.

Originality/value

Takes an integrated approach in exploring all areas of self‐managed work teams, including emotional intelligence. Provides useful information on integrating self‐managed work teams in project management.

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Journal of Facilities Management, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-5967

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Robert T. Teranishi

The last section of this volume is focused on both practical and conceptual approaches to address challenges associated with access, equity and the stratification of…

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The last section of this volume is focused on both practical and conceptual approaches to address challenges associated with access, equity and the stratification of postsecondary educational settings. While much of the existing research focuses on inadequate preparation for college as a reason for low postsecondary educational attainment, the chapters in this section look at the broader implications of policy barriers, the cultural practices of institutions, and the inadequate and ineffective systems through which students are pursuing their postsecondary aspirations.

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As the World Turns: Implications of Global Shifts in Higher Education for Theory, Research and Practice
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Hugh Africa returned to South Africa in July 1994 after an absence of 30 years. His deep involvement at all levels of education – from basic to university – covers almost…

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Hugh Africa returned to South Africa in July 1994 after an absence of 30 years. His deep involvement at all levels of education – from basic to university – covers almost four decades. After obtaining the B.A. and B.A. (Hons) degrees from the University of Natal, he completed the M.A. degree at the University of Leeds and received his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. He also holds a Natal Teacher's Diploma.

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Higher Education in a Global Society: Achieving Diversity, Equity and Excellence
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-182-8

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As the World Turns: Implications of Global Shifts in Higher Education for Theory, Research and Practice
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ISBN: 978-1-78052-641-6

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Hugh Africa, Council on Higher Education (South Africa)

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Hugh Africa, Council on Higher Education (South Africa)

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As the World Turns: Implications of Global Shifts in Higher Education for Theory, Research and Practice
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ISBN: 978-1-78052-641-6

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Higher Education in a Global Society: Achieving Diversity, Equity and Excellence
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-182-8

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William J. Barber

A review essay on Social Science and Policy Making: A Search for Relevance in the Twentieth Century, David L. Featherman and Maris A. Vinovskis, Eds. University of

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A review essay on Social Science and Policy Making: A Search for Relevance in the Twentieth Century, David L. Featherman and Maris A. Vinovskis, Eds. University of Michigan Press, 2001, pp. ix, 228. This volume contains eight papers occasioned by the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan. Most of the essays can be bracketed into two distinct groups. The first surveys the interactions between academic social scientists and decision-makers on public policies as they have evolved in the United States. The second is built around case studies of the influence (or lack thereof) of social scientists in the shaping of policies for Head Start, the various attempts to “fix” welfare programs, and potential programs to assist the elderly in an aging society. The thread connecting these contributions is signaled in the sub-title. Whether the insights of social sciences have lost relevance in public decision-making and, if so, how they might regain it, pose questions that are very much worth asking.

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A Research Annual
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-316-7

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