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Publication date: 18 January 2013

Mohd Anwar Zawawi, Sinead O'Keffe and Elfed Lewis

The purpose of this paper is to provide a comparative review of intensity‐modulated fiber optic sensors with non‐optical sensors for health monitoring applications, from…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a comparative review of intensity‐modulated fiber optic sensors with non‐optical sensors for health monitoring applications, from the current research activities in the area.

Design/methodology/approach

A range of published research work in sensor design for four different health monitoring applications, including, lumbar spine bending, upper and lower limb motion tracking, respiration and heart rate monitoring, are presented and discussed in terms of their respective advantages and limitations.

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This paper provides information on the various types of sensors applied into the health monitoring area. The sensing techniques of the fiber optic sensor for the stated applications are focused and compared in details to highlight their contributions.

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A comparative review of published work is illustrated in an informative table content, to allow a clear idea of the current sensing approaches for health monitoring applications.

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Publication date: 1 December 1982

Board appointments at Vacu‐Blast Surface engineering specialists, Vacu‐Blast Ltd., have appointed Mr. Roger Brickwood as sales director. This position was formerly held by…

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Board appointments at Vacu‐Blast Surface engineering specialists, Vacu‐Blast Ltd., have appointed Mr. Roger Brickwood as sales director. This position was formerly held by Mr. F. H. ‘Bill’ Chaffer, who has relinquished the post in order to concentrate full‐time on developing the interests of BTR sister company, Impact Finishers Ltd., of which he is managing director. Mr. Brickwood was previously sales manager of Vacu‐Blast Ltd.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 29 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 16 August 2016

Michael Loadenthal

This paper explores the relationship between social movement protest, economic sabotage, state capitalism, the “Green Scare,” and public forms of political repression…

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This paper explores the relationship between social movement protest, economic sabotage, state capitalism, the “Green Scare,” and public forms of political repression. Through a quantitative analysis of direct action activism highlighting the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front, the discourse surrounding mechanisms of social change and their impact on state power and capitalist accumulation will be examined. The analyses examines the earth and animal liberation movements, utilizing a Marxist-anarchist lens to illustrate how these non-state actors provide powerful critiques of capital and the state. Specifically, the discussion examines how state-sanctioned violence against these movements represents a return to Foucauldian Monarchical power. A quantitative-qualitative history will be used to argue that the movements’ actions fail to qualify as “terrorism,” and to examine the performance of power between the radical left and the state. State repression demonstrates not only the capitalist allegiances between government and industry, but also a sense of capital’s desperation hoping to counter a movement that has produced demonstrable victories by the means of bankrupting and isolating corporations. The government is taking such unconstitutional measures as a “talk back” between the revolutionary potential of these movements’ ideology as well as the challenge they present to state capitalism.

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Narratives of Identity in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-078-7

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Publication date: 18 December 2016

William D. Brink and Thomas M. Porcano

The purpose of this study is to develop a comprehensive international tax evasion framework by examining how national cultural variables and economic structural variables…

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The purpose of this study is to develop a comprehensive international tax evasion framework by examining how national cultural variables and economic structural variables impact individuals’ tax morale and tax evasion.

This study uses structural equation modeling (SEM) to simultaneously analyze direct and indirect paths between country-level variables, tax morale, and tax evasion.

The results of this study show that multiple cultural and structural level variables directly impact tax evasion. Further, multiple cultural variables indirectly impacts tax evasion via changing individuals’ tax morale attitudes. In that, higher tax morale leads to lower levels of tax evasion. Finally, the analysis demonstrates that tax morale attitudes and tax evasion levels differ significantly in developed countries versus in-transition or developing countries. In addition, the impact of these cultural variables and economic variables on tax morale and tax evasion differ depending on a country’s economic development.

This study further develops an understanding of how various cultural variables and economic variables impact tax evasion. Such that, some of the variables change tax morale attitudes which impacts tax evasion while other variables impact tax evasive behavior directly. This more holistic model can be used by researchers to further explore tax evasion behavior in an international context.

Policy makers should take note of this study when developing strategies to mitigate tax evasive behavior. Specific country characteristics, such as culture and economic structure, will impact how individuals respond to policy (e.g., new laws or penalties).

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Advances in Taxation
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-001-5

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Publication date: 19 April 2011

Janet Brennan Croft

This paper seeks to recommend a basic core collection of works by and about J.R.R. Tolkien for libraries by grade level.

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This paper seeks to recommend a basic core collection of works by and about J.R.R. Tolkien for libraries by grade level.

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The author draws on her experience as a Tolkien scholar and editor of one of the major journals in the field.

Findings

A basic collection should include some works beyond the well‐known Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

Practical implications

The paper provides an ideal list for the library seeking to prepare for interest generated by the new Hobbit movie currently in production.

Originality/value

While there are other bibliographies on Tolkien available, particularly on fan and society web sites, this one is arranged by grade level and includes audio‐visual materials and recent scholarly and reference works, and is designed for library rather than personal use.

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Collection Building, vol. 30 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 October 2000

Nada Kakabadse and Andrew Kakabadse

Outsourcing of services has been receiving increasing attention in management literature and praxis. It is considered that greatest attention has been given to the…

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Outsourcing of services has been receiving increasing attention in management literature and praxis. It is considered that greatest attention has been given to the enhanced efficiency of transaction costs through outsourcing. In contrast, this paper explores what is being outsourced, the drivers for outsourcing and the IT commodification influence on outsourcing. Particular attention is given to examining supplier‐client relationships and the consequently new emerging outsourcing arrangements and organisational forms. The benefits and costs of outsourcing and client satisfaction are discussed as well as outsourcing in the public sector. The paper highlights that a fundamental paradigm shift is underway from strictly provider/supplier relationships to an emerging array of partner based relationships comparable with the Japanese kieretsu relationship model. The paper concludes by identifying areas for further research for increasing understanding of the paradigm shift that is highlighted.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 19 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 1 August 1998

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 50 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 1 February 2005

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Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Publication date: 25 May 2021

Michael J. Urick

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Leadership in Middle-Earth: Theories and Applications for Organizations
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ISBN: 978-1-80071-528-8

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Publication date: 1 June 1968

William Ready

MAN IS HARD TO HANDLE; often he rejects, let alone Gandalf, his God. For as long as man lives all nature and beyond are trying to relate to him, but there is something in…

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MAN IS HARD TO HANDLE; often he rejects, let alone Gandalf, his God. For as long as man lives all nature and beyond are trying to relate to him, but there is something in Man, both divine and diabolic, that rejects this. When his dark side embraces nature it is to subdue it and harness it to his will. When his good side woos nature it is to excape his manhood and be subject within it. The body's chemistry, land, sea, sun and sky are all directed this way or that. What is eternal in the mind contains this record, but overlords it with a vain and brave attempt, encompassing catastrophe, to break free of his past, to relate or not relate as the will moves, not to share in love, but to control or to cower. Man leaps from ice floe to ice floe, from hummock to tussock, to avoid what the baying may bring forth, what will come from surrender of his will that causes so much woe, and yet without which he would not be.

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Library Review, vol. 21 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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