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Publication date: 24 June 2007

Esther Daniel

This article provides a discussion of the unaccompanied British juvenile migration programme to Australia by the Salvation Army (henceforth, the Army) within the context…

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This article provides a discussion of the unaccompanied British juvenile migration programme to Australia by the Salvation Army (henceforth, the Army) within the context of the imperialist ideas of William Booth and the racist White Australia Policy, as well as Booth’s ideas regarding the ‘training’ of children. The programme was complex in character and diversity, particularly in relation to its philosophy, aims and objectives. One of the central themes of the Army’s programme was support for British imperialism and expansion of the British Empire by populating its Dominions with large numbers of white British migrants: hence it was referred to as ‘emigration and colonisation’. Such migration was regarded as vital to generate economic growth and a strong defence of the Empire. The Army claimed that its migration programme would be of national benefit as it could provide Australia with migrants with significant economic potential.

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History of Education Review, vol. 36 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0819-8691

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Publication date: 6 September 2000

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Advances in Applied Microeconomics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-576-6

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Publication date: 19 June 2009

Anselmo Ferreira Vasconcelos

Executives are challenged every day to make important decisions that affect the performance of their business enterprises and, as a result, the success of their own…

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Purpose

Executives are challenged every day to make important decisions that affect the performance of their business enterprises and, as a result, the success of their own careers. Based on that scenario, one cannot expect that only the rational approach works like a panacea for all managerial problems. This paper aims to propose that the best solution tends to embrace a complementary or integrated decision‐making approach.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper seeks to demonstrate that the convergence between rational and non‐rational decision‐making processes can be optimized by integrating several religious tenets.

Findings

The paper finds strong evidence that a religion‐based framework might enrich the sensitive topic of decision‐making processes in organizations.

Practical implications

Overall, the paper strives to show that intuition and prayer are two faces of the same coin, and argues that both forms of decision processes (e.g. rational and non‐rational analysis) might coexist perfectly in an integrative frame.

Originality/value

The article proposes prayer as a transcendent coping mechanism whereby executives might refine their intuition flux. As a result, it depicts a conceptual framework encapsulating all those constructs.

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Management Decision, vol. 47 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 February 1974

Frances Neel Cheney

Communications regarding this column should be addressed to Mrs. Cheney, Peabody Library School, Nashville, Term. 37203. Mrs. Cheney does not sell the books listed here…

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Communications regarding this column should be addressed to Mrs. Cheney, Peabody Library School, Nashville, Term. 37203. Mrs. Cheney does not sell the books listed here. They are available through normal trade sources. Mrs. Cheney, being a member of the editorial board of Pierian Press, will not review Pierian Press reference books in this column. Descriptions of Pierian Press reference books will be included elsewhere in this publication.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 November 1951

In an aircraft propulsion mechanism, a rotatable shaft, a cross shaft mounted thereon, combustion chambers rotatably mounted on said cross shaft, an air‐cooling jacket for…

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In an aircraft propulsion mechanism, a rotatable shaft, a cross shaft mounted thereon, combustion chambers rotatably mounted on said cross shaft, an air‐cooling jacket for cach chamber, a funnel concentric with said rotatable shaft and open at its forward end, and radial tubes connecting said funnel to said jackets, each chamber having an air‐passage between said air‐cooling jacket and said chamber and open at both ends, and air from said outer air‐cooling jackets being discharged into said inner air‐passages near the entrance end thereof.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 23 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 24 May 2013

Ruben Huertas‐Garcia, Agusti Casas‐Romeo and Esther Subira

Internet is set to be one of the main channels of distribution in the future and already greatly facilitates product evaluation thanks to the information available on the…

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Purpose

Internet is set to be one of the main channels of distribution in the future and already greatly facilitates product evaluation thanks to the information available on the net. The main advantages of electronic shopping over other channels include the reduced costs of searching for products and for product‐related information. Research has stressed the importance of quality information in web site design. The perceived utility of a web site depends on the perceived utility of its content (i.e. quality of information on product characteristics) and its presentation of that content. This paper compares the ways in which a web site's content and content presentation affect the product choice of two consumer groups from different cultures. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conduct an exploratory study to determine the key factors which may be used in a later conclusive research. The authors propose a tool based on the statistical design of experiments to determine the number of significant factors used by two market segments (Spanish and US students) when selecting a bottle of wine sold via a web site.

Findings

The authors identify key extrinsic factors of consumers' perceived utility when selecting a bottle of wine from a web site and analyse whether cross‐cultural aspects are significant in this choice. The authors assume that web site evaluations made by users from different geographical areas reflect their preferences for more familiar designs.

Research limitations/implications

The sample size does not enable us to determine the significance of certain variables. Moreover, the sample is not fully representative of the overall consumer population, and so inferences cannot be made about all consumers. However, since the study is exploratory with a theoretical content, the results can be considered valid.

Practical implications

Web page designers need to take into account the cultural characteristics of their target market in the presentation and content of their sites.

Originality/value

The internet marketing literature considers cultural differences in web design as a tool to improve user confidence and attitude. However, few studies have examined the effects of the cultural adaptation of web sites on user evaluations. Here, the authors propose a straightforward procedure for calculating the main effects of web site attributes. Yates' algorithm and the normal probability plot, proposed by Daniel, can be implemented in any spread sheet.

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Publication date: 1 October 1951

In a gas turbine power plant including a substantially cylindrical casing structure having an annular air flow passage, and a compressor rotor axially mounted therein for…

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In a gas turbine power plant including a substantially cylindrical casing structure having an annular air flow passage, and a compressor rotor axially mounted therein for drawing air into said passage, an air inlet casing section comprising an outer generally frusto‐conical wall portion complementary to and mounted on said casing structure and an inner fairing portion disposed in spaced relation interiorly of said outer wall portion, said casing section having an eccentric air inlet passage diverging rearwardly into a concentric annular passage communicating with the first‐named passage, an arcuate gear box carried on the relatively inswept wall portion of said casing section adjacent said eccentric passage and within the lateral extent of said power plant, a plurality of accessory devices for said power plant mounted on said gear box, and driving means therefor including a shaft operatively connecting said accessory devices.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 23 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 19 November 2014

Esther Hee Lee

Copula modeling enables the analysis of multivariate count data that has previously required imposition of potentially undesirable correlation restrictions or has limited…

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Copula modeling enables the analysis of multivariate count data that has previously required imposition of potentially undesirable correlation restrictions or has limited attention to models with only a few outcomes. This article presents a method for analyzing correlated counts that is appealing because it retains well-known marginal distributions for each response while simultaneously allowing for flexible correlations among the outcomes. The proposed framework extends the applicability of the method to settings with high-dimensional outcomes and provides an efficient simulation method to generate the correlation matrix in a single step. Another open problem that is tackled is that of model comparison. In particular, the article presents techniques for estimating marginal likelihoods and Bayes factors in copula models. The methodology is implemented in a study of the joint behavior of four categories of US technology patents. The results reveal that patent counts exhibit high levels of correlation among categories and that joint modeling is crucial for eliciting the interactions among these variables.

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Bayesian Model Comparison
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-185-5

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Publication date: 10 August 2016

Jean Boddewyn

This chapter complements the one that appeared as “History of the AIB Fellows: 1975–2008” in Volume 14 of this series (International Business Scholarship: AIB Fellows on…

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This chapter complements the one that appeared as “History of the AIB Fellows: 1975–2008” in Volume 14 of this series (International Business Scholarship: AIB Fellows on the First 50 Years and Beyond, Jean J. Boddewyn, Editor). It traces what happened under the deanship of Alan Rugman (2011–2014) who took many initiatives reported here while his death in July 2014 generated trenchant, funny, and loving comments from more than half of the AIB Fellows. The lives and contributions of many other major international business scholars who passed away from 2008 to 2014 are also evoked here: Endel Kolde, Lee Nehrt, Howard Perlmutter, Stefan Robock, John Ryans, Vern Terpstra, and Daniel Van Den Bulcke.

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Perspectives on Headquarters-subsidiary Relationships in the Contemporary MNC
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-370-2

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Publication date: 12 October 2012

Esther Cheung, Albert P.C. Chan, Patrick T.I. Lam, Daniel W.M. Chan and Yongjian Ke

This paper aims to explore the critical success factors (CSFs) necessary for adopting public private partnerships (PPPs) in both Mainland China and Hong Kong.

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Purpose

This paper aims to explore the critical success factors (CSFs) necessary for adopting public private partnerships (PPPs) in both Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Design/methodology/approach

An empirical questionnaire survey was conducted with relevant experienced practitioners in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Findings

Both Mainland China and Hong Kong have been keen to deliver more infrastructure service projects through PPP mode, with the former aiming to meet its rapidly growing infrastructure demand and the latter uplifting its efficiency further. The results indicate that Hong Kong does not regard multi‐benefit objectives as importantly as Mainland China. Mainland China on the contrary felt more concerned with an equitable risk sharing mechanism, which is understandable given the problems affecting the financial market in Mainland China.

Originality/value

It is anticipated that the results presented in this paper will assist both the public and private sectors to deliver PPP projects more successfully.

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Facilities, vol. 30 no. 13/14
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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