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Publication date: 1 April 1938

LAST October a paper was presented to the Royal Aeronautical Society entitled “ Practical Airscrew Performance Calculations,” by F. M. Thomas, F. W. Caldwell, and T. B. Rhines.

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LAST October a paper was presented to the Royal Aeronautical Society entitled “ Practical Airscrew Performance Calculations,” by F. M. Thomas, F. W. Caldwell, and T. B. Rhines.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 23 April 2019

Monica Thiel

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SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthening Implementation Through Global Cooperation
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-315-9

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Publication date: 1 June 1934

R.B. Beisel, A.L. MacClain and F.M. Thomas

THE trend of design in the modern aeroplane has been toward improved performance realised through external cleanness. It is apparent that the number of essential units…

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THE trend of design in the modern aeroplane has been toward improved performance realised through external cleanness. It is apparent that the number of essential units comprising a modern aeroplane is nearly a minimum at the present stage of the art, and it appears also that the possibilities of further striking reductions in the drag of these units, due to change in form or shape either individually or in combination, are not great.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 6 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 10 April 2019

Jennet Achyldurdyyeva, Christina Yu-Ping Wang, Hsien-Tang Lin and Bih-Shiaw Jaw

The purpose of the present study is to understand the diversity management concept in Taiwan setting by providing a closer look into local companies’ practices. Rational…

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Purpose

The purpose of the present study is to understand the diversity management concept in Taiwan setting by providing a closer look into local companies’ practices. Rational and focus for this research exploration is based on three areas related to diversity management in organizations: external and internal pressures for diversity in Taiwanese companies; companies’ approaches and senior leadership attitude toward diversity; companies’ diversity management practices.

Design/Methodology/Approach

The authors have collected secondary and primary data, including 15 interviews with management, at three large Taiwan semiconductor companies and build a case study of diversity management in Taiwan.

Findings

Taiwan companies’ diversity management is motivated mainly by business case and social responsibility goals. They experience a need for diversity management and proactively introduce diversity management policies.

Research Limitations/Implications

Further studies should look into diversity management practices of smaller private/family-owned companies in Taiwan to get a deeper understanding of the concept in the country using quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Originality and Value

Taiwan is historically culturally homogeneous society, which undergoes massive demographic changes under the influence of low birth rate and high rate of immigration. Taiwan situation creates specific economic, cultural, and political context for diversity management that differs from other Asian, European or Western societies.

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Diversity within Diversity Management
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-821-3

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Publication date: 1 July 1934

R.B. Beisel, A.L. MacClain and F.M. Thomas

(7) Separate Openings in the Skirt.—A number of equally spaced rectangular openings were cut in the skirt. Openings of this sort could be closed by a rotating shutter…

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(7) Separate Openings in the Skirt.—A number of equally spaced rectangular openings were cut in the skirt. Openings of this sort could be closed by a rotating shutter. Separate openings of this type were found to be less effective in producing flow and considerably less efficient. Such openings might be closed by doors opening in the manner of flaps. This last arrangement is somewhat less effective than trailing‐edge flaps and also less efficient. Nevertheless, doors of this type may be made to produce large increases in flow. Tests with varying number and sizes of doors disclosed that, if the doors are placed too far apart, good cooling will be obtained for cylinders immediately in front of the doors, but the cooling of the other cylinders will be much less. Therefore, two or three doors are likely to be insufficient, and the use of four or more is preferable.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 6 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Advances in Accounting Education Teaching and Curriculum Innovations
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-035-7

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Publication date: 1 May 1941

A. Von der Mühll

THE originality of the Escher Wyss airscrew, which has been adopted by the Swiss Air Force, is based on the fact that its conception has, since its inception, taken into…

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THE originality of the Escher Wyss airscrew, which has been adopted by the Swiss Air Force, is based on the fact that its conception has, since its inception, taken into account all the requirements of a modern variable pitch airscrew. These conditions may be summarized as follows, that the airscrew must normally ensure automatic control at constant engine speed, adapting itself to every condition of flight, and that it should provide, when required, for operation as an aerodynamic brake, and be capable of being moved to the fully feathered position. The essentially mechanical problems, such as the anchorage of the blades in the hub and the design of the pitch control mechanism, must naturally find correct solutions to ensure reliability, together with that simplicity of control which is an essential property of all modern aircraft components.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 13 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 June 1939

As a result of the election held in March the Council of the Royal Aeronautical Society for the year 1939–1940 is constituted as follows:

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As a result of the election held in March the Council of the Royal Aeronautical Society for the year 1939–1940 is constituted as follows:

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 11 no. 6
Type: Research Article
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Publication date: 1 June 1940

J.P. Lawrie, Rodolfo Margaria and h med.

THE medical problems of flying were first seriously tackled during the latter part of the first world war, when it became obvious that mechanical construction was…

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THE medical problems of flying were first seriously tackled during the latter part of the first world war, when it became obvious that mechanical construction was indivisible with pilot performance. Research has since proceeded along two main lines: pre‐selection of personnel for flying duties and the maintenance of the physiological efficiency of flying personnel. There is no doubt that the work accomplished is proving invaluable in these times of extended air force expansion and added interest is therefore given to the report of the symposium held at Washington D.C., at which Air‐Commodore H. E. Whittingham represented Great Britain.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 12 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 30 September 2020

Léo Charles

Using an original product level database, this article analyzes the nature and dynamics of Swiss specializations during the “first globalization” (1850–1913). I study the…

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Using an original product level database, this article analyzes the nature and dynamics of Swiss specializations during the “first globalization” (1850–1913). I study the comparative advantages, as well as the evolution of the trade structure, in order to understand economic performance differences between Switzerland and France. Despite differences in terms of market size, some common trends are identified. I also argue that Switzerland's skilled labor force, along with an intelligent choice of economic policy, allowed this country to adapt its specialization structure to global demand and enjoy rapid economic growth.

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