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Publication date: 2 May 2006

Larry Nash White

There have been many challenges and uncertainties in determining the future direction(s) for performance measurement (PM) in Florida public libraries over the years…

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There have been many challenges and uncertainties in determining the future direction(s) for performance measurement (PM) in Florida public libraries over the years. Social pressures for establishing increased accountability and community needs combined with the library administrators need to respond to these pressures served as the catalysts for the need to evolve PM processes in Florida public libraries.

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-403-4

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Publication date: 14 February 2008

Brenda Parker

In the seemingly perpetual battle among cities to secure economic growth, one strategy has gained increasing credence of late: luring the Creative Class. The argument…

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In the seemingly perpetual battle among cities to secure economic growth, one strategy has gained increasing credence of late: luring the Creative Class. The argument, promulgated by Professor of Economic Development Richard Florida (2002a, pp. 4–5), suggests that human creativity is now the “decisive source of competitive advantage” and cities can thrive by tapping and harnessing such creativity. The primary ingredients in this sweeping recipe for urban success are a group of young, mobile, diverse, ‘creative’ professionals, who constitute a social class of their own, according to Florida's popular book, The Rise of the Creative Class (2002). This Creative Class – if cities can attract and retain it – operates as its own economic machine, producing jobs, enhancing productivity, and increasing the overall well being of the city, Florida argues. From an urban economic development perspective, the role of the city is to create the conditions in which this Creative Class and associated industries can flourish.

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Gender in an Urban World
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ISBN: 978-0-7623-1477-5

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Publication date: 15 July 2017

Andrew Schmitz, P. Lynn Kennedy and Michael Salassi

In this chapter the development of new sugarcane varieties in Florida and Louisiana is examined, along with the accompanying advancement in mechanization technology…

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In this chapter the development of new sugarcane varieties in Florida and Louisiana is examined, along with the accompanying advancement in mechanization technology through the widespread adoption of sugarcane harvesters. An econometric analysis is carried out to determine the impact of the price of raw sugar on raw-sugar yields in Louisiana and Florida. This study found that in the case of Louisiana, the 3-year lagged US raw-sugar price had a positive and significant impact on sugar yields. The change in raw-sugar prices did not have a significant impact on sugar yields for the Florida industry. Sugar production has increased over time, in part, due to the development of new sugarcane varieties accompanied by modern sugarcane harvesters. Given the relationship between price and yield, particularly in Louisiana, policy makers and producers must be mindful of the potential impact of policy-induced research and development (R&D) on the competitiveness of their industry.

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World Agricultural Resources and Food Security
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-515-3

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Publication date: 10 May 2017

Bernard P. Perlmutter

In this chapter, I examine stories that foster care youth tell to legislatures, courts, policymakers, and the public to influence policy decisions. The stories told by…

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In this chapter, I examine stories that foster care youth tell to legislatures, courts, policymakers, and the public to influence policy decisions. The stories told by these children are analogized to victim truth testimony, analyzed as a therapeutic, procedural, and developmental process, and examined as a catalyst for systemic accountability and change. Youth stories take different forms and appear in different media: testimony in legislatures, courts, research surveys or studies; opinion editorials and interviews in newspapers or blog posts; digital stories on YouTube; and artistic expression. Lawyers often serve as conduits for youth storytelling, translating their clients’ stories to the public. Organized advocacy by youth also informs and animates policy development. One recent example fosters youth organizing to promote “normalcy” in child welfare practices in Florida, and in related federal legislation.

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Studies in Law, Politics, and Society
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-344-9

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Publication date: 23 March 2020

Robin M. Back, Bendegul Okumus and Asli D.A. Tasci

The purpose of the current study is to profile Orlando and Florida culinary fans and compare them to culinary critics on several factors, including sociodemographics…

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Purpose

The purpose of the current study is to profile Orlando and Florida culinary fans and compare them to culinary critics on several factors, including sociodemographics, psychographics, and travel behavior characteristics, and to identify potential factors that explain visitors' tendency to promote or criticize the cuisine of a destination. The study also seeks to identify the image attributes that explain the likelihood to visit for culinary fans and critics.

Design/methodology/approach

Online survey responses from 4,082 participants were analyzed using Qualtrics for survey design and Amazon's Mechanical Turk for data collection.

Findings

Demographic differences between culinary fans and critics were identified and significant relationships between perceptions of a destination's cuisine and various elements of the visitor experience were found.

Research limitations/implications

The current study extends the literature on the characteristics of culinary tourists by showing a significant relationship between perceptions of a destination's cuisine and various elements of the visitor experience, such as destination image, satisfaction, number of past trips, and revisit intentions. Future studies should look at a greater number of distinct and geographically diverse destinations to test the generalizability of the current study's findings.

Practical implications

The results of this study provide implication for destination marketers in general and for those of Orlando and Florida in particular, especially in using cuisine as a potential core offering rather than a peripheral tourism product.

Originality/value

This study is believed to be the first to compare culinary fans and culinary critics, thereby extending the literature and demonstrating several differences between the two groups.

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International Hospitality Review, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2516-8142

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Publication date: 8 August 2009

Thomas Spreen and Carlos Jauregui

This paper aims to examine the generic advertising program of the Florida processed orange industry.

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Purpose

This paper aims to examine the generic advertising program of the Florida processed orange industry.

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A model of the world orange juice market is used to assess the presence and level of free riding by Brazilian orange growers on the Florida program.

Findings

Recent legal challenges have caused the program to be fully funded by Florida orange growers. The results suggest that elimination of the promotion program would negatively impact grower revenue in both Florida and Sao Paulo and this provides evidence that there is considerable free riding by import suppliers to the US orange juice market.

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The paper uses a model of the world orange juice market to consider the effect of elimination of the Florida generic advertising program to promote orange juice consumption in the USA.

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British Food Journal, vol. 111 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 March 2004

Theodore J. Stumm and Pamela Pearson Mann

Special assessments have become an ever more popular form of taxation in Florida’s counties since the passage of Florida’s Amendment 10, the “Save Our Homes” amendment…

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Special assessments have become an ever more popular form of taxation in Florida’s counties since the passage of Florida’s Amendment 10, the “Save Our Homes” amendment. Concurrently, the state’s courts appear to have relaxed their interpretation of special assessment by counties. The focus of this research, is whether Florida’s local governments are using special assessments to substitute for lost revenues under Amendment 10. Special assessments are particularly suspect because they provide a great amount of revenue and require no referenda for approval. The research relies upon analysis of county and municipal level financial data since implementation of Amendment 10. The implications of this research have broad applicability in view of the myriad tax and expenditure limitations enacted in recent years.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Publication date: 1 February 1996

Barratt Wilkins, Mark W. Flynn, Linda T. Fuchs, Marvin W. Mounce, Charles E. Parker, Peggy D. Rudd and Lawrence Webster

Networking in Florida reflects the socioeconomic and geographic diversity of the state. Organizational, telecommunications, and governance structures are diverse and…

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Networking in Florida reflects the socioeconomic and geographic diversity of the state. Organizational, telecommunications, and governance structures are diverse and complex. Network development has been a grassroots effort involving all types of libraries, with coordination provided at the state level. The Florida Division of Library and Information Services, Department of State (also known as the State Library) has assumed a leadership and coordinating role for many years, facilitating the growth of networking through advice, counsel, and funding. In 1985–86, the State Library commissioned an extensive study of libraries of all types with an eye toward coordinated networking and resource sharing. The resulting Florida Long‐Range Plan for Interlibrary Cooperation served as a blueprint for network development. That plan was revised annually through 1990–91 and was completely reworked in 1994 as the Florida Plan for Interlibrary Cooperation, Resource Sharing, and Network Development, with extensive input from a wide range of stakeholders in the library and information community.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 14 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 17 May 2011

Kelly A. Stevens, Greg DeAngelo and Shenita Brice

The paper is an excerpt from a more comprehensive study by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection comparing the technical elements of offset projects in…

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Purpose

The paper is an excerpt from a more comprehensive study by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection comparing the technical elements of offset projects in forestry, agriculture, and waste management, as well as some miscellaneous project types. The authors compare and contrast design elements of three specific offset projects: afforestation/reforestation, manure management, and landfill gas capture. The technical review for each offset project is concluded with a look at the potential applicability for that project in Florida in the context of the protocols evaluated.

Design/methodology/approach

Offset projects that may be employed in Florida are first broken up into comparable design elements specific to the selected offset project type. Focusing on the design elements, a discussion of the similarities and differences among the protocols for each offset project is presented. Each section begins with general findings then moves on to assessments of the detailed design elements. Finally, the project's general applicability to Florida is considered, highlighting specific strengths of particular protocols from the analysis of the design elements.

Findings

Protocols tend to vary from highly specific requirements to a more general set of recommendations. Interestingly, no one program's set of protocols is the most opportunistic for Florida, but rather various protocols may have distinctive strengths depending on the project type.

Originality/value

Many comparative studies of offset protocols evaluate protocols in the context of program‐level policies. This study uniquely values the technical details in the protocols and does not consider policy or program‐level issues.

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International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-8692

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Publication date: 1 March 1999

Frances Stokes Berry and Geraldo Flowers

How do entrepreneurs in the public sector effect major policy changes? Are the same entrepreneurs likely to be involved from the idea initiation stage through design…

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How do entrepreneurs in the public sector effect major policy changes? Are the same entrepreneurs likely to be involved from the idea initiation stage through design, adoption, implementation and institutionalnation, or are there different prominent entrepreneurs in each of the policy stages? What does the pattern of entrepreneurial participation mean for the success of the policy? Utilizing a case study of Performance-Based Program Budgeting (PB2 ) in the State of Florida, this paper employs the observations of key Florida policymakers and advocates to describe the strategic and purposive actions of public entrepreneurs in the four stages of the PB2 budget reform policy process. The work supports current research that major policy changes, such as the adoption of PB2 in Florida, require purposive and strategic actions from public entrepreneurs for their fruition. The paper also contributes to the growing implementation and budgeting literature that describes and assesses performance-based budgeting in the states, and provides observations on necessary conditions for institutionalizing PB2 in Florida.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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