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Publication date: 31 December 2002

Forrest E. Huffman

This paper analyses the inherent risks associated with corporate real estate (CRE).First, the author looks at corporate risk in general and at the context in which CRE…

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This paper analyses the inherent risks associated with corporate real estate (CRE). First, the author looks at corporate risk in general and at the context in which CRE decisions are made. Next, the types of risk generally inherent in CRE usage are examined, beginning with development risks and then grouping other risks into three categories: financial, physical and regulatory CRE risks. Possible risk management strategies are offered, to reduce the risks associated with CRE usage: due diligence, avoidance, insurance, hedging and diversification. Lastly, conclusions and recommendations for accounting for risk in corporate real estate management (CREM) are provided. The discussion of the risks inherent in CRE usage offers a starting point for future and more detailed discussions of the risk in CREM and provides a new perspective on the management of CRE assets.

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Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-001X

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Publication date: 1 March 1993

Keith C. Simmonds

Focuses on impact fee adoption as a means of financing growth in anincreasing number of Florida communities. The discussion includes thetypes of impact fees, their…

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Focuses on impact fee adoption as a means of financing growth in an increasing number of Florida communities. The discussion includes the types of impact fees, their multiple uses, the extent to which they have increased in number, and subsequent increases in costs to residents of new development. Concluding observations offer an analysis on the interplay of economic and political variables that may help to explain the present status of impact fees in Florida and their probable continued growth in Florida localities. While impact fees may be revenue enhancement mechanisms, they also raise serious policy making questions, the answers to which will depend on local political and economic circumstances.

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International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3558

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Publication date: 21 March 2009

Catalina Perez, Rodolfo de Castro and Maria Font i Furnols

The aim of this paper is to highlight and summarize the main factors found along the pork supply chain, which affect the quality of pork products, taking into…

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Purpose

The aim of this paper is to highlight and summarize the main factors found along the pork supply chain, which affect the quality of pork products, taking into consideration the product attributes demanded by consumers.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is a review of the pork supply chain literature, and the main objective is to describe and analyze the complexity of the pork production industry from a holistic perspective. An extensive review of the relevant literature was done together with discussions and reflexions carried out with pork sector researchers.

Findings

The paper highlights the complexity involved in the pork supply chain in order to obtain quality products and demonstrates that, by looking at pork production as a chain instead of as individual steps made by different companies, the meat sector can more easily meet the challenge of accurately responding to changing customer demands.

Research limitations/implications

The contribution describes the main factors and attributes found along the pork supply chain, which are relevant to the quality of the final product as perceived by the consumer. Further research could be done on the effects of the interactions between the factors on pork chain analysis and consumer satisfaction.

Practical implications

The main lesson to be learned from this work is the opportunity supply‐chain agents get from collaboration, which allows them to become more competitive than if they stay isolated and without a global perspective of the whole chain. The findings contribute to further research on the pork sector from a supply chain perspective.

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The paper provides a holistic perspective of the pork supply chain and can be useful for researchers and practitioners involved in the management of pork product quality and new product development.

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British Food Journal, vol. 111 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 19 March 2018

Bo Meng and Kyuhwan Choi

This paper aims to examine theme restaurant customers’ decision-making process in light of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) model.

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Purpose

This paper aims to examine theme restaurant customers’ decision-making process in light of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) model.

Design/methodology/approach

This investigation is conducted by an on-site survey with 357 theme restaurant customers who have a dining experience in China. The current study used Anderson and Gerbing’s (1998) two-step method.

Findings

Study results indicate the extended TPB model surpasses the TPB in predicting customers’ behavioral intention. Findings not only identified attitude and involvement as useful mediators in the model but also provided evidence of possible relationships in the proposed model.

Research limitations/implications

The relationships in the extended TPB offer practical solutions for theme restaurant managers and ways to increase the customers’ intention to revisit their establishments.

Originality/value

With servicescape as an external factor and perceived authenticity and involvement as psychological factors incorporated into the TPB, the proposed framework supported the analysis of those underlying factors in the context of theme restaurants toward clarifying the formation of customer’s intention to revisit those restaurants.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 30 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 7 December 2021

Tiffany Karalis Noel, Monica Lynn Miles and Padmashree Rida

Mentoring postdocs is a shared responsibility and dynamic process that requires a mutual commitment between the faculty mentor and postdoc. The purpose of this study is to…

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Purpose

Mentoring postdocs is a shared responsibility and dynamic process that requires a mutual commitment between the faculty mentor and postdoc. The purpose of this study is to understand how minoritized science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) postdocs view and engage in mentoring exchanges with their faculty mentors. In the context of this study, minoritized postdocs include women, people of color, and individuals with international status; faculty mentors include postdocs’ Principal Investigators (PIs).

Design/methodology/approach

Three researchers and 31 data sources (i.e., interview transcripts) were used to construct the case. Researchers first deductively and independently coded the data sources using Molm’s (2006) social exchange framework to identify examples of direct, generalized, and productive mentoring exchanges. Researchers then used thematic analysis (Braun and Clarke, 2006) to identify emergent themes among coded examples of direct, generalized, and productive mentoring exchanges.

Findings

Data analyses revealed three emergent themes: (1.1) postdocs valued regular meetings and communication with mentors to clarify responsibilities and role expectations, (1.2) postdocs found more value in their interactions with junior faculty PIs who were flexible and open to innovative ideas, and (1.3) postdocs appreciated conversations about short- and long-term career goals and advice with mentors.

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Findings offer implications for faculty and postdocs’ approaches to mentoring relationships, and for approaches to cultivating supportive scholarly communities in STEM higher education. Recommendations include flexibility in research assignments, increased awareness of non-academic careers, and opportunities for informal interactions and intra/interdepartmental community building.

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Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-4686

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Publication date: 29 May 2019

Malka Thilini and Nishani Champika Wickramaarachchi

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the commercial property development risk factors from the entrepreneur’s point of view against social, economic, environmental…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the commercial property development risk factors from the entrepreneur’s point of view against social, economic, environmental, technological and political risk assessment criteria. After that, this study aims to assess the risk factors based on the analytical network process (ANP) model and to prioritize the key risk factors to identify which risk factor is highly affected to the commercial development process.

Design/methodology/approach

The data were collected through face-to-face interviews using a structured questionnaire. The analysis of the risk factors involved the ANP model using super decision software.

Findings

The results revealed that there are five major risk factors such as environmental, social, economic, technological and political risk, and 32 sub-risk factors. According to the super matrix calculation, the synthesized values for three projects were 0.0704, 0.0532 and 0.0431, respectively. It was identified that Ward City was 0.0704, indicating that it is comparatively less risky and, hence, can be categorized as the best development and considering the sub-risk factors; the results show that the highly affected risk factors for the development are: the council approval process, climate changes and natural disaster, and the least affected risk factors are confidence to the market, lifecycle value, investment return and currency conversion factor.

Practical implications

The paper includes implications for the development of commercial properties, risk and risk assessment criteria to make risk management strategies and policy implementation.

Originality/value

The research findings are helpful in improving risk management strategies in the country, and policy formulation should focus on the above identified three risk factors in order to mitigate the risk in every stage and to achieve sustainable project development while increasing the satisfaction of long-term investment goals.

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Journal of Property Investment & Finance, vol. 37 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-578X

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Publication date: 26 June 2019

Raj K. Vinnakota and Dentcho A. Genov

Selective laser melting (SLM) is an advanced rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing technology that uses high power density laser to fabricate metal/alloy components…

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Purpose

Selective laser melting (SLM) is an advanced rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing technology that uses high power density laser to fabricate metal/alloy components with minimal geometric constraints. The SLM process is multi-physics in nature and its study requires development of complex simulation tools. The purpose of this paper is to study – for the first time, to the best of the authors’ knowledge – the electromagnetic wave interactions and thermal processes in SLM based dense powder beds under the full-wave formalism and identify prospective metal powder bed particle distributions that can substantially improve the absorption rate, SLM volumetric deposition rate and thereby the overall build time.

Design/methodology/approach

We present a self-consistent thermo-optical model of the laser-matter interactions pertaining to SLM. The complex electromagnetic interactions and thermal effects in the dense metal powder beds are investigated by means of full-wave finite difference simulations. The model allows for accurate simulations of the excitation of gap, bulk and surface electromagnetic resonance modes, the energy transport across the particles, time dependent local permittivity variations under the incident laser intensity, and the thermal effects (joule heating) due to electromagnetic energy dissipation.

Findings

Localized gap and surface plasmon polariton resonance effects are identified as possible mechanisms toward improved absorption in small and medium size titanium powder beds. Furthermore, the observed near homogeneous temperature distributions across the metal powders indicates fast thermalization processes and allows for development of simple analytical models to describe the dynamics of the SLM process.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, for the first time the electromagnetic interactions and thermal processes with dense powder beds pertaining to SLM processes are investigated under full-wave formalism. Explicit description is provided for important SLM process parameters such as critical laser power density, saturation temperature and time to melt. Specific guidelines are presented for improved energy efficiency and optimization of the SLM process deposition rates.

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