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Publication date: 1 March 1954

B. AGARD EVANS

Miss Agatha Christie wrote: “The following day saw Hercule Poirot perusing a large calf‐bound volume and other slimmer works, with occasional harried glances at various…

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Miss Agatha Christie wrote: “The following day saw Hercule Poirot perusing a large calf‐bound volume and other slimmer works, with occasional harried glances at various typewritten slips of paper.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1953

G. GILFILLAN

Industrial executives frequently require special information in order to solve their particular problems. A Sales Manager may have to estimate the market for a new…

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Industrial executives frequently require special information in order to solve their particular problems. A Sales Manager may have to estimate the market for a new chemical. A Production Engineer may require technical data in order to undertake the high‐speed machining of steel. A Works Manager may have to find the correct anti‐corrosive treatment for a certain type of ferrous metal. This kind of information and much else can often be obtained from those who have a specialist knowledge of the subject. There are also many cases in which the published results of investigations into special problems will be available in libraries.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1954

Aarhus Kommunes Biblioteker (Teknisk Bibliotek), Ingerslevs Plads 7, Aarhus, Denmark. Representative: V. NEDERGAARD PEDERSEN (Librarian).

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Aarhus Kommunes Biblioteker (Teknisk Bibliotek), Ingerslevs Plads 7, Aarhus, Denmark. Representative: V. NEDERGAARD PEDERSEN (Librarian).

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Contemporary HRM Issues in the 21st Century
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-457-7

Article
Publication date: 1 October 1953

Some Notes on the Provision of Training for Young Recruits to Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

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Some Notes on the Provision of Training for Young Recruits to Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 25 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 1 October 1953

H. Reichert

This particular Mollier‐Chart has been constructed for investigations for increasing the power output of internal combustion engines and gas turbines by means of water…

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This particular Mollier‐Chart has been constructed for investigations for increasing the power output of internal combustion engines and gas turbines by means of water injection into the supercharger or compressor respectively. Since the chart may be useful for other similar problems a short description is given and an example illustrates its application.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 25 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1953

E.M.R. DITMAS

The Conference of the Scottish Branch of Aslib was held this year on 27th February at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, under the Chairmanship of Dr. D. G. Brown. The opening…

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The Conference of the Scottish Branch of Aslib was held this year on 27th February at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, under the Chairmanship of Dr. D. G. Brown. The opening address was given by Sir Andrew McCance, Deputy Chairman and Joint Managing Director of Messrs. Colvilles, Ltd., and is reported in this issue. He was followed by Mr. M. C. Pottinger, Librarian of the Scottish Central Library, who surveyed Scottish resources of scientific and technical literature and information, and by Dr. C. Macrae who described the work of the Scottish Council. Both these papers are given in full. In the afternoon Mr. J. Revie, of the British Jute Trade Research Association, traced the steps by which a small special library could be set up, and Mr. E. N. Simons, of Messrs. Edgar Allen & Co., Ltd., spoke on the writing of English in abstracts and reports. Mr. Revie's paper is included in this issue; that by Mr. Simons was published in the May, 1953, number of Aslib Proceedings.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

Article
Publication date: 20 October 2020

Da Yang, John Dumay and Dale Tweedie

In 2015, one university student in KC – a small town in regional Australia – unknowingly launched a resistance movement and national debate on modern wage theft. We apply…

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Purpose

In 2015, one university student in KC – a small town in regional Australia – unknowingly launched a resistance movement and national debate on modern wage theft. We apply labour process theory to analyse accounting's role in this case.

Design/methodology/approach

We study multiple instances of wage theft in one Australian town. This case site reveals how wage theft can emerge in a developed economy with well-established legal and institutional constraints. We use Thompson's “core” labour process theory to analyse accounting's role via two interrelated dialectics: (1) structure and agency and, (2) control and resistance.

Findings

Accounting was “weaponised” by both sides of the controversy: as a tool of employer control and as a vehicle for student resistance. Digital technologies enabled employee resistance to form unconsciously and organically. Proponents mobilised informally, with information and accounting the ammunition.

Social implications

Wage theft affects industrialised as well as developing economies, especially “precarious” workers. We show how accounting can conceal exploitation, but also how – with the right support – accounting can help vulnerable workers enforce their rights and entitlements.

Originality/value

The paper uncovers novel dynamics of exploitation and resistance at work under contemporary economic and technological conditions. Labour process theory can provide a more dialectical perspective on accounting's role in these dynamics, including the emancipatory potential of informal and opportunistic counter-accounts.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1952

T.U. MATTHEW

Before attempting to forecast the future trends and possibilities in the provision of information services for industry it is necessary first of all to consider the…

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Before attempting to forecast the future trends and possibilities in the provision of information services for industry it is necessary first of all to consider the characteristics of present‐day industrial society and, secondly, the information needs of the industrial units upon which our present economy is based.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

Book part
Publication date: 19 August 2015

Martine R. Haas and Wendy Ham

Strategy scholars have long argued that breakthrough innovation is generated by recombining knowledge from distant domains. Even if firms have the ability to access and…

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Strategy scholars have long argued that breakthrough innovation is generated by recombining knowledge from distant domains. Even if firms have the ability to access and absorb knowledge from distant domains, however, they may fail to pay attention to such knowledge because it is seemingly irrelevant to their tasks. We draw attention to this problem of knowledge relevance and develop a theoretical model to illuminate how ideas from seemingly irrelevant (i.e., peripheral) domains can generate breakthrough innovation through the cognitive process of analogical reasoning, as well as the conditions under which this is more likely to occur. We situate our theoretical model in the context of teams in order to develop insight into the microfoundations of knowledge recombination within firms. Our model reveals paradoxical requirements for teams that help to explain why breakthrough innovation is so difficult.

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