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Publication date: 1 January 2010

Robert Berry, Richard Fry, Gary Higgs and Scott Orford

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) is a major new collaborative socio‐economic research programme involving five higher…

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The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) is a major new collaborative socio‐economic research programme involving five higher education institutions in Wales. This paper introduces the work of the WISERD data integration team and describes their plans for the development of an online geo‐portal. Their aim is to support WISERD researchers by providing a framework for integrating, managing and disseminating quantitative and qualitative socio‐economic data in Wales. This paper outlines the goals of this major project, discusses the concept of the WISERD geo‐portal and reports on initial investigations into geo‐portal development using free and open‐source (FOSS) software. The paper concludes with a brief summary of the future work of the WISERD data integration team.

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Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-7003

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Publication date: 1 January 2005

Paul Read, Gary Higgs and George Taylor

To highlight the potential (as well as perceived barriers) to the wider use of GIS in educational marketing.

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Purpose

To highlight the potential (as well as perceived barriers) to the wider use of GIS in educational marketing.

Design/methodology/approach

Five case studies were conducted in order to identify the GIS capabilities that would be required by a typical educational institution. Using the knowledge gained from these case studies, a prototype “admissions GIS” based around a proprietary GIS package was developed.

Findings

Spatial approaches based around GIS should provide numerous benefits in educational marketing concerning, for example, the mapping and analysis of participation rates in relation to a variety of recruitment campaigns and widening participation strategies, in detecting changes in enrolment patterns and in the profiling of local areas in order to develop a range of courses designed to appeal to the customer segments therein.

Research limitations/implications

The paper has identified important barriers that will need to be overcome before such tools become more widely used in the higher education sector. The study has also highlighted concerns regarding the accuracy of particular data sets that became evident as the data were analysed. The findings from GIS‐based investigations could provide an important starting‐point for more qualitatively based follow‐up studies that may help explain the revealed patterns.

Practical implications

Widening access, student profiling, local area profiling and the availability of increasing amounts of geographically‐referenced data are all increasing the use of GIS, whose capabilities in mapping and geodemographics have led many to see it as an aid to student recruitment and retention in an increasingly crowded and competitive marketplace

Originality/value

There have been relatively few published studies of the potential of GIS, in conjunction with university administrative records and geodemographic techniques, in educational marketing. This study adds to this body of literature to demonstrate the current state of play and the perceived barriers to wider implementation and will be of particular relevance to those involved in marketing courses in higher education establishments.

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Marketing Intelligence & Planning, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-4503

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Publication date: 2 May 2017

Stephen Cohen, Megan Johnson, Gary Brooks and Brooke Higgs

To explain the new rules, forms, and amendments to current rules and forms (Final Rule) that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted to modernize the…

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Purpose

To explain the new rules, forms, and amendments to current rules and forms (Final Rule) that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted to modernize the reporting of information provided by registered investment companies (funds) and to improve the quality and type of information that funds provide to the SEC and investors.

Design/methodology/approach

Discusses the background leading up to the Final Rule, provides an overview and summary of the Final Rule’s key components, and highlights issues that may be raised by the new reporting regime.

Findings

The Final Rule will have a significant effect on many funds. Funds will experience a substantially increased reporting burden with respect to both the frequency of reporting and the granularity of information required.

Practical implications

Fund managers and fund service providers should begin to evaluate the impact of the Final Rule, the processes that will need to be implemented to prepare filings on new forms, and the changes in fund disclosure practices that will be required in response to the amendments to certain forms.

Originality/value

Practical guidance from financial services lawyers specializing in the investment management industry.

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Journal of Investment Compliance, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1528-5812

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Publication date: 29 March 2013

Som Sekhar Bhattacharyya and Sumi Jha

The concept of Shared Leaders (one or more leaders) leading an organization is gaining grounds both in the world of theory and practice. The aim of this article is to…

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Purpose

The concept of Shared Leaders (one or more leaders) leading an organization is gaining grounds both in the world of theory and practice. The aim of this article is to attempt to comprehend the process of the shared leadership at a strategic level of a firm, it can be called “Strategic Shared Leadership Process (SSLP)”.

Design/methodology/approach

Responses from 257 middle level managers were collected by a closed ended structured survey questionnaire. A total of ten variables were identified from literature to study SSLP. The data were analyzed using AMOS 16 for Structured Equation Modeling.

Findings

Three models emerged from the study. In the first model, significant positive relationship between Leaders' Organizational Legitimacy (LOL), Leaders' Informal Authority Base (LIAB) and Leaders' Domain Knowledge (LDK) with Leaders' Joint Accountability (LJA) and Leaders' Non‐Financial Decision making (LOFD) was found. In the second model significant negative relationship between followers' years of work experience and Leaders' Organizational Change Decision (OCD) and positive relationship between OCD and Leaders' Organizational Visioning (LOV) was found. For the third model, significant positive relationship between length of Co‐work Association (LCWA) and Leaders' Voice Equity (LVE) with Leaders' Organizational Financial Decision Making (LOFD) was present.

Research limitations/implications

The three models developed in the study to understand SSLP made theoretical contribution.

Practical implications

Organizational Development practitioners can use the study output as the intervention inputs during establishing SSLP in their firm.

Originality/value

This is one of the first empirical studies on SSLP.

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Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-4323

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Publication date: 15 December 2011

Afzalur Rashid

Purpose – This study aims at presenting an overview, development, and process of current corporate governance practices in Bangladesh.Design/Methodology/Approach – Based…

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Purpose – This study aims at presenting an overview, development, and process of current corporate governance practices in Bangladesh.

Design/Methodology/Approach – Based on New Institutional Sociology (NIS) as a theoretical framework and by using archival data, this study highlights the roles of key institutional forces in reinforcing the existing corporate governance practices in Bangladesh.

Findings – This study notes that corporate governance practices in Bangladesh are still at infancy. While Bangladesh is trying to adopt many international corporate governance best practices for institutional legitimacy, the weak institutional enforcement regime, along with the absence of an effective check and balance, poses serious challenges to the firm-level good corporate governance practices in Bangladesh. The absence of isomorphic pressures to regulate the firms leads to many incidences of noncompliance.

Practical implications – This study takes part in the following global debate: whether corporate governance in an emerging economy is a reality or an illusion.

Originality/Value – This study seeks to contribute to the increasing literature by recognizing the interest of readers, academics, practitioners, and regulators to gain more insight and understanding of corporate governance practices in an emerging economy, such as Bangladesh.

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Publication date: 1 September 2007

Anne Jamieson

This article explores the benefits to older people of participation in formal study, and considers these in the context of the general debate about the constituents of…

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This article explores the benefits to older people of participation in formal study, and considers these in the context of the general debate about the constituents of quality of life. It is based on a study of older students who attended extra‐mural type classes at a London University college. The findings of a postal questionnaire survey are presented as context for a discussion of in‐depth interviews with a selection of participants. Illustrative case studies are presented, highlighting the discourses related to the benefits of study and their meanings in the different lives of the individuals. The second part of the analysis links these findings to issues related to the measuring of quality of life. It is argued that while the emotionally based concerns of individuals often figure most highly in their definition of quality of life, their need to spend time meaningfully is an additional, important dimension. Thus, formal study ‐ through the process itself as well as its outcomes ‐ plays an important role in contributing to the quality of life of older learners, giving them a feeling of ‘time well spent’.

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Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1471-7794

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Publication date: 19 December 2017

Karin Klenke

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Women in Leadership 2nd Edition
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-064-8

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Publication date: 10 September 2018

Prem Chhetri, Jonathan Corcoran, Shafiq Ahmad and Kiran KC

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first is to examine the changing spatio-temporal patterns and regional trends in residential fires; and second is to investigate the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first is to examine the changing spatio-temporal patterns and regional trends in residential fires; and second is to investigate the likely association of fire risk with seasons, calendar events and socio-economic disadvantage.

Design/methodology/approach

Using spatial analytic and predictive techniques, 11 years of fire incident data supplied by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are mapped and analysed.

Findings

The results show significant spatial and temporal variability in the distribution of residential fires. Residential fire incidents are more likely to occur in the inner city and across more disadvantaged areas. Mapped outputs show some areas in Brisbane at a higher risk of fire than others and that the risk of fire escalates at specific times of the year, in neighbourhoods with a higher disadvantage, during major sporting events and school holidays. The residential fires showed strong seasonal periodicity. There is a continuous yet gradual increase in the number of fire incidents recorded for all five sub-regions within SEQ. Sunshine Coast experienced the highest upward trend whereas Toowoomba and West Moreton show the lowest increase.

Originality/value

This study provides an empirical basis to guide future operational strategies through targeting high fire risk areas at particular times. This, in turn, will help utilise finite resources in areas where and when they need and thus enable minimise emergency management costs.

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Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 27 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Publication date: 1 January 2004

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The Dynamics of Intervention: Regulation and Redistribution in the Mixed Economy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-053-1

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Publication date: 14 July 2006

The Editor and Associate Editors at AABR would like to thank the many excellent reviewers who have volunteered their time and expertise to make this an outstanding…

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The Editor and Associate Editors at AABR would like to thank the many excellent reviewers who have volunteered their time and expertise to make this an outstanding publication. Publishing quality papers in a timely manner would not be possible without their efforts.

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Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-448-5

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