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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1996

Geoff Cotton

Reports on the success and rapid growth of Roleplay UK, which has established itself as the leading supplier of professional role players throughout the British Isles. Clients…

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Reports on the success and rapid growth of Roleplay UK, which has established itself as the leading supplier of professional role players throughout the British Isles. Clients include large insurance companies, which are currently obliged to assess all their salesforces to determine their competence and potential to achieve the Financial Planning Certificate Level 3 ‐ compulsory by July 1997. Professional role players have proved ideal in making the assessment processes realistic. Gives some opinions of personnel professionals who have used the services of the company.

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Management Development Review, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0962-2519

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Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology: Including a Symposium on Religion, the Scottish Enlightenment, and the Rise of Liberalism
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83549-517-9

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Publication date: 1 February 2002

Kim Walters and Geoff Cram

In July 2000 a study was undertaken into the facilities offered for drinking water at 54 schools in North Yorkshire. The work also looked at hygiene standards at drinking water…

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In July 2000 a study was undertaken into the facilities offered for drinking water at 54 schools in North Yorkshire. The work also looked at hygiene standards at drinking water fountains and whether they could pose any risk of contamination to children using them. The results showed the standard of facilities offered to children at schools varied considerably. In most schools the main provision for drinking water was from coldwater taps in school toilets. The next most popular option was drinking water fountains. A visual hygiene assessment of the fountains revealed that many of the fountains in toilets were not well maintained or clean. Traditional hygiene swabs taken from 47 fountains in 17 schools gave high bacterial colony counts, above what would be expected on a facility used for obtaining a drink of water. The main conclusion of the study was that school toilets are not an ideal type of environment for obtaining drinking water and better facilities need to be offered to children.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 32 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Case study
Publication date: 31 October 2019

Geoff Bick and Jeanné Odendaal

The learning outcomes are as follows: to understand how technology can be used to create innovative entrepreneurial opportunities; to develop analytical and critical thinking…

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Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes are as follows: to understand how technology can be used to create innovative entrepreneurial opportunities; to develop analytical and critical thinking skills to understand organisations, industries and their dynamics; to analyse strategic options for an entrepreneurial organisations and motivate a proposed strategic direction; and to assess the inter-functional requirements for an entrepreneurship to successfully implement a strategy.

Case overview/synopsis

UCOOK, a successful emerging economy SME, is confronted with the threat of retail giants (e.g. Checkers and Woolworths) entering the meal kit space. No longer the only “new kid on the block”, UCOOK has to consider a sustainable growth strategy to remain competitive. The case provides the reader with a snapshot of experiences of a meal kit entrepreneurial venture and what it entails for them to grow in the South African milieu. Principally, this case is designed to impart knowledge and stimulate a practical understanding of entrepreneurship and strategic decision-making in the meal kit industry. Additionally, the purpose is to serve as inspiration for business students to see the opportunities that lie within strategically astute emerging market ventures.

Complexity academic level

The primary target audience for this teaching case is postgraduate business students, especially students of entrepreneurship, strategy and e-commerce. This teaching case is intended to be used as case study in post graduate business programmes such as Master of Business Administration (MBA), a specialist Masters programme such as MM (Entrepreneurship), post-graduate diploma in management (PGDip), as well as selected executive education programmes.

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Teaching Notes are available for educators only. Please contact your library to gain login details or email support@emeraldinsight.com to request teaching notes.

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CSS 3: Entrepreneurship.

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Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2045-0621

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Publication date: 1 October 2001

Geoff Waterson and Rosalind Lee

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Property Management, vol. 19 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 1 April 2006

Geoff Newiss

The purpose of this paper is to improve the police, policy makers' and researchers' understanding of the likelihood of fatal outcomes befalling missing persons.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to improve the police, policy makers' and researchers' understanding of the likelihood of fatal outcomes befalling missing persons.

Design/methodology/approach

Data on the age, sex, duration missing and outcome (fatal or non‐fatal) of over 32,000 cancelled reports of missing persons were extracted from a police database of missing persons in the London metropolitan area. The analysis highlights the risk of a cancelled missing person report resulting in a fatal outcome by the same variables.

Findings

Shows that the risk of a cancelled missing person report resulting in a fatal outcome is overall very low, though it does increase with the age of the person reported missing and the duration they remain missing for. Males face a higher risk of being found dead than females.

Research limitations/implications

The risk estimations use a base rate of all cancelled missing person reports, therefore excluding persons who have never being found. The estimations are based on missing person reports rather than individuals. Insufficient detail was available to analyse the fatal cases by type of death (e.g. suicide, homicide, accident, etc.).

Originality/value

This paper provides new empirical evidence on what happens to people reported missing. The findings provide an actuarial context in which clinical risk assessment by police officers can take place.

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Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, vol. 29 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1993

AVIATION & Marine Interiors, of Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Surrey, has just completed its most ambitious and extravagant one‐off interior in a Eurocopter Dauphin 2 helicopter…

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AVIATION & Marine Interiors, of Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Surrey, has just completed its most ambitious and extravagant one‐off interior in a Eurocopter Dauphin 2 helicopter, through McAlpine Helicopters, for an unnamed far eastern potentate.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 65 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 9 February 2010

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Circuit World, vol. 36 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

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Publication date: 1 September 2000

Geoff Buxey

The Australian government welcomed globalisation and led the way with tariff reductions, claiming that many local manufacturers were inefficient and inward looking as a result of…

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The Australian government welcomed globalisation and led the way with tariff reductions, claiming that many local manufacturers were inefficient and inward looking as a result of over protection. This paper reports on a series of interviews conducted in companies belonging to the (small) electrical appliances and household kitchenware industries, which both face fierce competition from imported goods. The objectives were to find out what business and manufacturing strategies have sustained them in the new trade environment. Six distinct strategies were identified, although a mix is common. There has been a real push to increase productivity, but it is not enough on its own to enable a firm to defend its domestic market against cheap imports. The main impact of globalisation has been a move to replace local sources of production with others located offshore. Typically, these are independent suppliers in China operating under contract manufacturing agreements.

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International Journal of Operations & Production Management, vol. 20 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-3577

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Book part
Publication date: 18 July 2013

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Developing People’s Information Capabilities: Fostering Information Literacy in Educational, Workplace and Community Contexts
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-766-5

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