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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1975

Geoffrey V. Carol

Industrial production in the UK is now lower than it was during the three day week. The country is suffering from a severe recession with no sign of a business upturn on the way…

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Industrial production in the UK is now lower than it was during the three day week. The country is suffering from a severe recession with no sign of a business upturn on the way. The number of insolvent companies going into liquidation has increased from 714 in the first quarter of 1974 to 1240 in the first quarter of 1975.1741 individuals went bankrupt in the first quarter of 1975 compared with 1147 in the first quarter of 1974. The trend is now apparent even in the high streets with more and more shops closing down. When one considers the history of the printed circuit industry in the UK it would appear that the incidence of failures among small pcb manufacturers is notoriously high. In order to highlight some of the pitfalls likely to be encountered by the small business a discussion of the accounting function is presented for the purpose of providing an insight into how this function works and how it can be used to avoid bankruptcy.

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Circuit World, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

Article
Publication date: 1 May 1999

Allyson Carlyle

This paper examines a user categorisation of documents related to a particular literary work. Fifty study participants completed an unconstrained sorting task of documents related…

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This paper examines a user categorisation of documents related to a particular literary work. Fifty study participants completed an unconstrained sorting task of documents related to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas carol. After they had finished the sorting task, participants wrote descriptions of the attributes they used to create each group. Content analysis of these descriptions revealed categories of attributes used for grouping. Participants used physical format, audience, content description, pictorial elements, usage, and language most frequently for grouping. Many of the attributes participants used for grouping already exist in bibliographic records and may be used to cluster records related to works automatically in online catalogue displays. The attributes used by people in classifying or grouping documents related to a work may be used to guide the design of summary online catalogue work displays.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 55 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Article
Publication date: 28 October 2001

Timothy W. Aurand, Carol DeMoranville and Geoffrey L. Gordon

Well‐documented corporate demands for crossfunctionally competent employees have instigated a wide variety of efforts by the educational community to integrate business curricula…

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Well‐documented corporate demands for crossfunctionally competent employees have instigated a wide variety of efforts by the educational community to integrate business curricula. Many colleges and universities struggle to functionally integrate business programs that historically have been delivered by well‐defined, and often well‐siloed, disciplines. Drawing from the numerous published and unpublished case studies of cross‐functional integration attempts, this study develops a framework of critical issues to consider when developing an integrated program. The framework develops five major categories of issues (strategic, leadership, administrative, faculty, and student) to help universities identify typical program decisions and potential roadblocks that may inhibit the development of a successful program.

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American Journal of Business, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1935-5181

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1984

Geoffrey C. Kiel and Carol Ann Howard

Examines the importance of the Pacific Rim in terms of its market potential and of economic growth. Looks at the extent to which it rivals the European Community, and also the…

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Examines the importance of the Pacific Rim in terms of its market potential and of economic growth. Looks at the extent to which it rivals the European Community, and also the implications of the developments in the Pacific Rim for international marketing strategy. Concludes that the Pacific Rim is a reality with respect to the economic development of several Pacific Rim countries over the past decade, and with respect to the level of trade within that area. Proposes, however, that it is still a vision with respect to developing close formal ties with the European Community.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1988

Geoffrey C. Kiel and Carol Ann Howard

A lot of attention is currently focused on the Pacific Rim as a major world trade area, equivalent to the European Community. Companies may see this as an increased market…

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A lot of attention is currently focused on the Pacific Rim as a major world trade area, equivalent to the European Community. Companies may see this as an increased market opportunity or as increased competition but however they view it, a regiocentric strategy focus, based on the entire Pacific Rim is required.

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Management Decision, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

Article
Publication date: 1 June 1985

The librarian and researcher have to be able to uncover specific articles in their areas of interest. This Bibliography is designed to help. Volume IV, like Volume III, contains…

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The librarian and researcher have to be able to uncover specific articles in their areas of interest. This Bibliography is designed to help. Volume IV, like Volume III, contains features to help the reader to retrieve relevant literature from MCB University Press' considerable output. Each entry within has been indexed according to author(s) and the Fifth Edition of the SCIMP/SCAMP Thesaurus. The latter thus provides a full subject index to facilitate rapid retrieval. Each article or book is assigned its own unique number and this is used in both the subject and author index. This Volume indexes 29 journals indicating the depth, coverage and expansion of MCB's portfolio.

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Management Decision, vol. 23 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Article
Publication date: 29 March 2021

Tram-Anh Ngoc Pham, Jillian Carol Sweeney and Geoffrey Norman Soutar

Drawing on an extensive range of activities across different types, including mandatory (customer), mandatory (customer or organisation), voluntary in-role and voluntary…

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Purpose

Drawing on an extensive range of activities across different types, including mandatory (customer), mandatory (customer or organisation), voluntary in-role and voluntary extra-role activities, this study aims to identify different health-care customer value cocreation practice styles based on the combinations of value cocreation activities they undertake and empirically examine how customers adopting different styles differ in terms of well-being and satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

The study was conducted across health customers with a variety of chronic conditions. Data were collected from three focus groups and an online survey.

Findings

Five customer practice styles, namely, the highly active, other-oriented, provider-oriented, self-oriented and passive compliant customers, were revealed. While a moderate to a high level of activities is often recommended as it is associated with higher levels of physical, psychological, existential and social well-being and customer satisfaction, the results also suggest there is no single ideal style as different styles may be associated with the same level of outcomes.

Research limitations/implications

As customers cocreate value differently, it is crucial to understand the underlying heterogeneity and its implications to outcomes.

Practical implications

Highly active and provider-oriented are the two styles that should be particularly encouraged because of their association with positive outcomes. Personalised strategies need to be developed and resources need to be put in place to build productive relationships amongst service providers, customers and peers and to increase the perceived value of such interactions so as to shift customers towards more active styles.

Originality/value

The study advances the understanding of customer value cocreation and its link to well-being by empirically deriving five distinct practice styles and demonstrating how they differ across meaningful well-being and satisfaction dimensions.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 55 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Article
Publication date: 16 November 2020

Tram-Anh Ngoc Pham, Jillian Carol Sweeney and Geoffrey Norma Soutar

This study aims to examine the impacts various types of resources had on customer effort in mandatory and voluntary value cocreation activities and the contribution of efforts in…

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Purpose

This study aims to examine the impacts various types of resources had on customer effort in mandatory and voluntary value cocreation activities and the contribution of efforts in these different activity types to quality of life.

Design/methodology/approach

Data from customers across five chronic health conditions were collected through an online survey. Rasch analysis helped identify hierarchies of activities representing varying levels of effort across four activity types (mandatory (customer), mandatory (customer or organization), voluntary in-role and voluntary extra-role activities). The conceptual model that was developed to examine the relationships of interest was analyzed using partial least squares structural equation modeling.

Findings

While clinical resources helped mandatory activities and personal network resources facilitated voluntary activities, psychological resources had greater impacts on customer effort across the whole range of activities. Effort in each activity type contributed to the quality of life differently, with voluntary activities having the greatest impacts on quality of life.

Practical implications

This study lends support to a holistic approach to health service that requires the mobilization of networks of resources to encourage customers’ engagement in a broad range of activities. Understanding the resources facilitating effort in distinct activity types provides insights to develop strategies to drive value cocreation efforts that subsequently contribute to improvements in quality of life.

Originality/value

Drawing on an extensive and nuanced categorization of activities, this study broadened the understanding of the networks of resources that are integrated in customer value cocreation processes and the link between value cocreation efforts and quality of life.

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Journal of Services Marketing, vol. 35 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0887-6045

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1974

Frances Neel Cheney

Communications regarding this column should be addressed to Mrs. Cheney, Peabody Library School, Nashville, Term. 37203. Mrs. Cheney does not sell the books listed here. They are…

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Communications regarding this column should be addressed to Mrs. Cheney, Peabody Library School, Nashville, Term. 37203. Mrs. Cheney does not sell the books listed here. They are available through normal trade sources. Mrs. Cheney, being a member of the editorial board of Pierian Press, will not review Pierian Press reference books in this column. Descriptions of Pierian Press reference books will be included elsewhere in this publication.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 1 November 1948

UNTIL the end of 1948 Mr. Nowell remains our President and his occupancy of the office has fulfilled all that we expected of him. It has been forceful and, we think, has left its…

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UNTIL the end of 1948 Mr. Nowell remains our President and his occupancy of the office has fulfilled all that we expected of him. It has been forceful and, we think, has left its mark upon us, his general statesmanship and complete sanity of outlook being shown whenever he had occasion to direct meetings or to speak to them. He does not now go into retirement as our past four presidents‐have done by the fiat of superannuation schemes ; he has what President Cashmore called the glory of going on for a number of years yet. He will therefore continue to exercise profound influence on public and other librarianship with the wisdom and power with which, as President, he has won general thanks.

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New Library World, vol. 51 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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