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Publication date: 3 February 2012

Gita Patel

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 42 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Publication date: 4 December 2020

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Application of Big Data and Business Analytics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80043-884-2

Article
Publication date: 18 April 2017

Namrata Gupta

Since liberalization in the 1990s, India has witnessed a growth in the number of educated middle-class women in professions. However, there are few women in leadership positions…

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Since liberalization in the 1990s, India has witnessed a growth in the number of educated middle-class women in professions. However, there are few women in leadership positions and decision-making bodies. While the earlier notion of the ideal woman as homemaker has been replaced by one which idealizes women of substance, a woman’s role in the family continues to be pivotal and is even viewed as central in defining Indian culture. The purpose of this paper is to analyze how and to what extent gender inequalities are reproduced in the organizations employing educated professionals.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on the perspective that gender is socially constructed, this paper analyzes gender inequality in Indian organizations through semi-structured interviews of men and women scientists in two private pharmaceutical laboratories.

Findings

The findings show reproduction of a gendered normative order through two types of norms and practices: one, norms and practices that favor men and second, socio-cultural norms that devalue women in public spaces which help to maintain masculinity in the workplace. Although these practices might be found elsewhere in the world, the manner in which they are enacted reflects national cultural norms.

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The paper highlights how various norms and practices enacted in the specific Indian socio-cultural context construct and maintain masculinity at workplace depriving opportunities to professional women which affect their rise to leadership positions.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, vol. 36 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-7149

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Publication date: 19 December 2016

Radha R. Sharma and Sir Cary Cooper

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Executive Burnout
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-285-9

Article
Publication date: 9 October 2017

Geeta H. Patel

The purpose of this paper is to trace the history and legacy of Islamic finance (IF) in Sri Lanka in the context of the emergence of life finance. It tracks the social life of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to trace the history and legacy of Islamic finance (IF) in Sri Lanka in the context of the emergence of life finance. It tracks the social life of finance through a genealogy of trust and capital.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology used is qualitative. It is an extended case study using conversations, company documents and newspaper archival research.

Findings

Trust, transparency and ethics must be understood locally to have salience. The implicit effect of locally understood ideas of trust that have been built into the movement of capital (via ethical branding and transparency in IF, education and social awareness) can reconfigure relationships between communities in a country that has been ravaged by war.

Research limitations/implications

There have been few studies on IF in Sri Lanka; this study will enrich those offerings. However, they must be understood in relation to the emergence of life finance.

Practical implications

This study presents a new viewpoint on the relationship between finance and social well-being and new categories through which to understand finance.

Social implications

The implicit effect of locally understood ideas of trust which have been built into movements of capital (via ethical branding and transparency in IF, education, socially aware) can reconfigure relationships between communities in a country that has been ravaged by war.

Originality/value

There have been few studies on Islamic Finance in Sri Lanka; this study will enrich those offerings. But they must be understood in relation to the emergence of life-finance in South Asia.

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Society and Business Review, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5680

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Publication date: 20 July 2023

John Lee Candelaria and Fernan Talamayan

The analyses of civil–military relations during public health emergencies are traditionally confined to applications in international and humanitarian action related to conflict…

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The analyses of civil–military relations during public health emergencies are traditionally confined to applications in international and humanitarian action related to conflict and disaster. The expansive global response to the COVID-19 pandemic fused health and national security issues, and such a response involved extensive collaboration between the military and civil sectors. The expanded scope and centrality of the military in government pandemic response have been noted globally, and Southeast Asia presented interesting developments. This study investigates how the pandemic affected civil–military relations in the region by looking at the cases of the Philippines and Malaysia. First, it assesses the extent to which the pandemic has been framed within the security language through war analogies that rationalised military response. Second, it investigates the roles of the military in the respective governments’ public health emergency response, providing clues on how the increased military intervention affected people’s trust and confidence in public institutions during the pandemic. The study finds that securitising the pandemic correlated to expanding the military’s power and scope in the government response, but notes that civil–military relations remained dependent on the historical roles of the armed forces in politics and society. The two countries have similarly framed the pandemic as a security threat, but the military’s participation in Malaysia’s response shows development opportunities, while the case of the Philippines reveals how a military-centric pandemic response could lead to deleterious effects.

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Pandemic, Politics, and a Fairer Society in Southeast Asia: A Malaysian Perspective
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80455-589-7

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Article
Publication date: 28 November 2022

Tanushree Mahato, Manish Kumar Jha, Akhaya Kumar Nayak and Neelam Kaushal

The purpose of the paper is to conduct a comprehensive bibliometric analysis and systematic review to examine the research landscape of women empowerment through participation in…

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The purpose of the paper is to conduct a comprehensive bibliometric analysis and systematic review to examine the research landscape of women empowerment through participation in self-help groups (SHGs), identifying the eminent contributors, intellectual communities and future research agenda in the field of SHGs and women empowerment.

Design/methodology/approach

The global works of literature related to the theme of SHGs and women empowerment between 1998 and May 6, 2022 were scanned for bibliometric analysis and systematic review. A total of 176 English language documents from the Scopus database were extracted. Bibliometric analysis is conducted using Biblioshiny and VOSviewer software.

Findings

This study finds that SHGs are paramount in achieving rural women’s empowerment multidimensionally. Found that India is the most contributing country with 136 documents, and Ranjula Bali Swain and Fan Yang Wallentin are the most cited authors in the research field of SHGs and women empowerment. In addition, the paper proposes a comprehensive conceptual framework to portray rudimentary antecedents of women’s empowerment achieved through participation in SHGs.

Practical implications

This bibliometric analysis, along with a systematic review demonstrating a framework encapsulating the principal dimensions of women empowerment and their indicators, will be helpful to practitioners, government, policymakers and researchers working in the area of SHGs and women empowerment.

Originality/value

This study recognizes numerous significant contributions by eminent scholars and presents a concise review of the literature for novice researchers working in the area of SHGs and women empowerment.

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Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, vol. 17 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6204

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Publication date: 1 July 1990

Arunoday Saha

All human activities involve a dimension of time. Usually, the accomplishment of a stated task within lesser duration, other parameters remaining unchanged, entails superior…

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All human activities involve a dimension of time. Usually, the accomplishment of a stated task within lesser duration, other parameters remaining unchanged, entails superior performance. The factor of time is particularly important in economic endeavours. Thus, in manufacturing situations, functions such as forecasting, goal‐setting, planning, scheduling, evaluation and control become significant. The efficiency with which these tasks are accomplished, to an extent, determines the performance of the firm. Similarly, the time taken to complete a commercial project acquires importance. If an undertaking is unduly delayed, goods and services produced by it frequently turn out to be less economical because of cost escalations.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 10 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 5 March 2018

Kam Jugdev, Gita Mathur and Christian Cook

Given the demanding and stressful nature of project work, with a view to explore established concepts of burnout within the project management context, the purpose of this paper…

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Given the demanding and stressful nature of project work, with a view to explore established concepts of burnout within the project management context, the purpose of this paper is to examine two instruments: the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Areas of Worklife Survey (AWS). Since there is a paucity of literature in project management anchored within the MBI and the Areas of Worklife Survey (AWS), this paper proposes a high-level model on burnout in project management, drawing on the literature underlying these two instruments.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a conceptual approach, the paper reviews the social psychology literature on burnout and then the narrow stream of literature on burnout in project management. The paper develops and proposes a conceptual model as a foundation to explore the links between the determinants of project manager burnout/engagement and turnover/retention.

Findings

This paper contributes to an improved understanding of the determinants of project manager burnout, engagement, turnover, and retention.

Practical implications

The driver for this research is to contribute to the emerging literature on burnout in project management and strategies to help improve engagement and retention of project managers in the discipline – specifically, their tenure in organizations and/or the profession.

Originality/value

This paper contributes to the topic of burnout in the project management context. An improved understanding of the stressors in project management contexts, and the mechanisms to mitigate the stress, can add to our understanding of project manager well-being, engagement and retention, improved project success, and healthier work environments.

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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8378

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Publication date: 26 January 2023

Sanil S. Hishan and Jinu Oonnoonny

This case discusses the issue and challenges faced by MoveInSync during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative that contributed to…

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This case discusses the issue and challenges faced by MoveInSync during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative that contributed to the employees’ wellbeing. India was significantly hit by the pandemic and the impact has been severe. The corporate sector of India irrespective of the company size has worked for hand in hand with the government to contribute to handling the pandemic. One such company is MoveInSync which offers transport and security operations to enhance employee commute space. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacting their business operations, MoveInSync continued its CSR effort to help the needy and cared for its own employees.

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Sustainability and Social Marketing Issues in Asia
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80071-845-6

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