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Publication date: 1 December 2001

Christine Oliver and Graham Brittain

Explores the detail of methodologies employed in the management classroom and in change processes with organisational groups. Through this exploration, some of the dualisms which…

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Explores the detail of methodologies employed in the management classroom and in change processes with organisational groups. Through this exploration, some of the dualisms which typify modernist theoretical stances were highlighted, examined and transcended. The claim made for the practices proposed here is that they can enhance management learning through informing reflexive decision making, creative use of authority and aesthetic definitions of account‐ability, thereby complementing and enriching a modernist position which, we suggest, is inadequate in isolation.

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Career Development International, vol. 6 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Publication date: 1 August 1985

SHEILA CORRALL, JANE LITTLE, ALLAN BUNCH, EDWIN FLEMING and WILFRED ASHWORTH

During 1982–84, BLR&DD supported a study of medical information and its use by practitioners. The problem of low usage of information services was investigated by looking at the…

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During 1982–84, BLR&DD supported a study of medical information and its use by practitioners. The problem of low usage of information services was investigated by looking at the characteristics of information itself and the consequences of not knowing — the penalties for ignorance. Experts were invited to contribute papers on information and communication problems in specialist areas, such as addiction, drugs, alcoholism and exotic diseases. In June 1984, a conference was organised to enable a larger group to discuss the issues raised and consider implications for information transfer. A recently‐published volume now brings together the ten specialist contributions, an overview of the project and a report of the conference. Consensus and penalties for ignorance in the medical sciences, edited by J Michael Brittain (BL R&D Report 5842) is published by Taylor Graham, at £15 (isbn 0—947568 03 4).

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New Library World, vol. 86 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Looking for Information
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80382-424-6

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Looking for Information
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80382-424-6

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Publication date: 1 January 1990

Many of the fatuities and disasters attending the introduction of computers into Library and Information Services (LIS) can be ascribed to the ill‐conceived notion that…

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Many of the fatuities and disasters attending the introduction of computers into Library and Information Services (LIS) can be ascribed to the ill‐conceived notion that intellectual analysis both of the subjects of documents and of enquiries for information was no longer needed, that the machine would perform all the necessary concept relationships in short order and without human intervention. Anyone who has patiently watched Prestel clanking away in search of cricket scores will appreciate the fallacy well enough.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 46 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 30 June 2023

Lisa M. Given, Donald O. Case and Rebekah Willson

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Looking for Information
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80382-424-6

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Publication date: 1 February 1995

A.R. Elangovan

The rapid globalization of modern business and the multicultural nature of its workforce pose major challenges for leadership and human resource management in 1990s. One important…

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The rapid globalization of modern business and the multicultural nature of its workforce pose major challenges for leadership and human resource management in 1990s. One important area that is yet to be fully explored is the managing of conflict in a multicultural organization where values, orientations, preferences, and attitudes differ significantly among the members. This paper explores the implications of cultural differences for managerial intervention in conflicts between subordinates in organizations using Hofstede's four‐dimensional framework.

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International Journal of Conflict Management, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1044-4068

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Publication date: 5 August 2019

John Hartley

Philosophers and political theorists have long warned of the “perils of dogmatism” for public discourse and identified intellectual humility as a necessary corrective. Sufficient…

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Philosophers and political theorists have long warned of the “perils of dogmatism” for public discourse and identified intellectual humility as a necessary corrective. Sufficient intellectual humility encompasses at least four elements: openness to error, recognition of bias, recognition of intellectual parity in interlocutors, and avoidance of recourse to authority. Religions seem to present obstacles on all four fronts, particularly when actors embody more conservative renderings of a given religion’s repertoire. As such, a case involving different groups of religious exclusivists engaging one another on topics that directly interact their deepest faith commitments and political visions presents a useful test case for our theories of intellectual humility. This chapter considers conservative protestants engaging in public discourse with Muslims about whether or not Muslim and Christian understandings of “loving God” and “loving neighbor” have sufficient overlap to support political cooperation. The results of the dialogue effort were a mixture of controversy and cooperation. For evangelicals, the engagement produced sharp conflict and yet helped to shift the community’s plausibility structures, opening further the possibility of fruitful public discourse and strategic action in cooperation with Muslims. The analysis suggests a conceptualization of practical intellectual humility that emphasizes recognition of the other.

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Religion, Humility, and Democracy in a Divided America
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-949-7

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Publication date: 1 September 1994

P.K. McPherson

A systems engineer looking at information sees informatics. That means ‘the design, construction, evaluation, use and maintenance of information processing systems including…

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A systems engineer looking at information sees informatics. That means ‘the design, construction, evaluation, use and maintenance of information processing systems including hardware, software, organizational and human aspects as well as the complex of their industrial, commercial, administrative, social and political impact’. (The 1978 IBI‐UNESCO Conference on ‘Strategies and Policies for Information’).

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 46 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 March 1989

DAVID ELLIS

A behavioural approach to information retrieval system design is outlined based on the derivation of a behavioural model of the information seeking patterns of academic social…

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A behavioural approach to information retrieval system design is outlined based on the derivation of a behavioural model of the information seeking patterns of academic social scientists. The information seeking patterns of a variety of academic social scientists were broken down into six characteristics: starting, chaining, browsing, differentiating, monitoring, and extracting. These characteristics constitute the principal generic features of the different individual patterns, and together provide a flexible behavioural model for information retrieval system design. The extent to which these characteristics are available on existing systems is considered, and the requirements for implementing the features on an experimental system are set out.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 45 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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