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Publication date: 1 January 1986

Graham Brown

The Homecharm Group, which consists of Texas Homecare, Texas Bulk, Multicolour Wallpapers and Surplus Sales, is now set for full computerisation. The group has developed…

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The Homecharm Group, which consists of Texas Homecare, Texas Bulk, Multicolour Wallpapers and Surplus Sales, is now set for full computerisation. The group has developed its own tailor‐made retail systems, and the story of how these were tried and tested and finally implemented in Texas Homecare and Bulk, was described by Graham Brown, the company's operations director. He delivered his paper, of which we are reproducing a slightly modified version, at the Retailing and Distribution Systems conference organised by Arthur Andersen, management consultants, in October 1985.

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Retail and Distribution Management, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-2363

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Publication date: 1 March 1999

Irena Vida

The purpose of this conceptual study is to offer an assessment and evaluation of the literature in the field of international marketing negotiations and to propose a…

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The purpose of this conceptual study is to offer an assessment and evaluation of the literature in the field of international marketing negotiations and to propose a descriptive organizing framework which could serve as a basis to integrate and evaluate the existing empirical and conceptual work. The premise of the model is that certain cultural value orientations will be reflected in the characteristics of individuals and in those of their respective companies. Cultural value orientations will, thus, indirectly affect the process of negotiation and the outcomes of the dyadic interaction.

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International Journal of Commerce and Management, vol. 9 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1056-9219

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Publication date: 1 February 1979

With an initial investment of between £400,000 and £500,000, Huntrose Ltd. is one of the more notable recent additions to the PCB manufacturing scene. Situated in Chard…

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With an initial investment of between £400,000 and £500,000, Huntrose Ltd. is one of the more notable recent additions to the PCB manufacturing scene. Situated in Chard, Somerset, this new company is an off‐shoot of Production Engineering & Electricals Ltd. (PEEL), a sub‐contract manufacturing company specialising in the production of cable forms and electrical sub‐assemblies. Based for 10 years in Chard, PEEL has two factories with a work force exceeding 250. A family business, the company is headed by Managing Director, Graham Brown.

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Circuit World, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

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Publication date: 25 July 2008

Jane Webster, Graham Brown, David Zweig, Catherine E. Connelly, Susan Brodt and Sim Sitkin

This chapter discusses why employees keep their knowledge to themselves. Despite managers’ best efforts, many employees tend to hoard knowledge or are reluctant to share…

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This chapter discusses why employees keep their knowledge to themselves. Despite managers’ best efforts, many employees tend to hoard knowledge or are reluctant to share their expertise with coworkers or managers. Although many firms have introduced specialized initiatives to encourage a broader dissemination of ideas and knowledge among organizational members, these initiatives often fail. This chapter provides reasons as to why this is so. Instead of focusing on why individuals might share their knowledge, however, we explain why individuals keep their knowledge to themselves. Multiple perspectives are offered, including social exchange, norms of secrecy, and territorial behaviors.

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Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84855-004-9

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Publication date: 1 January 2000

Mary E. Graham and Charlie O. Trevor

The design and introduction of new pay programs may be particularly challenging for multinational corporations (MNCs) because, given their diverse employee base, they face…

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The design and introduction of new pay programs may be particularly challenging for multinational corporations (MNCs) because, given their diverse employee base, they face varied employee expectations regarding pay. We offer a model of how national cultural norms affect employee expectations for, and judgments about, pay fairness. We also describe how firms can best use two international compensation strategies for MNCs (a global integration strategy and a local responsiveness strategy) to optimize employees' justice judgments regarding new pay programs. More favorable justice judgments should improve the chances of new pay program survival and, subsequently, contribute to firm competitiveness.

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Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1059-5422

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Publication date: 1 February 2003

Sarah GrahamBrown and Stuart Connor

HelpAge International carries out work on issues of ageing and development across a worldwide network. Experience suggests that older people are struggling to be seen…

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HelpAge International carries out work on issues of ageing and development across a worldwide network. Experience suggests that older people are struggling to be seen, heard and understood, and are still excluded from action to improve their situation. This paper also reports on the Madrid Plan, the first international agreement to recognise the potential of older people to contribute to the development of their societies.

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The Journal of Adult Protection, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1466-8203

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Publication date: 8 March 2011

Graham Brown

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 23 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 10 May 2011

Cornelia Voigt, Graham Brown and Gary Howat

The purpose of this paper is to explore and compare the benefits sought by three different types of wellness tourists: beauty spa, lifestyle resort, and spiritual retreat visitors.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore and compare the benefits sought by three different types of wellness tourists: beauty spa, lifestyle resort, and spiritual retreat visitors.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on the findings from 27 semi‐structured interviews with wellness tourists a benefits of wellness tourism scale (BWTS) was developed. It was used to measure 46 benefit items and was mailed to people included on the client/member lists of three Australian wellness tourism organisations.

Findings

In total, six benefit factors emerged from a principal axis factor analysis: transcendence; physical health and appearance; escape and relaxation; important others and novelty; re‐establish self‐esteem; and indulgence. A one‐way MANOVA, followed by a series of ANOVAS, revealed significant differences between the three types of tourists regarding the importance attributed to each of the six benefit factors. While all participants in the study sought transformation of the self, each identifiable group of tourists placed different emphasis on physical, psychological or spiritual transformations. Moreover, each group differed significantly in terms of demographic and travel behaviour characteristics.

Originality/value

The relevance of this paper lies in its adoption of a comprehensive approach to the investigation of the potential differences between three wellness tourist groups regarding the socio‐demographic profile, travel behaviour, and the benefits sought. Previous studies have focused on a single particular wellness tourist group. Furthermore, the BWTS may be applicable for use in future comparative studies of wellness tourist motivation.

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Tourism Review, vol. 66 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1660-5373

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Publication date: 1 August 1994

Graham Brown and Shane Raedler

The Gold Coast is Australia′s premier tourist destination, attractingover 2,500,000 visitors annually. Discusses the characteristics of thisrapidly growing region and…

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The Gold Coast is Australia′s premier tourist destination, attracting over 2,500,000 visitors annually. Discusses the characteristics of this rapidly growing region and examines recent tourism trends such as the development of international hotels. After analysing factors which are likely to shape the future prospects of the hotel sector, suggests that, despite increased occupancy rates, the competitive environment may limit the scope for rate increases.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 15 November 2016

Christopher W. Johnson

To describe the role of teaching “the paragraph” in furthering literacy goals. The study considers one concept, the Claim-Support-Conclusion Paragraph (CSC) as a…

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Purpose

To describe the role of teaching “the paragraph” in furthering literacy goals. The study considers one concept, the Claim-Support-Conclusion Paragraph (CSC) as a curricular and pedagogic intervention supporting writing and academic success for the marginalized students in two classrooms.

Design/methodology/approach

While this study corresponds to a gap in the literature of writing instruction (and paragraphing), it takes as its model the development of comprehensive collaborations where researcher-scholars embed themselves in the real practices of school classrooms. A fully-fledged partnership between researcher, practitioners, is characteristic of “practice embedded educational research,” or PEER (Snow, 2015), with analysis of data following qualitative and case study methodology.

Findings

Practice-embedded research in this partnership consistently revealed several important themes, including the effective use of the CSC paragraph functions as a critical common denominator across rich curricular choices. Extensive use of writing practice drives increased literacy fluency for struggling students, and writing practice can be highly integrated with reading practice. Effective writing instruction likely includes analytic and interpretive purposes, as well as personal, aesthetic writing, and teaching good paragraphing is intertwined with all of these genres in a community that values writing routines.

Practical implications

Greater academic success for the marginalized students in their classroom necessitates the use of a variety of scaffolds, and writing instruction can include the CSC paragraph as a means to develop academic literacies, including argumentation. Collaborative and innovative work with curriculum within a PEER model may have affordances for developing practitioner and researcher knowledge about writing instruction.

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Writing Instruction to Support Literacy Success
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-525-6

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