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Publication date: 1 February 1991

Harold Fisher

Examines the nature and extent of phobias in the UK. The symptomsof agoraphobia in particular are detailed, and the attitudes ofnon‐sufferers, general practitioners and…

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Examines the nature and extent of phobias in the UK. The symptoms of agoraphobia in particular are detailed, and the attitudes of non‐sufferers, general practitioners and employers to phobias are discussed. Focuses on the work of the Phobics Society in helping sufferers cope with their illness.

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Employee Councelling Today, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-8217

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Publication date: 31 July 2008

Neil T. Skaggs

As I write these words, hordes of financial analysts in lower Manhattan and dozens of other locations are hard at work estimating the value and risk of financial…

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As I write these words, hordes of financial analysts in lower Manhattan and dozens of other locations are hard at work estimating the value and risk of financial derivatives so exotic that, a few decades ago, literally no one could have conceived of them. Many – probably most – of these analysts are “rocket scientists” with graduate degrees in physics, mathematics, or statistics. Using what might have been called “supercomputers” not so long ago, they seek to create composite assets that react in particular, predictable ways to changes in the prices of equity and debt contracts. These attempts to conquer the risk-return tradeoff and to ensure a healthy return in any and all market conditions have yet to succeed completely (as a recent Federal Reserve bailout testifies), but the rocket scientists are still hard at it, seeking to maximize returns while minimizing risk.

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A Research Annual
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84663-904-3

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Publication date: 1 January 1975

William K. Beatty

The term “medical” will be interpreted broadly to include both basic and clinical sciences, related health fields, and some “medical” elements of biology and chemistry. A…

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The term “medical” will be interpreted broadly to include both basic and clinical sciences, related health fields, and some “medical” elements of biology and chemistry. A reference book is here defined as any book that is likely to be consulted for factual information more frequently than it will be picked up and read through in sequential order. Medical reference books have a place in public, school, college, and other non‐medical libraries as well as in the wide variety of medical libraries. All of these libraries will be considered in this column. A basic starting collection of medical material for a public library is outlined and described in an article by William and Virginia Beatty that appeared in the May, 1974, issue of American Libraries.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 15 June 2020

Diana Kelly

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The Red Taylorist: The Life and Times of Walter Nicholas Polakov
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-985-4

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Reference Reviews, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1940

In an aircraft sustaining rotor, a pivotal blade mounting including relatively rotatable blade mounting parts subject to axial load, a torsionally yieldable member…

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In an aircraft sustaining rotor, a pivotal blade mounting including relatively rotatable blade mounting parts subject to axial load, a torsionally yieldable member interconnecting said parts to take said axial load, and a thrust bearing interposed in series in the connection of said member with said parts, the thrust bearing having a higher frictional moment than the resistance to torsional yielding of said member within a limited range of angular displacement of the blade mounting parts when under normal flight loading.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 3 October 2016

Geoffrey Sherington

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of the War on two prominent academic liberal historians.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of the War on two prominent academic liberal historians.

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The research is based on a narrative of their lives and careers before and during the War.

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The findings include an analysis of how the War engaged these academic liberals in the pursuit of the War effort.

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By the end of the War, both sought to reaffirm much of their earlier academic liberalism despite the political and social changes in the post-war world.

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History of Education Review, vol. 45 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0819-8691

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Article
Publication date: 11 October 2011

Dexin Tian and Chin‐Chung Chao

The purpose of this paper is to explore the Chinese and American efforts in keeping the balance of innovation and copyright protection, with an emphasis on China's…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the Chinese and American efforts in keeping the balance of innovation and copyright protection, with an emphasis on China's strategies under Western, especially American pressure. The research findings are expected to enhance mutual efforts from the two countries to protect copyright and boost innovation and facilitate genuine communication between both sides in their decade‐long intellectual property right (IPR) disputes.

Design/methodology/approach

For data collection, this study adopted in‐depth interviews of 45 participants who were either copyright holders as publishers and authors, or ordinary consumers in China. Under the theoretical guidance of strategies and tactics, thematic analysis was used to reveal the emerging themes in the transcripts concerning Chinese cultural perceptions of copyright in general and the relationship between innovation incentives and copyright protection in particular.

Findings

First, both countries used strategies for the calculation and manipulation of power in the enactment and implementation of their copyright laws. Second, in order to defend their own interests and obtain national advantages, both countries made full use of various tactics. It is promising for the large developing countries like China to implement and enforce their copyright law and other IPR regulations more effectively under global bargaining and collaborating.

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Since little research has been done on the hidden agenda in the USA‐China copyright disputes, this paper attempts to fill this void by exploring the genuine intentions of both the USA and China in the enactment and implementation of their respective copyright laws and the strategies taken for their communication with the relevant parties at different stages of their own IPR development.

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Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1758-552X

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Article
Publication date: 28 June 2013

Dexin Tian and Chin‐Chung Chao

This study aims to explore the policy‐making mechanism of the Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development (OECD) on innovation and the US practice in…

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Purpose

This study aims to explore the policy‐making mechanism of the Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development (OECD) on innovation and the US practice in identifying policies on online copyright protection and innovation. The research findings provide valuable implications for emerging economies like China.

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For data collection, this study adopted field observation of online interactions. Guided by the democratic paradigm of the civil society, state, and market and the theory of the government's roles as a broker, advocator, and facilitator, thematic analysis was applied to analyze the 150 purposively selected comments of US internet stakeholders for emerging themes and implications.

Findings

While the USA exemplified the OECD guidance by reaching out to all internet stakeholders, most of whom call for a neutral internet and reduce innovation barriers through technological and market solutions, the US online copyright protection policies are expected to bring incentives fairly to all internet stakeholders rather than the historically weighted copyright holders and content industries.

Originality/value

This study is the first academic effort in exploring the US practice of the OECD innovation guidelines by identifying online copyright and innovation policies. The implications of this study are valuable to not only the internet policy‐makers of the OECD member countries but also emerging economies, especially like China which desires long‐term innovation but keeps censoring the internet with its growing firewall.

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Publication date: 16 December 2017

Masazumi Wakatabe

This chapter investigates the nature of the transformation of macroeconomics by focusing on the impact of the Great Depression on economic doctrines. There is no doubt…

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This chapter investigates the nature of the transformation of macroeconomics by focusing on the impact of the Great Depression on economic doctrines. There is no doubt that the Great Depression exerted an enormous influence on economic thought, but the exact nature of its impact should be examined more carefully. In this chapter, I examine the transformation from a perspective which emphasizes the interaction between economic ideas and economic events, and the interaction between theory and policy rather than the development of economic theory. More specifically, I examine the evolution of what became known as macroeconomics after the Depression in terms of an ongoing debate among the “stabilizers” and their critics. I further suggest using four perspectives, or schools of thought, as measures to locate the evolution and transformation; the gold standard mentality, liquidationism, the Treasury view, and the real-bills doctrine. By highlighting these four economic ideas, I argue that what happened during the Great Depression was the retreat of the gold standard mentality, the complete demise of liquidationism and the Treasury view, and the strange survival of the real-bills doctrine. Each of those transformations happened not in response to internal debates in the discipline, but in response to government policies and real-world events.

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Including a Symposium on New Directions in Sraffa Scholarship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-539-9

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