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Publication date: 1 February 2000

Yaw A. Debrah and Ian G. Smith

Presents over sixty abstracts summarising the 1999 Employment Research Unit annual conference held at the University of Cardiff. Explores the multiple impacts of…

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Presents over sixty abstracts summarising the 1999 Employment Research Unit annual conference held at the University of Cardiff. Explores the multiple impacts of globalization on work and employment in contemporary organizations. Covers the human resource management implications of organizational responses to globalization. Examines the theoretical, methodological, empirical and comparative issues pertaining to competitiveness and the management of human resources, the impact of organisational strategies and international production on the workplace, the organization of labour markets, human resource development, cultural change in organisations, trade union responses, and trans‐national corporations. Cites many case studies showing how globalization has brought a lot of opportunities together with much change both to the employee and the employer. Considers the threats to existing cultures, structures and systems.

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Management Research News, vol. 23 no. 2/3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Publication date: 1 March 1993

Ian G. Smith

Reviews the development of the concept of reward management withinthe context of other apparently innovative approaches to pay and therole of government policy from the…

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Reviews the development of the concept of reward management within the context of other apparently innovative approaches to pay and the role of government policy from the 1960s to the 1990s. These are largely seen to have been ineffective and reward management to be another new wine in an old bottle.

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Employee Relations, vol. 15 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Publication date: 1 February 1975

Ian G. Smith

The British industrial relations system has, on the whole, tended to serve the country well, but it has failed to adapt to new conditions in the postwar period and has…

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The British industrial relations system has, on the whole, tended to serve the country well, but it has failed to adapt to new conditions in the postwar period and has faltered. More importantly the study of industrial relations has provided a great deal of analysis and a minimum of synthesis of new ideas. The lack of change and adaptation in collective bargaining has increasingly resulted in the failure of the system to cope effectively with the ever changing, and increasingly complex, social, technical and economic forces in our society. Thus collective bargaining has too often been seen to fail in the achievement of orderly settlements to claims, grievances and disputes. One result has been legislation in the shape of the Industrial Relations Act which merely served to inflame collective bargaining. After working for several years in Canada, in the field of labour relations, it is this writer's contention that industrial relations legislation is an unsuitable substitute for management and union jointly solving their problems in an open yet business‐like atmosphere. Legislation is too prickly for the sensitive ears around a bargaining table, and in the last analysis management and unions will do their utmost to avoid any chance of entanglement in the legal web.

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Personnel Review, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 1 October 1980

ALTHOUGH 180 years have passed since Astronomer Royal Sir William Herschel realised that there was more to the electromagnetic spectrum than met the eye and discovered…

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ALTHOUGH 180 years have passed since Astronomer Royal Sir William Herschel realised that there was more to the electromagnetic spectrum than met the eye and discovered infrared radiation, thermography is still not as widely accepted an industrial technique as its remarkable benefits might lead one to expect.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 80 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 20 February 2009

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Assembly Automation, vol. 29 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-5154

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Publication date: 1 April 1949

It has often been said that a great part of the strength of Aslib lies in the fact that it brings together those whose experience has been gained in many widely differing…

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It has often been said that a great part of the strength of Aslib lies in the fact that it brings together those whose experience has been gained in many widely differing fields but who have a common interest in the means by which information may be collected and disseminated to the greatest advantage. Lists of its members have, therefore, a more than ordinary value since they present, in miniature, a cross‐section of institutions and individuals who share this special interest.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 1 no. 4
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ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 March 2003

Paul J. Taylor and Ian Donald

This paper outlines 4 assumptions behind attempts to explain the sequential organization of communication behavior during conflict. These assumptions were supported by an…

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This paper outlines 4 assumptions behind attempts to explain the sequential organization of communication behavior during conflict. These assumptions were supported by an analysis of behavioral sequences coded from 9 hostage negotiations and 20 divorce mediations. Analyses showed that negotiators use only a small proportion of available responses to other party's behavior, and that this proportion rapidly decreases as sequence length increases. Critical to this channeling in behavior was the triple‐interact (i.e., cue‐response‐cue‐response), which represents the maximum sequence length required to enable accurate prediction of negotiators' future behavior. More detailed analysis showed that the triple‐interact reduced uncertainty in behavior by over 70%, which compares to less than 1% from knowledge of negotiation context and approximately 10% from knowledge of individual differences.

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International Journal of Conflict Management, vol. 14 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1044-4068

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Publication date: 1 May 1983

In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This…

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In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This wealth of material poses problems for the researcher in management studies — and, of course, for the librarian: uncovering what has been written in any one area is not an easy task. This volume aims to help the librarian and the researcher overcome some of the immediate problems of identification of material. It is an annotated bibliography of management, drawing on the wide variety of literature produced by MCB University Press. Over the last four years, MCB University Press has produced an extensive range of books and serial publications covering most of the established and many of the developing areas of management. This volume, in conjunction with Volume I, provides a guide to all the material published so far.

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Management Decision, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 April 2005

Li‐teh Sun

Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the…

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Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the American preemptive invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and the subsequent prisoner abuse, such an existence seems to be farther and farther away from reality. The purpose of this work is to stop this dangerous trend by promoting justice, love, and peace through a change of the paradigm that is inconsistent with justice, love, and peace. The strong paradigm that created the strong nation like the U.S. and the strong man like George W. Bush have been the culprit, rather than the contributor, of the above three universal ideals. Thus, rather than justice, love, and peace, the strong paradigm resulted in in justice, hatred, and violence. In order to remove these three and related evils, what the world needs in the beginning of the third millenium is the weak paradigm. Through the acceptance of the latter paradigm, the golden mean or middle paradigm can be formulated, which is a synergy of the weak and the strong paradigm. In order to understand properly the meaning of these paradigms, however, some digression appears necessary.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 25 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 1 April 2003

Georgios I. Zekos

Aim of the present monograph is the economic analysis of the role of MNEs regarding globalisation and digital economy and in parallel there is a reference and examination…

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Aim of the present monograph is the economic analysis of the role of MNEs regarding globalisation and digital economy and in parallel there is a reference and examination of some legal aspects concerning MNEs, cyberspace and e‐commerce as the means of expression of the digital economy. The whole effort of the author is focused on the examination of various aspects of MNEs and their impact upon globalisation and vice versa and how and if we are moving towards a global digital economy.

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Managerial Law, vol. 45 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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