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Article
Publication date: 1 July 1996

Janet Kelly

Spotlights the cultural transitional process which has taken place following the merger of Glaxo and The Wellcome Foundation to form Glaxo Wellcome in March 1995. Underlines that…

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Spotlights the cultural transitional process which has taken place following the merger of Glaxo and The Wellcome Foundation to form Glaxo Wellcome in March 1995. Underlines that management was proactive in developing a global culture, inviting a human resource consultancy, Renaissance, to conduct a four‐phase custom‐designed leadership and cultural change training programme. Claims that such training can achieve lasting human benefits, encouraging commitment, accountability, creativity, trust, team spirit and self‐ management.

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Management Development Review, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0962-2519

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1994

Janet M. Kelly

Ten years after the first comprehensive review of fiscal noting in the states, revisiting the impact of cost analysis on unfunded state mandates yields pessimistic conclusions…

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Ten years after the first comprehensive review of fiscal noting in the states, revisiting the impact of cost analysis on unfunded state mandates yields pessimistic conclusions. More states have adopted fiscal noting over the period, yet few report that the process is successful. The majority of fiscal notes contain no cost estimates at all for a variety of reasons, including lack of time, lack of resources, lack of legislative attention, and perhaps lack of institutional capacity.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

Article
Publication date: 1 April 1996

Janet Kelly

Describes outdoor team‐building programmes provided by the company Team Dynamic. Satisfied clients include Europ Assistance, International Factors (a Lloyds Bank subsidiary)…

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Describes outdoor team‐building programmes provided by the company Team Dynamic. Satisfied clients include Europ Assistance, International Factors (a Lloyds Bank subsidiary), Alexander Howden and Transaction Technology Ltd.

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Management Development Review, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0962-2519

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2003

Janet M. Kelly

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

Article
Publication date: 1 March 2008

Janet M. Kelly and William C. Rivenbark

Local government budget processes have changed substantially since the early 1990s, due in part to an expanded emphasis on performance accountability and the availability of…

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Local government budget processes have changed substantially since the early 1990s, due in part to an expanded emphasis on performance accountability and the availability of information technology. We present evidence that local government budget outcomes also have changed over the same time period when disaggregated at the functional level. Though we do not assert a causal relationship between the two, our findings indicate that the normative-descriptive gap in budget theory described by Rubin (1990) deserves new scholarly attention. Our profession’s attraction to incrementalism may have blurred the success of budget reform in local government.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 20 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Publication date: 1 March 1995

Janet M. Kelly

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

Article
Publication date: 1 March 2000

William C. Rivenbark and Janet M. Kelly

Previous research has indicated that municipalities regularly collect performance data. A survey of medium-to-large southeastern cities supports that conclusion, but cautions that…

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Previous research has indicated that municipalities regularly collect performance data. A survey of medium-to-large southeastern cities supports that conclusion, but cautions that limited emphasis is placed on performance during budget construction. Prior-year expenditures drive the budget at the preparation phase. Performance information is added at the presentation phase for explication and to conform norms promulgated by professional budgeting organizations.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Publication date: 1 March 2003

Janet M. Kelly

The knowledge base in public budgeting has certainly grown during the twentieth century, but the most enduring features of public budgeting were developed or documented in the…

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The knowledge base in public budgeting has certainly grown during the twentieth century, but the most enduring features of public budgeting were developed or documented in the first half of the century. The line item budget is still the dominant format in government budgeting; incremental adjustment to the previous year’s allocation is still the dominant budget process. Later developments in public budgeting, like planning-programming-budgeting system (PPBS), management by objective (MBO), zero-based budgeting (ZBB), and performance budgeting have had very little enduring impact on the practice of budgeting, largely because they reflected presidential attitudes about the role of government in society rather than theoretical advances in budgeting.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

Article
Publication date: 1 December 1996

Janet Kelly

Discusses the introduction of a corporate change programme at Motability Finance Ltd. Reports how work groups were established to cover empowerment, staff development and…

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Discusses the introduction of a corporate change programme at Motability Finance Ltd. Reports how work groups were established to cover empowerment, staff development and competences, management style, team building and communications. Describes employee and customer satisfaction surveys, undertaken in an attempt to become a customer‐driven organization. Details the introduction of a document retrieval system and training programme.

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Management Development Review, vol. 9 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0962-2519

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Article
Publication date: 19 May 2021

Carolanne Mahony, Ciara Heavin and David Sammon

The purpose of this article is to identify design guidelines for online resources based on the subjective assessment criteria used by individuals to assess and process information…

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to identify design guidelines for online resources based on the subjective assessment criteria used by individuals to assess and process information resources. This method of creating design guidelines targeted at precise user groups has the potential to aid designers and developers to create more user-centred information resources.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors gathered data using a prospective longitudinal study investigating the information behaviour of expectant and new mothers. Women were asked to report on their information-seeking activities in a series of semi-structured interviews covering pregnancy and early motherhood.

Findings

This research identified 15 assessment criteria that were utilised by women to assess and process information resources. The most popular resource criteria amongst participants were credibility and convenience, while completeness and relevance were the most popular information content criteria. The authors found that assessment criteria were not considered in isolation, with criteria such as formatting and search engine ranking impacting on participants' perception of other criteria.

Practical implications

This research demonstrates the potential of linking a user groups subjective assessment criterion to design guidelines. The authors propose that these guidelines could be used to help design an online information resource. They could also be used to assess if an existing online resource met the needs of a user group. The methodology used in this study could be leveraged to create design guidelines for user groups.

Originality/value

This research uses subjective assessment criteria as a means of understanding how expectant new mothers process information resources. People use subjective judgements when processing information resources, and this should be incorporated into the design of information resources. Analysing longitudinal data allowed the authors to build a rich picture of how participants evaluated and compared different information resources.

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