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Publication date: 1 March 1990

Joanna G. Timmers and Ton Van Der Wiele

In this article the authors give an overview of the 1990 British Denting Association (BDA) conference by reviewing Deming's philosophy and presenting some of the lessons…

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In this article the authors give an overview of the 1990 British Denting Association (BDA) conference by reviewing Deming's philosophy and presenting some of the lessons learned from practitioners who are implementing the philosophy in their organisations. They offer some concluding remarks and comments on two important categories of participants who were conspicuously absent and on what the BDA could mean to the British economy.

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The TQM Magazine, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-478X

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Publication date: 1 June 1993

Barrie Dale, Ton van der Wiele, Joanna G. Timmers, Roger Williams and Boudewijn Bertsch

Reports a survey which was carried out in 1990 to ascertain the level of training and research needs in the European business community. The results show that, although…

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Reports a survey which was carried out in 1990 to ascertain the level of training and research needs in the European business community. The results show that, although TQM initiatives are under way in many organizations, more collaborative research and development into TQM need to be undertaken.

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Training for Quality, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4875

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Publication date: 1 February 1991

Joanna G Timmers and Ton Van Per Wiele

Most people have heard of the major quality gurus, but how much do we really know about their individual philosophies? In this article, the authors challenge the readers…

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Most people have heard of the major quality gurus, but how much do we really know about their individual philosophies? In this article, the authors challenge the readers to test their knowledge of the top five gurus' philosophies.

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The TQM Magazine, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-478X

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Publication date: 1 February 1992

Barrie Dale and Ton van der Wiele

Reports on a survey, carried out in 1990, to ascertain the level of training and research needs in the European business community. Attempts to define what exactly TQM…

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Reports on a survey, carried out in 1990, to ascertain the level of training and research needs in the European business community. Attempts to define what exactly TQM means to an organization. Indicates that European organizations do not invest adequate sums of money in TQM education and training. Concludes that top management commitment levels could be improved, and that more relationships between businesses and academic institutions need to be forged.

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The TQM Magazine, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-478X

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Publication date: 9 November 2012

Anna Marie Johnson, Claudene Sproles, Robert Detmering and Jessica English

The purpose of this paper is to provide a selected bibliography of recent resources on library instruction and information literacy.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a selected bibliography of recent resources on library instruction and information literacy.

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The paper introduces and annotates periodical articles, monographs, and audiovisual material examining library instruction and information literacy.

Findings

Information is provided about each source, and the paper discusses the characteristics of current scholarship, and describes sources that contain unique scholarly contributions and quality reproductions.

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The information may be used by librarians and interested parties as a quick reference to literature on library instruction and information literacy.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 40 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 9 November 2015

Robert Detmering, Anna Marie Johnson, Claudene Sproles, Samantha McClellan and Rosalinda Hernandez Linares

This paper aims to provide an introductory overview and selected annotated bibliography of recent resources on library instruction and information literacy across all…

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Purpose

This paper aims to provide an introductory overview and selected annotated bibliography of recent resources on library instruction and information literacy across all library types.

Design/methodology/approach

It introduces and annotates English-language periodical articles, monographs, dissertations and other materials on library instruction and information literacy published in 2014.

Findings

It provides information about each source, discusses the characteristics of current scholarship and highlights sources that contain unique or significant scholarly contributions.

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The information may be used by librarians and interested parties as a quick reference to literature on library instruction and information literacy.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 43 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 4 March 2021

Justyna Franc-Dąbrowska, Irena Ozimek, Iwona Pomianek and Joanna Rakowska

The purpose of the research was to investigate how young consumers perceive food safety and if they trust that official food control agencies or other actors of food…

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Purpose

The purpose of the research was to investigate how young consumers perceive food safety and if they trust that official food control agencies or other actors of food supply chains ensure a proper level of safety of food in Poland. The purpose of the paper was also to find out if young consumers are currently concerned that a proper level of food safety is not ensured.

Design/methodology/approach

The analysis was based on a data set from 650 questionnaires collected in an online survey carried out in October 2020 and addressed to the group of young consumers, students of Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland. The analysis was carried out using standard methods of qualitative data analysis (QDA), descriptive statistics, Spearman’s correlation coefficient and Pearson’s chi-square test.

Findings

Less than a half of Polish young consumers consider food to be safe and many other do not have an opinion about this matter. Young consumers do not perceive official agencies in charge of food control as the most responsible for food safety, and they either do not trust these institutions or have no opinion about it. Young consumers declare that food producers and food processing businesses are the most responsible for food safety while retailers and consumers are the least responsible ones. The majority of young consumers are not concerned about ensuring proper food safety.

Originality/value

Up-to-date young consumers' perception of the role and trust in official food control agencies and food safety in Poland have not been investigated, which makes this study a novelty. The findings can be valuable to official agencies in charge of food control and consumer education, to improve their functioning. They can also be important as a basis for further studies, as young consumers’ attitudes and trust in official food control agencies can change.

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British Food Journal, vol. 123 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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