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Publication date: 1 October 1997

John A. Piper, Barry Muir, Allister Stewart and John Willetts

Effective strategic analysis of existing and potential services requires a framework which is relevant and understandable to both clinicians and senior managers. Our work…

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Effective strategic analysis of existing and potential services requires a framework which is relevant and understandable to both clinicians and senior managers. Our work with NHS trusts has developed a framework based on analysis of services into four principal service streams ‐ emergency general hospital, non‐emergency general hospital, specialist general hospital and tertiary. Relating service streams to clinical specialties provides a matrix which can provide a basis for an initial analysis of the current and prospective clinical services portfolio, allowing drilling down into the detail and back up to the overall picture. Portfolio effectiveness is assessed by considering overall viability consisting of three interrelated elements ‐ clinical, market and financial viability. The inter‐relationship of service streams, clinical specialties and viability allows the trust board and key clinicians to share insights into the current and potential systemic linkages between these three elements and to develop a vision of future strategic direction.

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Health Manpower Management, vol. 23 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-2065

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Publication date: 5 August 2019

John Hartley

Philosophers and political theorists have long warned of the “perils of dogmatism” for public discourse and identified intellectual humility as a necessary corrective…

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Philosophers and political theorists have long warned of the “perils of dogmatism” for public discourse and identified intellectual humility as a necessary corrective. Sufficient intellectual humility encompasses at least four elements: openness to error, recognition of bias, recognition of intellectual parity in interlocutors, and avoidance of recourse to authority. Religions seem to present obstacles on all four fronts, particularly when actors embody more conservative renderings of a given religion’s repertoire. As such, a case involving different groups of religious exclusivists engaging one another on topics that directly interact their deepest faith commitments and political visions presents a useful test case for our theories of intellectual humility. This chapter considers conservative protestants engaging in public discourse with Muslims about whether or not Muslim and Christian understandings of “loving God” and “loving neighbor” have sufficient overlap to support political cooperation. The results of the dialogue effort were a mixture of controversy and cooperation. For evangelicals, the engagement produced sharp conflict and yet helped to shift the community’s plausibility structures, opening further the possibility of fruitful public discourse and strategic action in cooperation with Muslims. The analysis suggests a conceptualization of practical intellectual humility that emphasizes recognition of the other.

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Religion, Humility, and Democracy in a Divided America
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-949-7

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 1990

Alison J. Smith and John A. Piper

Management training and development is currently in vogue. Thereappears to be a growing belief in the benefits of investment in trainingand development. When a market is…

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Management training and development is currently in vogue. There appears to be a growing belief in the benefits of investment in training and development. When a market is buoyant is the time to consider and anticipate the consequences of a future downturn in demand. Such a downturn in demand may demonstrate increasing pressure to “justify” investment in training and development. There is a long established academic body of knowledge on the subject of evaluating training and development. From research evidence and the authors′ experience, the sponsors and the providers of training and development pay scant attention to systematic evaluation of these activities and investments. It is the authors′ contention that when the market′s critical assessment of the value of training and development increases there will be an increasing interest in evaluation. An overview of the history of evaluation traditions is provided and the state of play is commented upon. It is noted that there is a shortfall between theory and practice. It is argued that evaluation is a worthwhile and important activity and ways through the evaluation literature maze and the underpinnings of the activity are demonstrated, especially to management. Similarly the literature on evaluation techniques is reviewed. Tables are provided which demonstrate areas of major activity and identify relatively uncharted waters. This monograph provides a resource whereby practitioners can choose techniques which are appropriate to the activity on which they are engaged. It highlights the process which should be undertaken to make that choice in order that needs of the major stakeholders in the exercise are fully met.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 14 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Publication date: 1 March 1988

J.A. Piper and A. Stewart

The paper explains the principles and approach taken to introduce the general management philosophy into a community unit; and the way in which it has been implemented is…

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The paper explains the principles and approach taken to introduce the general management philosophy into a community unit; and the way in which it has been implemented is also addressed. The paper also demonstrates how a management educator and practising manager have worked together in an action research mode not only to plan the ‘what’ but also the ‘how’.

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Journal of Management in Medicine, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-9235

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Publication date: 8 May 2018

Edward J. Johnsen and John H. Grady

To explain a new set of rules, detailed in FINRA Regulatory Notice 17-30, proposed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and approved by the US Securities…

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Purpose

To explain a new set of rules, detailed in FINRA Regulatory Notice 17-30, proposed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that revise and streamline the number and types of proficiency exams broker-dealer personnel must take in order to become registered, as well as the categories of registration.

Design/methodology/approach

Discusses the background, including FINRA’s consolidation of National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) rules; the new registration regime; conditions for waivers; criteria for “permissive” registration; firms’ requirement to designate “Principal Financial Officers” and “Principal Operations Officers”; new categories of principal registration; FINRA’s elimination of certain registration categories; research analyst, research principal and supervisory analyst exam requirements; the ability of a registered representative to function as a principal for a limited period; the prohibition of unregistered persons to accept orders from customers; and the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Examination Content Outline.

Findings

The new structure is intended to bring greater consistency and uniformity to the qualification process. Among other changes, it eliminates several registration categories that either have become outdated or have limited utility, permits persons not yet associated with a broker-dealer or employed in the securities industry to take a preliminary registration exam prior to entering the securities industry, and makes other changes intended to modernize the registration and examination regime for broker-dealer personnel.

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Practical guidance from lawyers with broad stock brokerage, investment management and related financial services experience.

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Publication date: 3 February 2020

John Borer

The purpose of this study is to provide a method for designing the software for a process control system that avoids difficulties that lead to safety problems.

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to provide a method for designing the software for a process control system that avoids difficulties that lead to safety problems.

Design/methodology/approach

Design of real-time software for safety critical programmable equipment systems (PES) such as process control or shutdown systems needs to be approached quite differently compared to any other software. It must be designed by those who understand the equipment system not by software engineers who do not. Following the ‘Piper Alpha’ disaster in the North Sea in the late 1980s, it was realised that the software of safety critical PES, such as the shut-down system on an oil rig, was proving very unreliable. Earlier hardwired relay-based shut-down systems were designed by process control engineers who understood the functions the equipment was required to perform; however, by the 1980s, such systems had been replaced by PES designed by system analysts who did not understand the technologies involved. The safety critical real-time software for a programmable equipment system will only be reliable when it is designed by control engineers who understand the functions it has to perform.

Findings

Bottom-up design of software is necessary to avoid safety issues and this can only be achieved using object-oriented methods.

Originality/value

This paper describes an entirely original idea of the author based on experience of managing the design and construction of the process control, emergency shut-down and fire and gas and communication systems for a major oil and gas platform in the North Sea around the time of the Piper Alpha disaster.

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Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , vol. 18 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1726-0531

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Case study
Publication date: 12 September 2016

John Perry and Nancy Bereman

Ned Piper needs to improve the performance of Acme Lumber’s Broken Arrow store. There are two candidates for the store manager’s position, Larry Frazier and Chip Farmer…

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Synopsis

Ned Piper needs to improve the performance of Acme Lumber’s Broken Arrow store. There are two candidates for the store manager’s position, Larry Frazier and Chip Farmer. Larry has worked for Acme for 35 years in a variety of positions and is related to the Johnson family who has owned and managed Acme for three generations. Chip has worked for Acme for 19 years and has successfully helped to turn around another store. Chip is not related to the Johnsons. Ned is feeling pressure from the business and family to make the right decision. Which candidate should he select to become a manager?

Research methodology

The authors used a case study methodology.

Relevant courses and levels

Human resources, selection, staffing, and family business management.

Theoretical bases

Socioemotional wealth perspective, and agency theory.

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The CASE Journal, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 1544-9106

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Publication date: 15 July 2020

Siti Nurafiqah Mustapha, Akbar John, Hassan Sheikh, Ahmad Jalal Khan Chowdhury and Kamaruzzaman Yunus

This study aims to evaluate the effect of Piper betle leaf extract towards the acute-lethal toxicity, LC50 of red Nile tilapia juveniles (Oreochromis niloticus).

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Purpose

This study aims to evaluate the effect of Piper betle leaf extract towards the acute-lethal toxicity, LC50 of red Nile tilapia juveniles (Oreochromis niloticus).

Design/methodology/approach

Ten red Nile tilapia juveniles per tank (in triplicate) were used as an experimental fish for the LC50 bioassay. Five different concentrations of P. betle extract; 80 ppm, 90 ppm, 100 ppm, 110 ppm and 120 ppm, were tested on the red Nile tilapia juveniles and one tank was acting as a control. The progress of the LC50 and lethal time of fish mortality were observed and recorded within the random interval of 96 h. The value for LC50 was determined as 100 ppm of P. betle leaf extract. Higher number of fish mortalities was observed when concentration higher than 100 ppm was tested on to the red Nile tilapia juveniles.

Findings

Data obtained shows that the P. betle concentration of 120 ppm accelerated the fish mortality period.

Originality/value

However, adaption of P. betle extract occurred after 50 h, as there was no fish mortality observed within the time.

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Ecofeminism and Climate Change, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2633-4062

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Article
Publication date: 1 November 1982

Montreal, October 1982 — Two recent potentially disastrous occurrences on international air routes near the site of volcanic eruptions have shown the need for new…

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Montreal, October 1982 — Two recent potentially disastrous occurrences on international air routes near the site of volcanic eruptions have shown the need for new procedures to warn pilots against the danger of volcanic ash.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 54 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Book part
Publication date: 7 October 2019

John Higley

History teaches that agreement about the distribution of valued things is seldom deep or widespread in large populations. When distributive issues rise to clear public…

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History teaches that agreement about the distribution of valued things is seldom deep or widespread in large populations. When distributive issues rise to clear public consciousness, the tendency is towards civil strife. Stable democratic institutions are rarely the result of all or even most social actors cooperating voluntarily, peacefully and with adequate information; nearly always, they are the products of shrewd decisions made by those who are seriously influential – elites. Elites must trust each other to manage politics in ways that prevent distributive issues from reaching acute degrees that impel power seizures. But can elite trust be sustained in advanced post-industrial conditions? The question arises because of steadily declining needs for many kinds of work, exacerbated by large migrations from non-Western countries and a resulting insecurity that populists exploit divisively for political gain. They act as pied pipers offering delusive enticements, making irresponsible promises and exhibiting disdain for rule of law. Disinclined to deal realistically with, or even acknowledge, long-term post-industrial problems of work, populists erode elite trust and weaken the basis of stable democratic institutions.

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Elites and People: Challenges to Democracy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-915-6

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