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Publication date: 1 May 1970

WHEREAS the parties to the agreement dated the 20th day of January 1970 set out in the Schedule to this Order made application to the Secretary of State pursuant to…

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WHEREAS the parties to the agreement dated the 20th day of January 1970 set out in the Schedule to this Order made application to the Secretary of State pursuant to section 11(1) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1965 (hereafter referred to as “the Act”) on the 6th February 1970:

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Managerial Law, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 June 2003

Roslyn Hope and John Allcock

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 11 December 2009

John Allcock and Nicki Hollingsworth

One of the key initiatives of the National Institute of Mental Health in England National Workforce Programme (NIMHE NWP) has been to explore the development and…

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One of the key initiatives of the National Institute of Mental Health in England National Workforce Programme (NIMHE NWP) has been to explore the development and sustainability of the non‐professionally qualified workforce (NPQW). Both the National Service Framework (NSF) for Mental Health (Department of Health, 1999) and the wider Department of Health Changing Workforce Programme (Department of Health, 2001) provided a unique opportunity to start this process off.

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The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-6228

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2003

Elizabeth Parker

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 11 December 2009

Ian Baguley

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The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-6228

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1999

John Lester

Many developing countries, and indeed a significant number of developed countries, need a practical strategy to launch future education and prevention programmes. This…

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Many developing countries, and indeed a significant number of developed countries, need a practical strategy to launch future education and prevention programmes. This article offers constructive advice on how to educate the public and gain support to combat the abuses of government officials and private individuals. Corruption prevention services involve the study of systems and procedures to reduce opportunities to commit corruption and economic crime offences. A detailed review of these services is not included in this article but public education involves making these services widely known throughout the public and private sectors.

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Journal of Financial Crime, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-0790

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Publication date: 17 May 2018

Deborah Allcock

Investors are called to be good stewards/trustees of their investments, often on behalf of third parties. In light of this fiduciary responsibility, and the conundrum of…

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Purpose

Investors are called to be good stewards/trustees of their investments, often on behalf of third parties. In light of this fiduciary responsibility, and the conundrum of public criticism potentially impacting on share price, this paper aims to use the basis of the UK governance code to explore what important dialogue investors really have with their holdings to support good governance.

Design/methodology/approach

Semi-structured telephone interviews with eight institutional investors explore governance issues and investor company dialogue, giving insights into the aspects of the importance of their part in the UK corporate governance code.

Findings

Rather than being sleeping lions, investors positively engage with companies, with regular communication being high on their agenda and not always via the annual general meeting. There is a preference to engage directly with the company rather than in public view or via share dumptin. Thus, we often do not see their actions around their fiduciary duties as often they avoid public criticism or any visibility that could do reputational harm and decrease company value.

Research limitations/implications

This dialogue was just before the point of the exposure of the financial crisis; however, it shows the importance that investors give to taking their responsibilities seriously. Importantly, it provides a springboard for further debate following the financial crises and the updates of the financial environment.

Practical implications

Even though policy seeks engagement, the nuances of the investor dialogue are under explored compared to visible quantitative metrics. This dialogue assures that investors are active, even if their engagement is not public and can be deemed as hidden.

Originality/value

Complementing quantitative studies, this paper explores a qualitative approach, uniquely sharing insights into a hidden and little explored world of fiduciary dialogue.

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Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, vol. 18 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-0701

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 2005

Ioannis Papadakis, Agapios Avramidis and Vassilis Chrissikopoulos

Aims to bridge the gap between grid computing and semantic exploitation of information commonly met in digital library infrastructures.

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Purpose

Aims to bridge the gap between grid computing and semantic exploitation of information commonly met in digital library infrastructures.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper introduces a semantic digital library framework based on grid technology. It follows the OGSA specifications for the development of grid infrastructures capable of efficiently handling such information. It is a service‐oriented approach based on common web technologies such as the web browser and web server. The design principles of the proposed framework take into account the emerging need to exploit the semantics of its underlying information through the employment of adequate open standard technologies such as RDF and OWL.

Findings

Although semantic exploitation of large data sets used to be a difficult and resource‐consuming activity usually taking place in specialized, highly equipped laboratories, this work demonstrates that emerging technologies like the grid and emerging standards like RDF/OWL are capable of bringing such research closer to the average workstation.

Research limitations/implications

The lack of a working prototype based on the proposed framework limits the usefulness of the results deriving from this paper.

Originality/value

This paper can serve as a starting point to researchers wishing to conduct research in the area of the semantic grid as applied to digital library infrastructures.

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Library Management, vol. 26 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 11 October 2021

Hala M. Amin, Ehab K.A. Mohamed and Mostaq M. Hussain

This study aims to explore corporate governance (CG) practices that can lead to firms’ better performance in different organizational life cycles. The authors propose a…

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Purpose

This study aims to explore corporate governance (CG) practices that can lead to firms’ better performance in different organizational life cycles. The authors propose a configurational approach to explore how a set of CG practices combine in bundles to achieve high performance outcomes for firms across their corporate life cycles.

Design/methodology/approach

Fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis was used to analyze a sample of data of 21 countries and 9 industries. Data referred to the period of 9 years extending from the year 2005 to the year 2013.

Findings

This study reveals that there are multiple CG practices that exist through firms that can achieve high firm performance. Moreover, CG practices combine in different ways for firms in their growth, maturity and declining stages.

Research limitations/implications

This study demonstrates the value of using a configurational analytical approach to explore both the firm and country-specific CG practices (together) that engage firms to achieve the desired level of performance across the corporate life cycles.

Practical implications

The current study draws attention to the policymakers’ need to assess the current level of regulatory and competitive development of their countries and form policy accordingly. The approach used in the current research study not only offers the linkages between CG and performance to managers as incentives to comply with regulation but also to view CG-related activity as a strategic move.

Social implications

The approach used in the current research study not only offers the linkages between CG and performance to managers as incentives to comply with regulation but also to view CG-related activity as a strategic move.

Originality/value

This study broadening the focus of CG studies to include a rigorous explanation of the global CG phenomena and to provide effective solutions for the practitioners.

Contribution to Impact

This study demonstrates the value of using a configurational analytical approach to explore both the firm and country-specific CG practices (together) that engage firms to achieve the desired level of performance across the corporate life cycles.

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International Journal of Accounting & Information Management, vol. 29 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1834-7649

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Publication date: 1 March 2002

John Goodier

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Reference Reviews, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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