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Publication date: 1 May 2003

Dirk H.R. Spennemann and John S. Atkinson

This paper details a longitudinal study into the e‐mail habits of first year students at Charles Sturt University. This study is part of ongoing research investigating the…

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This paper details a longitudinal study into the e‐mail habits of first year students at Charles Sturt University. This study is part of ongoing research investigating the factors and barriers that can influence the successfully adoption of technology into the learning environment. The findings from this study illustrate that e‐mail applications are very popular in terms of both useage as well as the high level of confidence that students exhibit. The survey identified two main areas that need to be addressed, namely the disadvantage of rural students in accessing e‐mail and second that male students tend not to be as frequent users of e‐mail compared to their female counterparts.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 20 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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Publication date: 1 June 2002

Russell Sion and John Atkinson

A new sensor has been developed which will enable engine pressure data to be available at a cost suitable for the average production vehicle. Unlike many previous devices…

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A new sensor has been developed which will enable engine pressure data to be available at a cost suitable for the average production vehicle. Unlike many previous devices this sensor will be suitable for the harsh environmental conditions of production vehicles themselves and not just the test environment. The sensor is small, extremely rugged and has a sufficiently wide bandwidth to be easily able to detect engine problems such as pre‐ignition, miss‐fire and malfunctioning engine components. Furthermore, the patented sensor technology does not require expensive electronic interfaces, but can use simple low‐cost off the shelf components. The sensor's performance and limitations are discussed, based on real data from a single cylinder petrol engine. An analysis of the sensor output signals, showing both time and frequency domain data under varying load conditions, is also included.

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Sensor Review, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 11 March 2022

Robert John Atkinson, Maheshi Tennakoon and Gayan Wedawatta

The lack of collaborative working within the UK construction industry is a long-standing issue that has often been highlighted. As a result, the construction industry in…

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Purpose

The lack of collaborative working within the UK construction industry is a long-standing issue that has often been highlighted. As a result, the construction industry in the UK is encouraged to use novel procurement methods to create a collaborative working environment. This study aims to explore the collaborative features of the three new models of construction procurement introduced by the UK Government Construction Strategy in 2012.

Design/methodology/approach

Existing research/literature was reviewed to establish the key collaborative features of the new procurement models, and a questionnaire survey was adopted to obtain views of industry practitioners. A Relative Importance Index was used to analyse the collected data.

Findings

The sample of construction practitioners surveyed largely agrees with the effectiveness of collaborative features integrated within the models, with the benefits offered by early contractor involvement being seen as the most effective feature allowing collaboration. Contractual incentives, improved communication procedures and constant reflection and feedback can be used as effective strategies to enable greater collaboration in projects that use these new procurement models.

Research limitations/implications

Findings reported in the paper could help achieve greater collaboration in construction projects executed using the new models of construction procurement.

Originality/value

This study sheds light on the scepticism and/or conviction of industry practitioners regarding the collaborative benefits offered by the new procurement models, which have not yet been subjected to significant academic scrutiny.

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Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction , vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-4387

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Publication date: 1 February 1993

Vojtěch Heřmanský, M. Bilinski, H. Binner, Joon Lee, Dave Lowrie and M. Whiteside

The members of the chapter at the annual meeting held on 27 November 1992 in Brno decided not to split after the separation of Czechoslovakia. It was suggested to organise…

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The members of the chapter at the annual meeting held on 27 November 1992 in Brno decided not to split after the separation of Czechoslovakia. It was suggested to organise a larger chapter from the Central European States to provide greater co‐operation and better functioning of the smaller chapters. A new name for the chapter was proposed — Central European Chapter (CEC) — to express neutrality and to point out that the chapter is open to other neighbouring chapters and to new members from the states where no national chapter yet exists.

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Microelectronics International, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1356-5362

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Publication date: 1 May 2002

Kaye Broadbent

Part‐time work in Japan, as in other countries, is increasing as a form of paid work. There are, however, significant differences developing out of Japan’s gender…

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Part‐time work in Japan, as in other countries, is increasing as a form of paid work. There are, however, significant differences developing out of Japan’s gender contract. Employers have created a gendered employment strategy which has been supported by governments, through social welfare policies and legislation, and the mainstream enterprise union movement which has supported categorisations of part‐time workers as “auxilliary” despite their importance at the workplace. An analysis of one national supermarket chain indicates that part‐time work as it is constructed in Japan does not challenge the gendered division of labour but seeks to lock women into the secondary labour market.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 1970

M.R. Denning, Fenton Atkinson and L.J. Megaw

May 6, 1970 Docks — “De‐casualisation scheme” — Timber loaded on lorries after storage in dock area on removal from ship — Piling of timber at importer's yard “in vicinity…

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May 6, 1970 Docks — “De‐casualisation scheme” — Timber loaded on lorries after storage in dock area on removal from ship — Piling of timber at importer's yard “in vicinity of” Cardiff dock estates — Whether “dock work” — Whether timber still “cargo” — Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1946 (9 & 10 Geo. VI, c. 22), s. 6 — Docks and Harbours Act, 1966 (c. 28), ss. 51(3), 58 — Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) (Amendment) Order, 1967 (S.I. 1967, No. 1252), Sch. 2, cl. 1 (3) proviso, App. 1.

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Managerial Law, vol. 8 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 May 2002

David C. Bell, John S. Atkinson and Victoria Mosier

Describes how HIV and AIDS are carried and spread, particularly for high‐risk groups, but adds that it is not only behavioural but also those behaviours in conjunction…

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Describes how HIV and AIDS are carried and spread, particularly for high‐risk groups, but adds that it is not only behavioural but also those behaviours in conjunction with others. Employs figures and tables for added explanation and emphasis. Chronicles some individual case studies showing different “risk” behaviours and types of “unsafe” practices. Makes clear that the use of varied types of education are of major importance in the fight against ignorance and nonchalance in the battle against AIDS.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 22 no. 4/5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 1 March 1973

EDWARD G WOODS

In an earlier article in this series, John Atkinson talked about the need for companies and language schools to work together when planning a language course. As he said…

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In an earlier article in this series, John Atkinson talked about the need for companies and language schools to work together when planning a language course. As he said then, so much time can be wasted with students being taught aspects of language which they don't need; and often, because there is only limited time available, this will result in their not being taught what they do require.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 December 2001

John Atkinson

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Microelectronics International, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1356-5362

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Publication date: 1 February 1992

John Atkinson

Reports research on the vacancy‐filling process among UK employersfor less skilled jobs, and identifies where and how people with literacyshortcomings lose out – based on…

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Reports research on the vacancy‐filling process among UK employers for less skilled jobs, and identifies where and how people with literacy shortcomings lose out – based on a survey of 2,000 UK employers, and interviews with 30. Concludes that overt discrimination in hiring is uncommon. While some unskilled jobs do have a high literacy requirement, recruiters mostly tend to overestimate this requirement in selection, particularly if market conditions permit a wide choice of applicants.

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Education + Training, vol. 34 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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