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Publication date: 2 January 2018

John Dalrymple

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on the preceding article describing changing patterns in the provision and take-up of accommodation services for adults with…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on the preceding article describing changing patterns in the provision and take-up of accommodation services for adults with learning disabilities in Ireland, in the context of the types of reductions in funding that have been apparent internationally for some time.

Design/methodology/approach

The commentary examines some of the implications and discusses some of the underlying quality of life issues implicit in the data presented. It also explores the tensions between owning one’s home and receiving specialist support and examines what supported living might enable services to achieve.

Findings

The paper concludes that the nature of economic policy and professional practice, alike, have implications for the quality of home life enjoyed by adults with learning disabilities; and that the interplay between them is more complex than is often allowed.

Originality/value

These issues are not new, but frustratingly enduring. Their fresh consideration might assist the urgent need to achieve a more coherent narrative capable of consistent application for present and future generations.

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Article
Publication date: 30 November 2018

Steven Greenland, Elizabeth Levin, John F. Dalrymple and Barry O’Mahony

This paper aims to examine impediments to the adoption of sustainable water-efficient technological innovation in agriculture. Farming is the largest water consumer and food…

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Purpose

This paper aims to examine impediments to the adoption of sustainable water-efficient technological innovation in agriculture. Farming is the largest water consumer and food production expansion in response to global population growth, combined with increasing droughts from climate change, threatens water and food insecurity for many countries. Yet, climate smart agriculture (CSA) innovation adoption has been slow, and in this regard, governments and the agricultural sector are not fulfilling their social responsibility and sustainability obligations.

Design/methodology/approach

Barriers to water-efficient drip irrigation (DI) adoption in Australia were investigated via 46 depth interviews with agricultural stakeholders and a survey of 148 farmers.

Findings

While DI water efficiency is recognised, this is not the key determinant of farmers’ irrigation method selection. Complex interrelationships between internal and external barriers impede DI adoption are identified. These include costs, satisfaction with alternative irrigation methods, farmer characteristics that determine the suitability of the innovation and the extent it is incremental or radical, plus various multidimensional risks. Government support of alternative, less water-efficient irrigation methods is also a critical barrier.

Originality/value

A conceptual framework for understanding barriers to sustainability oriented innovation adoption is presented. Its insights should be applicable to researchers and practitioners concerned with understanding and improving the adoption of socially responsible and sustainable innovation in a wide range of contexts. Recommendations for overcoming such adoption barriers are discussed in relation to the research focus of water-efficient agriculture and encouraging uptake of DI.

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Social Responsibility Journal, vol. 15 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1747-1117

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1999

John Dalrymple, Rick L. Edgeman, Mark Finster, Jose‐Luis Guerrero‐Cusumano, Douglas A. Hensler and William C. Parr

Outlines the origin, vision, guiding principles and strategic intents of the Multinational Alliance for the Advancement of Organizational Excellence (MAAOE). Describes how MAAOE…

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Outlines the origin, vision, guiding principles and strategic intents of the Multinational Alliance for the Advancement of Organizational Excellence (MAAOE). Describes how MAAOE brings together leaders from many disciplines who are bonded together by a shared desire to investigate, create, disseminate and apply the multidisciplinary and multicultural knowledge necessary to assist organizations in their quest for excellence.

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The TQM Magazine, vol. 11 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-478X

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Publication date: 23 September 2013

John Dalrymple

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Quality Assurance in Education, vol. 21 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4883

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Publication date: 1 July 2014

John F. Dalrymple

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Quality Assurance in Education, vol. 22 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4883

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Publication date: 1 April 2014

John Dalrymple

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Quality Assurance in Education, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4883

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Publication date: 28 January 2014

John F. Dalrymple

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Quality Assurance in Education, vol. 22 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4883

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Publication date: 6 February 2007

John Dalrymple

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Quality Assurance in Education, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4883

Article
Publication date: 1 June 2004

G. Srikanthan and John Dalrymple

The paper attempts to synthesise the features of the model for quality management in education based on the approaches spelt out in four well‐articulated methodologies for the…

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The paper attempts to synthesise the features of the model for quality management in education based on the approaches spelt out in four well‐articulated methodologies for the practice of quality in higher education. Each methodology contributes to different views of education from the learners’ and the institution's perspectives, providing elements for the model. The thrust of the model is a “transformative” approach to bring about a fundamental change in students’ understanding. In the opinion of the authors the four approaches lend themselves to be synergistically combined to form the elements of the model, which establishes the basis for quality in education in universities. This provides a prima facie validity for the synthesis of a model. A more comprehensive specification for a model for quality could be developed based on an extensive study of educational research literature.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 2003

Warren J. Sewell‐Staples, John F. Dalrymple and Katherine Phipps

This paper examines how the Australian Quality Council and the European Foundation for Quality Management address issues of access and corporate responsibility through their…

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This paper examines how the Australian Quality Council and the European Foundation for Quality Management address issues of access and corporate responsibility through their respective devices, namely the Australian Business Excellence Framework and the EFQM Excellence Model. It then examines the impact of the UK and Australian Disability Discrimination Legislation in light of UK and Australian studies on the provision of services for the hearing impaired by call centres.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-6902

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