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Publication date: 8 May 2018

Anthony R.G. Nolan, Edward T. Dartley, Mary Burke Baker, John ReVeal and Judith E. Rinearson

To describe several key legal and regulatory considerations for initial coin offering (ICO) issuers and investors seeking to navigate some of the regulatory waters in the…

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Purpose

To describe several key legal and regulatory considerations for initial coin offering (ICO) issuers and investors seeking to navigate some of the regulatory waters in the rapidly developing space of Bitcoin, Ether, and other cryptocurrencies.

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Explains securities law, commodities law, tax and anti-money laundering considerations. Introduces the SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens) and provides a future outlook.

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The dramatic rise in value of Bitcoin, Ether, and other cryptocurrencies in 2017 generated great interest in initial coin offerings as a new form of financing on the part of both investors and companies seeking to raise funds. At the same time, ICOs raise a myriad of complex legal issues in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment in the United States and around the world. Recent regulatory actions make it more likely that most ICOs will be considered to be securities offerings.

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Practical guidance from experienced finance, investment management, consumer financial service, tax, and payment systems lawyers.

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Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-098-6

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Publication date: 15 October 2019

Stephanie Chitpin

The purpose of this paper is to know the extent to which a decision-making framework assists in providing holistic, comprehensive descriptions of strategies used by school…

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The purpose of this paper is to know the extent to which a decision-making framework assists in providing holistic, comprehensive descriptions of strategies used by school leaders engaging with distributed leadership practices. The process by which principals and other education leaders interact various school-based actors to arrive at a distributed decision-making process is addressed through this paper. The position taken suggests that leadership does not reside solely with principals or other education leaders, but sustains the view that the actions of various actors within a school setting contribute to fuller and more comprehensive accounts of distributed leadership.

Design/methodology/approach

While the application of rational/analytical approaches to organizational problems or issues can lead to effective decisions, dilemmas faced by principals are often messy, complex, ill-defined and not easily resolved through algorithmic reason or by the application of rules, as evidenced by the two stories provided by Agnes, a third-year principal in a small countryside elementary school in a small northeastern community, and by John, a novice principal in a suburb of a large Southwestern metropolitan area.

Findings

The value of the objective knowledge growth framework (OKGF) process is found in its ability to focus Agnes’s attention on things that she may have overlooked, such as options she might have ignored or information that she might have resisted or accepted, as well as innumerable preparations she might have neglected had she not involved all the teachers in her school.

Research limitations/implications

The implementation of the OKGF may appear, occasionally, to introduce unnecessary points along this route and may not be laboriously applied to all decision-making situations. However, the instinctively pragmatic solutions provided by this framework will often produce effective results. Therefore, in order to reduce potentially irrational outcomes, the systematic approach employed by the OKGF is preferable. The OKGF must be managed, implemented and sustained locally if it is to provide maximum benefits to educational decision makers.

Practical implications

Given the principals’ changing roles, it is abundantly clear that leadership practice can no longer involve just one person, by necessity, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine how things could have been accomplished otherwise. Expecting the principal to single-handedly lead efforts to improve instruction is impractical, particularly when leadership may be portrayed as what school principals do, especially when other potential sources of leadership have been ignored or treated as secondary or unimportant because that leadership has not emanated from the principal’s office (Spillane, 2006). In this paper, the authors have striven to reveal how a perspective of distributed leadership, when used in conjunction with the objective knowledge growth framework, can be effective in assisting principals in resolving problems of practice.

Social implications

Different school leaders of varying status within the educative organization benefit from obtaining different answers to similar issues, as evidenced by John’s and Agnes’s leadership tangles. Lumby and English (2009) differentiate between “routinization” and “ritualization.” They argue, “They are not the same. The former erases the need for human agency while the latter requires it” (p. 112). The OKGF process, therefore, cannot provide school leaders with the “right” answers to their educative quandaries, simply because any two school leaders, facing the same issues, may utilize differing theories, solutions, choices or options which may satisfy their issues in response to their own individual contextual factors. Similarly, in a busy day or week, school leaders may be inclined to take the shortest distance between two points in the decision-making process; problem identification to problem resolution.

Originality/value

Should the OKGF process empower decision makers to obtain sound resolutions to their educative issues by assisting them in distancing themselves from emotions or confirmation biases that may distract them from resolving school problems, its use will have been worthwhile.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 34 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 1 January 2006

The paper examines how the process of making a video for the annual general meeting helped to build teamwork among senior managers at the Milton Keynes branch of UK

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The paper examines how the process of making a video for the annual general meeting helped to build teamwork among senior managers at the Milton Keynes branch of UK retailer John Lewis.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents the viewpoint of the branch managing director, whose idea the video was, and of training consultants John Matchett Limited, which facilitated the exercise.

Findings

The paper reveals that the John Lewis team took one‐and‐a‐half days to produce the video, which covered all the necessary points in a novel and memorable way and helped to forge closer links between the management team.

Practical implications

The paper argues that, while there will always be the need for traditional classroom interactions, different learning approaches can have more impact and be more memorable.

Originality/value

The paper highlights the value of unorthodox training.

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Publication date: 1 May 2006

Andy Street

Andy Street, director of personnel at John Lewis Partnership reveals how his company’s unique organizational structure affects its unusual approach to employee rewards and…

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Andy Street, director of personnel at John Lewis Partnership reveals how his company’s unique organizational structure affects its unusual approach to employee rewards and truly reflects the cultural values of the company.

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Case study
Publication date: 1 December 2005

Thomas C. Leach

This article, written in the case format, is an extension of the article entitled “Case Research and Writing: Three Days in the Life of Professor Moore” published in The…

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This article, written in the case format, is an extension of the article entitled “Case Research and Writing: Three Days in the Life of Professor Moore” published in The CASE Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1. It is intended to give the novice case writer insight into problems associated with obtaining the release for publication from companies where primary data had been collected. Related issues on case writing are also included.

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The CASE Journal, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 1544-9106

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Book part
Publication date: 29 August 2018

Matt Bolton and Frederick Harry Pitts

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Corbynism: A Critical Approach
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-372-0

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Publication date: 1 October 1997

Lewis E. Hill

Aims to describe and to explicate the economic thought of two creative and profound scholars who are in the tradition of institutionalism: Clarence Edwin Ayres and John

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Aims to describe and to explicate the economic thought of two creative and profound scholars who are in the tradition of institutionalism: Clarence Edwin Ayres and John Kenneth Galbraith. Analyses the major scholarly works of each of these insightful interpreters of the contemporary social and political economy and compares and contrasts them in such a manner as to reveal the similarities and differences between their respective systems of economic thought. Divides into five parts: the introduction, a section on the theories of Ayres and one on the theories of Galbraith, a comparison of the respective works of Ayres and Galbraith in which the similarities and differences are specified, and the conclusion.

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 24 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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Publication date: 15 January 2021

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein and Frederick Harry Pitts

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A World Beyond Work?
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-143-8

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Publication date: 1 October 1992

John Conway O'Brien

John E. Elliott has been a professor of economics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles since 1956 when he graduated from Harvard University with a…

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John E. Elliott has been a professor of economics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles since 1956 when he graduated from Harvard University with a doctorate in economics. In that position at USC, John has distinguished himself not only as a scholar and prolific writer but also as an outstanding teacher. He has received every teaching honour which USC has within its power to bestow. Moreover, John has distinguished himself for his contribution to the well‐being of the faculty and to the advancement of its efforts to preserve and extend the concept of academic freedom. John E. Elliott was born in the year 1931 and the essays which comprise this Festschriftare written in celebration of his sixtieth birthday. The numerous awards he has received for the high quality of his teaching, for his creativity and innovation in the dissemination of knowledge, his record of books published, articles contributed to scholarly journals and book reviews are to be found in his curriculum vitae printed at the end of this work.

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 19 no. 10/11/12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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