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Publication date: 7 August 2018

Tremane Lindsay Barr, John Reid, Pavel Catska, Golda Varona and Matt Rout

Tribal economic development in post-settlement era Aoteroa/New Zealand has opened up opportunities for Maori to invest in the sustainable commercial utilisation of their…

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Purpose

Tribal economic development in post-settlement era Aoteroa/New Zealand has opened up opportunities for Maori to invest in the sustainable commercial utilisation of their traditional economic resources. Mahinga kai (traditional food and food sources) has always been at the heart of the Maori tribe Ngāi Tahu’s spiritual, cultural, social and economic existence. The purpose of this research is to revitalise mahinga kai enterprise through the commercial development of traditional and contemporary food and food resources in a culturally commensurate manner.

Design/methodology/approach

Participant action research theory and practice were used by researchers from Toitū Te Kāinga (Regional Development Unit of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu) between 2008 and 2012. This was informed by a Kaupapa Maori philosophy of respect and empowerment of the participants’ needs.

Findings

The development of the Ahikā Kai Indigenous business system shows that competitive advantage can be created for Indigenous businesses and enterprises through a four-pronged strategy based around: first, human rights that empower tribal members; second, product differentiation based on cultural principles; third, an internal accreditation system to help verify the ethical credibility of the products; and fourth, lowering producer costs through website marketing and direct-to-consumer selling.

Originality/value

This research adds to a growing (yet still evolving) body of literature on Indigenous entrepreneurship and the role of voluntary certification in Indigenous business development. The Ahikā Kai business system is an original world first for this type of Indigenous development based on creating a competitive advantage for multiple independent enterprises while maintaining the core integrity of its cultural brand and its operations.

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Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, vol. 12 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6204

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1977

C. MUSÈS

In this paper the author discusses the rather subtle and unquestionably fascinating cybernetics involved in the psychophysiology of human deception and its detection by…

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In this paper the author discusses the rather subtle and unquestionably fascinating cybernetics involved in the psychophysiology of human deception and its detection by the now sophisticated psychobiofeedback techniques of the polygraph; this was first developed by Leonarde Keeler, then improved further by John Reid, and finally made into a reliable technique by Cleve Backster, with an interpretative and numerical scoring system lending itself to the next development, now being addressed by the present writer: computerized chart‐marking with print‐out interpretation. “Polygraph” means “multiple record” and the 1921 original had two (heart and breath) in response to induced emotional change. Earlier (some in 19th century) devices using one parameter only were not polygraphs and did not use induced affect.

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Kybernetes, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 1 February 1996

John Cotton

Courts around the world have, in recent years, spent much time and effort in trying to solve the problem of the privilege against self‐incrimination in civil proceedings…

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Courts around the world have, in recent years, spent much time and effort in trying to solve the problem of the privilege against self‐incrimination in civil proceedings. In Reid v Howard, the High Court decided that, in Australia at least, this was time and effort wasted and that only legislators can address the problem. The judgments are notable for their brevity and clarity, but to appreciate this, it is necessary to understand the complex nature of the problem.

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Journal of Financial Crime, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-0790

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Publication date: 1 November 1948

UNTIL the end of 1948 Mr. Nowell remains our President and his occupancy of the office has fulfilled all that we expected of him. It has been forceful and, we think, has…

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UNTIL the end of 1948 Mr. Nowell remains our President and his occupancy of the office has fulfilled all that we expected of him. It has been forceful and, we think, has left its mark upon us, his general statesmanship and complete sanity of outlook being shown whenever he had occasion to direct meetings or to speak to them. He does not now go into retirement as our past four presidents‐have done by the fiat of superannuation schemes ; he has what President Cashmore called the glory of going on for a number of years yet. He will therefore continue to exercise profound influence on public and other librarianship with the wisdom and power with which, as President, he has won general thanks.

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New Library World, vol. 51 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 August 2005

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 35 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Publication date: 1 March 1947

R.S. MORTIMER

It is now forty years since there appeared H. R. Plomer's first volume Dictionary of the booksellers and printers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from

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It is now forty years since there appeared H. R. Plomer's first volume Dictionary of the booksellers and printers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1641 to 1667. This has been followed by additional Bibliographical Society publications covering similarly the years up to 1775. From the short sketches given in this series, indicating changes of imprint and type of work undertaken, scholars working with English books issued before the closing years of the eighteenth century have had great assistance in dating the undated and in determining the colour and calibre of any work before it is consulted.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 1 July 1970

JS DEEKS

The firm which forms the subject of the first study makes bedding background and development The managing director of the company came to Britain in 1939 as a…

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The firm which forms the subject of the first study makes bedding background and development The managing director of the company came to Britain in 1939 as a seventeen‐year‐old refugee from Austria. He joined a bedding firm and worked his way up, gaining experience of all aspects of the business: machining, frame‐making, cutting, assembly and covering, and eventually sales and purchasing. As a result of this experience he acquired a good technical and practical knowledge of the manufacturing and selling process, and so, in 1956, he set up in business on his own. This was done by taking over a small bedding firm which had gone bankrupt. Little capital was involved in the initial founding since the firm being taken over operated in rented buildings. In 1959 the firm moved to its present site and in 1963 was renamed ‘DEEL BEDDING COMPANY’. All the shares are owned by the managing director, his wife and their three daughters. The managing director works full‐time in the company and his wife part‐time.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 2 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 3 April 2009

Benjamin W. Redekop

The purpose of this paper is to deepen our understanding of the philosophical and scientific pedigree of the concept of “common sense”, and explore the implications for…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to deepen our understanding of the philosophical and scientific pedigree of the concept of “common sense”, and explore the implications for managerial decision‐makers.

Design/methodology/approach

After examining the management literature on this topic, a brief history of the notion and philosophy of common sense is followed by a review of recent findings in cognitive science and other fields and a discussion of implications for managerial decision‐making.

Findings

The notion of common sense has a stable perceptual basis in the makeup of the human mind, as has been shown by philosophers and scientists. Common sense intuitions serve as the basis for making sense of the world: visual perception, scientific reasoning, language, psychology, mathematics, and moral judgments are all rooted in “mental hardware” of common sense. While it is a necessary element of human cognition, common sense can nevertheless lead us astray if we are unaware of its contours and limitations, which are outlined in this paper.

Practical implications

Understanding that the mind comes equipped with a host of common sense mental instincts will have an impact on both one's own decision‐making processes, and how decision‐makers attempt to influence others.

Originality/value

Based on original research as well as literature from a variety of disciplines, this paper provides a comprehensive understanding of the philosophical and scientific pedigree of “common sense” and its implications for decision‐makers.

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Management Decision, vol. 47 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 January 1985

Since the first Volume of this Bibliography there has been an explosion of literature in all the main areas of business. The researcher and librarian have to be able to…

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Since the first Volume of this Bibliography there has been an explosion of literature in all the main areas of business. The researcher and librarian have to be able to uncover specific articles devoted to certain topics. This Bibliography is designed to help. Volume III, in addition to the annotated list of articles as the two previous volumes, contains further features to help the reader. Each entry within has been indexed according to the Fifth Edition of the SCIMP/SCAMP Thesaurus and thus provides a full subject index to facilitate rapid information retrieval. Each article has its own unique number and this is used in both the subject and author index. The first Volume of the Bibliography covered seven journals published by MCB University Press. This Volume now indexes 25 journals, indicating the greater depth, coverage and expansion of the subject areas concerned.

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Management Decision, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Article
Publication date: 5 August 2014

Tremane Lindsay Barr and John Reid

The purpose of this research was to identify and create a decentralized development system specific for the whanau (family) and hapu/runanga (sub-tribe) members of Te…

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Purpose

The purpose of this research was to identify and create a decentralized development system specific for the whanau (family) and hapu/runanga (sub-tribe) members of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. In New Zealand, a number of Maori tribes have negotiated compensation with the New Zealand Government for past injustices. These assets are typically centralized within iwi (tribal) corporate structures to protect and grow the asset base on behalf of tribal constituents. This centralization of assets has caused political tension within tribes.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper provides a case study of whanau/hapu-level businesses facilitated by the post-settlement iwi – Ngāi Tahu – to demonstrate how each level can work synergistically to encourage multi-level economic development in a way that matches cultural patterns and expectations. Participant action research theory and practice was utilized by researchers from Toitu Te Kainga (Regional Development Unit of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu) between 2008 and 2012. This was informed by an Enterprise Facilitation person-centred perspective and a Kaupapa Māori philosophy of respect and empowerment of the participants needs.

Findings

This paper argues that while a certain level of centralization is required, to ring-fence and protect tribal assets at an iwi (tribal) level, the benefits gained by that centralization can then be utilized to provide a springboard for decentralized economic development at the whanau (family) and hapu (sub-tribe) levels.

Originality/value

This new indigenous development system is referred to as the symbiotic development model and is an original outcome of this research paper. The paper concludes that tribal economic development in the post-settlement era in New Zealand needs to combine aspects of both centralization and decentralization.

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Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6204

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