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Article
Publication date: 21 July 2023

Joseph Hafner

This paper was presented at the Kuopio 2022 Conference in Vienna, Austria on September 7, 2022, to show the work in Canada to create a Canadian shared print network and to share…

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Purpose

This paper was presented at the Kuopio 2022 Conference in Vienna, Austria on September 7, 2022, to show the work in Canada to create a Canadian shared print network and to share information about the projects that new group is working on with their partners.

Design/methodology/approach

This was a case study giving information about the North/Nord Canadian Shared Print network, the history of the group and where the group will go next. The author has been part of this project since it began and continues to work on this at the time of publication.

Findings

This paper shares information about the network and three projects they are working on along with information about shared print projects in Canada and shows that this Canadian network has a unique approach among other current shared print networks.

Originality/value

This is the first international presentation about this new shared print network and their original approach to shared print because of their focus on Canadiana.

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Library Management, vol. 44 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1992

John Conway O'Brien

A collection of essays by a social economist seeking to balanceeconomics as a science of means with the values deemed necessary toman′s finding the good life and society enduring…

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A collection of essays by a social economist seeking to balance economics as a science of means with the values deemed necessary to man′s finding the good life and society enduring as a civilized instrumentality. Looks for authority to great men of the past and to today′s moral philosopher: man is an ethical animal. The 13 essays are: 1. Evolutionary Economics: The End of It All? which challenges the view that Darwinism destroyed belief in a universe of purpose and design; 2. Schmoller′s Political Economy: Its Psychic, Moral and Legal Foundations, which centres on the belief that time‐honoured ethical values prevail in an economy formed by ties of common sentiment, ideas, customs and laws; 3. Adam Smith by Gustav von Schmoller – Schmoller rejects Smith′s natural law and sees him as simply spreading the message of Calvinism; 4. Pierre‐Joseph Proudhon, Socialist – Karl Marx, Communist: A Comparison; 5. Marxism and the Instauration of Man, which raises the question for Marx: is the flowering of the new man in Communist society the ultimate end to the dialectical movement of history?; 6. Ethical Progress and Economic Growth in Western Civilization; 7. Ethical Principles in American Society: An Appraisal; 8. The Ugent Need for a Consensus on Moral Values, which focuses on the real dangers inherent in there being no consensus on moral values; 9. Human Resources and the Good Society – man is not to be treated as an economic resource; man′s moral and material wellbeing is the goal; 10. The Social Economist on the Modern Dilemma: Ethical Dwarfs and Nuclear Giants, which argues that it is imperative to distinguish good from evil and to act accordingly: existentialism, situation ethics and evolutionary ethics savour of nihilism; 11. Ethical Principles: The Economist′s Quandary, which is the difficulty of balancing the claims of disinterested science and of the urge to better the human condition; 12. The Role of Government in the Advancement of Cultural Values, which discusses censorship and the funding of art against the background of the US Helms Amendment; 13. Man at the Crossroads draws earlier themes together; the author makes the case for rejecting determinism and the “operant conditioning” of the Skinner school in favour of the moral progress of autonomous man through adherence to traditional ethical values.

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 19 no. 3/4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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Article
Publication date: 13 December 2022

Klaus Brockhoff

The paper aims to identify adoption criteria for “revolutionary” business techniques; based on case material, it invites further research.

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Purpose

The paper aims to identify adoption criteria for “revolutionary” business techniques; based on case material, it invites further research.

Design/methodology/approach

Building on the idea of scientific revolution, three cases from sub-disciplines of business administration are chosen to illicit adoption criteria for business techniques.

Findings

The analysis shows that a logical response to a problem, the availability of a controllable procedure, the software and the means to apply the procedure easily, and the hardware, jointly seem to explain the adoption of “revolutionary” business technologies.

Research limitations/implications

In case analysis in general, the results do not lead to induction. More research might identify additional success criteria. Furthermore, it might lead to determining adoption probabilities of techniques.

Practical implications

Managers being introduced to new techniques in business administration might use the criteria outlined here for their evaluation.

Originality/value

The author believes that the paper sheds new light on the development of business technologies and that this light might guide developers of technologies to come up with more potentially successful technologies.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 29 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1348

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Book part
Publication date: 26 August 2020

Lea Kužnik and Marjetka Rangus

Slovenia lies at the crossroads of the Alpine, Mediterranean and Pannonian regions, and this variety of geographical landscapes is reflected in its diverse and rich culinary…

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Slovenia lies at the crossroads of the Alpine, Mediterranean and Pannonian regions, and this variety of geographical landscapes is reflected in its diverse and rich culinary heritage. Down the centuries, the diverse culinary heritage developed as part of everyday life and the festive calendar in close correlation to whatever nature provided and to the standard of living.

In 2006 Slovenia adopted the Gastronomic Strategy of Slovenia, which includes a culinary pyramid with 24 gastronomic regions and over 360 distinct dishes with a local character. Posavje with Bizeljsko represents one of the gastronomic regions of Slovenia. The National Gastronomic Strategy lists the following dishes and wines for the Posavje Region: pofaláča, bizeljski ajdov kolač (Bizeljsko buckwheat cake), koruzna prga (corn cake), pleteno srce (plaited-dough heart), bizeljska mlinčevka (Bizeljsko flat cake tart) and white and red wine Bizeljčan. These dishes and wines represent the foundation of the distinct culinary identity of the Posavje and Bizeljsko Region.

The aim of this chapter is to define the culinary heritage of the Posavje Region and identify its special and characteristic taste. A mix of methods including qualitative research, field research, expert groups and workshops was applied to identify dishes, recipes and ingredients in everyday and festive cuisine as well as cuisine related to different jobs and tasks. A gastronomic pyramid of the Posavje Region was developed and culinary workshops were conducted to introduce regional gastronomy to tourism. Challenges identified in the project exposed the need for the establishment of local supply chains, good cooperation among stakeholders in tourism, quality assurance, branding and other issues related to local tourism and gastronomic development.

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Gastronomy for Tourism Development
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-755-4

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1974

Frances Neel Cheney

Communications regarding this column should be addressed to Mrs. Cheney, Peabody Library School, Nashville, Tenn. 37203. Mrs. Cheney does not sell the books listed here. They are…

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Communications regarding this column should be addressed to Mrs. Cheney, Peabody Library School, Nashville, Tenn. 37203. Mrs. Cheney does not sell the books listed here. They are available through normal trade sources. Mrs. Cheney, being a member of the editorial board of Pierian Press, will not review Pierian Press reference books in this column. Descriptions of Pierian Press reference books will be included elsewhere in this publication.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Histories of Economic Thought
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-997-9

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Publication date: 5 September 2016

Jill Miller

The purpose of this paper is to position well-being as a necessary component of the productivity debate and highlights the need for a deeper understanding of the nature of such a…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to position well-being as a necessary component of the productivity debate and highlights the need for a deeper understanding of the nature of such a link. It first considers productivity at the national level in order to show how this affects both the climate and the economic policies within which organisations operate.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents an overview of current research and practice in the area. It treats the organisation as the primary level of analysis, and before highlights some of the apparent challenges in conceptualising well-being.

Findings

The importance of well-being is rising up national and employer agendas. Organisations need people to perform at their best in a sustainable way. The paper argues that an organisation with well-being at its core will reap productivity gains. It supports the view in the literature that improvements at national level can only be made on the back of sophisticated strategies across numerous organisations. However, for this to happen shared actions and understanding of these challenges has first to be created and acted upon across institutions and organisations. There are notable costs of poor well-being to productivity, and identifiable benefits of promoting and supporting employee well-being for productivity.

Practical implications

There is a clear practice implementation gap. Some organisations are embracing the opportunities to invest in their staff, but those who make employee well-being a business priority and a fundamental part of how the organisation operates are in the minority. There is also an ongoing challenge of measuring the impact of well-being programmes which can inform ROI assessments and enable organisations to demonstrate the business benefits of employee well-being.

Originality/value

There remain many unanswered questions about both the nature of the link between well-being and productivity and the economic impact of an association. This paper sparks further interest in expanding the understanding of the well-being and productivity link or peripheral issues.

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Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2051-6614

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 1937

In an aircraft, a plurality of internal combustion engines each having an exhaust manifold and operated at substantially the same speeds, propellers connected to said engines…

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In an aircraft, a plurality of internal combustion engines each having an exhaust manifold and operated at substantially the same speeds, propellers connected to said engines having their pitches so adjusted that the engines may bo operated at the same speeds and each develop the same driving power, and means comprising a direct gas connection between the manifolds of said engines subjected only to the pressures caused by the engine exhaust gases operating against the friction of the exhaust conduit for so equalising the back pressures on the cylinders of the engines as to exert a force tending to hold the engines in synchronism and ensure alternate explosions.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 9 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1940

Alexander Klemin

THE second annual Rotating‐Wing Aircraft Meeting was again held under the auspices of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. The sessions were of…

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THE second annual Rotating‐Wing Aircraft Meeting was again held under the auspices of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. The sessions were of considerable interest and were well attended. Many of the leading American aeroplane designers were present, including Grover Loening, Igor Sikorsky, and T. P. Wright.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 10 May 2011

Martin Hafner, David Franck and Kay Hameyer

In the electromagnetic field simulation of modern servo drives, the computation of higher time and space harmonics is essential to consider appearing torque pulsations, radial…

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Purpose

In the electromagnetic field simulation of modern servo drives, the computation of higher time and space harmonics is essential to consider appearing torque pulsations, radial forces and ripple torques. The purpose of this paper is to propose a method to cover the effect of saturation on the armature flux density within conformal mapping (CM) by an finite element (FE) re‐parameterization.

Design/methodology/approach

Field computation by CM techniques is a time‐effective method to compute the radial and tangential field components, but it generally neglects the effect of saturation.

Findings

This paper presents a method to re‐parameterize the CM approach by single FE computations so as to consider saturation in the model over a wide operation range of the electrical drive.

Practical implications

The proposed method is applied to a surface permanent magnet synchronous machine, and compared to numerical results obtained by finite element analysis (FEA).

Originality/value

The paper shows that an accuracy similar to that of FE simulations can be obtained with still the low‐computation time that is the characteristic of analytical models.

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COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, vol. 30 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0332-1649

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