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Article
Publication date: 10 August 2021

Sinead Peacock-Brennan, Kitty Stewart, Rosalind Jayne Angier, Julian Morris, Rachel Rud and Thomas Byrom

The purpose of this paper is to outline a service evaluation that gathered feedback from people with a learning disability on their experience of lockdown in Jersey and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to outline a service evaluation that gathered feedback from people with a learning disability on their experience of lockdown in Jersey and Guernsey. This feedback was intended to guide planning for service provision during any future lockdown and for life as we exit lockdown.

Design/methodology/approach

An accessible survey was sent to everyone accessing learning disability services across the two islands and Mencap in Jersey. Data was analysed quantitatively and qualitatively to identify patterns in the data and key themes.

Findings

Most respondents felt safe, calm and happy and valued support from services. Key themes emerging from the data included the importance of relationships, messages of safety, keeping busy and communication.

Originality/value

This survey has been undertaken at a time where there is a paucity of research and consultation with individuals with a learning disability self-reporting on their experiences of lockdown, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 26 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Article
Publication date: 24 November 2022

Mauro Díaz Moreno, Nathalia Alarcón Ayala, Yarelix Estrada, Vannesa Morris and Julián Quintero

The purpose of this paper is to present the results and context of the drug checking service (DCS) performed by the harm reduction project Échele Cabeza (EC) in Colombia.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the results and context of the drug checking service (DCS) performed by the harm reduction project Échele Cabeza (EC) in Colombia.

Design/methodology/approach

Data from several years are presented with a focus on data from 2021. In 2021, data were derived from 2,339 questionnaires filled out by DCS users and a total of 2,868 drug checking test results from samples collected at the fixed-site service in Bogotá and 30 music festivals in 8 cities nationwide.

Findings

The tusi phenomenon is gaining strength in Colombia revealing a problem associated with the changing makeup of tusi and, thus, polydrug use. MDMA adulteration and misrepresentations have increased in comparison to 2019. There is an increasing number of people who want to use the DCS in Colombia, which is encouraging but also exposes the limitations of the drug checking methods available to EC.

Originality/value

This paper offers the first publication of the pioneering drug checking organization EC in Latin America.

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Drugs, Habits and Social Policy, vol. 23 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2752-6739

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2008

Julian Morris

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Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-0180

Article
Publication date: 1 December 2006

Brendan Phillips, Thomas Tsu Wee Tan and Craig Julian

The research objective of this paper is to study the broad context of emotional labor and dissonance and its importance to service marketing. This knowledge would provide…

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Purpose

The research objective of this paper is to study the broad context of emotional labor and dissonance and its importance to service marketing. This knowledge would provide a better understanding of the factors that contribute to job performance and job satisfaction amongst high contact service workers.

Design/methodology/approach

A literature review is used to define and set out the main conceptual framework and propositions for further research.

Findings

Three key hypotheses divided into six sub parts are set out to test the relationships between emotional dissonance and customer orientation, job satisfaction and performance.

Research limitations/implications

The study should be extended beyond the conceptual stage by the conduct of empirical research across high contact service workers in different businesses and industries and also to explore the role of geographical and cultural settings on emotional dissonance.

Practical implications

The managerial implications would extend to improving the recruitment of customer service employees and evaluating the effectiveness of staff training programs. It would also develop among human resources personnel a good understanding of the role of emotional dissonance and its contribution to employees' job satisfaction and performance.

Originality/value

This paper fills a gap in knowledge on the role of emotional dissonance among high contact service workers. It provides a sound multi disciplinary framework for the study of emotional dissonance in service marketing.

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Journal of Services Marketing, vol. 20 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0887-6045

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Beyond Small Numbers
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-562-9

Article
Publication date: 4 February 2014

Joseph C. Ofori-Dankwa and Scott Julian

The purpose of this paper is to present a heuristic model to better understand the inherently paradoxical and concomitant positive and negative organizational outcomes…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a heuristic model to better understand the inherently paradoxical and concomitant positive and negative organizational outcomes associated with demographic diversity and value congruence in organizations. It further illustrates the resultant organizational dynamics that result from shifting levels of diversity and value congruence.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper adopts the supply and demand heuristic from the economics discipline and further develops the diversity and similarity curves (DSC) model proposed by Ofori-Dankwa and Julian. Further, this analysis is carried out from both short-run (static) and long-run (dynamic) perspectives.

Findings

This study illustrates how different levels of organizational diversity and value congruence (reflected by diversity and similarity curves respectively) could concurrently result in both positive and negative levels of organizational creativity and competitiveness.

Research limitations/implications

As a heuristic, this study's model is a simplistic representation of the inherently complex set of relationships and outcomes that are associated with paradox in a social setting.

Practical implications

This model has managerial utility for explaining how different levels of diversity in an organizational setting could potentially have different positive and negative outcomes.

Originality/value

This study unpacks the implications of different levels of diversity in an organizational setting and sheds original light on the dynamic nature of virtuous and vicious organizational cycles associated with diversity.

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Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 27 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0953-4814

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Article
Publication date: 28 December 2021

Julian Andres Diaz Tautiva

Given the lack of theoretical and empirical research on high-growth entrepreneurs in developed and developing economies; this paper aims to answer, what are the main…

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Purpose

Given the lack of theoretical and empirical research on high-growth entrepreneurs in developed and developing economies; this paper aims to answer, what are the main definitions and typologies used to explain the high-growth phenomenon? How could be described the high-growth entrepreneurs’ life cycle? And what are the main findings and limitations in the empirical research of high-growth entrepreneurship?

Design/methodology/approach

To advance the study of high-growth entrepreneurship and provide a means through which these advancements can contribute to the understanding of how this phenomenon is defined, the authors organize and review the extant literature based on the foundational definition of entrepreneurship, the typologies used to describe it and the phases of new venture process. The final sample of this methodology consisted of 54 empirical works that explored this issue from 2010 to 2020.

Findings

This research develops a roadmap on the current state of high-growth entrepreneurship and provides suggestions to guide future research in extending the understanding of this phenomenon.

Practical implications

The theoretical frameworks developed could be used for both policymakers and entrepreneurs to understand the variables that affect the entrepreneurial life cycle and how they could increase the likelihood of survival of new firms in developed and developing economies.

Originality/value

The research provides evidence about the definitions and entrepreneurial typologies used to describe the high-growth ventures, bridging unconnected theoretical frameworks and proposing an integrated view to exploring the phenomena in a new setting.

Objetivo

Dada la falta de investigación sobre el emprendimiento de alto crecimiento en las economías desarrolladas y en desarrollo, esta investigación responde a (a) ¿Cuáles son las principales definiciones y tipologías utilizadas para explicar el fenómeno del alto crecimiento? (b) ¿Cómo se podría describir el ciclo de vida de los emprendedores de alto crecimiento? y (c) ¿Cuáles son los principales hallazgos y limitaciones en la investigación empírica del emprendimiento de alto crecimiento?

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

Para avanzar en el estudio del emprendimiento de alto crecimiento organizamos y revisamos la literatura existente basándonos en la definición fundacional, las tipologías utilizadas para describirlo y las fases del proceso de nuevas empresas. La muestra final consistió en 54 trabajos empíricos desde 2010 hasta 2020.

Resultados

Esta investigación avanza en la exploración del emprendimiento de alto crecimiento y proporciona una visión general compresiva de este fenómeno basada en encuestas globales estandarizadas. Esta investigación ha proporcionado una visión general de los emprendimientos de alto crecimiento, presentando una agenda de investigación basado en los resultados empíricos y las limitaciones.

Implicaciones prácticas

Los marcos desarrollados podrían ser utilizados por los responsables políticos como por los empresarios para comprender las variables que afectan al ciclo de vida emprendedor y cómo podrían aumentar la probabilidad de supervivencia de las nuevas empresas en las economías desarrolladas y en desarrollo.

Originalidad/Valor

La revisión proporciona las definiciones y tipologías empresariales utilizadas para describir el fenómeno del alto crecimiento, tendiendo un puente entre marcos teóricos inconexos y proponiendo una visión integrada para explorar el fenómeno en un nuevo escenario.

Objectivo

Dada a falta de investigação sobre empreendedorismo de alto crescimento nas economias desenvolvidas e em desenvolvimento, esta investigação responde (a) Quais são as principais definições e tipologias utilizadas para explicar o fenómeno de alto crescimento? (b) Como poderia ser descrito o ciclo de vida dos empresários de alto crescimento? e (c) Quais são as principais descobertas e limitações na investigação empírica sobre empreendedorismo de alto crescimento?

Concepção/metodologia/abordagem

Para avançar o estudo do empreendedorismo de alto crescimento organizámos e revimos a literatura existente com base na definição fundacional, nas tipologias utilizadas para o descrever e nas fases do novo processo de empreendimento. A amostra final consistiu em 54 trabalhos empíricos de 2010 a 2020.

Resultados

Esta investigação faz avançar a exploração do empreendedorismo de alto crescimento e fornece uma visão global abrangente deste fenómeno com base em inquéritos globais normalizados. Esta investigação proporcionou uma visão geral do empreendedorismo de alto crescimento, apresentando uma agenda de investigação baseada em resultados empíricos e limitações.

Implicações práticas

As estruturas desenvolvidas poderiam ser utilizadas tanto pelos decisores políticos como pelos empresários para compreender as variáveis que afectam o ciclo de vida empresarial e como poderiam aumentar a probabilidade de sobrevivência de novos empreendimentos em economias desenvolvidas e em desenvolvimento.

Originalidade/valor

A revisão fornece definições e tipologias empresariais utilizadas para descrever o fenómeno de alto crescimento, estabelecendo pontes entre quadros teóricos desajustados e propondo uma visão integrada para explorar o fenómeno num novo cenário.

Article
Publication date: 1 June 2003

Julian Bond and Leigh Morris

From an early age we categorise the myriad stimuli we are confronted with. This adaptive process continues throughout our lives, and finds a natural expression in…

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From an early age we categorise the myriad stimuli we are confronted with. This adaptive process continues throughout our lives, and finds a natural expression in marketers’ desire to segment their consumers into different types. Argues that traditional attitudinal segmentations can prove disappointing when looking for differences between groups on behavioural or brand preference measures. Clusterwise regression, a form of latent class segmentation, offers an alternative approach to establishing meaningful market segments, and we present a case study using this technique within the health and beauty sector. Argues that the method’s emphasis on the importance of different attributes to different groups of people could be usefully incorporated into qualitative group methodology to produce meaningful and robust market segmentation.

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-2752

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 2002

Pawan Budhwar, Andy Crane, Annette Davies, Rick Delbridge, Tim Edwards, Mahmoud Ezzamel, Lloyd Harris, Emmanuel Ogbonna and Robyn Thomas

Wonders whether companies actually have employees best interests at heart across physical, mental and spiritual spheres. Posits that most organizations ignore their…

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Wonders whether companies actually have employees best interests at heart across physical, mental and spiritual spheres. Posits that most organizations ignore their workforce – not even, in many cases, describing workers as assets! Describes many studies to back up this claim in theis work based on the 2002 Employment Research Unit Annual Conference, in Cardiff, Wales.

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Management Research News, vol. 25 no. 8/9/10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Book part
Publication date: 1 May 2019

Gregg A. Stevens, Martin Morris, Tony Nguyen and Emily Vardell

Health science librarians occupy a unique place in librarianship, guiding healthcare professionals and the public to quality sources of medical research and consumer…

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Health science librarians occupy a unique place in librarianship, guiding healthcare professionals and the public to quality sources of medical research and consumer health information in order to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. A broader impact of health sciences librarianship is its advocacy for improvements in public health. In recent years, health science librarians have been actively involved in advocating for adequate, responsive, and culturally competent health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals. Health sciences librarians have advocated for LGBTQ+ individuals through a variety of specialized outreach projects to address health disparities found in the LGBTQ+ community such as HIV/AIDS, women’s health, or substance abuse, have collaborated with public health agencies and community-based organizations to identify health disparities and needs, and have implemented outreach to address these needs.

This chapter maps the landscape of health sciences librarian outreach to LGBTQ+ people. The authors develop this theme through case studies of health science librarians providing health information to the LGBTQ+ community and healthcare professionals. Following an overview of advocacy for LGBTQ+ health by the US National Network of Libraries of Medicine and professional information organizations, they conclude the chapter by discussing the “pioneering” nature of these projects and the common threads uniting them, and by identifying the next steps for continued successful outreach through the development of an evidence base and tailoring of outreach and resources to address other demographic aspects of the members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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LGBTQ+ Librarianship in the 21st Century: Emerging Directions of Advocacy and Community Engagement in Diverse Information Environments
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-474-9

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