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Publication date: 1 December 2000

Doug Counsell and Juliana Popova

This article offers an exploratory first look at the career‐related perceptions and strategies of young careerists in today’s democratic and market‐oriented Bulgaria. It…

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This article offers an exploratory first look at the career‐related perceptions and strategies of young careerists in today’s democratic and market‐oriented Bulgaria. It identifies major social, political and economic developments that have shaped the Bulgarian nation and presents and discusses survey data which reveal factors influencing careerists’ thoughts and decisions, levels of (and reasons for) career optimism‐pessimism, and strategies used in the pursuit of career advancement. Where appropriate, comparative data are employed from two previous studies – one focusing on UK careerists, the other on Ethiopian careerists. The young Bulgarian careerists of the current study are relatively pessimistic about their career prospects and, while they report that they utilise the same seven career strategies that are common in the USA and the UK, they also suggest that “corruption” is an important additional career strategy in modern Bulgaria.

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Career Development International, vol. 5 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Publication date: 20 August 2020

Ruilin Zhu, Aashish Srivastava and Juliana Sutanto

Despite grave public concerns over information privacy and ongoing academic explorations of privacy policy, there is a general lack of understanding toward this issue in the legal…

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Purpose

Despite grave public concerns over information privacy and ongoing academic explorations of privacy policy, there is a general lack of understanding toward this issue in the legal context in China, the largest e-commerce market in the world. Departing from the extant literature of general discussion in nature, the authors undertook an exploratory study on the efficacy of e-commerce websites' privacy policies in China from the legal perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors drew on a qualitative grounded theory approach to identify selective codes relating to the focal issue and established a theoretical framework therefrom. The authors then conducted theoretical integration by linking them to the Theory of Development Blocks and the System Justification Theory.

Findings

The research identifies a general distrust of Chinese consumers toward privacy policies and highlights that despite their growing concerns about privacy, the privacy policies are largely ineffective in reflecting legal enforcement, changing their perceptions or influencing purchase behaviors. It also reveals that the current Chinese legislation is unable to fully render consumers' confidence in e-commerce websites' privacy policies effectiveness and privacy protection due to its limited recognition and influences among them.

Originality/value

The research has multiple ramifications. The authors empirically confirmed a mismatch between customers' perception of privacy policies and their actual behaviors and then theoretically explained the seemingly conflicting scenario in the context of development block of legal enforcement and system justification. The authors theorized the absence of the legal enforcement in privacy policies to supplement the legal perspective to the literature. The research further leads us to suggest that the time has come to update and strongly enforce privacy regulation in China to fuel the further development of e-commerce sector in practice.

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Information Technology & People, vol. 33 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-3845

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Publication date: 1 March 2023

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Game Strategies for Business Integration in the Digital Economy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80262-845-6

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Publication date: 31 October 2023

Shintia Revina, Rezanti Putri Pramana, Christopher Bjork and Daniel Suryadarma

This paper is among the first case studies in developing countries that comprehensively investigate the historical evolution of a country's teacher professional development (TPD…

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Purpose

This paper is among the first case studies in developing countries that comprehensively investigate the historical evolution of a country's teacher professional development (TPD) system, the outcomes of the current TPD and the factors underlying the stagnation of TPD quality.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors collected data from three types of sources—documents, observations and interviews. Documents examined included the handbooks of the TPD program, handouts for teachers, training modules from TPD workshop sessions and research publications or reports on TPD programs in Indonesia introduced from the 1970s to 2018. The authors conducted formal interviews with trainers, education stakeholders and teachers who participated in recent TPD.

Findings

The findings indicate that, on paper, TPD initiatives in Indonesia have included some of the positive features of TPD highlighted in the literature. However, these factors have not been consistently included in the reforms rolled out over the decades, and, indeed, many of the less desirable features of those reforms have endured. The analysis also reveals the absence of four key factors in multiple TPD reforms that led to teachers' and other stakeholders' dissatisfaction with the TPD implementation. These include consideration of teachers' skills, background and capacities; relevance of training; feedback provided to teachers; and workshop follow-up.

Originality/value

The research indicates that the long-term issues of ineffectiveness of TPD in Indonesia are driven by the incoherence of different elements of the education system. This extends beyond the technical and operational elements of the TPD itself. The absence of a clear vision of the purposes of teacher development has created confusion and uncertainty for teachers.

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Asian Education and Development Studies, vol. 12 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-3162

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