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Publication date: 4 May 2010

Ann‐Kristin Achleitner, Eva Lutz, Kerry Herman and Josh Lerner

The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of UK fashion retailer New Look and focuses on the impact of private equity on corporate governance, employment and

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of UK fashion retailer New Look and focuses on the impact of private equity on corporate governance, employment and leverage after the public‐to‐private conversion in 2003.

Design/methodology/approach

This study follows a case study approach to offer in‐depth insights into the role of different parties in the deal and their perceptions. The case study is based on semi‐structured interviews with key management of New Look, partners of the private equity firms and other members of the New Look board. In addition, complements the analysis with secondary sources (e.g. analyst reports, published articles and financial data of New Look) in order to triangulate our findings.

Findings

The case presents an example of a company that pursued a public‐to‐private transaction with the support of private equity firms. The envisioned transformation process post‐transaction turned out to be highly successful with increasing efficiencies and profits as well as an increase of over 3,500 employees over four years. This paper analyses key success drivers and the role of the private equity firms in achieving this success.

Originality/value

The paper is the first in‐depth case study of a European public‐to‐private transaction with support of private equity that offers rich evidence on the impact of private equity on corporate governance, employment and leverage.

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Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 31 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0275-6668

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 18 July 2016

Georgia's long wait for NATO accession.

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB212431

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Publication date: 8 November 2019

Emily M. Douglas and Kerry A. Lee

Approximately 1,750–2,000 children die in the United States annually because of child abuse or neglect. Official statistics show that women are more often the perpetrators…

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Approximately 1,750–2,000 children die in the United States annually because of child abuse or neglect. Official statistics show that women are more often the perpetrators of abuse and neglect-related deaths, even though child welfare professionals largely attribute these deaths to men. Either acting alone or with another individual, mothers are responsible for roughly 60% of deaths and either together or alone, fathers are responsible for roughly 40% of deaths. Despite the consistency of this information, it is not widely accepted by child welfare workers – the professional group whose job it is to identify risk factors and to protect children from harm. Previous research shows that workers are more likely to believe that men are responsible for children’s deaths and that deaths are perpetrated by non-family members. In this chapter, we explore the potential explanations for workers’ misperceptions including the role of gender norms, ideology, confusion concerning how children die, and also which kinds of cases result in criminal charges and thus, shape the public’s understanding of fatal child maltreatment. Incomplete and inadequate information about the perpetration of maltreatment deaths potentially puts children at risk for future fatalities. Implications for child welfare and social service professionals, their training, and practice are discussed.

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Victim, Perpetrator, or What Else?
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-335-8

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Publication date: 1 November 1991

Thomas O. Nitsch

Misbegotten, misnamed, antisocial homo oeconomicus is nowcontrasted with the more human personae of homo oeconomicushonorabilis, the “open”/ “Semi‐economic Man”of…

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Misbegotten, misnamed, antisocial homo oeconomicus is now contrasted with the more human personae of homo oeconomicus honorabilis, the “open”/ “Semi‐economic Man” of Pantaleoni and Marshall, the still arcane homo oeconomicus humanus of Nitsch and Malina, and (most recently) the positivistic (neo‐) homo socio‐economicus of Etzioni et al., which ‐‐in turn – harks back to Smith′s Theory of 1759‐90. Showing the essential identity of modern economics and Aristotle′s oikonomikē, and recognising the ozone layer as pre‐eminent among once‐free but now very scarce resources (chrēmata ) that have to be utilised efficiently and administered prudently, the author joins forces with Herman Daly et al. in proposing an Aristotelian/Biblical homo oeconomus as a “Good Steward” in the spirit of Frigerio′s L′Economo Prudente (1629) and qualitative improvement over the being who has masqueraded as homo oeconomicus. Uniting this prudent conservator and caretaker of our natural endowment with “Homo Faber, the Subject‐creator of Social Economy” of an earlier work yields the antithesis of the veritable homo oeconomicus impudens of Classical‐Neoclassical infamy.

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 18 no. 11/12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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Publication date: 1 February 1986

When the new Internepcon Production Show and Conference opens its doors on 8th April 1986, at the NEC Birmingham, it will be the UK's first event to concentrate its…

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When the new Internepcon Production Show and Conference opens its doors on 8th April 1986, at the NEC Birmingham, it will be the UK's first event to concentrate its product profile and conference sessions on electronics production line technology. To ensure that this exciting show is of even greater benefit to the visitors, the emphasis will be on production line technology in action, with many of the products actually operating on the stands.

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Circuit World, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

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Publication date: 24 October 2017

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Corruption, Accountability and Discretion
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-556-8

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Publication date: 1 September 2006

John McCormick, Kerry Barnett, Seyyed Babak Alavi and Geoffrey Newcombe

This paper develops a theoretical framework to guide future inquiry into board governance of independent schools.

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Purpose

This paper develops a theoretical framework to guide future inquiry into board governance of independent schools.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors' approach is to integrate literatures related to corporate and educational boards, motivation, leadership and group processes that are appropriate for conceptualizing independent school board governance processes.

Findings

Shows that the institutional role of an independent school board is likely to be quite different, and considerably more significant than the role of a board of a systemic school.

Originality/value

This paper develops an original theoretical framework that will provide a sound basis for investigation of an important but neglected aspect of educational administration in Australia.

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Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 44 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-8234

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Publication date: 1 September 1999

Jane Whitney Gibson

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Journal of Management History, vol. 5 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-252X

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Publication date: 1 June 1958

The Sno‐cat “Haywire” one of four used in Dr. Vivian Fuchs' 2,150 mile journey over Antarctic snow and ice has been presented to the British Petroleum Company in…

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The Sno‐cat “Haywire” one of four used in Dr. Vivian Fuchs' 2,150 mile journey over Antarctic snow and ice has been presented to the British Petroleum Company in appreciation of the contribution made by the Company to the success of the expedition. The Company provided at their own expense, all petroleum fuels and lubricants for the party from the U.K. as well as that led by Sir Edmund Hilary from New Zealand. They also commissioned at their own expense a film record in colour of the expedition which will be ready by the late summer and B.P's. share of the proceeds from the commercial screenings will be placed at the disposal of the Trans‐Antarctic Expedition.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 10 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 1 February 1999

Dan Schiller

Espouses the Web with regard to the media and all its areas of relevance. Encourages and supports multinational forms of production as new but admits they may be no more…

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Espouses the Web with regard to the media and all its areas of relevance. Encourages and supports multinational forms of production as new but admits they may be no more sympathetic to social need and democratic practice than previous commercial media. Charts the market and the Web’s changes for commercial business.

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info, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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