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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1981

Lawrence Wheatley BA

Those who read Lawrence Wheatley's articles in the January 1971 and July 1975 editions of Nutrition and Food Science may be interested to know what changes in the eating habits of…

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Those who read Lawrence Wheatley's articles in the January 1971 and July 1975 editions of Nutrition and Food Science may be interested to know what changes in the eating habits of pupils at the Howard School have been occasioned by the education cuts, particularly to the subsidies for school dinners, in recent years.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 81 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1975

Lawrence Wheatley

When my first article appeared in the January 1971 number of Nutrition and Food Science describing a survey I had conducted of the eating habits of children at my school in July…

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When my first article appeared in the January 1971 number of Nutrition and Food Science describing a survey I had conducted of the eating habits of children at my school in July 1970, the school comprised about six hundred pupils and was approaching the end of its first year as a comprehensive school having previously been a Secondary Modern School. Its Sixth Form then contained about fifteen pupils.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 75 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1971

Lawrence Wheatley

In the course of a casual class discussion a little over a year ago I was somewhat surprised to find that I was wrong in assuming that most people shared my enjoyment of the…

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In the course of a casual class discussion a little over a year ago I was somewhat surprised to find that I was wrong in assuming that most people shared my enjoyment of the traditional cooked English breakfast. I was outnumbered by about five to one. I found this hard to believe and was inclined to think that that class was exceptional. I seized the opportunity to provide a worthwhile occupation for the tail‐end of term for my fifth form group who had finished ‘O’ level exams by giving them some idea of market research techniques in the form of a survey of the eating habits of the school.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 71 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

Article
Publication date: 1 March 2004

Maria Inês Cordeiro

Digital preservation is currently a major concern for the information management, technological and scientific communities in all domains. It is also critical at the…

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Digital preservation is currently a major concern for the information management, technological and scientific communities in all domains. It is also critical at the organisational level, with special pressure for all institutions with a responsibility for preservation, such as libraries and archives. This paper provides a brief overview of the main issues in digital preservation, highlighting current research and standards efforts.

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VINE, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Article
Publication date: 31 December 2001

Ursula Ströh and Miia Jaatinen

In the new millennium, organisations are going through rapid changes and the role of strategic management is challenged. When the organisation is threatened by environmental…

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In the new millennium, organisations are going through rapid changes and the role of strategic management is challenged. When the organisation is threatened by environmental changes such as crises or competition as a result of information technology development or increased customer demands, the need for communication increases. During high change situations, when the publics of the organisation become involved in the change issues, they actively seek information about the issues. If the organisation could utilise communication management more effectively and in a twoway, participative way, they would build more positive relationships with the publics involved and reorganise themselves out of disorder. Strategic planning will become even more important, but will have to change to a contingency approach and emphasise flexibility and relationship building. This paper looks at organisational processes during change and how they can be managed by communication. Implications are drawn from chaos, postmodern and complexity theory as well as the contingency view of communication. The authors create a framework for scanning and analysing processes and settings, and suggest an alternative strategic, symmetrical and ethical communication approach to respond to problems. They present a new paradigm that emerges as a response to polarisation and treats communication as more receiver‐centred, stakeholder‐based, relationship‐building‐oriented and of strategic importance. This paper lays a foundation for an alternative perspective to the central problems of the communication discipline against the background of new emerging multidisciplinary approaches.

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Journal of Communication Management, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-254X

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Book part
Publication date: 7 June 2019

Lily Morse, Jonathan Keeney and Christopher P. Adkins

In this chapter, we explore the importance of morality in groups. We draw from decades of research from multiple perspectives, including psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and…

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In this chapter, we explore the importance of morality in groups. We draw from decades of research from multiple perspectives, including psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and organizational science, to illustrate the range of ways that morality influences social attitudes and group behavior. After synthesizing the literature, we identify promising directions for business ethics scholars to pursue. We specifically call for greater research on morality at the meso, or group, level of analysis and encourage studies examining the complex relationship between moral emotions and the social environment. We ultimately hope that this work will provide new insights for managing moral behavior in groups and society.

Book part
Publication date: 23 July 2014

Gervase R. Bushe and Robert J. Marshak

Extending the argument made in Bushe and Marshak (2009) of the emergence of a new species of Organization Development (OD) that we label Dialogic, to differentiate it from the…

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Extending the argument made in Bushe and Marshak (2009) of the emergence of a new species of Organization Development (OD) that we label Dialogic, to differentiate it from the foundational Diagnostic form, we argue that how any OD method is used in practice will be depend on the mindset of the practitioner. Six variants of Dialogic OD practice are reviewed and compared to aid in identification of a Weberian ideal-type Dialogic Mindset, consisting of eight premises that distinguish it from the foundational Diagnostic Mindset. Three core change processes that underlie all successful Dialogic OD processes are proposed, and suggestions for future research offered.

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Research in Organizational Change and Development
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-312-4

Article
Publication date: 14 September 2012

Dan Wheatley

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the underlying conflicts associated with current work‐life balance and travel‐to‐work policies, as employed in organisations in the UK.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the underlying conflicts associated with current work‐life balance and travel‐to‐work policies, as employed in organisations in the UK.

Design/methodology/approach

A mixed method approach is used to ascertain whether professional work‐group cultures limit the effectiveness of work‐life balance policy, and the extent to which spill‐over is present between work‐life balance and transport preferences, especially car use. These concerns are explored empirically using an in‐depth local level quantitative‐qualitative case study of Greater Nottingham (a regional employment centre in the East Midlands region of England).

Findings

The evidence presented in this paper suggests: work‐group cultures prevent employees, especially women, from achieving work‐life balance; there is spill‐over between work and non‐work activities, creating time allocation challenges, and stress, for dual career households attempting to achieve desired work‐life balance; and specific conflicts are reported in balancing work with travel‐to‐work, especially car parking.

Practical implications

The research findings suggest that transport, especially employee car parking, needs to be considered a focal point in the planning and implementation of human resource (HR) policies. Employers also need to reconsider their approach to flexible working to dissolve the negative repercussions that the “choice” to work flexibly has for the careers of highly skilled workers, especially working mothers. Increases in formalised home‐based teleworking, restructuring the gender balance in management, and positive discrimination toward certain groups offer potential routes for change.

Originality/value

This paper provides important recommendations for employers and HR managers, designing and implementing work‐life balance policies. Transport issues, presently considered largely external from the employer perspective, have central relevance.

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1983

Janet L. Sims‐Wood

Life studies are a rich source for further research on the role of the Afro‐American woman in society. They are especially useful to gain a better understanding of the…

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Life studies are a rich source for further research on the role of the Afro‐American woman in society. They are especially useful to gain a better understanding of the Afro‐American experience and to show the joys, sorrows, needs, and ideals of the Afro‐American woman as she struggles from day to day.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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