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Publication date: 1 March 2002

Louis Avitabile and Brian H. Kleiner

Offers some direction to the potential expatriate employee destined for any Middle Eastern country. Addresses issues such as personal safety and that of any accompanying family in…

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Offers some direction to the potential expatriate employee destined for any Middle Eastern country. Addresses issues such as personal safety and that of any accompanying family in addition to advice on moving and settling in. Gives details of support and help that can be employed. Concludes that as the culture differences with the West are so huge, only preparedness and thorough understanding based on cultural background will really support the individual.

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 9 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2003

Louis Avitabile and Brian H. Kleiner

Discloses that, in 1911, the USA enacted the first voluntary workers’ compensation plan, which has since been changed and enhances so that it resembles the present day workers’…

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Discloses that, in 1911, the USA enacted the first voluntary workers’ compensation plan, which has since been changed and enhances so that it resembles the present day workers’ compensation laws only in philosophy. Reports on the varying advantages and disadvantages but states that the pros outweigh the cons.

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Management Research News, vol. 26 no. 2/3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2003

Louis Avitabile and Brian H. Kleiner

Specifies that every manager’s “repair kit” should contain tools such as: complete and updated policy manuals; frequent performance evaluations; performance improvement plans; and…

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Specifies that every manager’s “repair kit” should contain tools such as: complete and updated policy manuals; frequent performance evaluations; performance improvement plans; and internal complaint and disciplinary process; and an in‐house investigation process. States that, in complaints, fairness and respect must be given and displayed to all parties involved, gives some guidelines to aid in this.

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Management Research News, vol. 26 no. 2/3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 2001

Louis Avitabile and Brian H. Kleiner

Cites discrimination against the American Indian as vastly disproportionate to other groups. Identifies three forms of discrimination, political, socio‐economic and cultural…

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Cites discrimination against the American Indian as vastly disproportionate to other groups. Identifies three forms of discrimination, political, socio‐economic and cultural. Discusses each in turn with specific examples. Outlines the newest development in the last 10 years. Concludes that there is still a huge amount of work still to be done.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 21 no. 8/9/10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Article
Publication date: 17 August 2012

G.S. Aglietti, S.J.I. Walker and A. Kiley

The purpose of this paper is to assess the suitability of various methods for the reduction of a large finite element model (FEM) of satellites to produce models to be used for…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess the suitability of various methods for the reduction of a large finite element model (FEM) of satellites to produce models to be used for correlation of the FEM with test results. The robustness of the cross‐orthogonality checks (COC) for the correlation process carried out utilizing the reduced model is investigated, showing its dependence on the number of mode shapes used in the reduction process. Finally the paper investigates the improvement in the robustness of the COC that can be achieved utilizing optimality criteria for the selection of the degrees of freedom (DOF) used for the correlation process.

Design/methodology/approach

A Monte Carlo approach has been used to simulate inaccuracies in the mode shapes (analysis and experimental) of a satellite FEM that are compared during the COC. The sensitivity of the COC to the parameters utilized during the reduction process, i.e. mode shapes and DOFs, is then assessed for different levels of inaccuracy in the mode shapes.

Findings

The System Equivalent Expansion Reduction Process (SEREP) has been identified as a particularly suitable method, with the advantage that a SEREP reduced model has the same eigenvalues and eigenvector of the whole system therefore automatically meeting the criteria on the quality of the reduced model. The inclusion of a high number of mode shapes in the reduction process makes the check very sensitive to minor experimental or modelling inaccuracies. Finally it was shown that utilizing optimality criteria in the selection of the DOFs to carry out the correlation can significantly improve the probability of meeting the COC criteria.

Research limitations/implications

This work is based on the FEM of the satellite Aeolus, and therefore the numerical values obtained in this study are specific for this application. However, this model represents a typical satellite FEM and therefore the trends identified in this work are expected to be generally valid for this type of structure.

Practical implications

The correlation of satellite FEM with test results involves a substantial effort, and it is crucial to avoid failures of the COC due to numerical issues rather than real model inaccuracies. This work shows also how an inappropriate choice of reduction parameters can lead to failure of the COC in cases when there are only very minor differences (e.g. due to minor amount of noise in the results) between analytical and test results. Vice versa, the work also shows how the robustness of the reduced model can be improved.

Originality/value

The paper shows how the robustness of the correlation process for a satellite FEM carried out utilising a SEREP reduced model needed to be investigated, to demonstrate the suitability of this method to reduce large FEM of satellites.

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Book part
Publication date: 27 May 2020

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Teaching and Learning Strategies for Sustainable Development
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-639-7

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