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Publication date: 15 March 2013

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies.

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This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies.

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This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

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The old nature versus nurture argument has doubtless been raging since Homo Sapiens developed consciousness: are people the way they are because of innate qualities or because of personal experiences?

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The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.

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The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to digest format.

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Strategic Direction, vol. 29 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0258-0543

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Publication date: 1 December 2004

Harold Lazarus and Yair Holtzman

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 23 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 1 December 2004

Luke Ng

This paper provides an overview of transition strategy, focusing specifically on the Chinese business world, where the common practice is for founders to pass their…

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This paper provides an overview of transition strategy, focusing specifically on the Chinese business world, where the common practice is for founders to pass their companies on to their children, the younger generation. This paper describes how Chinese businesses are invariably adopting the western‐style management practice of instituting the various offices of chairman, chief executive officer, president, etc. primarily because the children of those founding fathers have been mostly sent to the USA, the UK and Canada to receive higher education. This paper concludes that these second‐generation operating managers have essentially transformed their business environments with great success, modernizing the Asian business community as a whole and competing effectively with the western world.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 23 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 4 January 2011

Luke C. Ng

Management means “getting things done effectively through people”. This implies the importance of leadership and people skills in management practice to achieve optimal…

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Management means “getting things done effectively through people”. This implies the importance of leadership and people skills in management practice to achieve optimal results. Great managers usually succeed for a number of reasons. They usually possess nine common management practices. This paper aims to identify these common denominators in their character and management practice that define them.

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Case examples are used to illustrate the application of those management practices. Successful managers from well‐known industry giants such as IBM, Nestle's, P&G, Apple, Loews', GE and PepsiCo are profiled to demonstrate how their success can be traced back to those practices.

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The paper demonstrates that every manager can easily apply the nine management practices daily to achieve a successful outcome. While some of these traits appear to be personal habits, it is these simple management habits that influence subordinates to perform their best.

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Most good managers are trained, not born. The nine personal practices identified in this paper can be easily adopted on a daily basis. With consistent practice, the nine personal traits help train managers to become more effective leaders in driving optimal performance and motivating subordinates to “get things done effectively”.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 30 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 4 January 2011

Yair Holtzman, Margot Puerta and Harold Lazarus

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 30 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 1 January 2013

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 32 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 1 June 2018

Chyi-Lu Jang, Luke H.C. Hsiao and Shang-Pao Yeh

A fundamental change in the planning and delivery of new housing projects has taken place in the last years, with the focus shifting towards adding value to projects based…

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A fundamental change in the planning and delivery of new housing projects has taken place in the last years, with the focus shifting towards adding value to projects based on a better understanding of housing preferences. This issue becomes even more critical when it is intended to the provision of affordable houses for low and middle income groups. This paper describes a model designed to help developers and housing users to achieve their expectations regarding quality, affordability and including also reasonable profits. Developed through a “methodological pluralism”, this study identifies people-oriented variables and assumptions. The model was developed based on a case study in the city of Guayaquil-Ecuador, and information obtained from field work research was used to test it. The study examines implications and limitations of the model for inclusion of housing preferences considering local conditions and cultural values. The different parts of the model along with data requirements for each part are described. The paper concludes with findings regarding the identification of most preferred attributes by housing users and the use of alternatives methods to incorporate additional value into projects, translated into more appealing profits for developers and the provision of better and more affordable houses for users.

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Open House International, vol. 43 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0168-2601

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Publication date: 1 June 2010

A. Mavrogianni, M. Davies, P. Wilkinson and A. Pathan

Climate change presents potential increased threats to the comfort and health of urban populations as a result of higher summer temperatures. This paper reviews recent…

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Climate change presents potential increased threats to the comfort and health of urban populations as a result of higher summer temperatures. This paper reviews recent research on the climate change adaptation potential of urban environments and focuses on a major conurbation, London. Recent work relating to the impact of exposure to heat on population health is also noted. Data obtained from a pilot monitoring study carried out in a subset of 36 dwellings (from a total of 110 dwellings in the overall study) across London during the summer of 2009 is then discussed. Preliminary results illustrate the need to quantify the net impacts of individual building characteristics and the location of each dwelling within the London heat island. During a hot period, more than 40% of the monitored bedrooms failed the recommended overheating criteria during the night time. There was some indication of purpose built flats being more prone to overheating. The potential use of such data as the basis of a heat-related health risk epidemiological model for London is discussed. Such a tool would help health policy makers to target the most vulnerable building types and areas.

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Open House International, vol. 35 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0168-2601

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Publication date: 26 November 2019

Harry F. Dahms

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The Challenge of Progress
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-572-6

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Publication date: 4 September 2017

Yu-Wei Luke Chu and Susan Linz

The purpose of this paper is to find whether non-cognitive traits contribute to the gender gap in supervisory status and promotion.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to find whether non-cognitive traits contribute to the gender gap in supervisory status and promotion.

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The authors use a large employer-employee matched data set collected from six former socialist countries to assess the link between non-cognitive traits and upward mobility.

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Controlling for workplace heterogeneity, the authors find that gender differences in locus of control, the preference for challenge vs affiliation, and adherence to work ethic together can explain about 7-18 percent of the gender gap in supervisory status and promotion.

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Overall, non-cognitive traits provide an important, though modest, explanation for the gender gap in upward mobility.

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International Journal of Manpower, vol. 38 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7720

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