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Publication date: 1 December 2004

Roger Wery and Marc Waco

From lack of focus to competency gaps and other causes, good strategies can be saved with preventive actions. The business news is filled with stories of corporate…

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From lack of focus to competency gaps and other causes, good strategies can be saved with preventive actions. The business news is filled with stories of corporate failure. From the recent dot‐com busts to the once‐powerful companies whose fortunes have slipped, these unhappy endings are often the result of one thing: good strategies gone bad. And the underlying cause is usually poor execution.

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Handbook of Business Strategy, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1077-5730

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Real Time Strategy: When Strategic Foresight Meets Artificial Intelligence
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-812-9

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Publication date: 1 March 1987

Combining a wide range of expertise, the delegates to International Informatics Access '87 initiated regional pilot projects to facilitate the worldwide exchange of…

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Combining a wide range of expertise, the delegates to International Informatics Access '87 initiated regional pilot projects to facilitate the worldwide exchange of information in fields such as medicine, agriculture, education and commerce. Speakers focused on three major topics: governmental policies, technical considerations and specific applications of the technology to solve existing problems.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 29 April 2020

Andreas Schühly, Frank Becker and Florian Klein

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Real Time Strategy: When Strategic Foresight Meets Artificial Intelligence
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-812-9

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Publication date: 25 July 2015

Boris Handal, Kevin Watson, Marc Fellman, Marguerite Maher and Miya White

This paper examines beliefs and attitudes in the context of how they influence the decisions of university Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) as a preface to…

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This paper examines beliefs and attitudes in the context of how they influence the decisions of university Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) as a preface to undertaking an empirical study in this area. It also aims at establishing a conceptual framework to guide the design of a questionnaire targeting beliefs about research ethics and the implications of these beliefs on review practices of HREC members throughout Australia.

Using content analysis of the extant body of the literature the paper examines the relationship between the concepts of beliefs and knowledge, beliefs and attitudes, and among beliefs, attitudes and behaviour in the context of research ethics.

The discussion suggests that ethics approval practices can, at times, be influenced more by personal beliefs than by contemporary review standards. It is also suggested that personal beliefs can be transmitted through the review process and that HRECs can serve to influence the transfer of values from reviewers to researchers.

The framework that this paper presents has the potential to appraise an array of perspectives which in turn would guide the design of professional development programs. In addition, an improved, more nuanced understanding of how HREC members make ethical decisions will positively impact and inform best practice in the review of ethical applications for research projects.

The paper presents a novel theoretical framework underpinning research ethics reviewer beliefs and attitudes within a contemporary context.

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Conscience, Leadership and the Problem of ‘Dirty Hands’
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ISBN: 978-1-78560-203-0

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Publication date: 1 June 2000

Mark E. Mendenhall, James H. Macomber and Marc Cutright

The writings of Mary Parker Follett can inform the current debate regarding whether or not concepts from the field of nonlinear dynamics should be incorporated into the…

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The writings of Mary Parker Follett can inform the current debate regarding whether or not concepts from the field of nonlinear dynamics should be incorporated into the social sciences. The paper argues that Follett’s writings serve as an ideological bridge between these two camps, and also reflect a rich understanding of nonlinear dynamics in social phenomena. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications that Follett’s writings hold for social scientists today in the area of research methodology.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-252X

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Publication date: 26 May 2015

Ravi K. Perry and Joseph P. McCormick

To identify the Obama administration’s policy responsiveness to the (African) American LGBT communities.

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Purpose

To identify the Obama administration’s policy responsiveness to the (African) American LGBT communities.

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Theory development and content analysis.

Findings

Civic universalism, as a theory, can explain President Obama’s evolution on his support for marriage rights for same-sex couples. Obama employed the concept of e pluribus unum in his many approaches to LGBT responsive politics.

Research limitations

To date, theoretical development within the social sciences of LGBT policy responsiveness is limited.

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Very little is written on the subject of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered) politics in the 21st century. The study of the LGBT experience generally has been devoid of political variables because of a lack of attention toward LGBT issues, until recently, in national political party agendas. In this chapter, we review some of the contours of the LGBT community’s fight for political recognition in the United States as a precursor to the election and reelection of President Obama. Drawing parallels with presidential responsiveness toward Blacks in their quest for rights, we examine the Obama administration’s LGBT public policy initiatives as administrative policy and programs. We conclude by identifying new areas of research to explore on LGBT politics.

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Race in the Age of Obama: Part 2
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-982-9

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Publication date: 22 April 2008

David N. Hurtt, Jerry G. Kreuze and Sheldon A. Langsam

One of the most complex and controversial issues confronting the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) over the last several years has been the accounting and…

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One of the most complex and controversial issues confronting the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) over the last several years has been the accounting and financial reporting of stock options. In December 2004, the FASB issued Statement 123R, Share‐Based Payment, in the hope that the long process of revising the accounting and financial reporting for stock options will be put to rest. FASB Statement 123R requires the fair‐value‐based method of accounting for share‐based payments. In order to offset the dilutive effects of generous stock option compensation packages for employees, companies are seemingly participating in stock repurchase plans. In the past, stock buyback programs were viewed as a means of distributing excess cash flow to investors; however, it appears now that many companies are financing stock repurchases through the issuance of debt, which can significantly impact the financial flexibility of a company. So, why do companies engage in this behavior? One possible reason for stock buybacks is to reduce the dilutive effect of stock option plans. Companies have, however, disputed that there is a direct relationship between exercised stock options and stock buyback transactions. Nevertheless, several articles and studies have found that there is a relationship and the FASB seems to believe that there is an association between stock buybacks and stock options, as Statement 123R requires that companies disclose the relationship between stock buybacks and stock payment programs. Using a sample of technology firms, we find evidence of an association between exercised stock options and repurchase of stock.

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American Journal of Business, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1935-5181

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Publication date: 2 August 2013

Penny Dade

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Reference Reviews, vol. 27 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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