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Publication date: 1 December 2000

Margaret Harrison

This article takes as its starting point the notion that information has to be customised for different user groups and shows how different types of programme…

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This article takes as its starting point the notion that information has to be customised for different user groups and shows how different types of programme specification might be created for different audiences. It describes three types of programme specification: a template version written for an academic audience; free format version written for a student audience; and a summary statement written for an employer audience. It also examines the potential for linking programme specification details to online course admission profiles. It concludes that programme specification has the potential to be a valuable aid to communication between academics, students and employers.

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Quality Assurance in Education, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4883

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Publication date: 1 December 2000

Norman Jackson, Geoff Parks, Margaret Harrison and Chantal Stebbings

The article introduces the concept of benchmarking as a referencing process to support self‐regulation of quality and outcome standards in higher education programmes. It…

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The article introduces the concept of benchmarking as a referencing process to support self‐regulation of quality and outcome standards in higher education programmes. It examines the potential for exploiting the product of programme specification to explain which institutional and external reference points or benchmarks have been used to inform the design of programmes. It provides practitioner commentary on the process of benchmarking based on the worked examples provided in the Quality Assurance Agency guidelines for preparing programme specifications and offers an emergent practice model. It concludes by identifying key development issues that will need to be addressed.

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Quality Assurance in Education, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4883

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Publication date: 30 June 2004

David A Harrison, Margaret A Shaffer and Purnima Bhaskar-Shrinivas

We review 25 years of research on expatriate experiences concentrating on expatriate adjustment as a central construct, and relying on a general stressor-stress-strain…

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We review 25 years of research on expatriate experiences concentrating on expatriate adjustment as a central construct, and relying on a general stressor-stress-strain framework. First, we consider who expatriates are, why their experiences differ from domestic employees, and what adjustment is. Conceptualizing (mal)adjustment in terms of stress, we next review the stressors and strains associated with it. Consolidating the wide range of antecedents (anticipatory and in-country) that have been studied to date, we note major patterns of effects and their implications for how HR managers can facilitate adjustment. Although relatively less research has focused on the consequences of adjustment, enough evidence exists to establish a bottom-line impact of poor adjustment on performance. To stimulate future efforts to understand the experiences of expatriates, we discuss the challenges and opportunities of continuing down this road of research.

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Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-103-3

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Publication date: 19 August 2021

David A. Harrison, Teresa L. Harrison and Margaret A. Shaffer

Immigrants are important contributors to workplaces, but HRM scholars have only recently begun to study them systematically. We document the prevalence and cross-national…

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Immigrants are important contributors to workplaces, but HRM scholars have only recently begun to study them systematically. We document the prevalence and cross-national variation in populations of immigrant employees. Going beyond a treatment that considers them as another element of diversity, we propose how gradients of status at each level of country, organization, and work group admittance can result in unique outcomes for immigrants who are equally (dis)similar. We offer a taxonomy of immigrant pathways into their destination countries to explore the status hierarchies they are assigned by governments and reinforced by organizations. We provide insights into the ascribed status of immigrants and develop a typology of individual and organizational acculturation strategies based on the cultural tightness and looseness of the destination and origin cultures. We then describe how the reactions of members of an immigrant employee’s social environment are sensitive to ascribed status and cultural tightness-looseness. We do so in a three-stage process that begins with immigrant categorization, followed by conferral of (il)legitimacy, and finally brought together with perceptions of outcome interdependence. Finally, we offer ideas about HRM interventions to guide management scholars in their quest for understanding and improve the experiences of immigrants in the workplace.

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Publication date: 1 April 1982

Margaret Harrison

Preparation For Change. The Company I am the managing director of a business which distributes solid fuel, oil, lubricants and allied products. I own nearly half the…

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Preparation For Change. The Company I am the managing director of a business which distributes solid fuel, oil, lubricants and allied products. I own nearly half the shares, whilst my brother, a practising accountant who acts part time as our chairman, owns the rest.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 1 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 19 August 2021

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Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management
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ISBN: 978-1-80117-430-5

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Publication date: 1 May 1983

In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This…

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In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This wealth of material poses problems for the researcher in management studies — and, of course, for the librarian: uncovering what has been written in any one area is not an easy task. This volume aims to help the librarian and the researcher overcome some of the immediate problems of identification of material. It is an annotated bibliography of management, drawing on the wide variety of literature produced by MCB University Press. Over the last four years, MCB University Press has produced an extensive range of books and serial publications covering most of the established and many of the developing areas of management. This volume, in conjunction with Volume I, provides a guide to all the material published so far.

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Management Decision, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 18 November 2020

Emily A. Erikson

The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential for conceptualizing the public sphere through the tools of network analysis.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential for conceptualizing the public sphere through the tools of network analysis.

Design/methodology/approach

To do so, this paper combines comparative historical analysis of the early modern expansion of the public sphere with a review of relevant literature and logical exposition.

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The paper develops several hypotheses about the potential of the approach and areas that may require advances in methodology and additional theoretical development.

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The paper encourages the development and use of formal approaches for the analysis and conceptualization of the public sphere.

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Kybernetes, vol. 50 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 1 January 2003

Aaron W. Andreason

Ineffective expatriate performance and premature returns have been found to relate primarily to an inability to adjust to the foreign environment rather than a lack of…

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Ineffective expatriate performance and premature returns have been found to relate primarily to an inability to adjust to the foreign environment rather than a lack of technical competence. Research has identified three dimensions of expatriate adjustment: adjustment to work, adjustment to interactions with people in the foreign country and general adjustment to the culture and living conditions. Five major factors that have been found to influence these dimensions of adjustment and research using these factors provides a framework to help international firms understand and take a more active role in facilitating expatriate adjustment.

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International Journal of Commerce and Management, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1056-9219

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Book part
Publication date: 30 June 2004

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Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-103-3

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