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Publication date: 1 June 1996

Michael Dunkerley and Mark Bradley

Looks at the specific software needed for distribution companies in particular as opposed to that needed for manufacturing companies in general. Details the software needs…

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Looks at the specific software needed for distribution companies in particular as opposed to that needed for manufacturing companies in general. Details the software needs of distribution companies and introduces and explains object‐oriented computing.

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Logistics Information Management, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6053

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Publication date: 30 July 2007

Jennifer Wood and Monique Marks

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Police Occupational Culture
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-055-2

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Publication date: 6 May 2008

Katherine A. Spielmann

The archaeological record of small-scale societies is replete with examples of people expending considerable labor to craft both places and objects for communal rituals…

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The archaeological record of small-scale societies is replete with examples of people expending considerable labor to craft both places and objects for communal rituals. Archaeologists often infer these efforts to have been the product of aspiring elites. This chapter focuses instead on the larger community responsible for the construction of places and objects, through a ritual economy analysis of the social logic people use to organize the production of ritual places and paraphernalia. A review of ethnographic and archaeological data suggests that the production of communal ritual places often involves the creation of sociograms, while the production of objects for use within these places encompasses a web of complementary and competitive relations. Two examples of large-scale communal ritual spaces, the early British Neolithic causewayed enclosures and the Ohio Hopewell geometric earthworks, are explored in light of these ethnographic and archaeological patterns.

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Dimensions of Ritual Economy
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-546-8

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Travel Survey Methods
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ISBN: 978-0-08-044662-2

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Publication date: 7 August 2017

Mark Brown, Barbara Minsky, Richard Voss and Eren Ozgen

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relation between countries’ values of individualism/collectivism and organizations’ top management team (TMT) pay…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relation between countries’ values of individualism/collectivism and organizations’ top management team (TMT) pay structures. Individualistic countries are expected to prefer more hierarchical TMT pay structures and collectivist countries are expected to prefer more egalitarian TMT pay structures. The manuscript also investigates the international implications of the relation between TMT pay structures and organizational performance. Specifically, it is proposed that a country’s level of individualism/collectivism will mediate the relation between TMT pay structure hierarchy and organizational performance.

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A pooled sample of data from 56 organizations in 12 countries was used to investigate the research questions. Individualism/collectivism was measured using country specific individualism/collectivism scores and top management pay structures were operationalized using Gini coefficients. Organizational performance was evaluated using return on assets.

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Support was found both for a preference for more hierarchical TMT pay structures in individualistic countries, and that a country’s level of individualism/collectivism mediates the relationship between an organization’s top management’s pay structure and company performance.

Originality/value

Findings demonstrate that organizations use pay structures consistent with their environments. Results suggest cultural dimensions can contribute to understanding cross-national TMT pay structures and that national culture plays a significant role in the relationship between TMT pay structure and company performance.

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Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2049-3983

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Police Occupational Culture
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Transport Survey Methods
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ISBN: 978-1-78-190288-2

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Travel Survey Methods
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ISBN: 978-0-08-044662-2

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Transport Survey Methods
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ISBN: 978-1-84-855844-1

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Publication date: 23 May 2008

Jose Maria Lopez Pedrosa and Mark Bradley

The purpose of this paper is to develop a high‐throughput approach to optimize printing of pigment‐based formulations.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a high‐throughput approach to optimize printing of pigment‐based formulations.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of 40 formulations were robotically prepared by varying the concentrations of diethyleneglycol, glycerol and surfynol. In addition, a variety of inkjet printer (process) variables (voltage, pulse width and frequency) was varied. The combined influence of these two sets of variables on printing performance were determined, analysed and optimised using the Statistical Software Package (MODDE 8), which uses multiple linear regression and partial least square analysis.

Findings

The components diethyleneglycol and surfynol were observed to predominantly control viscosity and surface tension of all formulations, which voltage and pulse width were found to be the main factors controlling the spread of the droplet on the substrate.

Practical implications

Optimisation of pigment‐based formulations has typically involved the one‐by‐one systematic variation of components in a stepwise manner. The work reported here allowed the generation of a robust model allowing the properties of any new formulation to be accurately predicted. Importantly, the experimental tools and methods developed can be applied quite generally to the preparation of any new formulation for inkjet printing application.

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Experimental design and high‐throughput technology allow new formulations to be accurately predicted for diverse inkjet applications.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 37 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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