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Publication date: 25 April 2008

Martha I. Finney

This paper outlines the attributes that contribute to making companies, the best to work for.

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This paper outlines the attributes that contribute to making companies, the best to work for.

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It may be possible for employers to achieve greater harmony by shifting the focus from becoming a great place to attracting great employees and treating them with honor and respect once they sign on with you. They may give you the moon in return.

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Highlights the importance of considering employees as interacting components of the business.

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Publication date: 1 March 2003

Perry Rector and Brian H. Kleiner

Espouses the “Head Start” programme in the USA, which serves low‐income children and families through a network (in 1995) of 2,112 agencies. Shows how the Head Start…

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Espouses the “Head Start” programme in the USA, which serves low‐income children and families through a network (in 1995) of 2,112 agencies. Shows how the Head Start programme has helped as a training guide for staff and parents on key elements of quality and quality services. Sums up that the implementation of changes to improve Head Start programme standards will be a difficult, but worthwhile, operation, as they will provide solutions to most problems.

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

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Publication date: 19 December 2017

Karin Klenke

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Women in Leadership 2nd Edition
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-064-8

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Publication date: 2 May 2013

Nicholas A. Bainton and Martha Macintyre

Purpose – This chapter analyzes landowner business development and economic sustainability in the context of large-scale mining in Papua New Guinea with a focus on the…

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Purpose – This chapter analyzes landowner business development and economic sustainability in the context of large-scale mining in Papua New Guinea with a focus on the Lihir gold mine. It pays particular attention to the social implications of success or failure of business development in mining contexts.Methodology/approach – This chapter is based upon ethnographic research and social impact monitoring studies conducted by the authors in Lihir between 1994 and 2012, as consultants and employees of the Lihir mining operation and as independent researchers. This chapter is also based upon broader research and consulting work undertaken by the authors at other mining locations throughout Papua New Guinea. The research is intended to explore the social changes generated by large-scale mining and related forms of business development, and the factors and strategies which constrain or enable landowners to get what they want from capitalism.Findings – Business development in resource extraction enclaves is structurally different from other nonresource development contexts and produces a more dependent and client-based approach to capitalism. In Lihir, research and ethnographic observations indicate that landowner business development is highly territorialized, which is captured by the landowner catch cry “My land, my work.” Ultimately, mining has provided significant economic opportunities for the local community, but these economic changes, especially through the distribution of mine-derived benefits and opportunities for business development, have involved processes that have divided people and entrenched inequalities.Practical implications – In Papua New Guinea, the close relationship between property ownership, landed interests, and capitalist engagement creates steep challenges for sustainable business development in resource enclaves. This research provides a strong foundation for exploring alternative strategies for economic development.Originality/value – Provides detailed insights into the social, economic, and political factors which influence sustainable business development in Papua New Guinean mining enclaves.

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Engaging with Capitalism: Cases from Oceania
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-542-5

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Publication date: 1 February 1986

Jocelyn L. Low

American choral music of the present day reflects the variety of styles found in vocal and instrumental music throughout the Western world during the twentieth century…

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American choral music of the present day reflects the variety of styles found in vocal and instrumental music throughout the Western world during the twentieth century. However, the majority of choral music is more conservative in form and tonality than is instrumental music, due probably to the heritage of American choral music. Approximately the first two hundred years of choral singing in America were based on religious texts and simple tunes. Choral music in America did not “flower” until the nineteenth century, when composers began to write in a variety of styles, using secular as well as sacred texts.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 14 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 March 2003

Sunney Shin and Brian H. Kleiner

Discusses the necessary tools for effectively managing unpaid volunteers, with a focus on motivation. Emphasizes there are three volunteer types: spot volunteer, casual…

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Discusses the necessary tools for effectively managing unpaid volunteers, with a focus on motivation. Emphasizes there are three volunteer types: spot volunteer, casual and targeting specific needs; second comes the more formal type of volunteer service; and third, the “pressured” volunteer from an employer or other area. Gives and in‐depth view of volunteerism and how they should be managed, efficiently and also with appreciation, by organizations that need to get the best from volunteers.

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

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Women in Leadership 2nd Edition
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-064-8

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Publication date: 18 December 2007

Barbara Pini

While feminist scholars have highlighted the fact that citizenship should not simply be equated with political representation, they have also emphasized the importance of…

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While feminist scholars have highlighted the fact that citizenship should not simply be equated with political representation, they have also emphasized the importance of equity of participation for women in the formal sphere of politics (e.g., Lister, 2003; Staeheli & Kofman, 2004). Thus, the focus of this chapter is on women's representation in mainstream politics and more particularly, within the political arena of local governments in rural and regional areas. The aim of the chapter is to use a feminist theoretical lens to examine gender and representation in rural local governments in Australia. To do so, I draw on data from nineteen interviews with women elected mayors in the Australian state of Queensland. While women continue to be seriously under-represented in the local government sector in rural areas in Australia (see Table 1), women's presence has increased dramatically in the arena of local government in recent years (Sawer, 2001; Pini, Brown, & Ryan, 2004). Nineteen represented a record number of women mayors in the state of Queensland in 2002. Furthermore, all of these women represented constituencies outside the state's capital city of Brisbane. In fact, ten were located in very sparsely populated shires in the western areas of the state (populations ranging from 400 to 7,000 people), two in areas with populations of approximately 15,000, and the remainder in regional towns with populations ranging from 40,000 to 120,000.

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Gender Regimes, Citizen Participation and Rural Restructuring
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ISBN: 978-0-7623-1420-1

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Publication date: 1 February 1988

Joseph W. Palmer

The classics will circulate wrote a public librarian several years ago. She found that new, attractive, prominently displayed editions of literary classics would indeed…

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The classics will circulate wrote a public librarian several years ago. She found that new, attractive, prominently displayed editions of literary classics would indeed find a substantial audience among public library patrons.

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Collection Building, vol. 9 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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