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Publication date: 26 February 2019

Abdullah Maitlo, Nisreen Ameen, Hamid Reza Peikari and Mahmood Shah

Knowledge-sharing (KS) for preventing identity theft has become a major challenge for organisations. The purpose of this paper is to fill a gap in the literature by…

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Purpose

Knowledge-sharing (KS) for preventing identity theft has become a major challenge for organisations. The purpose of this paper is to fill a gap in the literature by investigating barriers to effective KS in preventing identity theft in online retail organisations.

Design/methodology/approach

A framework was proposed based on a reconceptualisation and extension of the KS enablers framework (Chong et al., 2011). A qualitative case study research method was used for the data collection. In total, 34 semi-structured interviews were conducted in three online retail organisations in the UK.

Findings

The findings suggest that the major barriers to effective KS for preventing identify theft in online retail organisations are: lack of leadership support; lack of employee willingness to share knowledge; lack of employee awareness of KS; inadequate learning opportunities; lack of trust in colleagues; insufficient information-sourcing opportunities and information and communications technology infrastructure; a weak KS culture; lack of feedback on performance; and lack of job rotation.

Practical implications

The research provides solutions for removing existing barriers to KS in preventing identity theft. This is important to reduce the number of cases of identity theft in the UK.

Originality/value

This research extends knowledge of KS in a new context: preventing identity theft in online retail organisations. The proposed framework extends the KS enablers framework by identifying major barriers to KS in the context of preventing identity theft.

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Information Technology & People, vol. 32 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-3845

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Publication date: 22 December 2016

Emma Stenström

This chapter examines the infusion of liberal arts studies into traditional business education.

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Purpose

This chapter examines the infusion of liberal arts studies into traditional business education.

Methodology/approach

The object of study will be the collaboration between representatives of the University of Dance and Circus and the Master-level students of the Stockholm School of Economics. Evidence of the effect of this collaboration will be drawn from interviews, observations, and reflections gathered from the business students.

Findings

This study and its related counterparts show that liberal arts studies incorporated into business programs enhance creativity, professional judgment, social contribution, and personal fulfillment in students. The addition of multiple framing was found to be particularly healthy to the students’ educational development.

Originality/value

The involvement of creative processes in business education leads to a more fulfilling and beneficial program for students.

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Integrating Curricular and Co-Curricular Endeavors to Enhance Student Outcomes
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-063-3

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Publication date: 16 August 2021

Sancheeta Pugalia and Dilek Cetindamar

Technology sector is the pivotal element for innovation and economic development of any country. Hence, the present article explores past researches looking into…

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Purpose

Technology sector is the pivotal element for innovation and economic development of any country. Hence, the present article explores past researches looking into challenges faced by immigrant women entrepreneurs in technology sector and their corresponding response strategies.

Design/methodology/approach

This study employs a systematic literature review (SLR) technique to collate all the relevant literature looking into the challenges and strategies from immigrant women entrepreneur's perspective and provide a comprehensive picture. Overall, 49 research articles are included in this SLR.

Findings

Findings indicate that immigrant status further escalates the human, financial and network disadvantages faced by women who want to start a technology-based venture.

Originality/value

This paper contributes to the literature by categorizing the barriers and strategies on a 3 × 2 matrix reflecting the origins of the barrier or strategy (taking place at the individual, firm or institutional level) versus the type of the barrier or strategy (arising from being an immigrant woman and being a woman in the technology sector). After underlining the dearth of studies in the literature about the complex phenomenon of immigrant WEs in the technology sector, the paper points out several neglected themes for future research.

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International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-6266

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Publication date: 30 March 2010

Peter Hultén and Vladimir Vanyushyn

The purpose of this paper is to present a new research paradigm that can assist in preventing unethical behavior from strengthening its grip on the global economy.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a new research paradigm that can assist in preventing unethical behavior from strengthening its grip on the global economy.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper discusses examples of corrupt acts, which affect companies' competitive positions in the global economy. The examples draw upon media reports of unethical behavior in Swedish companies and observations made when conducting field studies in Russia and the Ukraine.

Findings

This paper identifies what is to be observed and analyzed at close range in companies with regard to corrupt acts. Furthermore, this paper highlights unethical behavior manifested in reward cultures and earnings manipulation in Western companies, which are problems that threaten fair competition.

Originality/value

The paper highlights critical areas of investigation with regard to studies of corruption and other forms of unethical behavior which have a detrimental effect on the development of the global market.

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Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, vol. 20 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1059-5422

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Publication date: 10 August 2015

Maha Kumaran

The purpose of this paper is to stress the importance of including visible minority librarians in the process of succession planning in academic libraries. In Canada…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to stress the importance of including visible minority librarians in the process of succession planning in academic libraries. In Canada visible minorities is the accepted term used for librarians of color. This paper identifies the challenges faced by these librarians in putting their names forward for administrative/leadership positions and proposes ideas on how to include these librarians in the succession planning processes so the leadership/administrative pool can also reflect the multicultural student demographics.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is an extensive study of the literature on succession planning and visible minority or ethnic librarians in the academic libraries. Literature shows that the senior administration of academic libraries does not reflect the population demographic it serves.

Findings

This paper shows that visible minority librarians are not proactively found, recruited, retained. They are certainly not being included in succession planning processes. It suggests that academic libraries follow certain processes and strategies to include these librarians in their succession planning.

Research limitations/implications

The paper focusses widely on North American visible minorities, but this information is applicable to any community with visible minorities.

Practical implications

Libraries can start thinking about creating strategies for including visible minority libraries in their succession planning processes.

Originality/value

This paper addresses a gap in the literature. Literature review showed that there are no papers that speak to the importance of including minority librarians in the succession planning processes.

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Library Management, vol. 36 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 February 1999

Marsha Botello and Naftaly S. Glasman

Examines relationships between the role of elementary school principals in teacher in‐service activities and: what principals acquire in administrator in‐service training;…

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Examines relationships between the role of elementary school principals in teacher in‐service activities and: what principals acquire in administrator in‐service training; and what principals do in regard to teacher follow‐up activities in the classrooms. Using interview and observation techniques, relationships are found which reflect successful efforts extended towards school improvement.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 4 November 2013

Irene Ryan and Simon Martin

The purpose of this paper is to seek the potential of an intersectional methodology to scholars interested in processes of exclusion and subordination in organizations in…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to seek the potential of an intersectional methodology to scholars interested in processes of exclusion and subordination in organizations in particular the sport sector. The amateur sport sector in New Zealand is used as a case to address the theme: intersectional practices of organizing and their consequences.

Design/methodology/approach

The conceptual paper brings together strands of interdisciplinary research to model an intersectional framework for future research development. In the paper, the interplay of shifting forms of inequality, inclusion and exclusion that are implicit in processes of elite amateur sport management, are made visible.

Findings

The paper argues for an intersectional framework to understand the complex processes of inclusion, exclusion and subordination in the elite amateur sport sector. Institutionalized change is a process that can have negative or positive consequences; it depends on perceptions of those affected by it. Sport in the wider environment is portrayed as intrinsically a “good” thing, yet the paper argues that sport reflects and reinforces social inequalities. There is a clear need for intersectional analysis of the work-life experiences of unpaid athletes involved in elite sport development processes.

Originality/value

The paper argues for the use of intersectionality as a multi-level methodological approach for scholars to understand the complex processes of inclusion, exclusion and subordination in organizations, including those involved in the delivery of elite amateur sport. The authors anticipate this methodological approach will contribute a valuable insight to understanding institutional power dynamics.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, vol. 32 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-7149

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Publication date: 24 September 2019

Geraldine Brady and Anita Franklin

In the UK, the Children and Families Act aims to create one assessment process for children with special educational needs or disability, through Education, Health and…

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Purpose

In the UK, the Children and Families Act aims to create one assessment process for children with special educational needs or disability, through Education, Health and Care Plans. It also aims for greater participation from children and young people in decisions about their own lives. Current evidence suggests that children’s needs and desires across education, health and social care are not being fully met, partly because adult agendas drive policy, practice and standards of care. Furthermore, little attention is paid to the way in which disabled children and young people are included either within decisions about their own support or within research processes. The purpose of this paper is to present a research process designed to address these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

Six disabled young people co-led this participatory research project; for the first time, disabled young people had the opportunity to define a research agenda which spoke to what “quality” might look like in planning for their own future and that of other disabled children and young people.

Findings

This paper presents findings from this process, addressing important ethical issues relevant for policy, practice and research, identified through this rights based, collaborative way of working in partnership. Three key issues were identified and are explored here. They include first, tensions between young people becoming leaders and dominant ideas about safeguarding and child protection; second, being empowered through engagement within the project yet restricted in other areas of personal life and, finally, the emotional impact on new researchers of gathering evidence of a continuing lack of autonomy for disabled children and young people. We argue that challenging dominant notions concerning the participation and protection of disabled children is required in order to ensure that they access their right to be decision-makers in their own lives, and to being empowered within research processes.

Originality/value

This is the first disabled young people-led study to investigate quality and rights for disabled children and young people using this rights-based methodology.

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Journal of Children's Services, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-6660

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Publication date: 19 October 2020

Iain L. Densten

This chapter investigated how pre-existing ideas (i.e., prototypes and antiprototypes) and what the eyes fixate on (i.e., eye fixations) influence followers'…

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This chapter investigated how pre-existing ideas (i.e., prototypes and antiprototypes) and what the eyes fixate on (i.e., eye fixations) influence followers' identification with leaders from another race. A sample of 55 Southeast Asian female participants assessed their ideal leader in terms of prototypes and antiprototype and then viewed a 27-second video of an engaging Caucasian female leader as their eye fixations were tracked. Participants evaluated the videoed leader using the Identity Leadership Inventory, in terms of four leader identities (i.e., prototypicality, advancement, entrepreneurship, and impresarioship). A series of multiregression models identified participants' age as a negative predictor for all the leader identities. At the same time, the antiprototype of masculinity, the prototypes of sensitivity and dynamism, and the duration of fixations on the right eye predicted at least one leader identity. Such findings build on aspects of intercultural communication relating to the evaluation of global leaders.

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Publication date: 1 January 1993

E.M.K. Dawha and Yusuf Makinta

Studies the libraries in the Nigerian rural set‐up. Personalobservations and surveys as well as documentary literature were used inthe study to acquire state‐of‐the‐art…

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Studies the libraries in the Nigerian rural set‐up. Personal observations and surveys as well as documentary literature were used in the study to acquire state‐of‐the‐art information. The peculiar nature of library branches in the different states of Nigeria made the study cover the country as a case study. The rural libraries′ efforts in their various roles have been discovered to have complementary efforts from such organizations as: MAMSER and DFRRI. Better co‐ordination of rural service by any organization can best be done through RDUIs. Gives various recommendations on how better library and information service could be given to the ruralites.

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New Library World, vol. 94 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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