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Publication date: 1 March 1998

Brian Dollery, Michael Fletcher and D.S. Prasada Rao

Australian fiscal federalism possesses a greater degree of vertical imbalance than comparable federations elsewhere due to a concentration of revenue-raising powers at the…

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Australian fiscal federalism possesses a greater degree of vertical imbalance than comparable federations elsewhere due to a concentration of revenue-raising powers at the level of the Commonwealth government and a concentration of expenditure functions at the state and local government levels. Efforts to deal with this problem have focused on intergovernmental grants. While substantial literature exists on the financial nexus between the Commonwealth and state governments, little research effort has been expended on the local government grants process. The present paper seeks to remedy this by documenting the evolution and role of the local government grants process.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Publication date: 1 March 1996

Paul Gallimore, Michael Fletcher and Matthew Carter

Describes an attempt to predict the value of private properties in the Stafford area from information typically available about the properties’ physical characteristics…

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Describes an attempt to predict the value of private properties in the Stafford area from information typically available about the properties’ physical characteristics and location. Discusses the factors influencing property values, including the complicating effect of location, and attempts to build a predictive model using the statistical technique of multiple regression analysis, based on physical characteristics only and ignoring the effect of location. Makes further refinements to the predictions produced by incorporating an additional location effect modelled by means of surface‐fitting techniques within a geographical information system. The results, many of which are presented graphically, are shown to be a significant improvement on the location‐blind model. Offers suggested directions for further research and development of the technique.

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Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-2712

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Publication date: 1 March 1993

Michael Morris and Corine van Erkom Schurink

Assesses the extent to which environmental turbulence is affectingthe pricing behavior of industrial marketers. Introduces a conceptualmodel, based on a review of the…

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Assesses the extent to which environmental turbulence is affecting the pricing behavior of industrial marketers. Introduces a conceptual model, based on a review of the available literature, in which pricing behavior is the result of changing dynamics in the external environment of firms. Assumes that price itself includes multiple dimensions which combine to form an overall strategy. Describes the results of a survey of a cross‐section of firms in South Africa. Draws a number of implications for theory and practice.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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Publication date: 1 September 2000

Travis Do and Brian H. Kleiner

Looks at discrimination within academia providing examples of sexual, racial and age discrimination. Considers the effect this has on students, the faculty and the…

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Looks at discrimination within academia providing examples of sexual, racial and age discrimination. Considers the effect this has on students, the faculty and the parents/families of the students, and provides brief analysis of each case presented.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 19 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 1 December 1996

T Kippenberger

Discusses value‐based management and how it has worked at Fletcher Challenge, a paper, building, energy, and solid wood plantation forestry operator in New Zealand. States…

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Discusses value‐based management and how it has worked at Fletcher Challenge, a paper, building, energy, and solid wood plantation forestry operator in New Zealand. States Fletcher Challenge is not a backwater organization, far from it, as its issue of targeted shares in corporate finance have shown. Posits also that, at Fletcher Challenge, the focus is on creating value for shareholders and throughout the group. Provides a large question and answer piece with Fletcher Challenge chief executive Michael Andrews, in which much many financial areas around value‐based management and EVA are discussed.

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The Antidote, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-8483

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Publication date: 3 August 2021

Elodie Paquet, Alain Bernard, Benoit Furet, Sébastien Garnier and Sébastien Le Loch

The purpose of this paper is to present a novel methodology to produce a large boat hull with a foam additive manufacturing (FAM) process. To respond to shipping market…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a novel methodology to produce a large boat hull with a foam additive manufacturing (FAM) process. To respond to shipping market needs, this new process is being developed. FAM technology is a conventional three-dimensional (3D) printing process whereby layers are deposited onto a high-pressure head mounted on a six-axis robotic arm. Traditionally, molds and masters are made with computer numerical control (CNC) machining or finished by hand. Handcrafting the molds is obviously time-consuming and labor-intensive, but even CNC machining can be challenging for parts with complex geometries and tight deadlines.

Design/methodology/approach

The proposed FAM technology focuses on the masters and molds, that are directly produced by 3D printing. This paper describes an additive manufacturing technology through which the operator can create a large part and its tools using the capacities of this new FAM technology.

Findings

The study shows a comparison carried out between the traditional manufacturing process and the additive manufacturing process, which is illustrated through an industrial case of application in the manufacturing industry. This work details the application of FAM technology to fabricate a 2.5 m boat hull mold and the results show the time and cost savings of FAM in the fabrication of large molds.

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Finally, the advantages and drawbacks of the FAM technology are then discussed and novel features such as monitoring system and control to improve the accuracy of partly printed are highlighted.

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Rapid Prototyping Journal, vol. 27 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2546

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

K.G.B. Bakewell

Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes…

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Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐18; Property Management Volumes 8‐18; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐18.

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Property Management, vol. 19 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 1 May 2001

K.G.B. Bakewell

Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes…

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Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐18; Property Management Volumes 8‐18; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐18.

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Journal of Property Investment & Finance, vol. 19 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-578X

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

K.G.B. Bakewell

Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes…

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Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐18; Property Management Volumes 8‐18; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐18.

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Structural Survey, vol. 19 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-080X

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Publication date: 1 September 2001

Index by subjects, compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐18; Property…

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Index by subjects, compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐18; Property Management Volumes 8‐18; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐18.

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Facilities, vol. 19 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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