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Purpose – This chapter traces the creation of a market for strategy by management consulting firms during the second half of the twentieth century in order to demonstrate…
Purpose – This chapter traces the creation of a market for strategy by management consulting firms during the second half of the twentieth century in order to demonstrate their impact in shaping debates in the subject and demand for their services by corporate executives.
Design/methodology/approach – Using historical analysis, the chapter draws on institutional theory, including institutional isomorphism. It uses both primary and secondary data from the leading consulting firms to describe how consultants shifted from offering advice on organizational structure to corporate strategy and eventually to corporate legitimacy as a result of the changing economic and regulatory environment of the time.
Findings/originality/value – This study provides a historical context for the emergence of corporate and competitive strategy as an institutional practice in both the United States and around the world, and provides insights into how important this history can be in understanding the debates among consultants and academics during strategy's emergence as an academic subject and practical application.
Students with emotional and behavioral challenges are significantly impacted by mental health issues. Teachers and other school staff need mental health knowledge to work…
Students with emotional and behavioral challenges are significantly impacted by mental health issues. Teachers and other school staff need mental health knowledge to work more effectively with these students. Collaboration with mental health professionals and sharing of information is essential.
Although the ILL Department at Bristol University Library would like to have automated procedures before the LIBERTAS ILL module became available in 1991, they decided that the advantages of integration outweighed the disadvantages of the wait. Some of the benefits of the system are considered, such as user self‐requesting, although this carries the attendant problem of copyright. Several areas for improvements are suggested, particularly regarding ARTTel communication with BLDSC.
EDITORIAL Starting this edition of VINE on a personal note, I feel I ought to introduce myself as the new 0.S.T.I. Information Officer for Library Automation. I have just completed my Dip.Lib. at the College of Librarianship Wales where I took ‘computer applications in libraries’ as my special option. This course followed a degree at Cambridge, a short spell with National Data Processing Services and a period of training at Cambridge University Library. My interest in library automation stems from the days when I considered how some of the techniques employed by NDPS could be used in a library context. I hope VINE will similarly demonstrate the possibilities of an exchange of ideas between librarianship and automation.
“Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan,” said Edmund Burke, “We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant.” Think of Burke's grown man as an established company, and the company's organizational structure as its cradle and you'll find the analogy is still apt. Given the rapid rate of environmental and social change, more and more companies are being stifled as they struggle to make their organization's structure fit new strategies that will allow the enterprise to reach its full potential.
Theodore Levitt's 1983 article on the globalization of markets has left in its wake a pitched battle between advertising agency converts and opponents, and a reassessment…
Theodore Levitt's 1983 article on the globalization of markets has left in its wake a pitched battle between advertising agency converts and opponents, and a reassessment of many corporate strategies. Objections that there are only about three global brands‐Coke, McDonald's, and Kodak‐do not deter Proctor & Gamble from setting up global new product planning or N. V. Philips from realigning its advertising accounts worldwide. To illustrate its commitment to the issue, a major agency even recently changed its name to Needham Harper Worldwide.
Normal calcium metabolism may be considered under six main headings, each closely related to, and dependent on one another. These divisions are: (1) The skeleton; (2) The level of calcium in the blood; (3) The intake of calcium; (4) The output of calcium; (5) The factors which regulate the absorption of calcium from gut; (6) Certain endocrine glands which have a controlling influence on the output of calcium in the urine.
Democratic Therapeutic Communities (TCs) provide an environment for offenders to work on longstanding emotional and relational problems and address their offending…
Democratic Therapeutic Communities (TCs) provide an environment for offenders to work on longstanding emotional and relational problems and address their offending behaviour. The purpose of this paper is to explore the experience of making psychological changes on a TC from the perspective of residents.
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to explore the experience of five former residents of the TC at HMP Gartree.
Four main themes emerged, each with two sub-themes: Motivation to Change (sub-themes: Engagement, Determination); Environment (sub-themes: Boundaries, Experience of care); Removal of Masks (sub-themes: Embracing vulnerability, Emerging authenticity) and Relationships (sub-themes: Re-enacting the past, Challenge from peers). Findings are discussed in relation to existing literature.
Understanding service users perspectives on what helps facilitate change can help staff empathise with their experiences and strengthen their relationships. The importance of clear and consistent boundaries that are perceived as fair and the development of meaningful relationships with staff in creating an atmosphere that enables change has implications for other therapeutic or supportive environments. This research represents the experiences of five participants who were motivated to take part and comfortable to speak to a professional about their experiences. As such, generalisations about the wider TC population should be made cautiously and further research would be beneficial.
The research adds to the underrepresented area of service user perspectives in a forensic TC. It contributes a rich account of the experience of psychological change that can help staff working in TCs understand and relate to their residents experiences.