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Publication date: 9 January 2017

Foula Zografina Kopanidis and Michael John Shaw

Educational institutions are caught between increasing their offer rates and attracting and retaining those prospective students who are most suited to course completion…

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Purpose

Educational institutions are caught between increasing their offer rates and attracting and retaining those prospective students who are most suited to course completion. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the influence of demographic and psychological constructs on students’ preferences when choosing to study in a particular faculty through the application and testing of a student choice logit model based on data collected from a survey of existing students.

Design/methodology/approach

Logistic regression techniques were used to estimate the probability of undergraduate prospective students’ choices with reference to a set of variables that allows for the prediction and classification of students (n=304) at an Australian university. Using the estimated coefficients of both student characteristics and psychological variables, probability outputs were constructed to compute the faculty membership for student groups. Outputs were also illustrated via a set of simulation analyses.

Findings

The results of the student choice logit model are highly significant suggesting demographic, socioeconomic and psychological variables play a role in the prediction of faculty membership of undergraduate students.

Practical implications

These findings have implications for researchers, educational policy makers and career planners. The study also suggests that these policies should take into account the complexities of multi-attribute influences on students’ decision-making choices.

Originality/value

This research offers an innovative marketing use of logistics regression techniques with application of the student choice logit model through predicting the likelihood of faculty membership in an education context.

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Education + Training, vol. 59 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 2 October 2019

Michael Shaw

Sydney road in Melbourne is a multicultural experiment where Hipster youth culture contests the street space with a variety of immigrants from the Middle East and Indian…

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Purpose

Sydney road in Melbourne is a multicultural experiment where Hipster youth culture contests the street space with a variety of immigrants from the Middle East and Indian subcontinent who consumer Halal food. This paper explores the relationship between these through an examination of their respective cuisines and negative online restaurant reviews. The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of conflict as it expresses itself in this way and to consider the wider political context in passing.

Design/methodology/approach

Google online restaurant reviews for all food outlets in the area were tabulated and then the percentage of negative reviews was calculated. Restaurants were split into categories by area and by ethnicity. The results were then discussed with reference to other research in this area.

Findings

Hipster, Middle Eastern Halal and pubs enjoyed the lowest levels of negative online reviews. Indian, Pakistani and chain restaurants had the highest levels of negative online reviews. This could be due to many undetermined causes.

Research limitations/implications

More powerful analytical tools were not used. Also, the text of the reviews was not examined or discussed.

Practical implications

Restaurants who attract larger percentages of negative reviews should try to improve their service offerings. This can be achieved by the standardisation of market offering.

Social implications

The local municipality, which is Moreland council should consider focussing on promoting and expanding this precinct and encouraging the emergence of several zones so that Islamic tourism and way of life can be facilitated.

Originality/value

This is a simple and interesting approach, which encapsulates the paradoxes and dynamics of the Australian attitude to multiculturalism by focusing on a single aspect of customer response in a consumption setting. As such it is an antidote to excessive theorising and empiricism. Readers will enjoy this study and may use the approach to guide their own choice of dining venues.

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Journal of Islamic Marketing, vol. 11 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-0833

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Publication date: 1 May 1999

Troy J. Strader and Michael J. Shaw

In this paper we address research issues related to the economics of electronic, Internet‐based markets. First, what are the consumer cost‐based differences for…

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In this paper we address research issues related to the economics of electronic, Internet‐based markets. First, what are the consumer cost‐based differences for traditional and electronic markets? Second, what revenue implications does increased electronic market utilization have for sellers and transaction intermediaries? Based on an empirical, survey‐based study of an electronic market in the sports trading card industry we find that prices, search costs, and sales taxes are lower in the electronic markets, while risk costs, distribution costs, and market costs are lower in traditional markets. We discuss the implications this has for seller, intermediary and government revenue sources.

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Internet Research, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 8 July 2014

Foula Z. Kopanidis and Michael J. Shaw

Students’ values influence their choice of academic degrees that direct future careers. The purpose of this paper is to investigate measuring personal values by testing…

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Purpose

Students’ values influence their choice of academic degrees that direct future careers. The purpose of this paper is to investigate measuring personal values by testing the relevance of the original nine personal values in the List of Values (LOV) scale in the situation-specific context of higher education in relation to student's educational choices in pursuing particular career pathways.

Design/methodology/approach

The study involved two stages of iterative analysis of data from undergraduate students (N=304) at an Australian university for the purpose of constructing a personal values importance scale (PVIS). The paper assesses construct dimensionality, and convergent and discriminate validities of PVIS.

Findings

Results suggest a two-factor PVIS scale of internal and external values is a valid and reliable psychometric diagnostic tool leading to better understanding of choice behaviour in an educational context. Business students reported both internal and external values as important; however, science, engineering and technology, and design and social context students perceived internally oriented values more aligned to their programme choice.

Practical implications

This research provides new insights into measuring the values influencing the programme choices with a career focus towards particular fields. It allows educational institutions to make more informed decisions for attracting and retaining those students most suited to the educational and career paths they choose. Marketing and educational implications are discussed.

Originality/value

This research offers a psychometrically rigorous measurement instrument valid in an education context.

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Publication date: 1 March 1982

This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb014393. When citing the…

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This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb014393. When citing the article, please cite: Peter Gilmour, George Borg, Peter A. Duffy, Nigel D. Johnston, B.E. Limbek, Michael R. Shaw, (1976) “Customer Service: Differentiating By Market Segment”, International Journal of Physical Distribution, Vol. 7 Iss: 3, pp. 141 - 148.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Materials Management, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0269-8218

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Publication date: 1 May 1994

This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb014393. When citing the…

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This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb014393. When citing the article, please cite: Peter Gilmour, George Borg, Peter A. Duffy, Nigel D. Johnston, B.E. Limbek, Michael R. Shaw, (1976) “Customer Service: Differentiating By Market Segment”, International Journal of Physical Distribution, Vol. 7 Iss: 3, pp. 141 - 148.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 24 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 1 October 1986

MP praises new nickel investment. Scarborough MP, Sir Michael Shaw, has praised a major new investment in the town by a leading firm of repair engineers.

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MP praises new nickel investment. Scarborough MP, Sir Michael Shaw, has praised a major new investment in the town by a leading firm of repair engineers.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 33 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 22 September 2009

Steven C. Michael and Janet E.L. Bercovitz

An agency relationship exists whenever one party (the principal) delegates authority to another (the agent). Because agents are assumed to be self-interested and to…

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An agency relationship exists whenever one party (the principal) delegates authority to another (the agent). Because agents are assumed to be self-interested and to possess goals that diverge from the principal's goals, the principal must expend resources (called agency costs) to insure that agents act in her interest (Jensen & Meckling, 1976). In chains, the firm can choose as outlet managers either employees who are paid a salary (and perhaps a bonus) or franchisees who are granted the right to their outlet's profits after royalties and other expenses. In both cases, an agency problem is created because the firm delegates local decision-making to outlet managers whose interests are not perfectly aligned with that of the franchisor's (Rubin, 1978).

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Economic Institutions of Strategy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84855-487-0

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Publication date: 1 February 2000

Elspeth McFadzean

Innovation is a necessary function of organisations today. In order to develop innovative products, services and procedures, managers must encourage and promote creative…

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Innovation is a necessary function of organisations today. In order to develop innovative products, services and procedures, managers must encourage and promote creative thinking within their organisation. Everyone can be creative but there are some people who have a naturally creative flair. This paper examines some of the behaviour and creative processes that these people undertake in order to develop imaginative and novel ideas. Specifically, the paper describes some of the thoughts, ideas and behaviours of Brian Eno, a rock musician in the 1970s, and compares them with some of the other great creative minds of the past such as George Bernard Shaw and Michael Faraday. The paper concludes with some lessons that have been drawn from exploring the minds of these people and recommends that managers should nurture creativity with their organisation.

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Management Decision, vol. 38 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 December 2006

William Baker

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Reference Reviews, vol. 20 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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