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Publication date: 4 June 2021

Mike Healy

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Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, vol. 19 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-996X

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Technology and (Dis)Empowerment: A Call to Technologists
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80382-393-5

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Publication date: 1 October 1962

A regular feature giving news and comments on events and productions in the field of visual aids for technical and scientific teaching and training

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A regular feature giving news and comments on events and productions in the field of visual aids for technical and scientific teaching and training

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Education + Training, vol. 4 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 1 November 1962

A regular feature giving news and comments on events and productions in the field of visual aids for technical and scientific teaching and training

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A regular feature giving news and comments on events and productions in the field of visual aids for technical and scientific teaching and training

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Education + Training, vol. 4 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

Article
Publication date: 14 September 2012

Merridee Bujaki and Bruce McConomy

This paper seeks to analyze the use of metaphor in the 1997‐2006 letters to shareholders (LTS) of Nortel Networks Corporation (Nortel). It aims to assess the prevalence of…

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Purpose

This paper seeks to analyze the use of metaphor in the 1997‐2006 letters to shareholders (LTS) of Nortel Networks Corporation (Nortel). It aims to assess the prevalence of metaphor and changes in the use of metaphor as turnover in corporate leadership took place and as Nortel's financial fortunes changed.

Design/methodology/approach

Metaphors in the LTS are part of a corporation's voluntary disclosures, which in turn may be used for impression management purposes. The paper uses discourse analysis, in particular quantitative and qualitative content analysis, of the LTS to identify key metaphors and to evaluate changes in the prevalence of these metaphors across corporate leaders and during phases of growth and decline.

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Several key metaphors are identified in Nortel's letters to shareholders, including science, journey, vision, construction and theatre. Evidence is also found that demonstrates changes in the prevalence of metaphors across various chief executive officers, and changes in the meaning of metaphors in periods of growth and decline.

Originality/value

The contribution of the paper is to highlight the use of metaphor in the voluntary disclosures (i.e. letters to shareholders) of a major North American corporation during a turbulent decade. The preferences of four very different CEOs are reflected in their choice of metaphor, supporting arguments that metaphor is used in voluntary disclosures as a means of impression management, particularly in relation to trends in corporate financial performance.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 25 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 27 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3558

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Publication date: 17 August 2021

Mike Hynes

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The Social, Cultural and Environmental Costs of Hyper-Connectivity: Sleeping Through the Revolution
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-976-2

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Publication date: 17 February 2012

Mike McGrath

The purpose of this paper is to review the current LIS literature for document supply and related topics.

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The purpose of this paper is to review the current LIS literature for document supply and related topics.

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The paper is based on the reading of about 150 journals, reports and web sites.

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This study finds that the prices of the big deals are under greater attack than ever. Alternatives are being actively explored. A more assertive approach is being adopted to expand the role of open access. Resistance is growing, particularly in the UK, to the publishers' ability to override copyright law in their contracts with libraries.

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This is the only regular literature review that focuses on document supply.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 40 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Book part
Publication date: 2 September 2019

Philip Balsiger and Simone Schiller-Merkens

Moral struggles in and around markets abound in contemporary societies where markets have become the dominant form of economic coordination. Reviewing research on morality…

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Moral struggles in and around markets abound in contemporary societies where markets have become the dominant form of economic coordination. Reviewing research on morality and markets across disciplinary boundaries, this introductory essay suggests that a moral turn can currently be observed in scholarship, and draws a direct connection to recent developments in the sociology of morality. The authors introduce the chapters in the present volume “The Contested Moralities of Markets.” In doing so, the authors distinguish three types of moral struggles in and around markets: struggles around morally contested markets where the exchange of certain goods on markets is contested; struggles within organizations that are related to an organization’s embeddedness in complex institutional environments with competing logics and orders of worth; and moral struggles in markets where moral justifications are mobilized by a variety of field members who act as moral entrepreneurs in their striving for moralizing the economy. Finally, the authors highlight three properties of moral struggles in contemporary markets: They (1) arise over different objects, (2) constitute political struggles, and (3) are related to two broader social processes: market moralization and market expansion. The introduction concludes by discussing some of the theoretical approaches that allow particular insights into struggles over morality in markets. Collectively, the contributions in this volume advance our current understanding of the contested moralities of markets by highlighting the sources, processes, and outcomes of moral struggles in and around markets, both through tracing the creation, reproduction, and change of underlying moral orders and through reflecting the status and power differentials, alliances, and political strategies as well as the general cultural, social, and political contexts in which the struggles unfold.

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The Contested Moralities of Markets
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-120-9

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Publication date: 17 December 2021

Crawford Spence and Dorothy Toh

This paper aims to show how The Audit Society was oriented towards, not just accounting scholars but also towards social scientific enquiry more broadly.

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This paper aims to show how The Audit Society was oriented towards, not just accounting scholars but also towards social scientific enquiry more broadly.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a reflective review of the impact that Mike Power’s The Audit Society has had on social science.

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The authors find that The Audit Society successfully built conceptual bridges “up” and “out” towards other social science disciplines.

Research limitations/implications

The authors highlight the importance of theorizing “up” and “out” for present day accounting scholars.

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The authors offer a personal reflection on The Audit Society which has influenced the own study in various ways.

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Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, vol. 19 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1176-6093

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