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Article
Publication date: 1 October 1994

Paula Hunt, Sue Gatenby and Mike Rayner

As part of its research into a National Food Guide (NFG) for the UK, theHealth Education Authority reveals an experimental methodology intoconsumers′ understanding and recall of…

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As part of its research into a National Food Guide (NFG) for the UK, the Health Education Authority reveals an experimental methodology into consumers′ understanding and recall of food‐for‐health information when presented in different ways, as well as a qualitative approach to assess consumer preferences for the format and title of the guide. A parallel, smaller study was undertaken involving health educators. Describes the findings of these studies and finds that the views of consumers and professionals are different in a variety of respects. Concludes with the hope that “The National Food Guide – The Balance of Good Health” will be welcomed by health and nutrition educators and will help reduce misinformation and misunderstanding among consumers.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 94 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Publication date: 1 August 1994

Paula Hunt, Mike Rayner and Sue Gatenby

A National Food Guide (NFG) for the UK will enable all nutritioneducators to use the same vehicle for conveying food and healthmessages. The public will, thus, receive a…

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A National Food Guide (NFG) for the UK will enable all nutrition educators to use the same vehicle for conveying food and health messages. The public will, thus, receive a consistent message, visually reinforced through a variety of channels. The development of a NFG for the UK is a priority project for the Government′s Nutrition Task Force and is a tripartite project between the Department of Health (DoH), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) and the Health Education Authority (HEA). Discusses the main aim of the HEA funded research project (Stage III): to assess actual consumer understanding and recall of information contained within the guide (as opposed to stated preferences) when the information was presented in different ways. The research experimentally tested the pyramid and plate formats of a food selection guide with a sample of 2,000 consumers in the UK. Presents the research design and methodology; results will appear in a later issue. It is planned to launch the final NFG in summer 1994.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 94 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1993

Carol Williams

Providing interpretative or graphical nutrition information on foodlabels could help consumers understand more about the nutritionalcontent of foods and facilitate easier food…

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Providing interpretative or graphical nutrition information on food labels could help consumers understand more about the nutritional content of foods and facilitate easier food choices. The EC Nutritional Labelling Directive (1990) allows for the future development of EC formats for graphic nutritional labelling – and the Government′s Food Advisory Committee has recently sought the views of interested parties on possible schemes. There has been considerable discussion on the relative merits of different interpretative schemes but this has tended to focus on scientific and legislative concerns with accuracy, rather than the needs of consumers. Argues that, to determine both the numerical basis of graphical information (the criteria) and the method in which it is conveyed (the format), further consumer research is necessary.

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British Food Journal, vol. 95 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 20 December 2013

Christine Shearer, Jennifer Bea Rogers-Brown, Karl Bryant, Rachel Cranfill and Barbara Herr Harthorn

Research has found a subgroup of conservative white males have lower perceptions of risk across a variety of environmental and health hazards. Less research has looked at the…

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Research has found a subgroup of conservative white males have lower perceptions of risk across a variety of environmental and health hazards. Less research has looked at the views of these “low risk” individuals in group interactions. Through qualitative analysis of a technology deliberation, we note that white men expressing low risk views regarding technologies for energy and the environment also often express high social risks around potential loss of control. We argue these risk perceptions reflect identification with corporate concerns, usually framed in opposition to government and mirroring arguments made by conservative organizations. We situate these views within the broader cultural struggle over who has the power to name and address risks.

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William R. Freudenburg, A Life in Social Research
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-734-4

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Subject area

Impact investing, Social enterprise.

Study level/applicability

MBA, EMBA, Executive Education.

Case overview

Zoona mobile money: investing for impact details a slightly altered version of the real events that occurred in late 2011 with the series A round of investment in Zoona, a mobile money business in Zambia. The focus is on the decisions that have to be made by the management team of a socially innovative tech start-up (Zoona) providing mobile money and financial services to previously unbanked consumers in Zambia.

Expected learning outcomes

By the end of this case, the student should be able to: understand the basics of term sheets and be able to perform a high level analysis and comparison of two distinct term sheets; identify investor objectives, ultimately recognising the general differences between private equity and venture capital investors; identify and weigh the costs and benefits of term sheets, as well as identify negotiating points and necessary trade-offs in the investment process; and identify and understand the “soft” benefits of investors and weigh these in relation to a term sheet analysis.

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Teaching notes are available for educators only. Please contact your library to gain login details or email support@emeraldinsight.com to request teaching notes.

Subject code

CSS 1: Accounting and Finance.

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Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2045-0621

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The First British Crime Survey
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80382-275-4

Article
Publication date: 1 October 2006

Joyce Heames and Mike Harvey

The purpose of this paper is to examine and develop a cross‐level model of the phenomenon of bullying at three levels (e.g. individual, group, and organizational).

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine and develop a cross‐level model of the phenomenon of bullying at three levels (e.g. individual, group, and organizational).

Design/methodology/approach

This is a theory‐based paper operationalizing transactional coping theory across three levels of an organization relative to bullying activities.

Findings

There can be spillover from bullying from the dyadic level to other levels in the organization. While bullying is frequently discussed as an individual‐to‐individual phenomenon, the conflict can reverberate up to the group and organizational level. The interaction between the three levels needs to be taken into consideration when developing effective managerial plans to address the negative consequences of bullying.

Research limitations/implications

Additional research is needed to address the interaction effect between all three levels that can be impacted by bullying acts. Without addressing the spillover from one level to another, remediation programs will be less than effective.

Practical implications

Bullying appears to be increasing in organizations today and affecting financial as well as human resources. Owing to the increased complexity of conducting business in a hyper‐competitive global marketplace, bullying behavior needs to be addressed by management to prevent the proliferation of bullying acts in organizations.

Originality/value

The unique contribution of this paper is twofold: the first to identify the externality effect of bullying behavior, and the application of a single coping theory across multiple levels of an organization.

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Management Decision, vol. 44 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Article
Publication date: 1 July 2006

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 36 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

Book part
Publication date: 23 August 2023

Julian Molina

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The First British Crime Survey
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80382-275-4

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Book part
Publication date: 10 January 2018

Mike Finn

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British Universities in the Brexit Moment
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-742-5

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