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Publication date: 1 December 1997

Hilary Hammond

Describes the background to the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, together with details of its design philosophy, and the studies which were undertaken to help…

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Describes the background to the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, together with details of its design philosophy, and the studies which were undertaken to help determine the needs which the library should meet. Describes the context of the New Technopolis Millennium Commission supported landmark project, together with an outline of its costs. The Millennium Library is planned to act as an economic regenerator, as well as a lending and study facility for those in the region. Through the support of the Millennium Commission it is possible for the library to act as a model for other locations, and in particular in relation to its use and development of electronic information services.

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New Library World, vol. 98 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 7 September 2015

Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Walter Leal Filho and Angappa Gunasekaran

The search for a more sustainable society depends on more sustainable organisations and, as such, Production (Industrial) Engineering may contribute to this process…

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Purpose

The search for a more sustainable society depends on more sustainable organisations and, as such, Production (Industrial) Engineering may contribute to this process through the training of professionals with a greater social and environmental consciousness. The purpose of this paper is to present arguments in favour of the integration of Production Engineering and the Millennium Development Goals and evaluate the potential of Production Engineering subareas in contributing to the Millennium Development Goals.

Design/methodology/approach

This work is conceptual and integrative in order to provide an original framework. A Brazilian perspective on Production Engineering has been adopted.

Findings

A framework is proposed to guide this integration process by providing suggestions for an agenda of opportunities for academics and practitioners in favour of a more sustainable society.

Originality/value

This work presents a new framework integrating Production Engineering and the Millennium Development Goals in order to promote a more sustainable training in Production (Industrial) Engineering field of research.

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Publication date: 1 December 2002

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Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 11 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Publication date: 6 July 2015

Yaffa Moskovich and Yuval Achouch

– The purpose of this paper is to focus on a current trend in kibbutz industries, and to examine the numerous changes at Millennium Industries.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to focus on a current trend in kibbutz industries, and to examine the numerous changes at Millennium Industries.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study was carried out documenting the organizational biography of Millennium Industries. Ethnographic interviews were held with kibbutz members employed by the organization, former CEO’s and with other workers.

Findings

The research describes the life cycle of the plant from its beginnings, through its maturity, its growth until its decline. It also explains the organizational failure of the plant, in terms of its background and the difficulties of managing a kibbutz industry in an era of global economy. The causes of its decline stem mainly from a kibbutz-style management based on non-professional involvement of the community in business, and incompatible with the rough competition of capitalistic markets. The plant was finally sold to a private investor, thereby losing its identity as a kibbutz plant.

Research limitations/implications

As a single case-study this research cannot pretend to statistical generalization of the findings but linked to the kibbutz and the organizational literature, findings seem to allow generalization of theoretical propositions concerning evolution of the kibbutz industry (an analytic generalization according to Yin, 2013).

Originality/value

While the kibbutz society and its industry are involved in deep changes for the two last decades, very little research was made on kibbutz industry. This paper should contribute to actualize the social knowledge about these specific and interesting phenomena.

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EuroMed Journal of Business, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1450-2194

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Publication date: 1 January 1996

Philippa Dobson

The Internet may well come to provide many members of the public with their best chance of access to public information. This article serves to update readers on two…

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The Internet may well come to provide many members of the public with their best chance of access to public information. This article serves to update readers on two different approaches to assist public libraries to connect to the Internet; the Library Association Millennium Bid and Project EARL (Electronic Access to Resources in Libraries). In the first section of the article, the LA/EARL/UKOLN Public Libraries Networking Adviser reviews the exploratory Library Association Millennium Bid, the response by the Millennium Commission and the subsequent development of the new joint Library Association and Library and Information Commission bid. In the second section, she reviews the accelerating momentum of Project EARL, a consortium of 40% of UK public library authorities, and the establishment of Development/Special Interest Groups. The Millennium Bid and Project EARL seek to provide public access to the resources of the Internet, and to create new resources and services, through the UK public libraries community. Both projects have the potential to impact on public libraries into the next century and to deliver public information into the heart of every UK community.

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VINE, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 26 June 2009

Jorge Buzaglo and Alvaro Calzadilla

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the viability for Bolivia of attaining the United Nations millennium development goal established in year 2000, of halving extreme…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the viability for Bolivia of attaining the United Nations millennium development goal established in year 2000, of halving extreme poverty by 2015.

Design/methodology/approach

The study is based in numerical simulation with a model of the Bolivian economy. The model pertains to the (widely defined) family of dynamic input‐output models, and represents in detail income distribution, by size and socioeconomic class.

Findings

The millennium development goal of halving extreme poverty by 2015 seems to be a difficult, but attainable goal for Bolivia. Given the expected debt reduction agreed with international creditors, the goal can be attained by a combination of investment and redistribution policies.

Research limitations/implications

It is implied that a new approach to development strategy is adopted. A new policy consensus is assumed to supplant the Washington Consensus. The new consensus model is based on objectives such as policy autonomy, structural change, and distributive justice. Poverty reduction strategy is a combination of policies associated with these objectives, viz. foreign debt policy, investment policy, and income distribution policy.

Practical implications

The study shows that capital account regulation, investment planning and redistributive policies might conform effective strategies for attaining the millennium development goals.

Originality/value

The study represents a different approach to poverty reduction strategy, which explores the economy‐wide effects of new policy instruments, particularly on growth capacity, output structure, and income distribution.

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International Journal of Development Issues, vol. 8 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1446-8956

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Publication date: 1 November 2005

Mei‐yung Leung and Ivan Fung

The aim of this paper is to investigate the effectiveness of the enhanced school facilities and the impacts of this enhancement on the learning behaviors of students

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Purpose

The aim of this paper is to investigate the effectiveness of the enhanced school facilities and the impacts of this enhancement on the learning behaviors of students

Design/methodology/approach

A pre‐ and post‐occupancy evaluation questionnaire was administered in 2003‐2004 to 750 primary students who had studied in both the old schoolhouses and the new Millennium Schoolhouses.

Findings

The results revealed that all of the FM components except teaching tools were improved in the millennium schools, while most of the learning behaviour (LB) components showed no changes. However, an interesting finding was that most of the improved FM components correlated to the enhanced LB of the students in the millennium schools.

Research limitations/implications

There was only a three to four months period between the pre‐ and post‐occupancy evaluation in the study. To ensure the effectiveness of upgraded FM in millennium primary schools and to understand the long‐term impacts on the learning outcomes of students, a longitudinal post‐occupancy evaluation study in these three millennium schools is recommended.

Practical implications

It is suggested that a longitudinal POE study be conducted in these three millennium schools in order to understand the long‐term impact of facilities management in millennium primary schools, especially the impact on the academic performance of students.

Originality/value

Architects and facilities managers should further discuss with teachers about how to encourage students in classrooms to be self‐disciplined, redesign the layout, and reconsider the teaching tools that today's primary students need.

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Facilities, vol. 23 no. 13/14
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Publication date: 7 January 2021

Antony King Fung Wong, Mehmet Ali Koseoglu and Seongseop (Sam) Kim

This study aims to examine the current state of the research activities of scholars in the hospitality and tourism field by analyzing the first 20 years of the new millennium.

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Purpose

This study aims to examine the current state of the research activities of scholars in the hospitality and tourism field by analyzing the first 20 years of the new millennium.

Design/methodology/approach

Longitudinal analyses using 14,229 journal articles as data source were realized by adopting BibExcel, Gephi and VOSviewer network analysis software packages.

Findings

This study provides a comprehensive overview of the hospitality and tourism research based on authorship and social network analysis, with patterns of prolific authors compared over four distinct periods.

Research limitations/implications

The hospitality and tourism academic society is clearly illustrated by tracing academic publication activities across 20 years in the new millennium. In addition, this study provides a guide for scholars to search for multidisciplinary collaboration opportunities. Government agencies and non-governmental organisations can also benefit from this study by identifying appropriate review panel members when making decisions about hospitality- and tourism-related proposals.

Originality/value

To the best of authors’ knowledge, this study is the first to use bibliometric analysis in assessing research published in leading hospitality and tourism journals across the four breakout periods in the new millennium.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 33 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 1 February 2000

Vern Terpstra

Reviews the status of international marketing as we enter the new millennium. Suggests that changes will take place, highlighting issues such as globalization, new…

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Reviews the status of international marketing as we enter the new millennium. Suggests that changes will take place, highlighting issues such as globalization, new technology, the aging of the population, the political arena, and market segments as variables. However, asserts that these changes are part of a gradual development and that the millennium per se will not bring any dramatic change to the environment and operations of international marketers.

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International Marketing Review, vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-1335

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Publication date: 1 January 1999

Jane Andrew

millennium, n. Period of a thousand years, esp. that of Christ's reign on person on earth (Rev. xx.1–5); (fig.) period of good government, great happiness & prosperity…

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millennium, n. Period of a thousand years, esp. that of Christ's reign on person on earth (Rev. xx.1–5); (fig.) period of good government, great happiness & prosperity. Hence ∼AL a. [f. L mille thousand + annus year, on anal. Of biennium two years' space] (Oxford Dictionary 1964, p. 768). The Millennium is not a foreign fad. It is a cultural metaphor — admittedly an arbitrary one (Jull 1998, p. 20). (I)mperialism, as we shall see, lingers where it has always been, in a kind of general cultural sphere as well as in specific political, ideological, economic, and social practices (Said 1994, p. 4).

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Pacific Accounting Review, vol. 11 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0114-0582

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