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Pascal Dey and Chris Steyaert

This paper seeks to pinpoint the importance of critical research that gets to problematise social entrepreneurship's self‐evidences, myths, and political truth‐effects…

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Purpose

This paper seeks to pinpoint the importance of critical research that gets to problematise social entrepreneurship's self‐evidences, myths, and political truth‐effects, thus creating space for novel and more radical enactments.

Design/methodology/approach

A typology mapping four types of critical research gets developed. Each critique's merits and limitations are illustrated through existing research. Also, the contours of a fifth form of critique get delineated which aims at radicalising social entrepreneurship through interventionist research.

Findings

The typology presented entails myth‐busting (problematisation through empirical facts), critique of power‐effects (problematisation through denormalising discourses, ideologies, symbols), normative critique (problematisation through moral reflection), and critique of transgression (problematisation through practitioners' counter‐conducts).

Research limitations/implications

The paper makes it clear that the critique of social entrepreneurship must not be judged according to what it says but to whether it creates the conditions for novel articulations and enactments of social entrepreneurship.

Practical implications

It is argued that practitioners' perspectives and viewpoints are indispensible for challenging and extending scientific doxa. It is further suggested that prospective critical research must render practitioners' perspective an even stronger focus.

Originality/value

The contribution is the first of its kind which maps critical activities in the field of social entrepreneurship, and which indicates how the more radical possibilities of social entrepreneurship can be fostered through interventionist research.

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Joachim Scholz

Purpose – This paper explores a pervasive yet little explored myth that underlies much marketing theory and practice: living in harmony with nature. While previous…

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Purpose – This paper explores a pervasive yet little explored myth that underlies much marketing theory and practice: living in harmony with nature. While previous research typically presents “harmony with nature” as something consumers can easily find by returning to a benevolent “Mother Nature,” the current research problematizes how “harmony with nature” is discursively constructed in contemporary advertisements.

Methodology/approach – This paper traces the visual genealogy of contemporary advertising imagery to explore different discursive constructions of the harmony myth. Over 600 advertisements published in Backpacker magazine between 2007 and 2009 form the database for this research.

Findings – Drawing on a more nuanced understanding of the organic framework of nature, and representations of nature in the artistic genre of Romantic landscape painting, the current research finds that divergent images of an “Arcadian” and “Dynamic” nature give rise to different constructions of harmony that are fraught with tension. Harmony might be as easily lost as it is found, or it might never be achieved at all.

Originality/value of paper – This research shows that living in harmony with nature is less harmonic than it seems. It extends previous research that adopted an implicitly unproblematic understanding of finding harmony in nature by uncovering nuances and contradictions within contemporary manifestations of the harmony myth. Implications for marketers and for our understanding of the human/nature relationship more generally are offered.

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Research in Consumer Behavior
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-022-2

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Bob Doherty

The purpose of this paper is to review the development and impact of the Social Enterprise Journal (SEJ) from its inception in 2005 until present day.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to review the development and impact of the Social Enterprise Journal (SEJ) from its inception in 2005 until present day.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper analyses the thematic content of SEJ and its impact data from 2005 until 2017.

Findings

SEJ has broken new ground in the study of social enterprise (SE). It was the first journal back in 2005 to commence the exploration of this field and since has been the first to publish works on defining SE, their performance management, critical perspectives plus international differences. The paper shows that in the early years, SEJ was dominated by conceptual work aiming to understand SE plus their governance and performance management, which was mainly based on UK descriptive case studies and uncritical. By 2010, SEJ became established internationally with various issues being 100 per cent dominated by international aspects of SE. Recent more critical work has also enabled a process of “myth busting” in the SE field. This paper also shows the growth of SEJ in downloads and citations.

Practical implications

The paper demonstrates the important role SEJ has played in both improving practice and informing policy.

Originality/value

The paper is the first to review the development and impact of SEJ.

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Social Enterprise Journal, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-8614

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Simon Teasdale

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Social Enterprise Journal, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-8614

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Addressing Student Sexual Violence in Higher Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-141-9

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David C. Hay and Carolyn J. Cordery

The purpose of this paper is to review opportunities for future research about auditing in the public sector.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to review opportunities for future research about auditing in the public sector.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents the viewpoints of two researchers, supported by research that is cited in the paper.

Findings

Public sector auditing research has grown considerably. The authors expect further growth. The authors debunk some myths about public sector auditing. The authors suggest areas where there are opportunities for research. In particular, researchers can examine a broader range of jurisdictions, investigate differences among countries and develop suggestions about what works best.

Research limitations/implications

The paper presents the views of the authors.

Practical implications

There are opportunities for further research across different jurisdictions.

Originality/value

The paper makes a contribution by outlining research opportunities.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 33 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Martin Kesselman

– This article examines Current CITE-ings from the Popular and Trade Computing Press, Telework and Telecommuting

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Purpose

This article examines Current CITE-ings from the Popular and Trade Computing Press, Telework and Telecommuting

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology adopted is a literature review.

Findings

Readily available technologies now allow librarians to perform most of their work-offsite. Some traditional building-based services such as reference, have been taken over by virtual reference and now even instruction offers options on par with or even better than classroombased questions such as a webinar that can be viewed and reviewed at any time or by having librarians embedded into various courseware packages.

Researchlimitations/implications

Librarians no longer need be limited to a single library; groups of subject librarians can work together in the cloud to provide services to multiple universities.

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This article collates some articles from the non-library literature that mayprovide some ideas and review advantages and disadvantages for both the library and employee

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 33 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Conflict and Forced Migration
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-394-9

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James Creelman

Discusses a recent UK survey of 250 companies on pay, appraisal andcareer development. Findings indicate that competence‐based pay beatsperformance‐related pay, consultant…

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Discusses a recent UK survey of 250 companies on pay, appraisal and career development. Findings indicate that competence‐based pay beats performance‐related pay, consultant input is valued in career development, and customer appraisal is highly effective. Finds also that middle managers are less resistant to change than was expected.

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Management Development Review, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0962-2519

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Ben Furner

The Shift Speakers Bureau is a volunteer databank of around 40 people with mental health conditions or carers who can provide interviews and talk to the media about issues…

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The Shift Speakers Bureau is a volunteer databank of around 40 people with mental health conditions or carers who can provide interviews and talk to the media about issues related to living with mental distress. The Bureau aims to increase understanding around mental health and to reduce stigma and discrimination. Training is provided to all speakers as well as preparation for the fact that the media may not take a positive slant. Speakers have built up their own links with local media and, for some, the Bureau has become an important part of their well‐being strategy.

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A Life in the Day, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-6282

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