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Publication date: 1 November 1997

Scottish Publishers Association

Describes the background to publishing in Scotland and outlines the nature and range of current Scottish publishing houses. Sets Scottish publishing within its UK and…

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Describes the background to publishing in Scotland and outlines the nature and range of current Scottish publishing houses. Sets Scottish publishing within its UK and European context and indicates a number of major trends. Presents broad statistics of current Scottish publishing. Describes the nature, activities and achievements of 30 Scottish publishing houses, from large to small and from general to specialist.

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Library Review, vol. 46 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 31 December 2008

Neil Wilson, Michael Ross, Kevin Lafferty and Russell Jones

The concept of utilising greenspace to promote and maintain mental health predates the development of almost all current treatment modalities. Although the use of…

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The concept of utilising greenspace to promote and maintain mental health predates the development of almost all current treatment modalities. Although the use of greenspace as a therapeutic tool decreased throughout the 20th century, research in this area has grown exponentially over the last 20 years. This review examines the theory and increasing evidence base behind the psychological, social and physical health benefits of viewing and interacting with greenspace, and considers some of the common methodological limitations within the literature.Those who use secondary and tertiary care mental health services typically experience secondary problems due to reduced levels of social and physical activity. This review argues that the holistic benefits of greenspace make ecotherapy particularly appropriate for such a population. The review recommends that the effects of ecotherapy on those who use secondary and tertiary mental health care services be explored as part of an effort to redress the absence in the literature of quality studies in this area for this population.

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Journal of Public Mental Health, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5729

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Publication date: 6 July 2010

Neil Wilson, Susan Fleming, Russell Jones, Kevin Lafferty, Kirsty Cathrine, Pete Seaman and Lee Knifton

Branching Out is a 12‐week ecotherapy programme for clients who use mental health services within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. Over the course of a year 110 clients…

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Branching Out is a 12‐week ecotherapy programme for clients who use mental health services within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. Over the course of a year 110 clients attended the programme, of whom 77 (70%) completed the course. In order to ascertain the outcomes of the programme and the elements that appeared to facilitate change, semi‐structured interviews with clients (n=28) and two focus groups with clinicians (n=5 and n=3) from the referring services were conducted.The data gathered therein was analysed using interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA). From the results, five themes emerged as client outcomes. These were: improvements to mental well‐being, improvements to physical health, provision of daily structure and routine, transferable knowledge and skill acquisition, and increased social networking and social skills development. Three themes pertaining to the service logistics (team building and social inclusion, contrast of environments and work and recognition) emerged as potential explanations for the client outcomes. There was a perception among clients and clinicians that Branching Out represented a ‘stepping stone to further community engagement’. The results reflect a recovery‐oriented approach to health care. The limitations of the evaluation and implications for the future are discussed.

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 4 May 2012

William J. Jackson, Audrey S. Paterson, Christopher K.M. Pong and Simona Scarparo

This paper seeks to extend the development of the historical accounting research agenda further into the area of popular culture. The work examines the discourses that…

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Purpose

This paper seeks to extend the development of the historical accounting research agenda further into the area of popular culture. The work examines the discourses that surrounded the drinking of alcohol in nineteenth century Britain and explores how an accounting failure disrupted the tension between the two established competing discourses, leading to a significant impact on UK drinking culture at the end of the nineteenth century.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper employs both primary and secondary sources. Secondary sources are used to develop the main themes of the discourses deployed by the temperance societies and the whisky companies. Primary sources derived from the contemporary press are employed, as necessary, in support.

Findings

The paper demonstrates that accounting, although it may not be central to a discourse or other social structure, can still have a profound impact upon cultural practices. The potential for research into culture and accounting should not therefore be dismissed if no immediate or concrete relationship between culture and accounting can be determined. Further support is provided for studies that seek to expand the accounting research agenda into new territories.

Originality/value

The study of popular culture is relatively novel in accounting research. This paper seeks to add to this research by exploring an area of cultural activity that has hitherto been neglected by researchers, i.e. by exploring how an accounting incident impacted upon the historical consumption of Scotch whisky in the UK.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 25 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 19 June 2017

Christine Naschberger and Krista Finstad-Milion

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how French managers picture their careers, specifically female careers.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how French managers picture their careers, specifically female careers.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample was composed of 93 women and 5 men attending a professional women’s networking event in France. Participants answered a questionnaire, including images to choose from to best describe how they perceived their own career development.

Findings

The results indicate that a female career is closely associated with work-life balance by both women and men. Also, women acknowledge three times more than men, the existence of a glass ceiling in their organisation. Women and men choose both traditional and contemporary images of career.

Research limitations/implications

As the sample was taken from a women’s network event, the male sample size is small. Despite the small sample of men, giving voice to male participants leads to rich insights which challenge gendered and non-gendered career models.

Practical implications

On an individual level, reflection on one’s career path fosters awareness and ownership of career choices. Further, working with career images enhances discussion and experience sharing about personal career choices, and offers opportunities to organisations concerned with developing female talent.

Originality/value

The study contributes to the career literature by providing insights into how female and male managers perceive female careers. The study’s originality lies in the methodology, based on using images of careers to better understand how managers picture their own careers.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, vol. 36 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-7149

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Publication date: 10 December 2018

Philip Miles

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Midlife Creativity and Identity: Life into Art
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-333-1

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Sensor Review, vol. 28 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 1 February 1985

Hannah Boon

Deed of Partnership 1766 ........ do covenant and agree with each other to be in partnership for the full term of 7 years to commence from this date hereof—to do our…

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Deed of Partnership 1766 ........ do covenant and agree with each other to be in partnership for the full term of 7 years to commence from this date hereof—to do our utmost to make a certain blue colour for paints a secret only known to Mr. Fredk. Rapp and Mr. Louis Steigenberger, in consideration of which Mr. John Stalder is to allow a room wherever we all dwell, and work for their colours, to keep the colours and other materials in. And the said Mr. John Stalder must not want to come into said room, nor at any time obstruct his two partners, nor give abusive language by reason of his not being made acquainted with the secret of making said blue for paint and not be allowed to know the cost of the stuff.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 14 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 May 1971

D.H. Swan

The conventional method of removing suspended solids from the soluble oil emulsion coolants used in aluminium rolling mills is by allowing the coolant to settle in large…

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The conventional method of removing suspended solids from the soluble oil emulsion coolants used in aluminium rolling mills is by allowing the coolant to settle in large holding tanks and in some cases subsequently straining the coolant through metal gauze or paper media. This treatment removes suspended solids in the size range 5–50 microns, depending on the media employed. Filtration in the region of 5 microns using these methods only provides a very low efficiency filtration.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 18 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 1 July 2014

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 31 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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