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Publication date: 1 December 2003

Nigel Talbot

Statistical process control is a powerful tool for understanding changes taking place during the manufacture of a printed circuit board. It can be used to raise the product…

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Statistical process control is a powerful tool for understanding changes taking place during the manufacture of a printed circuit board. It can be used to raise the product quality and enable trend spotting, as well as leading to overall reduction of product costs and lead times. In this paper, the links between the more traditional methods of inspection and test, and how they have given birth via the conventional automatic optical inspection, to the more sophisticated and state‐of‐the‐art automatic optical testing are explored.

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Circuit World, vol. 29 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

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Publication date: 1 December 2000

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Circuit World, vol. 26 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

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Publication date: 1 August 2004

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 76 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 4 October 2018

Yogarajah Nanthagopan, Nigel Williams and Karen Thompson

The purpose of this paper is to understand and identify the nature of evaluation criteria, levels and associations among levels of project success in development projects by NGOs…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to understand and identify the nature of evaluation criteria, levels and associations among levels of project success in development projects by NGOs in Sri Lanka.

Design/methodology/approach

The setting for this study is Sri Lanka, a country currently recovering from civil war and natural disasters and host to a large number of national and international NGOs involved in development projects. Data collection was conducted using a quantitative survey which obtained 447 responses. Multivariate analysis of data was conducted using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling.

Findings

The study confirmed that overall project success in NGOs could be assessed in three levels: project management (PM) success, project success and NGO success. The results conclude that there are strong associations among the three levels of project success; moreover, PM success and project success are indispensable for achieving NGO success.

Originality/value

This study extends existing research to confirm the presence of the three levels of project success and the interconnections among them. These findings can support subsequent research on development projects and also support the design of holistic evaluation tools to support project practices in NGOs.

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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8378

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 15 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Publication date: 1 May 1987

Nigel Meade

The relative position of products in the UK market is examined with the aid of multivariate statistical techniques. Two ways of plotting products to facilitate comparisons within…

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The relative position of products in the UK market is examined with the aid of multivariate statistical techniques. Two ways of plotting products to facilitate comparisons within and between manufacturing ranges are demonstrated. Pricing policies are examined and those manufacturers offering consistent discounts or consistently changing premiums are identified. The pricing policy model was used as a predictive tool to estimate the prices of a newly introduced range of cars. This approach can be used in any competitive market where the performance of products is numerically quantifiable.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Journal of Tourism Futures, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2055-5911

Article
Publication date: 1 February 2000

Michael Grant and Lorraine Talbot

The handling of conflicts of interest has become an increasingly important concern for modern professional advisers, in particular lawyers, accountants, brokers and financial…

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The handling of conflicts of interest has become an increasingly important concern for modern professional advisers, in particular lawyers, accountants, brokers and financial advisors. This concern has become exacerbated because of the convergence of a number of factors, namely the bureaucratisation of many areas of professional advisory work, the emergence of megafirms and large national and multi‐national partnerships dealing with this work, coupled with a customer base dominated by large corporations and governments. Indeed, it is the demand of these customers that partly accounts for the emergence of larger advisory firms. However, the outcome of this process has inevitably created severe conflicts of interest problems for such conglomerate professional practices and large advisory firms, problems that they have attempted to contain through the use of what has become commonly known as Chinese walls.

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Journal of Financial Crime, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-0790

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Publication date: 17 January 2022

Indrajit Goswami, Sujatha M. Jithu and Nigel Raylyn Dsilva

The purpose of this study is to explore the life of the victim’s parents in Karnataka and to gain a better understanding of the consequences or impact of sex trafficking on them.

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to explore the life of the victim’s parents in Karnataka and to gain a better understanding of the consequences or impact of sex trafficking on them.

Design/methodology/approach

A narrative research design was used in the study. Applying the method of narrative inquiry and the concept of three common spaces, the study explored the actual life situations and experiences of the victim’s parents. The study covered three pairs of parents as participants from two cities, i.e. Mysore and Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. Data was collected through in-depth face-to-face interview, informal conversations, photographs and field notes.

Findings

The study found that the victims’ parents are living an isolated or socially alienated life with potential symptoms of behavioural, cognitive and emotional disorders. The study also found that the victim’s parents fundamental right to live with dignity and respect have been violated. A significant finding in the study was that the parents did not cite or refer to any substantial efforts undertaken by non-governmental organisations in reintegrating the victim’s families within their communities. There are many rehabilitative services available for the victims. Unfortunately, the victim’s parents mostly remain unnoticed and unattended by therapists, social work practitioners and policymakers. An appeal is made to therapists, social workers, policymakers and individuals to support the victim’s parents.

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All forms of human trafficking, especially sex trafficking has drawn considerable interest from researchers, policymakers, charities and non-government agencies. However, very little is known about the living conditions of the victim’s parents, especially the psycho-social status in their families and neighbourhood. Therefore, it was pertinent to explore the life of the victim’s parents including violation of their human rights. It highlights the importance of support from the society in reintegrating the victim’s families with their communities. This paper contributes to the qualitative literature by providing narrative evidence, which will lead to better policymaking and designing effective support services for the victim’s parents.

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International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-4902

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1988

Colin Armistead, Robert Johnston and Nigel Slack

An attempt is made to define productivity in the context of service operations. In so doing some of the difficulties in relating this term to service are explored. The main part…

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An attempt is made to define productivity in the context of service operations. In so doing some of the difficulties in relating this term to service are explored. The main part of the article takes a strategic approach and identifies three key strategic determinants of service productivity; volume, variety and variation. These terms are explained and their impact on productivity is illustrated in three short case studies.

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International Journal of Operations & Production Management, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-3577

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