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Publication date: 22 March 2011

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 58 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 15 May 2018

Ines Testoni, Salvatore Russotto, Adriano Zamperini and Diego De Leo

This qualitative research explores the relationship between religiosity, suicide thoughts and drug abuse among 55 homeless people, interviewed with interpretative…

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This qualitative research explores the relationship between religiosity, suicide thoughts and drug abuse among 55 homeless people, interviewed with interpretative phenomenological analysis. Analyzing the thematic structure of the participants' narrations, important main themes appeared in order to avoid suicide, among which family, the certainty of finding a solution and the will to live. However, the suicide ideation inheres in about 30% of participants, almost all believers, addicted and/or alcoholics. Results suggest that religiosity and meaning of death neither prevent from substances abuse and alcoholism, nor is a protective factor against suicide ideation. Meanings of life are the most important reasons for living, and when they are definitively considered unworkable, alcohol and drug help to endure life in the street. A specific model is discussed.

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Mental Illness, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2036-7465

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Publication date: 7 December 2016

This chapter examines the topic of internal branding from an organizational/behavioral science perspective, theoretically and empirically investigating how organizational…

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This chapter examines the topic of internal branding from an organizational/behavioral science perspective, theoretically and empirically investigating how organizational members actually enact corporate brands. A mixed method research procedure serves to surface conscious (i.e., deliberate) and unconscious (i.e., tacit) internal brand meaning enactments in an internationally operating Austrian corporate business-to-business brand. The results are evidence of the potential complexity of real-life internal branding processes that limit the possibility of achieving a cohesive intended internal implementation of corporate brands. The chapter concludes with the managerial implication that purposeful managerial interventions necessitate an understanding of the social system that is the target of an internal branding initiative.

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Case Study Research
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78560-461-4

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Publication date: 11 June 2009

Sylvia von Wallpach and Arch G. Woodside

This chapter examines the topic of internal branding from an organizational/behavioral science perspective, theoretically and empirically investigating how organizational…

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This chapter examines the topic of internal branding from an organizational/behavioral science perspective, theoretically and empirically investigating how organizational members actually enact corporate brands. A mixed-method research procedure serves to surface conscious (i.e., deliberate) and unconscious (i.e., tacit) internal brand meaning enactments in an internationally operating Austrian corporate business-to-business (B2B) brand. The results are an evidence of the potential complexity of real-life internal branding processes that limit the possibility of achieving a cohesive intended internal implementation of corporate brands. The chapter concludes with the managerial implication that purposeful managerial interventions necessitate an understanding of the social system that is the target of the internal branding initiative

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Business-To-Business Brand Management: Theory, Research and Executivecase Study Exercises
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ISBN: 978-1-84855-671-3

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Publication date: 2 December 2019

Hanneke Du Preez and Jacqueline Stoman

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the factors once identified through literature and compared to the current situation in South Africa could predict the…

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The purpose of this study is to determine whether the factors once identified through literature and compared to the current situation in South Africa could predict the possibility of a tax revolt in South Africa. South Africans are experiencing frequent increases in taxes on already overburdened taxpayers, corruption, a lack of service delivery by the government and high unemployment rates. South Africa has seen an increased amount of protests relating to taxes, corruption and a lack of basic services.

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In total, 12,000 Twitter feeds were collected from 14 February 2017 to 1 March 2017, the period before, during and after the South African National Budget Speech on 22 February 2017. The feeds were analysed using a thematic analysis. The emerging themes were identified as factors present in South Africa that may predict a possible tax revolt.

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The factors found to be present in South Africa are: F1-failure of government to address the imminent collapse, F2-significant number of people with substantial debt, F3-onerous tax systems, including many different types of taxes, F4-high number of unemployed people, F5-education frustration, F6-increase in tax rates on citizens already overburdened by current taxes, F7-poor quality of governors, and performance of the country’s leaders and administration, including fraud and F8-wastefulness.

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The value of the study is, first to contribute to the existing academic literature examining the factors that are likely to indicate a tax revolts. Second, the study uses an innovative data source, namely, tweets, to examine the climate for a possible tax revolt in South Africa.

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Meditari Accountancy Research, vol. 28 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2049-372X

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Prioritization of Failure Modes in Manufacturing Processes
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ISBN: 978-1-83982-142-4

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Publication date: 29 October 2018

Gilyan V. Fedotova, Natalia N. Kulikova, Lyubov V. Perekrestova and Yuri A. Kozenko

The purpose of this chapter is to evaluate the completeness and substantiation of the indicators of implementation of measures on information society’s formation in the…

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The purpose of this chapter is to evaluate the completeness and substantiation of the indicators of implementation of measures on information society’s formation in the conditions of information war and economic sanctions from foreign countries, and to assess the dynamics of indicators and their achievability according to the plans of state development.

The adequately selected list of target indicators will determine the future national policy regarding the process of informatization in all spheres of national economy. Moreover, the indicators set at the stage of planning of national events will signal the correspondence of the obtained result to the planned result.

Methodology

The research applies the methods of graphic presentation of information, trend analysis, method of comparison, analogy, and systematization.

Results

According to the peculiarities of the information economy’s optimization model, the main indicators of implementing of measures for the formation of information society are: index of development of information technologies; share of citizens who received state and municipal services online; share of the population that do not use the internet; level of differentiation of the subjects of the RF regarding integral indicators; share of households with access to the internet; number of highly efficient jobs according to the type of economic activities “communication.” Evaluation of implementation of these indicators and their completeness proved the necessity for reconsidering the transfer of the implemented measures and reducing the number of ineffective ones.

Recommendations

The viewed target indicators and evaluation of achievement of these indicators of efficiency of state management of the process of implementing the model could be the basis for future correction of the process of implementation of this program. The used method of analysis could be recommended as the methodological provision of monitoring and control over the implementation of information economy’s optimization model.

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Publication date: 29 October 2018

Larisa A. Ilyina, Olga A. Babordina, Marina P. Garanina and Vladimir S. Tikhonov

The purpose of this chapter is to study perspectives of formation of the optimization model of a well-balanced information economy in modern Russia.

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Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to study perspectives of formation of the optimization model of a well-balanced information economy in modern Russia.

Methodology

The research methodology includes the complex SWOT analysis of the environment, wherein the optimization model of a well-balanced information economy in modern Russia is implemented; this analysis allows determining threats and possibilities for its formation. Also, the method of formalization is used that allows tablulation of results.

Result

The authors show a number of prerquisites for the formation of a well-balanced information economy in Russia, as well as multiple internal barriers on the path of its development. One of the barriers is deficit of resources. Also, there exist large perspectives of formation of the optimization model of a well-balanced information economy. These perspectives include improvement of legal conditions of financing of development of digital economy, intensive development of the ICT spheres and online business, growth of innovational activity and efficiency in the information sphere, and creation and stimulation of implementing the possibilities for feedback in the course of information economy’s formation. Based on the analyzed tendencies, it is concluded that these perspectives will allow overcoming the major barriers on the path of implementation of the strategy of building the optimization model of a well-balanced information economy in modern Russia, related to deficit of resources, structural imbalance of the noosphere, low efficiency of information, and linear direction of the process of management of information economy.

Recommendations

The authors determine that successful practical implementation of this strategy is largely predetermined by the capability of state regulators for a highly effective management of internal and external factors. It is recommended to pay attention to the management of these factors in the process of practical implementation of the strategy of forming the optimization model of a well-balanced information economy in modern Russia.

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Publication date: 29 October 2018

Alexander N. Alekseev, Yulia A. Romanova, Irina M. Zurakhovskaya, Valeriy V. Mishchenko and Valentina V. Latysheva

The purpose of this chapter is to develop a framework strategy for implementing the optimization model of information economy in modern Russia, aimed at its adaptation to…

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Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to develop a framework strategy for implementing the optimization model of information economy in modern Russia, aimed at its adaptation to the peculiarities of the Russian economic practice.

Methodology

The methods of induction, deduction, synthesis, and systemic analysis are used, as along with goal-oriented approaches, such as the method of modeling of socio-economic systems, and the method of formalization.

Results

The authors develop the framework strategy of implementing the optimization model of information economy in modern Russia that takes into account specifics of socio-economic development and informatization of the Russian economic system at the modern stage. This strategy differs from the strategy of formation of an information economy implemented in modern Russia. The most important difference is a wide and comprehensive balance, while the Russian economy is tolerant toward imbalance. The offered strategy allows refusing from copying economic practice implemented by other countries and determining own path of formation and development of information economy. This envisages the Russian treatment of the principles of implementing the innovational model of a well-balanced information economy. This treatment is based on the current possibilities of the Russian economy and on the set goal within the formation of an information economy. Due to this, the possibilities and needs of strategic development of information economy in modern Russia are balanced.

Recommendations

The developed framework strategy of implementing the optimization model of information economy in modern Russia is recommended for usage in the domestic economic practice.

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Publication date: 29 October 2018

Irina V. Gashenko, Irina N. Bogataya, Irina V. Orobinskaya and Yulia S. Zima

The purpose of this chapter is to compile the expected scenarios of development of digital economy in modern Russia and determine the essence and peculiarities of the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to compile the expected scenarios of development of digital economy in modern Russia and determine the essence and peculiarities of the optimal scenario implementation.

Methodology

The research is based on the Theory of Games, which is used for comparison of expected scenarios of development of digital economy in modern Russia. A criterion of optimality of the scenario of development of digital economy in modern Russia in this work is effectiveness of its implementation, determined by comparing the results and expenditures in view of probability of each possible sub-scenario.

Results

The performed scenario analysis of development of digital economy in modern Russia showed that the most effective and, therefore, optimal scenario is the one that envisages implementation of the offered new model of a well-balanced digital economy. Despite the fact that probability was determined only for sub-scenarios, within each distinguished scenario, (for determining confidence intervals of the values of indicators) which were not compared with the level of their probability, the given optimal scenario envisages the largest changes compared to the current set course of the formation of digital economy in Russia and hence is the least probable.

Recommendations

The established optimal expected scenario of development of digital economy, which envisages application of its new well-balanced model, is recommended for practical implementation in modern Russia. The given quantitative characteristics of the optimal scenario of development of digital economy in modern Russia could and should be recommended for usage as the basis for developing practical recommendations for monitoring and control of implementation of the optimization model of digital economy in modern Russia.

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