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Publication date: 28 March 2023

Dmitri Williams, Sukyoung Choi, Paul L. Sparks and Joo-Wha Hong

The study aims to determine the outcomes of mentorship in an online game system, as well as the characteristics of good mentors.

Abstract

Purpose

The study aims to determine the outcomes of mentorship in an online game system, as well as the characteristics of good mentors.

Design/methodology/approach

A combination of anonymized survey measures and in-game behavioral measures were used to power longitudinal analysis over an 11-month period in which protégés and non-mentored new players could be compared for their performance, social connections and retention.

Findings

Successful people were more likely to mentor others, and mentors increased protégés' skill. Protégés had significantly better retention, were more active and much more successful as players than non-protégés. Contrary to expectations, younger, less wealthy and educated people were more likely to be mentors and mentors did not transfer their longevity. Many of the qualities of the mentor remain largely irrelevant—what mattered most was the time spent together.

Research limitations/implications

This is a study of an online game, which has unknown generalizability to other games and to offline settings.

Practical implications

The results show that getting mentors to spend dedicated time with protégés matters more than their characteristics.

Social implications

Good mentorship does not require age or resources to provide real benefits.

Originality/value

This is the first study of mentorship to use survey and objective outcome measures together, over time, online.

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Internet Research, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Article
Publication date: 1 July 1993

Paul Freathy and Leigh Sparks

For many individuals, Sunday working in retailing is simply a factof life. With many retailers trading, some legally, others illegally, ona Sunday, there is a need to understand…

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For many individuals, Sunday working in retailing is simply a fact of life. With many retailers trading, some legally, others illegally, on a Sunday, there is a need to understand the Sunday labour market. Provides a general summary of the findings of a major survey into the structure, composition, terms and conditions and motivations of this Sunday retail workforce.

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International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, vol. 21 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-0552

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 1996

Paul Sparks, Monique M. Raats, Moira A. Geekie, Richard Shepherd and Claire Dale

Outlines research on the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food‐funded project Communication strategies for the Promotion of Dietary Change. With a view to general dietary…

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Outlines research on the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food‐funded project Communication strategies for the Promotion of Dietary Change. With a view to general dietary recommendations and to Health of the Nation targets, the focus of this three‐year project is the promotion of dietary change through information provision. A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the Institute of Food Research, Reading, is conducting the research, drawing on a number of different theoretical perspectives and methodological procedures. Pays special emphasis to the issue of fat consumption, summarizes the practical role of the theory of planned behaviour, the elaboration‐likelihood model and unrealistic optimism research, and outlines the development of a novel food and drink diary. Advocates a multidisciplinary, integrative approach to information‐based health promotion efforts.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 96 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 1996

Richard Shepherd, Claire M. Paisley, Paul Sparks, Annie S. Anderson, Susan Eley and Mike E.J. Lean

Describes work carried out on a two‐year Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF)‐funded project of the constraints on freedom of dietary choice and their implications…

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Describes work carried out on a two‐year Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF)‐funded project of the constraints on freedom of dietary choice and their implications for the adoption and maintenance of healthy diets. Looks at whether there are differences in diet knowledge and preferences between people on different income levels.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 96 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Article
Publication date: 7 June 2019

Shelby D. Hunt

The purpose of this paper is to provide a retrospection on the importance, origins and development of the research programs in the author’s career.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a retrospection on the importance, origins and development of the research programs in the author’s career.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses an autobiographical approach.

Findings

Most of the articles, research monographs and books that constitute this research and publishing efforts can be categorized into seven distinct, but related, research programs: channels of distribution; marketing theory; marketing’s philosophy debates; macromarketing and ethics; relationship marketing; resource-advantage theory; and marketing management and strategy. The value system that has guided these research programs has been shaped by specific events that took place in the author’s formative years. This essay chronicles these events and the origins and development of the seven research programs.

Originality/value

Chronicling the importance, origins and development of the seven research programs will hopefully motivate and assist other scholars in developing their own research programs.

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Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-750X

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Article
Publication date: 16 December 2019

Muhammad Ahsan Sadiq, Balasundaram Rajeswari and Lubna Ansari

The purpose of the paper is to segment and profile the Indian shoppers in the context of organic foods in India. It proposes to use a healthy lifestyle (HL) as a segmenting…

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Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to segment and profile the Indian shoppers in the context of organic foods in India. It proposes to use a healthy lifestyle (HL) as a segmenting variable and to use a factor-cluster analysis approach to achieve the same. The current study is expected to add a substantial base to the segmentation literature in marketing.

Design/methodology/approach

Food stores in Indian metropolitan city Chennai are sampled, and data is collected in the form of a mall intercept survey method. In total, 441 usable structured questionnaires are filled by the respondents which are subjected to suitable statistical analysis.

Findings

Three significantly different consumer segments emerged from the given sample of respondents, which shows uniqueness concerning consumer’s, HL features, demographics and the variables of the theory of planned behavior (TPB).

Research limitations/implications

Clustering method used to segment the potential shoppers of organic foods is an exploratory technique only. It cannot be treated or generalized to the population like those of inferential techniques. The researcher suggested testing the same with a larger sample size and in a different context. It is limited to urban and suburban facets of the metropolitan city in India.

Originality/value

The study will be helpful to marketers and decision makers to target the potential organic foods consumers.

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South Asian Journal of Business Studies, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-628X

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Book part
Publication date: 5 June 2017

Cikigaq-Irasema Ortega

This chapter chronicles the experiences of a community engaged Latina and Wayuu science education faculty member who worked in a rural village in south central Alaska with Cup’ik…

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This chapter chronicles the experiences of a community engaged Latina and Wayuu science education faculty member who worked in a rural village in south central Alaska with Cup’ik teachers, Elders, and parents. The work began in the summer of 2012 and continues five years later. The chapter includes a series of vignettes that chronicle experiences shared during trips to the village in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. The mentioning of seasons is crucial because in the Arctic activities are determined by the seasons. These experiences emote metaphors that are related to my personal and professional identity and help chronicle a transformation that is deeply tried to how place and the activities that take place in the company of community members and mentors generate new insights related to the incommensurable western and Alaska Native paradigms of pedagogy, research, and educational policy in contexts where the language, culture, and place are at stake.

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Culturally Sustaining and Revitalizing Pedagogies
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-261-6

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Article
Publication date: 18 September 2017

Paul Bywaters and Tim Sparks

In the past 40 years, both health policy and educational policy in England have adopted commitments to reducing socially created inequalities. However, an inequalities perspective…

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Purpose

In the past 40 years, both health policy and educational policy in England have adopted commitments to reducing socially created inequalities. However, an inequalities perspective has only begun to emerge in relation to child protection, and child welfare services more widely. The purpose of this paper is to chart evidence of these green shoots of a new policy direction which focusses on two aspects: equalising service provision and outcomes for looked after children.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper provides an analysis of trends in policies as expressed in official documents, research studies and policy statements.

Findings

The paper outlines the argument for a more comprehensive approach to addressing inequalities in child protection and child welfare services, and concludes by suggesting some implications for policy and practice.

Originality/value

The paper develops the concept of an inequalities perspective in child protection and outlines key implications.

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Journal of Children's Services, vol. 12 no. 2-3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-6660

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 17 August 2017

The debate on new rules authorising the use of military force.

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB223850

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 1992

Paul Freathy and Leigh Sparks

The objectives of this paper are two‐fold. First, it seeks to rectify an imbalance within the employment literature by focusing upon the important but neglected retail sector…

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The objectives of this paper are two‐fold. First, it seeks to rectify an imbalance within the employment literature by focusing upon the important but neglected retail sector. Secondly, it attempts to conceptualise such employment relations within a broader theoretical framework.

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Management Research News, vol. 15 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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