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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1985

D.A. Peel and P.F. Pope

The purpose of this note is to examine the impact of US money‐supply announcements on United Kingdom interest rates using weekly data over the period 1977 to 1982. We find some…

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The purpose of this note is to examine the impact of US money‐supply announcements on United Kingdom interest rates using weekly data over the period 1977 to 1982. We find some evidence for the proposition that surprise increases in the US money supply increased UK interest rates over our sample period.

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Journal of Economic Studies, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-3585

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1981

R.J. Baillie

This paper describes the principles of mass lamination as applied to the production of multilayer printed wiring boards. Recent development of the service is briefly discussed…

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This paper describes the principles of mass lamination as applied to the production of multilayer printed wiring boards. Recent development of the service is briefly discussed, highlighting the ways it can reduce costs and investment required to produce in large volume. A description of the process follows, providing an indication of the scope and nature of inner layer preparation, up to the final bonding stage. Reference is also made to the method used of location for drilling and finishing operations.

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Circuit World, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1981

Institute members are reminded that the Second Printed Circuit World Convention is to be held in Munich from Tuesday, the 9th of June to Friday the 12th June 1981, both dates…

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Institute members are reminded that the Second Printed Circuit World Convention is to be held in Munich from Tuesday, the 9th of June to Friday the 12th June 1981, both dates inclusive. Most members of the Institute will remember the first highly successful venture organised by this Institute in conjunction with the IMF & ECIP which was held at the Cafe Royal, London in June, 1978 to which over 700 delegates attended from over 20 countries. This year Germany is the host country and the organisers report that an equally ambitious programme has been arranged with attendances expected to exceed that of London.

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Circuit World, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

Book part
Publication date: 7 July 2004

Regina Hewitt

This essay is an exercise in imaginative historiography. Its purpose is to modify the boundaries between sociology, social work, and literature that have become impediments to the…

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This essay is an exercise in imaginative historiography. Its purpose is to modify the boundaries between sociology, social work, and literature that have become impediments to the pursuit of socially responsible scholarship; its goal is to create an analogue in the past for a field that many revisionists wish to create in the present – a field of cultural inquiry in which knowledge is considered both cognitive and emotional, methods are imaginative, and results are meant to improve human relations. In the past I posit as a “working hypothesis” (in Mead’s sense of the term) for this field, I bring together figures, specifically Jane Addams and the nineteenth-century playwright Joanna Baillie, whose contributions to sociology and literature are being separately but not jointly recovered. I examine three key similarities that make Addams and Baillie kindred spirits: they cultivated sympathy as a way of knowing and acting, and made it the basis for social change; they preferred situational problem-solving to theory-building; they used drama for value inquiry and morality construction. Throughout, I also allude to affinities with the thought of Mead, affinities that are important for avoiding gender essentialism in this argument. I illustrate the combined use of problem-solving, sympathy and drama by linking Baillie’s plays on criminality with Addams’s and Mead’s efforts at criminal justice reform and with present-day efforts to move from an ethics of justice to an ethics of care. By bringing Baillie to Hull-House and considering how she might have contributed to the work of Addams, Mead, and their associates, I construct a precedent for transdisciplinary cultural inquiry.

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Studies in Symbolic Interaction
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-261-0

Article
Publication date: 15 February 2024

M. Dwarakanath, Vidyadhar Gedam, Kadirvelu Krishna, Narassima M.S., P. Prabhu and Varman Nandi

Industries worldwide have been striving to serve the increasing demand of consumers alongside providing importance to environmental issues. Yet, there are concern-raising changes…

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Purpose

Industries worldwide have been striving to serve the increasing demand of consumers alongside providing importance to environmental issues. Yet, there are concern-raising changes on the planet, such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting in a temperature rise. India remains a vital party of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. Henceforth, the paper aims to study the increased emissions of GHG in Puducherry, an Indian Union Territory that faces tremendous pressure owing to its denser population.

Design/methodology/approach

The research is designed as a case study conducted in a tyre manufacturing unit in Puducherry. The industrial sector was chosen, as it is the largest contributor (78%) of the total GHG emissions. Case studies were chosen to analyse the GHG emissions and the effects of implementing the policies and imposing interventions over time. The identified areas of improvement, proposed changes and the implemented ones with the results over a three-year period have been discussed.

Findings

The present study’s GHG inventorisation for Puducherry paved the way for preparing mitigation and adaptation plans. A total of 21 and 48 changes were incorporated to conserve fuel and power, respectively. A significant 11% reduction in power consumption and 1,113,008/litres of furnace oil was achieved. This translates to 5,115 tCO2 and 3,306 tCO2, respectively.

Practical implications

This research will help to improve the importance of climate change management in the manufacturing sector, and it will pave the way for achieving effective sustainable practices.

Originality/value

Such case studies could cumulatively impact the policy directives/ interventions on GHG emissions. Though this seems a small leap, putting them into practice at firm levels would contribute significantly towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

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Journal of Indian Business Research, vol. 16 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4195

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Book part
Publication date: 25 April 2014

Malcolm Tight

This chapter examines the case of threshold concepts, as an example of a theory being developed and applied within higher education research. It traces the origins and meaning of…

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This chapter examines the case of threshold concepts, as an example of a theory being developed and applied within higher education research. It traces the origins and meaning of the term, reviews its application by higher education researchers and discusses the issues it raises and the critiques it has attracted. This case is of particular interest, as the idea of threshold concepts is little more than a decade old, yet in that time it has attracted considerable attention.

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Theory and Method in Higher Education Research II
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-823-5

Book part
Publication date: 4 August 2014

Katherine Adam, Colette Henry, Sarah Baillie and Jonathan Rushton

Agriculture and associated services are central to the rural economy of the United Kingdom. Rural veterinary enterprises are important providers of services to livestock…

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Purpose

Agriculture and associated services are central to the rural economy of the United Kingdom. Rural veterinary enterprises are important providers of services to livestock producers, but are now facing concerns over their future economic viability. The objectives of this chapter are to outline the changes occurring in the veterinary and agricultural sectors, and to explore the main issues affecting veterinary enterprises in a changing business environment.

Methodology

This is a conceptual chapter contextualised mainly within the United Kingdom. As such, the methodological approach comprises a critical review of current academic literatures, as well as government reports and relevant media articles.

Findings

The findings demonstrate that the commercial success of rural veterinary enterprises is critical to ensuring the future provision of high-quality animal health services to both farmers and government. The current issues facing farmers are likely to affect their willingness and resources to invest in veterinary services. Furthermore, farmers may have doubts as to vets’ ability to provide business-focussed services that add value. In addition, many public services are outsourced to private veterinary enterprises, and forthcoming policy changes are expected to lead to reduced income from public sources for both vets and their livestock farming clients. While wider issues affecting agriculture are beyond the control of private veterinary practitioners, veterinary enterprises will need to ensure that they can deal with such challenges and, where required, adapt their services accordingly.

Research limitations

The chapter is based on a review of extant literatures, and the scope of the research is therefore limited to existing knowledge about the farm animal veterinary business landscape.

Originality/value

The chapter summarises current knowledge of the challenges facing rural veterinary enterprises. While some of the issues described are specific to the veterinary sector, many are also relevant to other rural SMEs providing knowledge-intensive services to farmers. The chapter also describes areas requiring further empirical research.

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Exploring Rural Enterprise: New Perspectives On Research, Policy & Practice
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-109-1

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Article
Publication date: 7 December 2018

Yi Luo and Yirong Huang

The purpose of this paper is to explore whether stock index volatility series exhibit real long memory.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore whether stock index volatility series exhibit real long memory.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors employ sequential procedure to test structural break in volatility series, and use DFA and 2ELW to estimate long memory parameter for the whole samples and subsamples, and further apply adaptive FIGARCH (AFIGARCH) to describe long memory and structural break.

Findings

The empirical results show that stock index volatility series are characterized by long memory and structural break, and therefore it is appropriate to use AFIGARCH to model stock index volatility process.

Originality/value

This study empirically investigates the properties of long memory and structural break in stock index volatility series. The conclusion has a certain reference value for understanding the properties of long memory and structural break in volatility series for academic researchers, market participants and policy makers, and for modeling and forecasting future volatility, testing market efficiency, pricing financial assets, constructing quantitative investment strategy and measuring market risk.

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China Finance Review International, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2044-1398

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Book part
Publication date: 5 June 2020

Susan M. Brigham and Mohamed Kharbach

Photography is used in research because of its appeal for communicating, expressing feelings, sharing experiences, raising new awareness of participants and potential audiences…

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Photography is used in research because of its appeal for communicating, expressing feelings, sharing experiences, raising new awareness of participants and potential audiences, clarifying social issues, and framing plans for action. Taking and sharing photos has become easier particularly because of ready access to devices with cameras. Yet, using photographs in research can undermine anonymity and confidentiality (Noland, 2006), and unanticipated unauthorised dissemination of digital images raises ethical concerns for researchers using photography in their research methods (Brigham, Baillie Abidi, & Calatayud, 2018). In this chapter, the authors discuss the participatory photography method and provide practical suggestions for carrying out ethical research using participatory photography. The authors highlight the cultural, social, and contextual situatedness of ethics by drawing on our own research project with youth with refugee experience.

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Ethics and Integrity in Visual Research Methods
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-420-0

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Book part
Publication date: 29 October 2020

Nicole J. Albrecht

In the 1950s, Einstein predicted that if humankind is to survive, we will need a substantially new manner of thinking. He believed that our task in life must be to widen our…

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In the 1950s, Einstein predicted that if humankind is to survive, we will need a substantially new manner of thinking. He believed that our task in life must be to widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its infinite beauty. The combined disciplines of mindfulness, ecopsychology, and sustainability education offer humanity a chance to develop this new way of thinking and being in the world. In this chapter, I describe my experience of teaching and designing curriculum that integrates contemplative practices with sustainability education in the space of higher education. The course I will be discussing, where nature-based mindfulness activities are offered, is called “MindBody Wellness.” As a part of the course, it is hoped that students will cultivate an expanded vision of the self—one known as the “ecological self”—a term coined in the 1980s. The ecological self is perceived to be a wide, expansive, or field-like sense of self, which ultimately includes all life forms, ecosystems, and the Earth. Preliminary research in the field indicates that cultivating loving-kindness and practicing mindfulness leads to a greater level of nature connectedness and need to care for and protect the natural world. However, my colleagues and I did not find this to be the case and needed to explicitly give students instructions to care for the environment.

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Exploring Self Toward Expanding Teaching, Teacher Education and Practitioner Research
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-262-9

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