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Publication date: 1 August 1986

John R.F. Evans

According to Professor Robert A. Carlson, Continuing Education is the phrase used by UNESCO to embrace its wide definition of Adult Education. However, the ACACE Report…

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According to Professor Robert A. Carlson, Continuing Education is the phrase used by UNESCO to embrace its wide definition of Adult Education. However, the ACACE Report, Continuing Education: From Policies to Practice uses the DES discussion paper on Continuing Education: Post Experience Vocational Provision for Those in Employment to provide, if not a definition, then certainly a working brief:

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Education + Training, vol. 28 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 14 March 2015

Helena Santos-Rodrigues, Praveen Gupta and Robert Carlson

This study proposes a model to analyze the relationship between leadership, intellectual capital (human, structural, and relational), and their contribution to economic…

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This study proposes a model to analyze the relationship between leadership, intellectual capital (human, structural, and relational), and their contribution to economic renewal. The study contributes to the literature and higher education institution (HEI) management, by examining empirically and in greater depth, the antecedents and determinants of this problem. This study applies variance-based structural equation modeling, using partial least square on a sample of 195 academics from 52 countries. The results show that leadership has a positive and direct impact on human, structural, and relational capital, and that human capital has positive and direct impact on the structural and relational capital of the studied HEIs. Hence, we found that only the structural and relational capital of the HEIs have positive and direct impact on the contribution to economic renewal.

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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Publication date: 1 February 1983

A radically new jet engine, the PW4000, designed to save airlines hundreds of millions of dollars a year in fuel and maintenance costs, will be developed by United…

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A radically new jet engine, the PW4000, designed to save airlines hundreds of millions of dollars a year in fuel and maintenance costs, will be developed by United Technologies' Pratt & Whitney Group, the company said recently.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 55 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 January 2004

Robert Carlson, Charles Valdes and Mark Anson

In this article, the authors explore the origins of share ownership and its implications for corporate governance. They trace some of the current problems with governance…

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In this article, the authors explore the origins of share ownership and its implications for corporate governance. They trace some of the current problems with governance structure that exist in public companies and what solutions can be applied to correct these problems. The authors also offer some guidance on what it means to be a shareowner. They do not advocate changes to the securities laws and regulations. Rather, they argue for a change in investor attitudes‐a frame of mind that reminds investors of their ownership rights and duties.

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Journal of Investment Compliance, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1528-5812

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Publication date: 1 January 1973

Terry Morgan

How do you rate yourself as a selection interviewer? Most people who have to interview job applicants from time to time are usually pretty confident in their ability to…

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How do you rate yourself as a selection interviewer? Most people who have to interview job applicants from time to time are usually pretty confident in their ability to spot the ‘right person’. So, if you reckon you are ‘fair to good’, you have a lot of company! Perhaps you are a little suspicious of the ‘I can pick 'em as soon as they walk through the door’ school, but nevertheless, given half an hour's cha with the applicant, you have usually got his measure.

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Personnel Review, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 1 May 2002

David C. Bell, John S. Atkinson and Victoria Mosier

Describes how HIV and AIDS are carried and spread, particularly for high‐risk groups, but adds that it is not only behavioural but also those behaviours in conjunction…

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Describes how HIV and AIDS are carried and spread, particularly for high‐risk groups, but adds that it is not only behavioural but also those behaviours in conjunction with others. Employs figures and tables for added explanation and emphasis. Chronicles some individual case studies showing different “risk” behaviours and types of “unsafe” practices. Makes clear that the use of varied types of education are of major importance in the fight against ignorance and nonchalance in the battle against AIDS.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 22 no. 4/5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 1 October 1981

EDWARD R. COWLES

“This engine will give Delta the most fuel‐efficient airplane in airline operations.”

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“This engine will give Delta the most fuel‐efficient airplane in airline operations.”

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 53 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 January 1990

Nicholas G. Tomaiuolo

A survey conducted by the College Board and reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education revealed that six million adults study for college credit each year, and that 45…

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A survey conducted by the College Board and reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education revealed that six million adults study for college credit each year, and that 45 percent of all undergraduate and graduate students are over twenty‐five years of age. The survey also predicted the figure could rise to 50 percent by the year 2000. Recent adult education literature offers many papers advising colleges to gear up and embrace the reentry student. Academe's metamorphosis, demonstrated by independent degree programs, more weekend and evening classes, and other enticements, confirms this reorientation. A community adult education course entitled “Academia Revisited,” which is intended specifically as a preenrollment introduction for prospective reentrants, is a signal that colleges are actively courting the adult student. Increasing enrollments of adults attest a positive response to these changes.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 30 January 2015

Angela Maria Alves, Marcelo Pessoa and Clênio F Salviano

– The purpose of this paper is to address the development of a conceptual framework to drive and assess the quality of software production in the digital ecosystem domain.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to address the development of a conceptual framework to drive and assess the quality of software production in the digital ecosystem domain.

Design/methodology/approach

This research used action research paradigm, the soft methodology SSM and the framework PRO2PI-MFMOD. The methodologies were applied at Brazilian Public Software Ecosystem.

Findings

The results of this research shows: the dimension of the capacity, as suggested by ISO/IEC 15504, is insufficient for quality treatment in certain domains; SSM methodology is suitable for scope and domain clarification in digital ecosystems; and PRO2PI-MFMOD framework is suitable to create a reference model process for digital ecosystems software production.

Research limitations/implications

A complete SSM cycle was conducted, but with only one research cycle. In that sense, the results obtained in this research can be interpreted as boundaries to reflections regarding the learning occurred in the system.

Practical implications

The research offers an empirical contribution, mapping and defining maturity framework elements that can be used by the software production digital ecosystems, aiming the description and understanding of the phenomenon through the theoretical views of complexity theory, systemic thinking, digital ecosystems and maturity models.

Social implications

The contributions can be summarized in the following aspects: the maturity models evolution, shifting from command and control basis to cooperation and connection basis; the maturity models scope, drifting from organizational units to collaborative networks of software production; the assimilation and broadcast of digital ecosystems concept by MCTI; and the maturity levels introduced in the research can be used as a particular case of capacity dimension of the further ISO/IEC 33000 standards.

Originality/value

Through the results obtained with systematic revision of the literature, one can notice the absence of publications that approach all the four axes that ground this research simultaneously. The proposed subject is original and relevant to the software community in the matter of software process improvement and to the current and further public digital ecosystems of software development.

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Business Process Management Journal, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-7154

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Publication date: 29 July 2009

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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