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Article
Publication date: 1 January 2006

Luo Lu, Robin Gilmour, Shu‐Fang Kao and Mao‐Ting Huang

The aim of the research is twofold: to explore relations between work/family demands, work‐family conflict (WFC), family‐work conflict (FWC) and wellbeing outcomes, and to…

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Purpose

The aim of the research is twofold: to explore relations between work/family demands, work‐family conflict (WFC), family‐work conflict (FWC) and wellbeing outcomes, and to contrast employees from an individualistic (UK) and a collectivistic (Taiwan) society.

Design/methodology/approach

Heterogeneous samples of full‐time employees in Taiwan and UK were surveyed using structured questionnaires.

Findings

For both the Taiwanese and British, work demands were positively related to WFC, whereas family demands were positively related to FWC. Both WFC and FWC were negatively related to wellbeing for employees in the two countries. More importantly, it was found that, for British, there was a stronger positive relation between workload and WFC, as well as a stronger positive relation between sharing household chores and FWC than for Taiwanese.

Research limitations/implications

The relatively small sample size and the use of self‐report method are limitations of the present study. However, our results have both theoretical and practical implications. It is noted that Western findings regarding work/family issues may not generalize completely to a different cultural context. Consequently, company policies pertaining to work time and family issues should be re‐formulated, taking the core cultural values such as individualism‐collectivism into account.

Originality/value

The cross‐cultural comparative design is a major thrust of the present study, and the systematic examination of antecedents, moderators, and consequences of WFC and FWC is a rare effort in the field.

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Career Development International, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 1983

In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This wealth of…

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In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This wealth of material poses problems for the researcher in management studies — and, of course, for the librarian: uncovering what has been written in any one area is not an easy task. This volume aims to help the librarian and the researcher overcome some of the immediate problems of identification of material. It is an annotated bibliography of management, drawing on the wide variety of literature produced by MCB University Press. Over the last four years, MCB University Press has produced an extensive range of books and serial publications covering most of the established and many of the developing areas of management. This volume, in conjunction with Volume I, provides a guide to all the material published so far.

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Management Decision, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Article
Publication date: 21 February 2011

Fraser Mitchell, Claire Dobson, Anne McAlpine, Siobhan Dumbreck, Ian Wright and Fiona Mackenzie

This article reports on the experiences and outcomes of a demonstrator project in Fife aimed at improving intermediate care services. The project focused on three strands…

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This article reports on the experiences and outcomes of a demonstrator project in Fife aimed at improving intermediate care services. The project focused on three strands: workforce development, extended access and pharmacy. The outcomes provide valuable information to guide future developments in intermediate care services.

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Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 19 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1476-9018

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1932

The new protein conversion factors presented in this circular are based upon the most reliable information available regarding the nature and composition of the proteins in the…

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The new protein conversion factors presented in this circular are based upon the most reliable information available regarding the nature and composition of the proteins in the materials concerned. Although it is realised that their use will not give values which will express the quantity of protein in the different food materials with absolute accuracy, it is believed that they will give values representing the real protein content more closely than those obtained by the indiscriminate application of the factor 6·25, now in general use. How these factors are to be applied must be left to the discretion of those who wish to use them in their own particular fields.

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British Food Journal, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

Article
Publication date: 29 July 2010

James Kirkbride, Jeremy Coid, Craig Morgan, Paul Fearon, Paola Dazzan, Min Yang, Tuhina Lloyd, Glynn Harrison, Robin Murray and Peter Jones

Genetic and environmental factors are associated with psychosis risk, but the latter present more tangible markers for prevention. We conducted a theoretical exercise to estimate…

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Genetic and environmental factors are associated with psychosis risk, but the latter present more tangible markers for prevention. We conducted a theoretical exercise to estimate the proportion of psychotic illnesses that could be prevented if we could identify and remove all factors that lead to increased incidence associated with ethnic minority status and urbanicity. Measures of impact by population density and ethnicity were estimated from incidence rate ratios [IRR] obtained from two methodologically‐similar first episode psychosis studies in four UK centres. Multilevel Poisson regression was used to estimate IRR, controlling for confounders. Population attributable risk fractions [PAR] were estimated for our study population and the population of England. We considered three outcomes; all clinically relevant ICD‐10 psychotic illnesses [F10‐39], non‐affective psychoses [F20‐29] and affective psychoses [F30‐39]. One thousand and twenty‐nine subjects, aged 18‐64, were identified over 2.4 million person‐years. Up to 22% of all psychoses in England (46.9% within our study areas) could be prevented if exposures associated with increased incidence in ethnic minority populations could be removed; this is equivalent to 66.9% within ethnic minority groups themselves. For non‐affective psychoses only, PAR for population density was large and significant (27.5%); joint PAR with ethnicity was 61.7%. Effect sizes for common socio‐environmental risk indicators for psychosis are large; inequalities were marked. This analysis demonstrates potential importance in another light: we need to move beyond current epidemiological approaches to elucidate exact socio‐environmental factors that underpin urbanicity and ethnic minority status as markers of increased risk by incorporating gene‐environment interactions that adopt a multi disciplinary perspective.

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Journal of Public Mental Health, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5729

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1999

John K. Harris, Paula M.C. Swatman and Sherah Kurnia

Efficient consumer response (ECR) is a supply chain management strategy which attempts to address the inefficiencies that have led to excessive inventory and unnecessary costs at…

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Efficient consumer response (ECR) is a supply chain management strategy which attempts to address the inefficiencies that have led to excessive inventory and unnecessary costs at all levels within the grocery industry supply chain. Although originating in the USA, ECR has also attracted attention and interest in many other countries. This paper presents the results of an Australian study which was designed to assess the applicability of ECR within the Australian grocery industry. The results of the study indicate that the inefficient business practices of the US supply chain are also prevalent within the Australian grocery industry and that some Australian companies had already begun to engage in business activities related to ECR as early as 1996.

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Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-8546

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1983

Martin Christopher

It is sometimes suggested that the role of distribution is to provide “time and place utility” in the transfer of goods and services between buyer and seller. Put another way…

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It is sometimes suggested that the role of distribution is to provide “time and place utility” in the transfer of goods and services between buyer and seller. Put another way, there is no value in a product or service until it is in the hands of the customer or consumer. It follows that making the product or service “available” is what, in essence, the distribution function of the business is all about. “Availability” is in itself a complex concept, impacted upon by a galaxy of factors which together constitute customer service. These factors might include delivery frequency and reliability, stock levels and order cycle time, for example, as they all impact upon availability. Indeed, it could be said that ultimately customer service is determined by the interaction of all those factors that affect the process of making products and services available to the buyer.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Materials Management, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0269-8218

Book part
Publication date: 3 December 2018

Jan Keane

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National Identity and Education in Early Twentieth Century Australia
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-246-6

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Publication date: 1 August 1990

Elcometer celebrates second Queen's Award Ian Sellars, managing director of Elcometer Instruments Ltd, thanked staff for their fine team effort when civic dignitaries, staff and…

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Elcometer celebrates second Queen's Award Ian Sellars, managing director of Elcometer Instruments Ltd, thanked staff for their fine team effort when civic dignitaries, staff and associates joined to celebrate the presentation of Elcometer's second Queen's Award.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 37 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

Article
Publication date: 1 December 1999

Herbert Kotzab

In 1992, efficient consumer response (ECR) was presented as a powerful tool for optimizing the supply chain performance within the US grocery industry. Explores the different…

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In 1992, efficient consumer response (ECR) was presented as a powerful tool for optimizing the supply chain performance within the US grocery industry. Explores the different European approaches that have been developed since then to transfer the basic ideas of ECR to Europe. Discusses the existing ECR models by criticizing their assumptions and results. The assumptions that form the basis of the paper refer to the results of the theoretical and empirical work concerning logistics carried out by the Department of Retailing and Marketing of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. The methodological approach of this work refers to the analysis of secondary statistical data, literature review and expert interviews, conducted at the various ECR‐Europe Congresses and national ECR events.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 14 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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