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Roger Parker

Outlines a number of recent Court decisions which emphasise therestrictive view courts are taking of parties′ rights and liabilities inthe area of negligence and their…

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Outlines a number of recent Court decisions which emphasise the restrictive view courts are taking of parties′ rights and liabilities in the area of negligence and their implications for the relative responsibility of occupiers and owners for building maintenance.

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Facilities, vol. 8 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Roger Parker

Argues that the harmonization of standards in European Communitypublic works and supply contracts will have the effect of openingtenders for contracts, which will in turn…

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Argues that the harmonization of standards in European Community public works and supply contracts will have the effect of opening tenders for contracts, which will in turn allow industry, manufacturing and construction contractors to expand both domestic and EC markets. Summarises the provisions of Council Directives that co‐ordinate procedures for the award of Public Works Contracts and Public Supply Contracts.

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Facilities, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Gerald Swaby

The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical examination of the current law and the possible changes that are under consideration by the Law Commissions, after…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical examination of the current law and the possible changes that are under consideration by the Law Commissions, after public consultation in relation to the continuing duty of good faith and post‐contractual duties owed by the insured towards the insurer.

Design/methodology/approach

The research is addressed using case law, statutes, current academic and Law Commissions publications in the UK.

Findings

First, the paper finds that the current state of the law allows for the insurer to claim damages from an insured when a fraudulent claim is made to recover the cost of any investigations. Second the insurer can refuse to meet a claim that is tainted by fraud. Third the insurer can have the right to avoid the policy obligations upon the discovery of a fraud, but subject to some limitations. Fourth there is a need for the insured to be protected against an insurer's unjustified allegations of fraud.

Research limitations/implications

This work does not address detailed issues in relation to pre‐contractual issues of good faith. These have been discussed in a previous edition of this journal see Swaby. G. (2010) “Insurance law: fit for purpose in the twenty‐first century?” IJLMA, 52 (1), pp. 21‐39. ISSN 1754‐243X.

Practical implications

The Law Commission will be undertaking further consultations before reforming this area of law.

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This paper will be of interest to legal practitioners and academics and those in the insurance industry.

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International Journal of Law and Management, vol. 53 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-243X

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Nick Axford and Vashti Berry

This article seeks to help senior local policy‐makers, managers and practitioners in children's services to develop robust but realistic and manageable strategies for…

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This article seeks to help senior local policy‐makers, managers and practitioners in children's services to develop robust but realistic and manageable strategies for measuring outcomes in a multi‐disciplinary context. Drawing on orthodox research methods, it sets out strategies for measuring outcomes in children's services at individual child, service and community levels. It is intended to show how, in a given local jurisdiction, different approaches to measuring outcomes could fit together logically and within a reasonable budget, so creating an outcome culture and contributing to the development and integration of services. The principles outlined would also apply to adult services.

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Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 13 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1476-9018

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Edward Valauskas

THE APPLE MACINTOSH IN THE '90S: PROSPECTS AND DILEMMAS. Over the past six years, technological developments have encouraged librarians to migrate more and more of their…

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THE APPLE MACINTOSH IN THE '90S: PROSPECTS AND DILEMMAS. Over the past six years, technological developments have encouraged librarians to migrate more and more of their computing tasks to the desktop. Routines once left to mainframes and minicomputers are now completed on personal computers and workstations in administrative offices, reference desks, and cataloging carrels. The Apple Macintosh has grown in the past five years to meet these needs of librarians, not in any organized fashion specifically designed for librarians, but as part of a larger trend of greater computing strength for a given price, in pace with hardware offerings from other manufacturers.

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Library Workstation Report, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1041-7923

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Hyo Sun Jung and Hye Hyun Yoon

This study aims to investigate the effects of workplace bullying on the coping strategies (responses) and counterproductive behavior of hospitality employees.

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Purpose

This study aims to investigate the effects of workplace bullying on the coping strategies (responses) and counterproductive behavior of hospitality employees.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample consisted of 284 luxury hotel employees in the Korean hospitality industry. SPSS and AMOS were the statistical programs used to verify the hypotheses of the present study. Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability analysis were conducted to verify the validity and reliability of the measured items. Before verification of the hypotheses, directivity between factors derived through correlation analysis was verified, and causal relationships with regard to the three hypotheses were verified through the structural equation model.

Findings

Organizational and work-related bullying had a significant effect on task coping, whereas personal bullying had a significant effect on emotional and avoidance coping. The results also showed that positive task coping did not significantly affect counterproductive behavior, but negative coping, such as emotional and avoidance responses, significantly affected employees’ counterproductive behavior.

Originality/value

The present study verified that coping responses in work situations can differ depending on the type of workplace bullying that occurs. Task coping, a positive coping strategy, was affected by organizational and work-related bullying, whereas emotional and avoidance coping, negative coping strategies, were negatively affected by personal bullying. Consequently, the possibility of harmful actions against organizations varies depending on the coping strategies chosen by employees who are exposed to bullying. Therefore, appropriate education should be offered to employees to use positive and proactive work-oriented coping strategies when dealing with bullying rather than negative methods such as emotional or avoidance coping.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 30 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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J. MacKenna

December 8, 1967 National Insurance — Insurable employment — Owner driver — Contract for carriage of company's cement — Declaration that owner driver independent…

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December 8, 1967 National Insurance — Insurable employment — Owner driver — Contract for carriage of company's cement — Declaration that owner driver independent contractor — Payment on mileage basis — Exclusive provision of vehicle for company's deliveries — Compliance with company's rules — Whether contract of service or for services — Relevance of ownership of assets and opportunity for profit or loss — Whether owner driver “employed person” — Whether contract of carriage — National Insurance Act, 1965 (13 & 14 Eliz. II, c.51), ss.1(2). 3(b).

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Managerial Law, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Philip M. Clark

Acquiring a major new piece of equipment is usually exciting. You have great expectations of all the new things you can accomplish. But the experienced computer person…

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Acquiring a major new piece of equipment is usually exciting. You have great expectations of all the new things you can accomplish. But the experienced computer person also expects some difficulties, especially when that new piece of equipment is a printer. In my experience — confirmed by articles in the computer press — perhaps 90 percent of the most common problems in microcomputing involve the printer. The problems range from poor ribbons to the incompatibility of your favorite piece of software with your new WhizBang 1300 Print Machine. Consequently, it's nice to be able to say that I've been delighted with my new Hewlett‐Packard LaserJet III printer. It was a cinch to install, the print quality is as good as its press notices, and it's quiet. Generally speaking, my software has even been able to make use of all its features.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Outlines the main points of a paper presented at the RIBA/EEOConference held on 24 January 1990 which focused on the increasing useof energy in modern offices. Tries to…

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Outlines the main points of a paper presented at the RIBA/EEO Conference held on 24 January 1990 which focused on the increasing use of energy in modern offices. Tries to determine how much energy offices should use. Results of a questionnaire survey indicate that the range of energy consumption and costs is extremely wide. Examines a series of case studies of energy use in modern offices, analyses these and provides some recommendations to ensure that environmental and energy issues are reflected in buildings of the future.

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Facilities, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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