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Publication date: 1 June 2001

Gillian Kellock Hay, Rona S. Beattie, Ron Livingstone and Pauline Munro

Examines the context of the voluntary sector and its impact on organisational processes. Provides a selective overview of traditional literature on change management and…

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Examines the context of the voluntary sector and its impact on organisational processes. Provides a selective overview of traditional literature on change management and assesses its relevance for the voluntary sector. Investigates alternative models that could facilitate understanding of change processes in the voluntary sector. Discusses the results from an empirical study into the change management experiences of a voluntary sector umbrella body. Concludes with key HRM lessons for the wider voluntary sector at this time of significant change, as well as highlighting the impact of contextual factors on the application of generic models of change.

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Employee Relations, vol. 23 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Publication date: 8 May 2019

Barrie Gunter

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Children and Mobile Phones: Adoption, Use, Impact, and Control
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-036-4

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Publication date: 1 April 2002

Mert Livingstone and Brett Dibkey

Pharmacia’s Corporate Services organisation (which consists of Global Real Estate, Facilities Management, and various other internal service functions) recently commenced…

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Pharmacia’s Corporate Services organisation (which consists of Global Real Estate, Facilities Management, and various other internal service functions) recently commenced an initiative aimed at driving operational excellence throughout all functional areas and geographic sites. Apart from greatly improving both financial and operational results, this initiative also led to the collapse of existing functional and geographic ‘silos’. By breaking down these ‘silos’ (which developed partially as a result of Pharmacia’s recent merger activity), Corporate Services has begun to achieve breakthrough results. These results are largely attributable to the application of a comprehensive, management‐sponsored undertaking, referred to as the Continuous Improvement (CI) Initiative. The CI Initiative has helped to minimise disparity, drive process optimisation and ensure enterprise‐wide alignment with organisational objectives. This paper outlines the various tools, processes and resources that Corporate Services’ management used in design and execution of the CI Initiative. Most notably, the paper describes the use of ‘scorecards’ to communicate and drive performance in a balanced context. Further, the paper provides numerous real‐life examples of how these scorecards are leveraged in the identification and prioritisation of process improvement opportunities.

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Journal of Facilities Management, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-5967

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Publication date: 1 November 1997

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Describes the background to publishing in Scotland and outlines the nature and range of current Scottish publishing houses. Sets Scottish publishing within its UK and…

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Describes the background to publishing in Scotland and outlines the nature and range of current Scottish publishing houses. Sets Scottish publishing within its UK and European context and indicates a number of major trends. Presents broad statistics of current Scottish publishing. Describes the nature, activities and achievements of 30 Scottish publishing houses, from large to small and from general to specialist.

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Library Review, vol. 46 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 18 April 2008

Cason Snow

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the genre of tabletop fantasy role‐playing games and provide guidance in building an initial collection.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the genre of tabletop fantasy role‐playing games and provide guidance in building an initial collection.

Design/methodology/approach

The first part of the paper is designed to present the development of tabletop fantasy role‐playing games in a historiographic model, tracing the history of these games from the 1970s to 2006. The second portion is a bibliographic essay and critique of several noteworthy fantasy role‐playing games, including analysis of the settings and systems of each game.

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The paper provides a history of the development of fantasy role‐playing games and provides guidance on how to start a collection. The study recognizes a lack of academic research on the topic and seeks to provide a brief introduction.

Practical implications

The paper provides a clear concise history of role‐playing game development and balanced advice for librarians who wish to begin collecting role‐playing games.

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This paper begins to fill the need for academic study of the subject and provides practical advice for collection development librarians.

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Collection Building, vol. 27 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 May 1978

J. A. Welch (Plant & Vessel) Ltd, Stalco Works, Livingstone Road, London E15, announce the introduction of their Raywell Solvent Recovery Unit, Model B. Model B, of double…

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J. A. Welch (Plant & Vessel) Ltd, Stalco Works, Livingstone Road, London E15, announce the introduction of their Raywell Solvent Recovery Unit, Model B. Model B, of double the capacity of Model A, is intended for the larger scale solvent users, such as paint, printing ink and pharmaceutical manufacturers, who produce considerable quantities of waste capable of recovery and re‐use. Like Model A, Model B is a completely packaged self‐contained unit which can it is claimed recover all industrial solvents, produces a high quality of recovered solvent and has low energy requirements. Requiring little attention, the Unit can be operated by unskilled personnel and laborious routine cleaning has been eliminated.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 7 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 September 2001

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Assembly Automation, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-5154

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Publication date: 1 January 1980

A special meeting of members was held during the course of the Institute's Northern Printed Circuit Symposium on Tuesday, 20th November. The meeting was held to consider…

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A special meeting of members was held during the course of the Institute's Northern Printed Circuit Symposium on Tuesday, 20th November. The meeting was held to consider, and if thought fit, to vote on two proposals of the Executive Council which were essentially:‐

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Circuit World, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

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Publication date: 1 January 1986

Franklin J. Adejuwon

The name of the continent originates from the Latin word AFRICUS — otherwise “CLEAN CONTINENT”. Africa lies within the North and South of the globe and also spreads…

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The name of the continent originates from the Latin word AFRICUS — otherwise “CLEAN CONTINENT”. Africa lies within the North and South of the globe and also spreads between the Eastern and Western side with the greater side lying at the Est of the globe. The equator passes through the middle part of the continent and this peculiar geographical position of Africa from the two sides of equator allows the continent some special physical features such as sunshine all year round, almost equal days and equal nights throughout the year round, and consistent symetric distribution of climate conditions and vegetational beits. With all these qualities, Africa can be described as the “Bright” Continent for tourism demand.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 41 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 1 August 1952

MID‐SEPTEMBER, with the summer gone irrevocably, allows the librarian a fortnight of reflection time before the strenuous interests of autumn and winter become active…

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MID‐SEPTEMBER, with the summer gone irrevocably, allows the librarian a fortnight of reflection time before the strenuous interests of autumn and winter become active. That is, if he returns stimulated in body and mind from a reasonable holiday and does not become immersed immediately in the almost compelling series of meetings of librarians arranged for the last fortnight of September and for October. For the student members the Birmingham Summer School remains in session until the 20th; for their elders ASLIB will confer at Swanwick from the 19th to 21st, and, in the same week‐end at Buxton, there will be the conference on library work for children; and, a week later, 26th to 29th, the University and Research Section will occupy Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford. The arrangements for October are set out in the L. A. Record. Their profusion embarasses many librarians. It is only natural that, as librarianship extends, every organized part of it becomes keenly aware of its individuality and, as the profession today grows more and more conference‐minded, few can keep step, save in a general way, with more than a fraction of the meetings arranged. Some effort is made by the L.A. and by librarians to preserve and strengthen the basic unity of all librarianship, but otherwise the diversity is great.

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New Library World, vol. 54 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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