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Publication date: 1 June 1996

S. Peter Buck

Suggests that the discussion of online payments, while ultimately being a key issue for the future Information SuperHighway, is as significant now as it ever will be. The…

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Suggests that the discussion of online payments, while ultimately being a key issue for the future Information SuperHighway, is as significant now as it ever will be. The explosive increase in the use of the Internet has seen the emergence of commercial services and pressures previously restricted to Compuserve and the like. Many predictions see this burgeoning electronic marketplace becoming a significant component of the world economy. However, this can only happen once two key problems have been addressed, namely, protecting property rights, and making payments. This has led to a frantic battle for payment mechanisms that can provide the new medium with the means of conducting transactions. Identifies the key commercial requirements that successful use of the Internet will impose on a payment mechanism. Identifies the different types of mechanisms that are proposed, on trial or in use on the Internet. Evaluates each of these mechanisms against the requirements to determine which (if any) are really suitable for electronic commerce.

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Internet Research, vol. 6 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 1 December 1997

S. Peter Buck

The discussion of online payments, while ultimately being a key issue for the future Information SuperHighway, is as significant now as it ever will be. The explosive…

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The discussion of online payments, while ultimately being a key issue for the future Information SuperHighway, is as significant now as it ever will be. The explosive increase in the use of the Internet has seen the emergence of commercial services and pressures previously restricted to Compuserve and the like. Many predictions see this burgeoning electronic marketplace becoming a significant component of the world economy. However this can only happen once two key problems have been addressed, namely, protecting property rights and Making payments. This has led to a frantic battle for payment mechanisms that can provide the new medium with the means of conducting transactions. Briefly examines the inexorable evolution of money into electronic forms and discusses the alternative types of payment mechanisms proposed, on trial or in use on the Internet. Identifies the key commercial requirements that successful use of the Internet will impose on a payment mechanism, and use these requirements to evaluate each of the mechanisms to determine which (if any) are really suitable for electronic commerce.

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Logistics Information Management, vol. 10 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6053

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Publication date: 1 October 2003

Robyn Kamira

This paper argues that one can extract relevant lessons in the information technology era from one’s colonial past. One such lesson is to understand how information…

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This paper argues that one can extract relevant lessons in the information technology era from one’s colonial past. One such lesson is to understand how information technologies might further impact on one’s knowledge. While there are many recent information technology projects, they are often ad hoc and in “pilot” or “trial” mode, reducing any chance of sustainability or “proof of concept”. However, experience has taught people some of the pitfalls, management and effectiveness of information technology, and the capacity to understand, select and critique is increasing. Thus, the edge of the tide creeps slowly forward.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 January 1954

Aarhus Kommunes Biblioteker (Teknisk Bibliotek), Ingerslevs Plads 7, Aarhus, Denmark. Representative: V. NEDERGAARD PEDERSEN (Librarian).

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Aarhus Kommunes Biblioteker (Teknisk Bibliotek), Ingerslevs Plads 7, Aarhus, Denmark. Representative: V. NEDERGAARD PEDERSEN (Librarian).

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 April 1949

It has often been said that a great part of the strength of Aslib lies in the fact that it brings together those whose experience has been gained in many widely differing…

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It has often been said that a great part of the strength of Aslib lies in the fact that it brings together those whose experience has been gained in many widely differing fields but who have a common interest in the means by which information may be collected and disseminated to the greatest advantage. Lists of its members have, therefore, a more than ordinary value since they present, in miniature, a cross‐section of institutions and individuals who share this special interest.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 1 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 April 1988

Peter Lorenzi, Roberto Friedmann and Joseph G.P. Paolillo

Four hundred professionals were sent surveys which measured the individual's propensity for financial risk and self‐descriptions of personal and business financial…

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Four hundred professionals were sent surveys which measured the individual's propensity for financial risk and self‐descriptions of personal and business financial risk‐taking behavior. One of four possible incentives (a prepaid $1 payoff, a promised $2 payoff, a $100 lottery, and no incentive) was offered to each surveyed subject. The prepaid $1 incentive resulted in the highest response rate. The type of incentive did not result in meaningful bias in the response pool.

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Journal of Consumer Marketing, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0736-3761

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Publication date: 21 November 2015

Rachel Forgasz

In this chapter, I explore embodiment as a multi-modal pedagogy for teacher education. I begin with a theoretical exploration of the concepts of embodiment and embodied…

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In this chapter, I explore embodiment as a multi-modal pedagogy for teacher education. I begin with a theoretical exploration of the concepts of embodiment and embodied pedagogy across a range of cultural, philosophical and research traditions and their significance in considering powerful pedagogies for contemporary teacher education. I then go on to present a lived example of ‘the image of the images’ as a drama-based embodied pedagogy for pre-service teacher reflection. Drawing on my research in Australia with a group of pre-service teachers, I unpack the potential benefits of embodied reflection as a pedagogical strategy for engaging pre-service teachers in deep, collaborative reflection on learning to teach. Finally, I offer suggestions for adapting and applying this pedagogical approach across different teacher education contexts.

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International Teacher Education: Promising Pedagogies (Part C)
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-674-4

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Publication date: 18 September 2007

Rick Holden and John Hamblett

This series of papers aims to explore the transition from higher education into work. It reports on research undertaken over a period of two years and which sought to…

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Purpose

This series of papers aims to explore the transition from higher education into work. It reports on research undertaken over a period of two years and which sought to track a number of young graduates as they completed their studies and embarked upon career of choice.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach adopted is defined and discussed as one of “common sense”. Alongside the notion of “common sense” the paper deploys two further concepts, “convention” and “faith” necessary to complete a rudimentary methodological framework. The narratives which are at the heart of the papers are built in such a way as to contain not only the most significant substantive issues raised by the graduates themselves but also the tone of voice specific to each.

Findings

Five cases are presented; the stories of five of the graduates over the course of one year. Story lines that speak of learning about the job, learning about the organisation and learning about self are identified. An uneven journey into a workplace community is evident. “Fragmentation” and “cohesion” are the constructs developed to reflect the conflicting dynamics that formed the lived experience of the transitional journeys experienced by each graduate.

Research limitations/implications

Whilst the longitudinal perspective adopted overcomes some of the major difficulties inherent in studies which simply use “snap shot” data, the natural limits of the “common sense” approach restrict theoretical development. Practically speaking, however, the papers identify issues for reflection for those within higher education and the workplace concerned with developing practical interventions in the areas of graduate employability, reflective practice and initial/continuous professional development.

Originality/value

The series of papers offers an alternative to orthodox studies within the broader context of graduate skills and graduate employment. The papers set this debate in a more illuminating context.

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Education + Training, vol. 49 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Childbirth and Parenting in Horror Texts
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-881-9

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Publication date: 1 April 1993

Henry C. Lucas, Peter Weill, David Willey and Sheila Cox

Do it right, and your investment in information technology can have ail sorts of strategic payoffs. Do it wrong, and you'll be paying, dearly, for nothing. Here's a guide…

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Do it right, and your investment in information technology can have ail sorts of strategic payoffs. Do it wrong, and you'll be paying, dearly, for nothing. Here's a guide to evaluating IT and measuring its impact.

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Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 14 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0275-6668

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