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Article
Publication date: 1 April 2001

Michèle Sadler and Sue Gatenby

Two sets of voluntary labelling guidelines for the food industry have been developed under the auspices of IGD. Voluntary Labelling Guidelines for Food Allergens and Gluten are…

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Two sets of voluntary labelling guidelines for the food industry have been developed under the auspices of IGD. Voluntary Labelling Guidelines for Food Allergens and Gluten are aimed at manufacturers and retailers of packaged foods. The guidelines aim to ensure a consistent approach to labelling, across industry, such that the use of allergenic foods as ingredients in food products will always be labelled in the ingredients list, and advisory labelling for the adventitious presence of traces of peanuts and tree nuts will be based on an assessed risk of the manufacturing processes and ingredients supply. Voluntary Guidelines for the Provision of Food Safety Advice on Product Labels aim to supplement statutory requirements and to reinforce food safety messages to assist consumers in their domestic environment.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 31 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 1994

Paula Hunt, Sue Gatenby and Mike Rayner

As part of its research into a National Food Guide (NFG) for the UK, theHealth Education Authority reveals an experimental methodology intoconsumers′ understanding and recall of…

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As part of its research into a National Food Guide (NFG) for the UK, the Health Education Authority reveals an experimental methodology into consumers′ understanding and recall of food‐for‐health information when presented in different ways, as well as a qualitative approach to assess consumer preferences for the format and title of the guide. A parallel, smaller study was undertaken involving health educators. Describes the findings of these studies and finds that the views of consumers and professionals are different in a variety of respects. Concludes with the hope that “The National Food Guide – The Balance of Good Health” will be welcomed by health and nutrition educators and will help reduce misinformation and misunderstanding among consumers.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 94 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 1994

Paula Hunt, Mike Rayner and Sue Gatenby

A National Food Guide (NFG) for the UK will enable all nutritioneducators to use the same vehicle for conveying food and healthmessages. The public will, thus, receive a…

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A National Food Guide (NFG) for the UK will enable all nutrition educators to use the same vehicle for conveying food and health messages. The public will, thus, receive a consistent message, visually reinforced through a variety of channels. The development of a NFG for the UK is a priority project for the Government′s Nutrition Task Force and is a tripartite project between the Department of Health (DoH), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) and the Health Education Authority (HEA). Discusses the main aim of the HEA funded research project (Stage III): to assess actual consumer understanding and recall of information contained within the guide (as opposed to stated preferences) when the information was presented in different ways. The research experimentally tested the pyramid and plate formats of a food selection guide with a sample of 2,000 consumers in the UK. Presents the research design and methodology; results will appear in a later issue. It is planned to launch the final NFG in summer 1994.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 94 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 2005

Rachel Ashworth, Tom Entwistle, Julian Gould‐Williams and Michael Marinetto

This monograph contains abstracts from the 2005 Employment Research Unit Annual Conference Cardiff Business School,Cardiff University, 6‐7th September 2005

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This monograph contains abstracts from the 2005 Employment Research Unit Annual Conference Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, 6‐7th September 2005

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Management Research News, vol. 28 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Article
Publication date: 11 April 2016

Chin Wei Chong, Yee Yen Yuen, Booi Chen Tan, Zainal Abu Zarim and Norhasniza Abdul Hamid

This paper aims to identify the key competencies managerial coaches have and examine the significant competencies that affect coaching effectiveness in the Malaysian…

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Purpose

This paper aims to identify the key competencies managerial coaches have and examine the significant competencies that affect coaching effectiveness in the Malaysian telecommunications industry.

Design/methodology/approach

The unit of analysis was individual managerial coaches who were working in the Malaysian telecommunications industry. Among the 300 questionnaires distributed, a total of 140 were obtained and deemed sufficiently complete to be useable. Descriptive and multiple regression analyses were used to analyze the data.

Findings

The results indicated that leadership development is the most important function of managerial coaching, followed by communication. In addition, co-creating the relationship and effective communication are the critical categories of competencies for managerial coaching. Analysis from the regression highlighted that effective communication is the influencing factor on the coaching effectiveness, followed by facilitating learning, and results. The findings also shown that all the core competencies in setting foundation are the significant influencing factors.

Research limitations/implications

Analyses relied on cross-sectional data and limits the generalizability of findings to other industries. The utilization of self-reported perceptual data may suffer from response bias.

Practical implications

This paper highlights personal or professional coaching characteristics that might affect managerial leadership development. It also provides a list of important criteria for developing effective managerial coaching to assist Malaysian managerial coaches to build a world class workforce.

Originality/value

Using International Coach Foundation competency model, this study provides an insight on the important criteria to develop and select coaching managers effectively which ultimately lead to performance improvement in the organization.

Article
Publication date: 1 December 2005

Mike McGrath

The purpose of this article is to provide a review of the most recent literature concerning document supply and related matters.

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to provide a review of the most recent literature concerning document supply and related matters.

Design/methodology/approach

Includes the reading of over 140 published works, including journals, monographs, reports and web sites.

Findings

Finds that open access is moving from debate to reality, that debate continues about the future of scholarly communication and there is growing hostility to big deals.

Originality/value

Provides a useful source of information for librarians and others interested in document supply and related matters.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 33 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Article
Publication date: 31 August 2010

Sue N. Moore, Simon Murphy, Katy Tapper and Laurence Moore

Social, physical and temporal characteristics are known to influence the eating experience and the effectiveness of nutritional policies. As the school meal service features…

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Purpose

Social, physical and temporal characteristics are known to influence the eating experience and the effectiveness of nutritional policies. As the school meal service features prominently in UK nutritional and health promotion policy, the paper's aim is to investigate the characteristics of the primary school dining context and their implications for eating behaviours.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study of one local authority in Wales was conducted involving 11 primary schools stratified into socio‐economic quartiles. Focussed observations were carried out over two to three lunchtimes per school to explore their social, physical and temporal characteristics. These were supplemented by semi‐structured interviews with catering staff and midday supervisors.

Findings

The dining halls had numerous generic attributes (e.g. accommodation, equipment, length of lunchtime, social actors). These interacted to have a direct, but not necessarily positive, bearing on food choice and consumption. Overcrowded, multi‐purpose dining halls coupled with time pressures and dynamic social situations detracted from the eating experience and the ability of staff to encourage children to eat.

Practical implications

Without addressing these underlying issues, school nutritional policy may only play a limited role in influencing what children eat. It is recommended that policy places a greater emphasis on factors such as the eating environment; the time available for eating; and the role of the midday supervisor.

Originality/value

Previous studies of dining halls have generally been part of process evaluations of nutritional interventions. This study adds value by conducting a focussed investigation into the relationship between the dining hall environment and eating behaviours.

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Health Education, vol. 110 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-4283

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Article
Publication date: 7 September 2015

Emmanuel Mogaji

Identifying the protected characteristics under the Equality Act of the UK, the purpose of this paper is to discover the extent to which the protected characteristics are featured…

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Purpose

Identifying the protected characteristics under the Equality Act of the UK, the purpose of this paper is to discover the extent to which the protected characteristics are featured in British newspaper advertisements, as evidence of diversity and equality in the country.

Design/methodology/approach

Content analysis of advertisements obtained from nine national newspapers of the UK collected over 12 months. The criteria used to select the newspapers were category, popularity (circulation figures) and the readership demographics (range and variety of the audience).

Findings

Disabled individuals are under-represented in print advertisements, and so are close relationships between individuals of the same sex signifying a civil partnership (or sexual orientation). There seems to be an equal level of portrayal of males and females, though men still feature more in a business setting while women are seen more in home settings.

Practical implications

The findings suggest opportunities for advertisers to integrate disabled individuals into their marketing campaigns, not just as a business strategy for targeted markets but as individuals in a diversified community. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people could also be featured in advertisements for products and services that couples usually buy together, for example, holidays and mortgages.

Originality/value

This study expands on the existing study on the portrayal in advertisements of stereotypes of genders, different age-groups and ethnic minorities. The portrayal of disability, sexuality and religious beliefs were considered within newspapers in UK, bridging some crucial gaps and providing outcomes relevant to numerous types of stakeholders, including the brands, advertising industry and academic researchers.

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Marketing Intelligence & Planning, vol. 33 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-4503

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Article
Publication date: 9 March 2015

Simon L Albrecht, Arnold B Bakker, Jamie A Gruman, William H Macey and Alan M Saks

The purpose of this paper is to argue in support of a model that shows how four key HRM practices focused on engagement influence organizational climate, job demands and job…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to argue in support of a model that shows how four key HRM practices focused on engagement influence organizational climate, job demands and job resources, the psychological experiences of safety, meaningfulness and availability at work, employee engagement, and individual, group and organizational performance and competitive advantage.

Design/methodology/approach

This conceptual review focuses on the research evidence showing interrelationships between organizational context factors, job factors, individual employee psychological and motivational factors, employee outcomes, organizational outcomes and competitive advantage. The proposed model integrates frameworks that have previously run independently in the HR and engagement literatures.

Findings

The authors conclude that HRM practitioners need to move beyond the routine administration of annual engagement surveys and need to embed engagement in HRM policies and practices such personnel selection, socialization, performance management, and training and development.

Practical implications

The authors offer organizations clear guidelines for how HR practices (i.e. selection, socialization, performance management, training) can be used to facilitate and improve employee engagement and result in positive outcomes that will help organizations achieve a competitive advantage.

Originality/value

The authors provide useful new insights for researchers and management professionals wishing to embed engagement within the fabric of HRM policies and practices and employee behaviour, and organizational outcomes.

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Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2051-6614

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Article
Publication date: 21 November 2018

Varsha Jain, Meetu Chawla, B.E. Ganesh and Christopher Pich

This study aims to examine brand personality and its application to political branding. This study focuses on the brand personality of a political leader from the BJP Party brand…

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Purpose

This study aims to examine brand personality and its application to political branding. This study focuses on the brand personality of a political leader from the BJP Party brand (Bharatiya Janta Party). The development of a strong political brand personality is crucial for success at the polls. Little research has been dedicated to this phenomenon particularly beyond Western political and post-election contexts.

Design/methodology/approach

The scope and development of the study required a qualitative approach. The theoretical frameworks of the study acted as the deductive base of the study. The insights of the respondents were the inductive base of the study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with external stakeholders [voters]. In addition, semi-structured interviews were also adopted to capture the branding activities used by internal stakeholders [BJP].

Findings

The brand personality dimensions such as sincerity; agreeableness, competence, energy, openness, conscientiousness and emotional stability were clearly associated with a political leader. Negative qualities such as dictatorial attitudes and arrogance affected the political leader’s brand personality. Religious partisanship was another strong negative trait affecting the brand personality of the political leader.

Originality/value

The study has an actionable framework for political brand personality in the post-election context. It offers negative qualities to be avoided in the development of the political brand personality of the leader. It offers insights about the political brand personality of the leader in terms of young digitally savvy voters.

Propósito

Este trabajo examina la aplicación de la personalidad de marca al ámbito del marketing político y de la marca personal política. Concretamente se centra en la personalidad de marca de un líder político del partido Bharantiya Janta Party (BJP). El desarrollo de una fuerte marca personal política es crucial para el éxito en las elecciones. Pocos trabajos se han centrado hasta el momento en este fenómeno más allá del contexto político occidental.

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

El alcance y desarrollo del estudio requirió la adopción de un enfoque cualitativo. El marco teórico sirvió de base deductiva al tiempo que las entrevistas realizadas sirvieron de base inductiva. Estas entrevistas fueron semi-estructuradas y dirigidas a grupos de interés externos del BJP (los votantes). Además, se realizaron entrevistas también semi-estructuradas para capturar las actividades de marca desarrolladas por los grupos de interés internos (candidatos, políticos, trabajadores y gerentes del partido).

Resultados

Las dimensiones de personalidad de marca sinceridad, competencia, energía, estabilidad emocional, franqueza y escrupulosidad están claramente asociadas con un líder político. Por el contrario, rasgos negativos como las actitudes arrogantes y dictatoriales dañan la personalidad de marca de dicho líder, pero sobretodo el partidismo religioso.

Originalidad/valor

El trabajo proporciona un marco de acción para la marca personal política en un contexto post-electoral. Proporciona indicaciones de los rasgos y cualidades negativas que deben de evitarse en el desarrollo de una marca personal para un líder político. Ofrece también evidencias sobre la personalidad de marca que tiene que desarrollar un líder de cara a los votantes más dinámicos y digitales.

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