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Publication date: 16 January 2009

Tim Ratcliffe

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Strategic Direction, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0258-0543

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Publication date: 18 April 2008

Tim Ratcliffe

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Strategic Direction, vol. 24 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0258-0543

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Publication date: 1 December 1998

Lawrie Hurst

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Structural Survey, vol. 16 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-080X

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Publication date: 1 November 1996

Eric Ratcliffe

A survey by questionnaire was conducted in order to obtain details of criteria employed in libraries in the shelving of the works of local poets in local collections or on…

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A survey by questionnaire was conducted in order to obtain details of criteria employed in libraries in the shelving of the works of local poets in local collections or on the main poetry shelves. The general extent of interest in book search and purchase of such works, and provision of venue facilities involving local poets reading their work were also determined. A considerable variation in shelving policy was found. More publicity for the local poet and his work is advocated, together with the ideal of large regional collections, such as achieved by the Northern Poetry Library.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 48 no. 11/12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 24 February 2012

Melanie Bull and Tim Brown

Communication is fundamental to the facilities management (FM) role within organisations; especially when the FM department is implementing changes to the workplace. This…

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Purpose

Communication is fundamental to the facilities management (FM) role within organisations; especially when the FM department is implementing changes to the workplace. This paper aims to present an evaluation of an instance.

Design/methodology/approach

A self‐administered online questionnaire was used to collect quantitative and qualitative data. The research focused on responses to satisfaction with the communication methods rather than reviewing the merits of alternative workplace strategies.

Findings

Findings included the impact of communication on staff satisfaction levels, the need to provide timely and relevant information and communication via a range of mediums and the need to ensure there was opportunity to participate in meaningful feedback. The key findings are substantiated with existing internal communication and change literature.

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The research highlights the practical importance of the need to improve communication within the FM industry and especially in change circumstances.

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Facilities, vol. 30 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Publication date: 1 January 1986

Richard M.S. Wilson

Suggests that most managers (other than those in marketing) take the view that too much money is spent on marketing. Adumbrates that the accountant may be able to…

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Suggests that most managers (other than those in marketing) take the view that too much money is spent on marketing. Adumbrates that the accountant may be able to contribute to improved decision making in marketing with regard to expenditure as an investment outlay rather than current expenses. Stresses, herein, that the concern for accounting is with marketing assets and their intangibility. Discusses further assets, valuation and investment and portrays these with the aid of tables and figures. Sums up by saying that a strong case can be made for recognizing many examples of marketing outlay as investments in assets rather than current operating expenses, showing new light on attitudes towards marketing decision‐making and financial reporting.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Publication date: 1 December 1987

Turbofan engines will continue to dominate in both medium and long range airliners of the future according to Rolls‐Royce chief engineer of Advanced Projects John Sadler.

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Turbofan engines will continue to dominate in both medium and long range airliners of the future according to Rolls‐Royce chief engineer of Advanced Projects John Sadler.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 59 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 22 November 2018

Peter Littlejohns, Katharina Kieslich, Albert Weale, Emma Tumilty, Georgina Richardson, Tim Stokes, Robin Gauld and Paul Scuffham

In order to create sustainable health systems, many countries are introducing ways to prioritise health services underpinned by a process of health technology assessment…

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Purpose

In order to create sustainable health systems, many countries are introducing ways to prioritise health services underpinned by a process of health technology assessment. While this approach requires technical judgements of clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness, these are embedded in a wider set of social (societal) value judgements, including fairness, responsiveness to need, non-discrimination and obligations of accountability and transparency. Implementing controversial decisions faces legal, political and public challenge. To help generate acceptance for the need for health prioritisation and the resulting decisions, the purpose of this paper is to develop a novel way of encouraging key stakeholders, especially patients and the public, to become involved in the prioritisation process.

Design/methodology/approach

Through a multidisciplinary collaboration involving a series of international workshops, ethical and political theory (including accountability for reasonableness) have been applied to develop a practical way forward through the creation of a values framework. The authors have tested this framework in England and in New Zealand using a mixed-methods approach.

Findings

A social values framework that consists of content and process values has been developed and converted into an online decision-making audit tool.

Research limitations/implications

The authors have developed an easy to use method to help stakeholders (including the public) to understand the need for prioritisation of health services and to encourage their involvement. It provides a pragmatic way of harmonising different perspectives aimed at maximising health experience.

Practical implications

All health care systems are facing increasing demands within finite resources. Although many countries are introducing ways to prioritise health services, the decisions often face legal, political, commercial and ethical challenge. The research will help health systems to respond to these challenges.

Social implications

This study helps in increasing public involvement in complex health challenges.

Originality/value

No other groups have used this combination of approaches to address this issue.

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Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol. 33 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7266

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Publication date: 1 December 2004

Stephen Brown and David Harrison

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Property Management, vol. 22 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 1 December 2005

Robert Shoemaker

To outline the conceptual and technical difficulties encountered, as well as the opportunities created, when developing an interlinked collection of web‐based digitised…

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Purpose

To outline the conceptual and technical difficulties encountered, as well as the opportunities created, when developing an interlinked collection of web‐based digitised primary sources on eighteenth century London.

Design/methodology/approach

As a pilot study for a larger project, a variety of primary sources, including the Old Bailey Proceedings (OBP), were digitised and then interlinked using names. The paper outlines the solutions adopted for dealing with uncertainties in record linkage and for displaying a range of different historical sources while preserving their archival integrity.

Findings

Records should be linked with varying degrees of probability, allowing users to participate in the choice of which records truly concern the same individuals.

Research limitations/implications

Further work is necessary to create mechanisms for allowing users to specify levels of certainty in record linkage, and to develop methods for searching and displaying results when working with multiple collections of archival sources.

Originality/value

This paper shows the potential of combining XML markup with flexible record linkage strategies to interlink complex collections of digitised sources. The resulting source will allow historians to ask new historical questions; in this case concerning the role played by individuals in shaping the evolution of social welfare provision in London.

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Program, vol. 39 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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