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Publication date: 1 March 1990

Tim Wyatt, Ihsan Ak‐Maliki, David Little and Dennis Kehoe

Reports on the development of system engineering methodsspecifically for use in the manufacturing environment. Discusses a threestage method, involving: analysis of…

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Reports on the development of system engineering methods specifically for use in the manufacturing environment. Discusses a three stage method, involving: analysis of current methods, definition of requirements, and evaluation of solutions, as well as a framework based on the method. States that these developments are directed towards the production of a modular specification method for manufacturing method systems and further research will address the issue of manufacturing integration.

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Integrated Manufacturing Systems, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6061

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Publication date: 1 January 1990

T. Wyatt

Reports on a conference staged to bring together all partiesconcerned with the specification, analysis, design and operation ofmanufacturing systems. Identifies a business…

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Reports on a conference staged to bring together all parties concerned with the specification, analysis, design and operation of manufacturing systems. Identifies a business objective approach, an “integration quotient”, and support in terms of computer‐aided software engineering as key issues. Concludes that: available systems methods can be of significant use, although further research is needed to establish the role of methods in manufacturing systems engineering, particularly in the field of integration.

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Integrated Manufacturing Systems, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6061

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Publication date: 1 February 1990

T. Wyatt and I. Al‐Maliki

Reports on the background to research into the use of structuredmethods in the manufacturing domain. Discusses the systems techniquesavailable – SSADM, LBMS, CCTA – and…

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Reports on the background to research into the use of structured methods in the manufacturing domain. Discusses the systems techniques available – SSADM, LBMS, CCTA – and methods such as MASCOT, YSM, and IDEF. Surmises that while use of the above techniques is profitable a number of criticisms can be made: jargon, over‐rigourousness, and neglect of the factory environment the system will become a part of.

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Integrated Manufacturing Systems, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6061

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Publication date: 7 April 2020

Carmenza Gallego, G. Mauricio Mejía and Gregorio Calderón

This article proposes a conceptual basis upon which to address strategic design as business intellectual capital.

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Purpose

This article proposes a conceptual basis upon which to address strategic design as business intellectual capital.

Design/methodology/approach

A literature review was carried out on the subjects of strategic design and intellectual capital.

Findings

A conceptual basis is derived from the theoretical proposal that strategic design is an intangible, critical factor, which favors organizational competitiveness, when it impacts the betterment of organizational and intellectual capital processes.

Practical implications

On the level of business practice, this article submits a broadened view of design, which may be applied to organizational strategic processes and which transcends its emphasis in the production of goods or services.

Originality/value

In previous literature, strategic design has not been addressed as intellectual capital, which supports the resolution of strategic problems.

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Journal of Intellectual Capital, vol. 21 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1469-1930

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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Publication date: 4 November 2014

Margaret W. Sallee

– The purpose of this article is to suggest that doctoral student socialization is a gendered process.

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to suggest that doctoral student socialization is a gendered process.

Design/methodology/approach

This article uses a qualitative case study methodology, studying engineering students in one university department.

Findings

The author considers how various norms and practices, including competition and hierarchy along with overt objectification of women, point to the masculine nature of the discipline.

Originality/value

Although stage models of socialization are helpful in that they provide an outline of students’ various tasks as they progress through their doctoral programs, they can account neither for the culture of disciplines nor for the identities of students who populate them. The author suggests that students in engineering are prepared to embrace competition and hierarchy, norms that point to a gendered disciplinary culture. Although, certainly, particular interests will lead students to pursue different majors, the discipline serves to reinforce culture.

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International Journal for Researcher Development, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2048-8696

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Publication date: 30 September 2013

Namrata Bhattacharya, Jessica Lamond, David Proverbs and Felix Hammond

The purpose of the research is to develop a conceptual framework to anticipate the vulnerability of value of commercial properties towards changing risk of flooding. The…

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Purpose

The purpose of the research is to develop a conceptual framework to anticipate the vulnerability of value of commercial properties towards changing risk of flooding. The existing patterns, themes, and issues associated with property value and their vulnerability towards flooding were identified and used to inform the development of the conceptual model.

Design/ methodology/approach

Literature review is performed to identify the factors affecting vulnerability of commercial property values to the impact of flood risk in the UK. The review approach was based on related literature contributing to identified themes and sub-themes. The extant literature is summarized into two distinct themes of “vulnerability” and “value” contributing to changing risk of flooding. The synthesised literature is then utilized in developing the conceptual map which further paved the way towards designing the conceptual framework.

Findings

The generic conceptual framework presented explores the interaction between different internal and external influencing factors affecting the vulnerability of value of commercial property system. The framework highlighted the importance of space and time within the system. An extensive review of previous studies in both the residential and commercial sectors for different disaster studies reveals that the main research challenge in assessing the vulnerability of property values are the intensive data requirements. The need for data is considered to be the main restrictive factor resulting in lack of empirical studies in this field.

Originality/value

This study brings together two existing research domains of flood vulnerability and property value. Practitioners and researchers will find this study useful in developing an improved understanding of the vulnerability of commercial properties to flooding. The conceptual framework is an important outcome of the research which will encourage further research in this considerably neglected field.

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International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-5908

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Publication date: 19 February 2021

Sam Bailey

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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-490-3

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Publication date: 11 September 2017

Margaret Hodgins and Patricia Mannix McNamara

The purpose of this paper is to explore the lived experiences of workplace ill-treatment of administrative and technical staff in the higher education sector, with a…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the lived experiences of workplace ill-treatment of administrative and technical staff in the higher education sector, with a particular focus on organisational response.

Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative interpretative phenomenological research design was employed. Using non-random, purposive sampling strategies nine self-selecting participants from three of the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland were interviewed in person. Data were analysed thematically employing the Pietkiewicz and Smith’s (2012) four-stage data analysis model.

Findings

Thematic analysis yielded four main themes: micro-political nature of bullying, cynicism about the informal response, the formal procedures exacerbate the problem and significant and adverse health impact. Participant narratives engender the lived experience for the reader.

Research limitations/implications

As participants were self-selecting respondent bias is acknowledged.

Practical implications

The findings of this study add to the accumulating evidence that organisations are failing to address workplace bullying.

Social implications

In failing to protect employees, the adverse health difficulties experienced by targets of bullying are further exacerbated.

Originality/value

While the literature yields much in terms of types of behaviours and impact, and argues for anti bullying policies and procedures in the workplace, what is evident is the selective organisational use of policy and procedures and inherent biases in place which expose a reluctance to effectively protect dignity and respect in the workplace.

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Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5648

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Publication date: 27 February 2020

Renee M. Clark, Lisa M. Stabryla and Leanne M. Gilbertson

The purpose of this study was to assess particular student outcomes when design thinking was integrated into an environmental engineering course. The literature is…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study was to assess particular student outcomes when design thinking was integrated into an environmental engineering course. The literature is increasingly promoting design thinking for addressing societal and environmental sustainability engineering challenges. Design thinking is a human-centered approach that identifies needs upfront.

Design/methodology/approach

In an undergraduate engineering course, Design for the Environment, students have begun to obtain hands-on experience in applying design thinking to sustainability challenges. This case study investigates the association between the use of design thinking and student creativity with sustainability design solutions. Student perspectives on their own creativity and future sustainable design practices as a result of the course were also investigated.

Findings

The findings were favorable for design thinking, being associated with a significant difference and medium-to-large effect with regards to solution novelty. A qualitative analysis showed a positive association between design thinking and students’ perceptions of their creativity and future anticipated sustainability practices. Using a content analysis of reflective writings, students’ application of design thinking was assessed for comprehensiveness and correctness. A two-week introductory design-thinking module and significant use of in-class active learning were the course elements that most notably impacted students’ use of design thinking.

Practical implications

This case study preliminarily demonstrates that application of design thinking within an environmental engineering course may be associated with beneficial outcomes related to creativity and sustainability.

Originality/value

A review of the literature did not uncover studies of the use of design thinking for undergraduate socio-environmental challenges to promote creativity and sustainable-practices outcomes, although the literature has been calling for the marrying of these two areas.

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-6370

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