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Publication date: 7 October 2019

Anja Gibson

Recently, the public and academic discussion on elite education and the selection of top performers in Germany has led to a renewed controversy about social exclusion and…

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Recently, the public and academic discussion on elite education and the selection of top performers in Germany has led to a renewed controversy about social exclusion and inequality. Consequently, the use of terms such as ‘elite’, ‘excellence’ and ‘intellectual giftedness’ have provoked a debate about the necessity, opportunities, and rejection of educational distinctions. This chapter takes a comparative perspective to examine a private boarding school with a rich tradition, and a relatively new state-run public boarding school, examining their status as exclusive educational institutions, including their selection processes, elite aspirations and educational philosophies. The analysis focusses on how the schools construe themselves as elite and how exclusive membership is created and negotiated within the boarding school context. Using a multilevel qualitative approach and empirical data, this chapter offers findings on mechanisms of elite formation in boarding schools between two poles: the reproduction of an existing elite status and the production of elites from scratch. The analyses show the establishment of a distinct composition of students – either selected by milieu affiliation or by cognitive abilities – resulting in specific processes of coherence and distinction within the school communities. Thus, this chapter makes a contribution to a differentiated observation of new educational hierarchies in Germany.

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Elites and People: Challenges to Democracy
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-915-6

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Publication date: 1 January 2001

Virginia Gibson

Real estate is an inherently inflexible asset, yet corporate real estate managers increasingly need to find ways in which flexibility can be achieved. Shorter planning…

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Real estate is an inherently inflexible asset, yet corporate real estate managers increasingly need to find ways in which flexibility can be achieved. Shorter planning horizons, increasing corporate experimentation and growth through mergers and acquisition are but a few of the influences which have led to the need for more flexible resources. One way in which corporate real estate managers can gain a greater insight into the problem is by recognising that real estate is often considered from a variety of perspectives: as a physical, functional and financial asset. Each of these perspectives leads to a different source of flexibility. As a physical asset, corporate real estate managers are concerned with aspects of design, including floorplate sizes, column placement and building services. As a functional asset, corporate real estate managers consider what activities can actually be undertaken inside a building. As a financial asset, corporate real estate managers examine the terms of contracts and the ability (and cost) to terminate those obligations. Each of these types of flexibility is required, but at different times and for different purposes within the life cycle of an organisation. Possibly the most appropriate way to look at the issue is on a portfolio‐wide basis, considering what are an organisation’s core and periphery real estate requirements. This approach requires a different type of examination of the assets but can provide a corporate real estate manager with a firm base for working towards the elusive goal of flexible real estate.

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Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-001X

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Publication date: 1 January 1991

V.A. Gibson

Discusses the effectiveness of the private and public sectors inmanaging property assets. Examines the principles of operationalproperty management in practice, and the…

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Discusses the effectiveness of the private and public sectors in managing property assets. Examines the principles of operational property management in practice, and the influence of effective management. Concludes that it is not possible to isolate specific groups as being good or bad at operational property management, effectiveness seeming to depend more on the overall process than on specific techniques.

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Property Management, vol. 9 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 1 February 2006

Virginia Gibson and Rachael Luck

To report on longitudinal change in corporate real estate (CRE) practice in the last two decades, in particular, monitoring significant changes in CRE policy, function and…

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Purpose

To report on longitudinal change in corporate real estate (CRE) practice in the last two decades, in particular, monitoring significant changes in CRE policy, function and activities through the statistical analysis of annual survey data.

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A literature review revealed the major themes that have influenced CRE practice in the last 20 years. Applying principal components analysis the annual survey of CRE practice dataset was analysed to identify significant tends in the CRE practices reported by organizations.

Findings

A significant overlap was observed between the activities used in practice and the CRE literature, and new working practices were identified as a significant theme. Based on these analyses comment is made on the impact of changes in CRE practice over the timescale of the survey and it was predicted that new working practices will continue to influence CRE practices in the future.

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This paper fulfils a need for evidence‐based monitoring of CRE practices to give insight into the relationship between past, present and indicative directions for future CRE practice.

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Facilities, vol. 24 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Publication date: 1 September 2000

Index by subjects, compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐17; Property…

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Index by subjects, compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐17; Property Management Volumes 8‐17; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐17.

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Facilities, vol. 18 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

K.G.B. Bakewell

Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes…

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Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐18; Property Management Volumes 8‐18; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐18.

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Structural Survey, vol. 19 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-080X

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Publication date: 1 March 2000

K.G.B. Bakewell

Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes…

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Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐17; Property Management Volumes 8‐17; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐17.

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Property Management, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 1 September 2001

Index by subjects, compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐18; Property…

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Index by subjects, compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐18; Property Management Volumes 8‐18; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐18.

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Facilities, vol. 19 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

K.G.B. Bakewell

Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes…

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Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐18; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐18; Property Management Volumes 8‐18; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐18.

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Property Management, vol. 19 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 1 May 2000

K.G.B. Bakewell

Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes…

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Compiled by K.G.B. Bakewell covering the following journals published by MCB University Press: Facilities Volumes 8‐17; Journal of Property Investment & Finance Volumes 8‐17; Property Management Volumes 8‐17; Structural Survey Volumes 8‐17.

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Journal of Property Investment & Finance, vol. 18 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-578X

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