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Publication date: 1 August 2004

Keith Stevenson, Paul Sinfield, Vince Ion and Marilyn Merry

A sample of 92 UK patients volunteered to take part in focus groups to discuss what elements of local primary care provision were important to them. Issues raised were…

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A sample of 92 UK patients volunteered to take part in focus groups to discuss what elements of local primary care provision were important to them. Issues raised were prioritised by the patients and then fashioned into 18 quality indicators which nine local practices were invited to assess themselves against. At the assessment meeting three months later over 40 changes in service provision were noted in the nine participating practices. A patient questionnaire carried out in each practice, however, indicated a tendency for practices to overestimate the services they felt they provided. Patients rated the experience of generating standards as very worthwhile and enjoyed being asked. Further research needs to be carried out to assess the effectiveness of this methodology in different settings.

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 17 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0952-6862

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Li‐teh Sun

Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the…

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Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the American preemptive invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and the subsequent prisoner abuse, such an existence seems to be farther and farther away from reality. The purpose of this work is to stop this dangerous trend by promoting justice, love, and peace through a change of the paradigm that is inconsistent with justice, love, and peace. The strong paradigm that created the strong nation like the U.S. and the strong man like George W. Bush have been the culprit, rather than the contributor, of the above three universal ideals. Thus, rather than justice, love, and peace, the strong paradigm resulted in in justice, hatred, and violence. In order to remove these three and related evils, what the world needs in the beginning of the third millenium is the weak paradigm. Through the acceptance of the latter paradigm, the golden mean or middle paradigm can be formulated, which is a synergy of the weak and the strong paradigm. In order to understand properly the meaning of these paradigms, however, some digression appears necessary.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 25 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 1 June 1999

George K. Chacko

Gives an in depth view of the strategies pursued by the world’s leading chief executive officers in an attempt to provide guidance to new chief executives of today…

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Gives an in depth view of the strategies pursued by the world’s leading chief executive officers in an attempt to provide guidance to new chief executives of today. Considers the marketing strategies employed, together with the organizational structures used and looks at the universal concepts that can be applied to any product. Uses anecdotal evidence to formulate a number of theories which can be used to compare your company with the best in the world. Presents initial survival strategies and then looks at ways companies can broaden their boundaries through manipulation and choice. Covers a huge variety of case studies and examples together with a substantial question and answer section.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. 11 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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Publication date: 1 April 1984

Jean‐Roger Blanchet and Jean‐Michel Cauet

La valorisation touristique du patrimoine bâti peut revêtir des formes très diverses, allant des pré‐occupations quotidiennes aux créations de grands mouvements…

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La valorisation touristique du patrimoine bâti peut revêtir des formes très diverses, allant des pré‐occupations quotidiennes aux créations de grands mouvements intellectuels ou artistiques. Dans le même ordre d'idée, une telle valorisation peut concerner des entités géographiques et humaines de toute taille et nature, allant du hameau à la province à la nation.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 39 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 1 February 1987

This article summarizes first findings of a study of labour productivity in tourism undertaken by the author for British Tourist Authority / English Tourist Board Research…

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This article summarizes first findings of a study of labour productivity in tourism undertaken by the author for British Tourist Authority / English Tourist Board Research Services in late 1986.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 42 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 1 April 2005

Li‐teh Sun

Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the…

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Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the American preemptive invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and the subsequent prisoner abuse, such an existence seems to be farther and farther away from reality. The purpose of this work is to stop this dangerous trend by promoting justice, love, and peace through a change of the paradigm that is inconsistent with justice, love, and peace. The strong paradigm that created the strong nation like the U.S. and the strong man like George W. Bush have been the culprit, rather than the contributor, of the above three universal ideals. Thus, rather than justice, love, and peace, the strong paradigm resulted in in justice, hatred, and violence. In order to remove these three and related evils, what the world needs in the beginning of the third millenium is the weak paradigm. Through the acceptance of the latter paradigm, the golden mean or middle paradigm can be formulated, which is a synergy of the weak and the strong paradigm. In order to understand properly the meaning of these paradigms, however, some digression appears necessary.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 25 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 1 February 1982

Jan O.J. Lundgren

The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, it wants to elaborate on the relationship between tourist generating areas and destinations per se, the principal objective…

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The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, it wants to elaborate on the relationship between tourist generating areas and destinations per se, the principal objective being to make us better grasp the consequences for a tourist destination inherent in its relative positioning within the geographic confines of the travel hierarchy at large. Second, having identified the various types of destinations (through this spatial hierarchal schema), we will look at a case study — the tourist frontier of New Quebec — a wilderness destination environment with the purpose of arriving at a more accurate account of how such a destination has developed, how its present tourist services function, and how they link up with the region. More particularly, we want to look into the very much debated relationship commercial tourist operations — regional resource utilization — economic linkages between a few isolated, small settlements in an otherwise practically uninhabited and fairly inhospitable tourist region.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 37 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 1 February 1983

Paul A.R. Boerjan

General considerations according to varying criteria, one can easily distinguish several types of excursionism‐research.

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General considerations according to varying criteria, one can easily distinguish several types of excursionism‐research.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 38 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 1 October 2005

George K. Chacko

Wireless communication, comprising telecommunication industry products and services which move voice, video, data, and graphics at the speed of the electron, is the back…

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Wireless communication, comprising telecommunication industry products and services which move voice, video, data, and graphics at the speed of the electron, is the back bone of the Internet. We have today a wireless world which two Chief ‘Ntrepreneur Officers (CNOs)‐American Sam Ginn (AirTouch) and Britisher Chris Gent (Vodafone)‐created by their Memory Management during the 16 years between Olympics in Los Angeles (1984) and Olympics in Sydney (2000).

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Management Research News, vol. 28 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Publication date: 1 March 1951

A.‐B. Vesprémy‐Bangha

Si l'on passe en revue les diverses solutions qui, dans notre époque, ont été inventées dans différents pays pour réaliser l'idée du tourisme social et qui ont déjà ét…

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Si l'on passe en revue les diverses solutions qui, dans notre époque, ont été inventées dans différents pays pour réaliser l'idée du tourisme social et qui ont déjà été mises en pratique, on vouera une attention particulière à l'étude d'un régime qui a été introduit ces dernières années en Argentine et qui est encore en plein développement. Parmi plusieurs «actions» lancées dans ce domaine, aussi bien par le Gouvernement fédéral que par ceux des provinces, il convient de relever le plan du tourisme social dans la province de Buenos‐Aires. Ceci pour trois raisons: pour l'ampleur de son objectif final, pour les résultats déjà obtenus et, enfin, pour la particularité des solutions appliquées.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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