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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1976

W.A. Hayes

Gathering edible mushrooms from the fields and forest is nowadays more of a leisure activity than a serious search for food. When man's survival depended on his searches for the…

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Gathering edible mushrooms from the fields and forest is nowadays more of a leisure activity than a serious search for food. When man's survival depended on his searches for the products of nature, wild edible species of mushroom probably made significant contributions to his diet and this is probably true today in some remote regions of the world where acute food shortages occur. In the Himalayas for example, the wild mushrooms that are eaten by the native monkeys are regarded as nutritious and edible. When plentiful these are gathered by the native population and preserved by drying in the sun for later consumption.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 76 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Publication date: 1 April 2001

K.F. Pun, I.K. Hui and W.K. Lee

The increasing consciousness of environmental protection has fostered the development of environmental management systems (EMS). ISO 14001 is an international standard that…

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The increasing consciousness of environmental protection has fostered the development of environmental management systems (EMS). ISO 14001 is an international standard that provides guidance for the establishment and monitoring of EMS implementation. Investigates the development of environmentally‐friendly construction operations based on a recent study in Hong Kong. Contributes to identifying the elements and processes of EMS implementation, and explaining the procedural guideline of a seven‐step EMS approach in managing construction practice. Incorporating the compliance requirements of ISO 14001, the approach addresses the policy, the implementation and monitoring, and continuous improvement of construction operations. The tangible and intangible benefits of the approach are also discussed with reference to the experiences of the Housing Department in Hong Kong. The approach may also be useful for construction practitioners to manage the EMS processes and assess their environmental performance towards continuous improvement.

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The TQM Magazine, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-478X

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Publication date: 3 February 2021

Saurav Pathak and Sonia Goltz

The purpose of this article is to recognize emotional intelligence (EI) as a specific emotional competency possessed by entrepreneurs that facilitates their coping with stressors…

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to recognize emotional intelligence (EI) as a specific emotional competency possessed by entrepreneurs that facilitates their coping with stressors that arise in their day-to-day work. Highlighting the problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies employed by entrepreneurs, the paper establishes that EI in entrepreneurs enables the onset of acceptance of the existence of a stressful situation and that of optimism that a stressful situation can be solved.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews literature on the topics related to links between EI, entrepreneurial behaviors and entrepreneurial coping. Subsequently, acceptance-avoidance motivation theory is used to posit that entrepreneurs' EI serves as an antecedent that (1) guides the selection of their coping strategies through onset of optimism and acceptance of stressful situation, (2) assists in perceiving those situations as either controllable or uncontrollable and (3) shapes the actual process through which entrepreneurs cope.

Findings

The proposed conceptual model asserts that entrepreneurs' EI as reflected in their abilities to perceive, use, understand and regulate emotions is key to their coping. EI in entrepreneurs assists them in being optimistic about solving a stressful situation and accepting of such situations as well. Thereafter, selection of a problem-focused or emotion-focused coping strategy or both ensues.

Originality/value

The current work offers a conceptual model that highlights the role of entrepreneurs' EI in coping, integrates both the cognitive and affective components of coping and suggests a variety of avenues for future research. This model extends models of coping that categorize coping types to specify the process thought to be involved. Understanding the role of emotional intelligence in coping with stress by entrepreneurs has theoretical and practical implications which are discussed as well.

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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, vol. 27 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2554

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SDG15 – Life on Land: Towards Effective Biodiversity Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-817-4

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Publication date: 26 November 2018

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Advances in Global Leadership
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-297-6

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Publication date: 1 October 1960

D.J. Johns and P.C. Parks

The effect of structural damping on panel flutter has received little treatment in the literature but the available information suggests that such an effect may be destabilizing…

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The effect of structural damping on panel flutter has received little treatment in the literature but the available information suggests that such an effect may be destabilizing. By considering a two‐dimensional, simply‐supported panel and using linear piston theory for the aerodynamic forces an analysis is presented in which the effect of hysteretic structural damping is considered. The main emphasis is on flat unbuckled panels, although a brief investigation of buckled panels is also presented, and it is concluded that there is an interdependence of structural and aerodynamic damping, which in the range of Mach numbers for which piston theory is valid, shows the destabilizing effect of structural damping. This effect is apparently more pronounced at high altitudes. A comprehensive bibliography of panel flutter is also included.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 32 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 November 1999

Hesan A. Quazi

Examines the issues related to ISO 14001/Environmental Management System (EMS) implementation in Singapore. Using a literature review, the factors that hinder implementation, the…

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Examines the issues related to ISO 14001/Environmental Management System (EMS) implementation in Singapore. Using a literature review, the factors that hinder implementation, the possible benefits of such implementation and a list of critical success factors (CSFs) are identified. Seven case studies were conducted with companies which were either ISO 14001 certified, or in the process of certification. The case studies are used to examine the validity of the factors identified in the literature. All the listed CSFs were found to be applicable to all the ISO 14001 certified companies. However, all of these factors were not uniformly applicable to all companies. Similar to the CSFs, all the barriers to implementation that were identified in the literature review section were found to be applicable to the sample companies. However, once again, all of these factors were not uniformly applicable to all companies. The majority of the sample companies reported some form of tangible and intangible benefits from implementation of EMS.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 99 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 1 August 1921

The third Annual Meeting of the Library Association to be held in Manchester should prove to be as profitable as the former meetings there. The manifold interests of the great…

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The third Annual Meeting of the Library Association to be held in Manchester should prove to be as profitable as the former meetings there. The manifold interests of the great cotton city, its activities, commercial and intellectual, its intense artistic life—so curiously at variance with its apparently materialistic atmosphere—its many libraries, some of them with real traditions; these things should go to make the 1921 meeting memorable.

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New Library World, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 3 November 2021

Bumsoo Kim, Eric Cooks and Yonghwan Kim

Employing the cognitive mediation model, the study aims to examine a moderated-mediation mechanism of social media news use contingent upon elaboration on political knowledge…

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Purpose

Employing the cognitive mediation model, the study aims to examine a moderated-mediation mechanism of social media news use contingent upon elaboration on political knowledge through fact-checking – specifically, the interaction effect of social media news with elaboration on fact-checking.

Design/methodology/approach

The moderated-mediation model is tested using panel survey data collected during the 2016 USA presidential election (N = 1,624 at Wave 1; N = 637 at Wave 2).

Findings

The findings reveal that social media news users are frequent visitors of fact-checking websites. Results also suggest that those with increased social media news use and cognitive elaboration on news content are more likely to visit fact-checking sites, which contributes to increased political knowledge.

Originality/value

The results of the current study, especially in the era of social media environment where various information is overflowing, suggest an important role of individuals' responsibility as democratic citizens given that people's cognitive elaboration and surveillance efforts, which tries to think about important public issues they consume through media, could strengthen a positive pathway toward informed citizens.

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Online Information Review, vol. 46 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 1945

W.I.M. Nightingale

EVERYBODY connected with the design of aeroplanes appreciates the importance of weight and C. G. position, yet it seems to be the one subject about which very little has been…

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EVERYBODY connected with the design of aeroplanes appreciates the importance of weight and C. G. position, yet it seems to be the one subject about which very little has been published in this country.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 17 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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