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Publication date: 1 January 1991

Walter A. Green and Harold Lazarus

Meetings called/attended by US business people in the course oftheir duties are examined in the light of: time spent, productiveness orotherwise, theoretical and actual…

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Meetings called/attended by US business people in the course of their duties are examined in the light of: time spent, productiveness or otherwise, theoretical and actual productiveness, functional group differences, comparison of male and female attitudes, comparative weakness of finance groups in achieving productive meetings, the need for training to inculcate meeting skills, the cost in wasted money of ineffective meetings, the correlation between managing meetings and personal advancement/self‐perception, the need for subordinates, not just managers, to learn meeting skills. The implications of these factors are seen to be that meetings are important to any organisation; managed effectively, they increase productivity and, managed poorly, they cost American business a fortune.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 1 March 1988

Walter A. Green and Harold Lazarus

Corporations have much to gain from owning education centres. The investment is large, but the pay‐off can be enormous, in terms of cost savings, and priceless, as a

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Corporations have much to gain from owning education centres. The investment is large, but the pay‐off can be enormous, in terms of cost savings, and priceless, as a result of increased educational effectiveness, more efficient programme administration and a demonstrated commitment to employee development. The development and current situation in privately owned centres in the United States is described, based on a recent questionnaire.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 1 December 1990

Walter A Green and Harold Lazarus

Based on the responses of over 1,000 executives, the findings ofthis research pinpoint the key elements for effective management andreveal the disparity between perceived…

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Based on the responses of over 1,000 executives, the findings of this research pinpoint the key elements for effective management and reveal the disparity between perceived importance and actual use. Produces survey results highlighting the significant differences in meeting habits among different groups – and men and women. Concludes that meetings not only mirror management but are also an important indicator of management ability and may be a key factor in career advancement.

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Executive Development, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0953-3230

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Article
Publication date: 15 April 2019

Conrad Krawiec, Cristin Marker, Christy Stetter, Lan Kong and Neal J. Thomas

Residents collect information from the electronic health record (EHR) to present during rounds, but this crucial process is understudied. The purpose of this paper is to…

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Purpose

Residents collect information from the electronic health record (EHR) to present during rounds, but this crucial process is understudied. The purpose of this paper is to examine the feasibility of utilizing an EHR embedded time-tracking software to quantify resident pre-round EHR activity and how patient acuity impacts this activity.

Design/methodology/approach

This was a retrospective observational study that quantified resident EHR activities (total time spent, tasks performed and patient encounters accessed) during pre-rounds on their pediatric intensive care unit rotation between May 2016 and December 2016. Patient encounters were reviewed to determine resident ownership and critical care resources provided.

Findings

Allo 21 eligible participants were included. In total, 907 patient encounters were included to evaluate patient acuity impact. EHR usage per patient encounter (median in minutes (25th, 75th percentile)) was significantly affected by the critical care resources utilized. Total EHR time: both ventilator and vasoactive support (10.54 (6.68, 17.19)); neither ventilator nor vasoactive support (8.23 (5.07, 12.72)); invasive/noninvasive ventilator support (8.74 (5.69, 13.2)); and vasoactive support (10.37 (7.72, 11.65)), p<0.001. Chart review, order entry and documentation EHR times demonstrated similar trends.

Practical implications

Residents spend more time utilizing the EHR to collect data on patients who require significant critical care resources. This information can be useful to determine optimal resident to patient workload. Future research is required to assess this EHR tool’s ability to contribute to physician workflow study.

Originality/value

EHR embedded time-tracking software can offer insights into resident workflow.

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 32 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0952-6862

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Publication date: 10 October 2019

David Rodríguez Goyes

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Southern Green Criminology: A Science to End Ecological Discrimination
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-230-5

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Publication date: 18 November 2020

Reece Walters

In 2018, the World Health Organization released its latest report on air pollution identifying that seven million people die annually as a result of poor air quality…

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In 2018, the World Health Organization released its latest report on air pollution identifying that seven million people die annually as a result of poor air quality. Moreover, it is estimated that 90% of the world's population is exposed to ‘dangerous levels’ of air pollution (WHO, 2018a). This is an alarming news, given the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number three seeks to ‘substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemical and air, water and soil pollution and contamination’ (WHO, 2016). In addition, the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has publicly stated that ‘…air pollution threatens us all, but the poorest and most marginalised people bear the brunt of the burden… If we don't take urgent action on air pollution, we will never come close to achieving sustainable development’ (WHO, 2018b). This chapter explores the political economy of global air pollution including an analysis of international trade that perpetuates and exacerbates emissions and the environmental injustices associated with global warming and air quality ill health. It also draws on discourses of power, harm and violence to analyse air pollution and climate change within frameworks of green criminology and atmospheric justice.

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The Emerald Handbook of Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-355-5

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Publication date: 8 April 2019

Diego Costa Pinto, Márcia Maurer Herter, Patrícia Rossi, Walter Meucci Nique and Adilson Borges

This study aims to reconcile previous research that has provided mixed results regarding motivation for sustainable behaviors: pure altruism (cooperation) or competitive…

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Purpose

This study aims to reconcile previous research that has provided mixed results regarding motivation for sustainable behaviors: pure altruism (cooperation) or competitive altruism (status). Drawing on evolutionary altruism and identity-based motivation, the authors propose that a match between pure (competitive) altruism and individualistic (collectivistic) identity goals enhance consumers’ motivations to engage in recycling (green buying).

Design/methodology/approach

Three experimental studies show how pure and competitive altruism are associated with specific sustainable consumption (Study 1) and how altruism types should be matched with identity goals to motivate sustainable consumption (Studies 2 and 3).

Findings

Study 1 shows that pure altruism is associated with recycling but not with green buying. Studies 2 and 3 show that pure (competitive) altruism and individualistic (collectivistic) goals lead to higher recycling (green buying) intentions.

Research limitations/implications

The present research extends previous findings by showing that pure and competitive are indeed associated with specific sustainable behaviors. The authors suggest that the interaction between motives and identity goals can lead to a greater impact on recycling and green buying intentions.

Practical implications

Public policymakers and companies will benefit by better understanding how specific combinations of altruism types and identity goals can foster recycling or green buying intentions.

Originality/value

This research is the first to show how matches between pure and competitive altruism types and individualistic and collectivistic identity goals affect consumers’ motivations to engage in recycling and green buying.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 53 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Publication date: 8 June 2015

Giovanni Walter Puopolo, Emanuele Teti and Veronica Milani

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of the application of green standards on the companies’ financial returns. It aims at answering the following…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of the application of green standards on the companies’ financial returns. It aims at answering the following question: does the market reward or penalize the players that carry out responsible management policies toward environment?

Design/methodology/approach

Using US data from 2009 to mid-2014 and employing two financial models, that is Capital Asset Pricing Model and Fama-French three-factor model, the authors first estimate the extra remuneration provided to investors. Then, the authors link this extra return to a green-based factor. The green-factor data are taken from Newsweek Green Rankings, which annually publishes an environmental ranking of the 500 biggest publicly traded companies in the USA.

Findings

The analysis demonstrates that there exists no linear relationship between the adoption of green standards and financial returns, i.e. the “green-behavior” does not affect the remuneration required by investors. These results could be justified by the fact that the implementation of environmentally friendly standards is quite a new one.

Research limitations/implications

The results could be subject to major changes in next few years, due to the increasing attention over environmental issues.

Originality/value

The paper investigates the financial profitability and the creation of economic value of a topical managerial issue, in light of the increasing importance of social responsible behavior for the companies. To the authors knowledge, this is the first paper that examines this topic.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 34 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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There is a widely held belief that sustainable development (SD) policies are essential for universities to successfully engage in matters related to sustainability, and are an indicator of the extent to which they are active in this field. This paper aims to examine the evidence which currently exists to support this assumption. It surveys a sample of universities in Brazil, Germany, Greece, Portugal, South Africa and the UK and the USA to ascertain the extent to which universities that are active in the field of sustainable development have formal policies on sustainable development, and whether such policies are a pre-condition for successful sustainability efforts.

Design/methodology/approach

The study involved 35 universities in seven countries (five universities respectively). A mixed-methods approach has been used, ranging from document analysis, website analysis, questionnaires and interviewing.

Findings

Although only 60 per cent of the sampled universities had a policy that specifically addressed SD, this cannot be regarded as an indicator that the remaining 40 per cent are not engaged with substantial actions that address SD. Indeed, all of the universities in the sample, regardless of the existence of a SD formal policy, demonstrated engagement with environmental sustainability policies or procedures in some form or another. This research has been limited by the availability and ability to procure information from the sampled universities. Despite this, it is one of the largest research efforts of this kind ever performed.

Research limitations/implications

This research has been limited by the availability and ability to procure information from the sampled universities.

Practical implications

The findings provide some valuable insights into the connections between SD policies on the one hand and the practice of sustainable development in higher education institutions on the other.

Social implications

Universities with SD policies can contribute to models of economic growth consistent with sustainable development.

Originality/value

The study is the one of the largest research efforts of this kind ever performed.

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 19 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-6370

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Article
Publication date: 13 April 2018

Yudi Fernando, Tim Walters, Mohamad Norris Ismail, Yong Won Seo and Masatoshi Kaimasu

The implementation of the risk management in the development of new car models can contribute to the improvement of the project management performance and project success…

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Purpose

The implementation of the risk management in the development of new car models can contribute to the improvement of the project management performance and project success. The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence about whether project risk management (PRM) and green supply chain management (GSCM) are positively related to project management performance and the project success.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from 145 project managers in the Malaysian automobile manufacturing industry and analyzed using structural equation modeling.

Findings

The results found that PRM and the GSCM had a positive association with project management performance and the project success.

Originality/value

The effective implementation of GSCM and risk mitigation strategy is strategic solutions to manage sustainable project performance and successful implementation of a project.

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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8378

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