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Publication date: 4 February 2014

Wayne B. Jennings

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On the Horizon, vol. 22 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

Article
Publication date: 4 February 2014

Wayne B. Jennings

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness and outcomes of liberal arts in preparing people for adult roles.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness and outcomes of liberal arts in preparing people for adult roles.

Design/methodology/approach

Review of research and opinions about the liberal arts.

Findings

Liberal-arts outcomes results have fallen short of expectations though this may be a short coming of higher education generally. A new era of the knowledge society will shrink liberal-arts departments in humanities, literature and philosophy.

Research limitations/implications

Liberal arts need definition and clarity of expected outcomes.

Practical implications

Jobs in liberal arts colleges will decrease given its weak effectiveness. Online education for liberal-arts areas will grow explosively.

Originality/value

Liberal-arts critics have been active for decades. What is different today is world wide access to all information 24/7 and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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On the Horizon, vol. 22 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 2 February 2010

Wayne B. Jennings

The purpose of this paper is to examine the capability of elementary and secondary schools to achieve complexipacity in its students.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the capability of elementary and secondary schools to achieve complexipacity in its students.

Design/methodology/approach

The logic is a review of past and present school change toward producing responsible citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners.

Findings

Considerable research indicates school reluctance to alter century old curriculum and practice despite urgent calls for reform and the infusion of monetary incentives. Research also exists to show that selected schools have been effective in giving students the competencies needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Practical implications

Schools (and colleges) can use research findings and by working compatibly with the brain's cognitive processes to become effective engines for accomplishing complexipacity outcomes. New vehicles for school reform have emerged in recent decades.

Originality/value

Long‐standing principles of learning, effective school practice, and more recent study of brain processing provide a practical framework for accomplishing complexipacity outcomes in schools.

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On the Horizon, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2006

Lianzan Xu and Francis Cai

This paper examines the assertion that the financial market pays fixed PE multiples and that the recognition of goodwill and subsequent amortization depresses earnings and stock…

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This paper examines the assertion that the financial market pays fixed PE multiples and that the recognition of goodwill and subsequent amortization depresses earnings and stock prices, putting U.S. firms in a competitive disadvantage in the international merger and acquisition arena. Evidence from this study suggests that, contrary to common belief, price/earnings ratio expands by a sufficient amount in response to amortization, making amortization irrelevant to stock valuation.

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Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, vol. 16 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1059-5422

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Publication date: 1 January 1978

The Equal Pay Act 1970 (which came into operation on 29 December 1975) provides for an “equality clause” to be written into all contracts of employment. S.1(2) (a) of the 1970 Act…

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The Equal Pay Act 1970 (which came into operation on 29 December 1975) provides for an “equality clause” to be written into all contracts of employment. S.1(2) (a) of the 1970 Act (which has been amended by the Sex Discrimination Act 1975) provides:

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Managerial Law, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 27 September 1999

Ten Switzer and William Gentz

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Advances in Librarianship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-876-6

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Publication date: 1 June 2002

Barrie O. Pettman and Richard Dobbins

This issue is a selected bibliography covering the subject of leadership.

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This issue is a selected bibliography covering the subject of leadership.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 21 no. 4/5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 5 October 2018

Bruce J. Avolio, Benjamin M. Galvin and David A. Waldman

Serious questions have been raised regarding the necessity to continue focusing our research on what constitutes individual, or what the authors refer to as singular leadership…

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Serious questions have been raised regarding the necessity to continue focusing our research on what constitutes individual, or what the authors refer to as singular leadership. Although the authors consider these questions to be important to advancing the field of leadership theory, research, and practice, they also suggest that attempts to minimize the relevance of singular leadership may hinder progress in other domains of leadership research. In this chapter, the authors explore how and why singular leaders and their leadership matter, and how they may influence follower, peer, and organizational outcomes. The authors use a paradoxical framework to present a theoretical model and propositions that allow us to clarify the influence of different forms of singular leadership within organizations. In our examination of singular leadership, the authors consider both positive and harmful modes of attributes, cognitions, and behaviors.

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Leadership Now: Reflections on the Legacy of Boas Shamir
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-200-0

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Publication date: 16 July 2018

Kaylee J. Hackney and Pamela L. Perrewé

Research examining the experiences of women in the workplace has, to a large extent, neglected the unique stressors pregnant employees may experience. Stress during pregnancy has…

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Research examining the experiences of women in the workplace has, to a large extent, neglected the unique stressors pregnant employees may experience. Stress during pregnancy has been shown consistently to lead to detrimental consequences for the mother and her baby. Using job stress theories, we develop an expanded theoretical model of experienced stress during pregnancy and the potential detrimental health outcomes for the mother and her baby. Our theoretical model includes factors from multiple levels (i.e., individual, interpersonal, sociocultural, and community) and the role they play on the health and well-being of the pregnant employee and her baby. In order to gain a deeper understanding of job stress during pregnancy, we examine three pregnancy-specific organizational stressors (i.e., perceived pregnancy discrimination, pregnancy disclosure, and identity-role conflict) that are unique to pregnant employees. These stressors are argued to be over and above the normal job stressors experienced and they are proposed to result in elevated levels of experienced stress leading to detrimental health outcomes for the mother and baby. The role of resilience resources and learning in reducing some of the negative outcomes from job stressors is also explored.

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Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-322-3

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Publication date: 2 February 2010

David Pearce Snyder

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On the Horizon, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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