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Publication date: 1 January 1973

John Donaldson, R. Boyfield and C.G. Robinson

April 28, 1972 Industrial Court — Collective bargaining — Commission on Industrial Relations — Reference to — Refusal by union members to handle products from other union…

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April 28, 1972 Industrial Court — Collective bargaining — Commission on Industrial Relations — Reference to — Refusal by union members to handle products from other union — Whether irregular industrial action — Whether unfair industrial practice — Industrial Relations Act 1971 (c.72) ss.33(4), 54(4).

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Managerial Law, vol. 13 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 27 August 2020

John Scott

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The Emerald Guide to Talcott Parsons
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-654-2

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Publication date: 1 January 1979

EDWARD BOLAND SMITH

Chester Barnard has never been fully appreciated or fully understood. Most of present day theories in administration stem from Barnard's writings. In this article the…

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Chester Barnard has never been fully appreciated or fully understood. Most of present day theories in administration stem from Barnard's writings. In this article the author attempts to show that although Barnard's theory is complex, the key to understanding it is “the concept of limitation,” itself quite unique. The functional nature of limitation is shown and its relationship to current system analyses.

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Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-8234

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Publication date: 6 August 2020

Achint Nigam, Prem Prakash Dewani and Abhishek Behl

This paper examines differences in the discounts offered during Deal of the Day (DOD) promotion schemes by online retailers based on product category, festival season and…

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Purpose

This paper examines differences in the discounts offered during Deal of the Day (DOD) promotion schemes by online retailers based on product category, festival season and the economic status of a country.

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In study 1, the authors conducted three focus group studies and 20 in-depth personal interviews (PIs) to explore consumers' perspectives on DOD. To validate the hypotheses based on the findings of study 1 and collected 515 data points from Amazon.com (313 data points from the United States) and Amazon.in (202 data points from India) in study two. The authors used multinomial linear regression to analyze the data.

Findings

A significant difference in savings for buyers on the purchase of electronic product categories as compared to savings made by them on the purchase of non-electronic product categories during DOD promotional schemes. Electronic products get deeper discounts in the US during festival seasons as compared to non-festival seasons during DOD promotional schemes. In emerging economies discounts offered by e-commerce retailers during DOD offers on electronic items are lesser as compared to those offered during DOD offers made in developed economies like United States.

Practical implications

Managers should avoid offering the same products under DOD during the festive season and non-festive season at similar prices in emerging economies as during festivals customers expect more savings over and above the regular savings.

Originality/value

DOD is offered every day irrespective of the other promotions on e-commerce platforms to boost sales. This study analyses any significant difference in saving for DOD offered during special sales days in emerging and developed economies.

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Benchmarking: An International Journal, vol. 27 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-5771

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Publication date: 1 January 1974

Degussa have bought a large site near Mobile, Alabama, for a new subsidiary in the US. It will consist of two plants, one to manufacture methionine and the other Aerosil…

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Degussa have bought a large site near Mobile, Alabama, for a new subsidiary in the US. It will consist of two plants, one to manufacture methionine and the other Aerosil. The first development phase will begin early in 1974 and the plants are expected to be in production within two years. Degussa's investment will be some $36 million. Environmental costs alone will reach $5–6 million.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Handbook of Transport Strategy, Policy and Institutions
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ISBN: 978-0-0804-4115-3

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Publication date: 1 September 1996

Will Parsons

Sets out to provide and insight into crisis and share the experiences of others so that managers can develop their own crisis management programmes. Examines different…

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Sets out to provide and insight into crisis and share the experiences of others so that managers can develop their own crisis management programmes. Examines different types of crises before making suggestions about what to do when a crisis strikes.

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Career Development International, vol. 1 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Publication date: 18 April 2018

Kelvin Pang and Chin-Shan Lu

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of motivation on job satisfaction and organizational performance in the context of container shipping companies in…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of motivation on job satisfaction and organizational performance in the context of container shipping companies in Taiwan. Four motivation dimensions were identified based on an exploratory factor analysis, including remuneration, job achievement, job security and job environment. In addition, five job satisfaction dimensions were identified, namely: job policy, job autonomy, job workload, job performance and job status. Organizational performance dimensions included financial and non-financial performance.

Design/methodology/approach

Factor analysis was used to summarize a large number of motivation, job satisfaction and organizational performance attributes to identify the crucial factors. Reliability tests based on Cronbach’s alpha and corrected item-total correlation coefficients was used to test the internal consistency of questionnaire responses. ANOVA tests were subsequently used to test for differences in respondents’ perception of these factors according to selected demographics. Finally, a multiple regression model analysis was conducted to examine the relationships between motivation, job satisfaction and organizational performance.

Findings

Results indicated that remuneration and job performance had a positive effect on financial performance dimensions such as return on assets, turnover growth rate and profitability while job environment and job autonomy had a positive effect on non-financial performance dimensions, such as customer service, employee productivity and service quality.

Originality/value

This study has drawn attention to the importance of the relationships between motivation, job satisfaction and organizational performance in the container shipping context. The findings have significant implications for researchers and shipping practitioners. Despite the existence of research on the inter-relationships between motivation, job satisfaction and organizational performance in other disciplines, no empirical study was discussed in previous shipping or transportation-related research.

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Maritime Business Review, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2397-3757

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Publication date: 1 October 2001

Alf H. Walle

Friedrich Hegel, building upon the foundation of Immanuel Kant, focused upon the “cultural tradition” as a structured entity that operates according to its own rules and…

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Friedrich Hegel, building upon the foundation of Immanuel Kant, focused upon the “cultural tradition” as a structured entity that operates according to its own rules and priorities. In doing so he crafted the concept that has come down to us as “national character”, an idea that has immense value to much marketing research, especially in the international realm. Beyond this circumscribed accomplishment, Hegel’s view of society was ultimately transformed into the social structural model that has long been a dominant paradigm of social thought. Whenever marketing researchers seek to discover the recurring patterns of social life, they work in Hegel’s shadow. By being more aware of Hegel’s accomplishments and how they intersect with the priorities of marketing, we can more effectively conduct research in ways that are relevant and appropriate.

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Management Decision, vol. 39 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 November 1971

With interviews in South Africa and London, Chris Phillips reports on the dangerously‐nationalistic US moves which have taken the monetary world away from its gold base…

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With interviews in South Africa and London, Chris Phillips reports on the dangerously‐nationalistic US moves which have taken the monetary world away from its gold base and at the same time preserved the dollar — and election‐minded Nixon.

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Industrial Management, vol. 71 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-6929

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