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Publication date: 29 November 2019

Richard E. Killblane

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Delivering Victory
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-603-5

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Publication date: 29 November 2019

Richard E. Killblane

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Delivering Victory
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-603-5

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Publication date: 21 October 2013

Tony Chalcraft

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Reference Reviews, vol. 27 no. 8
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ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 24 August 2023

Christopher W. Mullins

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A Socio-Legal History of the Laws of War
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-858-1

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Publication date: 16 March 2023

Imoh Antai and Roland Hellberg

The total defence (TD) concept constitutes a joint endeavour between the military forces and civil defence structures within a TD state. Logistics is essential for such joint…

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The total defence (TD) concept constitutes a joint endeavour between the military forces and civil defence structures within a TD state. Logistics is essential for such joint collaboration to work; however, the mismatch between military and civil defence logistics structures poses challenges for such joint collaboration. The purpose of this paper is to identify logistics concept areas within the TD framework that allow for military and civil defence collaborations from a logistics operations perspective.

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Pattern-matching analysis is used to compare patterns found in the investigated case with those prescribed from the literature and predicted to occur. The study seeks to identify logistics concepts within TD from the literature and from the events describing the Swedish response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pattern matching thus allows for the reconciliation of logistics concepts from the literature to descriptions of how the response was handled, albeit under a TD framework.

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Findings show quite distinct foci between the theoretical and observational realms in terms of logistics applications. While the theoretical realm identifies four main logistics concepts, the observational realm identifies five logistics conceptual themes. This goes on to show an incongruence between the military and civil parts of the TD.

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This study provides basis for further research into the applications and management of logistics activity within TD and emergency response.

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Logistics applications within TD have not, until now, received much attention in the literature. Given this knowledge gap, this study is of original value.

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Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, vol. 14 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-6747

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Publication date: 1 July 2006

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 19 no. 4
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ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 29 November 2019

Richard E. Killblane

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Delivering Victory
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-603-5

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Publication date: 15 June 2011

Jean-Pierre Bongila

Using a prosopographical methodology this study examines common leadership influences that might have existed among Genghis Khan, George Washington, and Nelson Mandela. Shoup…

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Using a prosopographical methodology this study examines common leadership influences that might have existed among Genghis Khan, George Washington, and Nelson Mandela. Shoup (2005) suggests that the following seven influences have contributed to nurturing the leadership of 12 renowned individuals: involved parents, happy childhood, formal, informal education, prodigious patrons, critics and adversaries, apprenticeship/sequences of success, and favorable fate. This analysis suggests that the seven influences in his model had an affect the lives of the three individuals in this study, making them competent or exemplary leaders. The study additionally proposes three application stages that educators can utilize to instill leadership values and abilities in young minds.

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Journal of Leadership Education, vol. 10 no. 2
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ISSN: 1552-9045

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Publication date: 1 April 2005

Mark McNeilly

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Strategy & Leadership, vol. 33 no. 2
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ISSN: 1087-8572

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Publication date: 23 October 2023

Adam Biggs and Joseph Hamilton

Evaluating warfighter lethality is a critical aspect of military performance. Raw metrics such as marksmanship speed and accuracy can provide some insight, yet interpreting subtle…

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Evaluating warfighter lethality is a critical aspect of military performance. Raw metrics such as marksmanship speed and accuracy can provide some insight, yet interpreting subtle differences can be challenging. For example, is a speed difference of 300 milliseconds more important than a 10% accuracy difference on the same drill? Marksmanship evaluations must have objective methods to differentiate between critical factors while maintaining a holistic view of human performance.

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Monte Carlo simulations are one method to circumvent speed/accuracy trade-offs within marksmanship evaluations. They can accommodate both speed and accuracy implications simultaneously without needing to hold one constant for the sake of the other. Moreover, Monte Carlo simulations can incorporate variability as a key element of performance. This approach thus allows analysts to determine consistency of performance expectations when projecting future outcomes.

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The review divides outcomes into both theoretical overview and practical implication sections. Each aspect of the Monte Carlo simulation can be addressed separately, reviewed and then incorporated as a potential component of small arms combat modeling. This application allows for new human performance practitioners to more quickly adopt the method for different applications.

Originality/value

Performance implications are often presented as inferential statistics. By using the Monte Carlo simulations, practitioners can present outcomes in terms of lethality. This method should help convey the impact of any marksmanship evaluation to senior leadership better than current inferential statistics, such as effect size measures.

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Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2399-6439

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Publication date: 9 May 2008

Simon Forge

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info, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Publication date: 13 October 2023

Roland Hellberg

A deteriorating security situation and an increased need for defence equipment calls for new forms of collaboration between Armed Forces and the defence industry. This paper aims…

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A deteriorating security situation and an increased need for defence equipment calls for new forms of collaboration between Armed Forces and the defence industry. This paper aims to investigate the ways in which the accelerating demand for increased security of supply of equipment and supplies to the Armed Forces requires adaptability in the procurement process that is governed by laws on public procurement (PP).

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This paper is based on a review of current literature as well as empirical data obtained through interviews with representatives from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration and the Swedish defence industry.

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Collaboration with the globalized defence industry requires new approaches, where the PP rules make procurement of a safe supply of defence equipment difficult.

Research limitations/implications

The study's empirical data and findings are based on the Swedish context. In order to draw more general conclusions in a defence context, the study should be expanded to cover more nations.

Practical implications

The findings will enable the defence industry and the procurement authorizations to better understand the requirements of Armed Forces, and how to cooperate under applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Originality/value

The paper extends the extant body of academic knowledge of the security of supply into the defence sector. It serves as a first step towards articulating a call for new approaches to collaboration in defence supply chains.

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Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics, vol. 7 no. 2
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ISSN: 2399-6439

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Publication date: 7 December 2021

John T. Hanley

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how game theoretic solution concepts inform what classes of problems will be amenable to artificial intelligence and machine learning…

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The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how game theoretic solution concepts inform what classes of problems will be amenable to artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), and how to evolve the interaction between human and artificial intelligence.

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The approach addresses the development of operational gaming to support planning and decision making. It then provides a succinct summary of game theory for those designing and using games, with an emphasis on information conditions and solution concepts. It addresses how experimentation demonstrates where human decisions differ from game theoretic solution concepts and how games have been used to develop AI/ML. It concludes by suggesting what classes of problems will be amenable to AI/ML, and which will not. It goes on to propose a method for evolving human/artificial intelligence.

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Game theoretic solution concepts inform classes of problems where AI/ML 'solutions' will be suspect. The complexity of the subject requires a campaign of learning.

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Though games have been essential to the development of AI/ML, practitioners have yet to employ game theory to understand its limitations.

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Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2399-6439

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Publication date: 15 January 2012

Bradley Z. Hull and Scott J. Allen

The authors describe an exploratory analytical tool called The 5Ps Leadership Analysis (Personal Attributes, Position, Purpose, Practices/Processes, and Product) as a heuristic…

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The authors describe an exploratory analytical tool called The 5Ps Leadership Analysis (Personal Attributes, Position, Purpose, Practices/Processes, and Product) as a heuristic for better understanding the complexities of leadership. Using The 5Ps Leadership Analysis, the authors explore the leadership of General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and General George B. McClellan of the Union Army of the Potomac—more specifically, the leadership of the two generals on September 17, 1862 during the Battle of Antietam. The paper concludes with suggestions for application in the classroom.

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Journal of Leadership Education, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1552-9045

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Publication date: 9 August 2021

Jason Miklian and Ralf Barkemeyer

This paper aims to present a new survey data set of 9,065 private sector respondents and other stakeholder groups, in Myanmar. The primary aim of this paper is to offer new…

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This paper aims to present a new survey data set of 9,065 private sector respondents and other stakeholder groups, in Myanmar. The primary aim of this paper is to offer new insight avenues on local business–conflict–development interactions, and offer the full survey data set itself as an open-source research tool for scholars and practitioners.

Design/methodology/approach

The survey was conducted over smartphone in 2018. It asked questions that aimed to better understand the relationships between business, ethnic conflict, investment, corporate social responsibility and the United Nations sustainable development goals in Myanmar and in Rakhine State in particular.

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The data set captures a series of significant differences in corporate leadership perspectives on the role of business in society, across sectors (e.g. banking, agriculture, retail, manufacturing, extractives) and variations across firm country of ownership (e.g. national firms, Global North firms, Indian firms, Chinese firms).

Research limitations/implications

The authors conclude with a brief discussion of possible research findings from the survey, offering suggestions for possible forward analysis. The authors offer here the raw survey data as an attachment for full global open-source use and application.

Practical implications

This data set offers a unique window into stakeholder perceptions and understandings of working through conflict, and the role of business in development in a fragile conflict-affected state (Myanmar). The authors also conduct two example analyses of the data set using ANOVA and Kruskal–Wallis tests to illustrate possible uses and findings of the data set.

Social implications

The authors briefly discuss social implications as well, particularly regarding the role of business in peacebuilding and development.

Originality/value

This data set offers a unique window into stakeholder perceptions and understandings of working through conflict, and the role of business in development in a fragile conflict-affected state (Myanmar). The authors also conduct two example analyses of the data set using ANOVA and Kruskal–Wallis tests to illustrate possible uses and findings of the data set.

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Publication date: 16 October 2020

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Gender and the Violence(s) of War and Armed Conflict: More Dangerous to Be a Woman?
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-115-5

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Publication date: 3 December 2018

Frederic Lemieux

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Intelligence and State Surveillance in Modern Societies
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-171-1

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Publication date: 9 March 2010

Larry W. Hughes

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 31 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Publication date: 14 September 2015

Shawn Carraher

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Journal of Management History, vol. 21 no. 4
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ISSN: 1751-1348

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Publication date: 19 October 2010

Colonel Bob Stewart

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 18 no. 7
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ISSN: 0967-0734

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Publication date: 10 August 2010

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Reference Reviews, vol. 24 no. 6
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ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 30 November 2021

Koraljka Golub, Pawel Michal Ziolkowski and Goran Zlodi

The study aims to paint a representative picture of the current state of search interfaces of Swedish online museum collections, focussing on search functionalities with…

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The study aims to paint a representative picture of the current state of search interfaces of Swedish online museum collections, focussing on search functionalities with particular reference to subject searching, as well as the use of controlled vocabularies, with the purpose of identifying which improvements of the search interfaces are needed to ensure high-quality information retrieval for the end user.

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In the first step, a set of 21 search interface criteria was identified, based on related research and current standards in the domain of cultural heritage knowledge organization. Secondly, a complete set of Swedish museums that provide online access to their collections was identified, comprising nine cross-search services and 91 individual museums' websites. These 100 websites were each evaluated against the 21 criteria, between 1 July and 31 August 2020.

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Although many standards and guidelines are in place to ensure quality-controlled subject indexing, which in turn support information retrieval of relevant resources (as individual or full search results), the study shows that they are not broadly implemented, resulting in information retrieval failures for the end user. The study also demonstrates a strong need for the implementation of controlled vocabularies in these museums.

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This study is a rare piece of research which examines subject searching in online museums; the 21 search criteria and their use in the analysis of the complete set of online collections of a country represents a considerable and unique contribution to the fields of knowledge organization and information retrieval of cultural heritage. Its particular value lies in showing how the needs of end users, many of which are documented and reflected in international standards and guidelines, should be taken into account in designing search tools for these museums; especially so in subject searching, which is the most complex and yet the most common type of search. Much effort has been invested into digitizing cultural heritage collections, but access to them is hindered by poor search functionality. This study identifies which are the most important aspects to improve.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 36 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Publication date: 12 June 2009

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Reference Reviews, vol. 23 no. 5
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ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 11 June 2018

Jed Donoghue and Bruce Tranter

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Exploring Australian National Identity
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-503-6

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Publication date: 1 October 2003

Ziauddin Sardar

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European Business Review, vol. 15 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-534X

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Publication date: 19 June 2007

Tony Chalcraft

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Reference Reviews, vol. 21 no. 5
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ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 29 October 2019

Jelle Hettema and Linde Egberts

The purpose of this paper is to describe the different design approaches architects take towards the adaptive reuse of small-scale shipyards. Thereby giving a proposition for…

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The purpose of this paper is to describe the different design approaches architects take towards the adaptive reuse of small-scale shipyards. Thereby giving a proposition for future projects by giving insight in how others preceded and showcasing different possibilities.

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The research is based on a literary review in combination with a case study, following one main question: What architectural approaches do architects employ in redesigning nineteenth- and twentieth century dockyards in Northern Europe and how do these approaches consider the history of building and context? First, this paper researches the history of adaptive reuse. Additionally, the historical and cultural context of shipyards is researched. Finally, a case study is done linking theory with practice. Selected cases are: Kromhout shipyard in Amsterdam, Verftet Ny-Hellesund in Ny-Hellesund and the Maritime Museum in Helsingør.

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Four approaches to adaptive re-use were distinguished in the cases: differentiation, continuation, cultivation and optimisation. Each has its own implications for the design and the chosen approach is ultimately related to the important heritage values of each individual shipyard. Heritage professionals proved to have a great say, in the early stages of the adaptation process, in which the adaptive reuse approach was chosen.

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This comparative research enables an in-depth analysis and comparison and thorough qualitative understanding. It however limits the insight in the representativeness of these cases.

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This paper compares the adaptive reuse of small-scale shipyards in an international perspective. It offers insight into the patterns, principles and context of the architectural reuse of this underexposed industrial heritage.

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Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2044-1266

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Publication date: 30 November 2018

Michael Polgar

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Holocaust and Human Rights Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-499-4

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Publication date: 1 July 1999

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Asian Libraries, vol. 8 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1017-6748

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Publication date: 1 February 2003

Jonathan Adams

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 75 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 23 September 2019

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How Do Leaders Make Decisions?
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-394-6

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Publication date: 2 December 2019

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How Do Leaders Make Decisions?
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-812-8

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Publication date: 1 May 2009

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Reference Reviews, vol. 23 no. 4
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ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 1 May 2009

Tony Chalcraft

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Reference Reviews, vol. 23 no. 4
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ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 1 March 2004

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Sensor Review, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 14 May 2018

Simon Reese

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The Learning Organization, vol. 25 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0969-6474

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Publication date: 5 October 2020

Zeinab Abbas Zaazou

The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between citizen participation and the level of trust in government’s decisions and policies; as well as examining the…

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The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between citizen participation and the level of trust in government’s decisions and policies; as well as examining the impact of disclosure of information on the level of citizens’ engagement with governments’ projects. In addition, testing the real motives behind Egyptian citizens’ participation in financing national projects. The study is applied to the “New Suez Canal,” which was finished in only one year opposing the three years implementation period suggested by some studies.

Design/methodology/approach

The researcher depended on secondary and primary data as well in working on this paper. She used secondary data gathered from scholars and from domestic and international institutions. Then, she conducted a field study and collected data through distributing 384 Likert Scale questionnaires containing 34 self-administered among respondents to test the following: 1. Citizens perceptions regarding the level of trust in government’s decisions and policies. 2. The impact of citizens’ trust on their willingness to participate in governments’ projects. 3. Is ‘public service motivation’ (PSM) behind citizens’ willingness of participating in national projects. 4. Is the ‘high expected profit of Suez Canal Investment Certificates’ behind citizens participation in national projects.

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H1 and H2 have been accepted as trust, transparency and citizen participation proved to be important pillars of building a participatory government. Moreover, citizens’ participation in national projects encouraged national and international enterprises to invest in the canal provision. H3 and H4 are accepted and the statistical study revealed dual contradicting results regarding the motive of citizens’ financial participation in the New Suez Canal project. The justification for the contradiction is that right after the 2011 up-rise, Egyptian citizens were overwhelmed with patriot emotions and feelings pushing them to participate in national projects. At the same time this patriot drive was moderated by the “performance-based rewards and citizens” self-interests’ pushed by the Egyptian government (offering a high-interest rate for Suez Canal Certificates at that time). Citizens might be motivated to participate in national projects triggered by many factors: public service drive – patriotism or self-interest.

Research limitations/implications

The study needs further deeper investigation and empirical pieces of evidence to answer the following questions: would different participatory actions result differently in other circumstances? Do individuals’ levels of PSM vary over time? Besides, the researcher needs to find ways to test PSM against various motives such as self-interest, which needs to be confirmed empirically.

Practical implications

The author came up with important recommendations for central government and decision-makers in Egypt and is based upon the study’s statistical results. The most important recommendations were: central government and decision-makers should frame a policy designed to promote citizens’ participation in decision-making drawing on the guidelines for civil participation in political decision-making. Decision-makers in the central government should work local and regional authorities to update and improve local and regional regulations concerning the participation of citizens in local public life and promote a culture of democratic participation shared by communities and local authorities. Performance-based rewards (high-interest rate) are moderating the citizens’ public service motivation (PSM – patriot sense) and citizens may be motivated by different factors such as public service drive – patriotism or self-interest.

Social implications

The study is tackling an important issue, which is civil participation in political decision-making. It is also discussing promoting cultural awareness regarding the importance of democratic participation shared by communities and local authorities. The study came up with certain findings proving Egyptian civil society’s willingness in participating with the government in national projects; believing in its socio-economic benefits.

Originality/value

Finally, the study is of value, as it could be considered a pilot study representing the outcomes of citizen participation in national projects; in addition, it can be considered as a road map to policymakers. Moreover, the findings provide a set of recommendations and policies for governments and decision-makers to undertake tangible actions to accelerate citizen participation in further projects and decisions and be able to establish a democratic system in developing countries.

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Review of Economics and Political Science, vol. 9 no. 1
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ISSN: 2356-9980

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Publication date: 4 May 2010

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Reference Reviews, vol. 24 no. 4
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ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 15 June 2010

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Reference Reviews, vol. 24 no. 5
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ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 23 November 2023

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Migrations and Diasporas
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ISBN: 978-1-83797-147-3

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Publication date: 1 February 2004

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 76 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Journal of Leadership Education, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1552-9045

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Publication date: 18 September 2009

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Reference Reviews, vol. 23 no. 7
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ISSN: 0950-4125

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Attaining the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality
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ISBN: 978-1-80455-835-5

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Publication date: 30 May 2022

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Systemic Inequality, Sustainability and COVID-19
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ISBN: 978-1-80117-733-7

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Publication date: 19 January 2010

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Reference Reviews, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 1 October 2002

Rónán O’Beirne

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Online Information Review, vol. 26 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Publication date: 1 April 2002

David Swarbrick

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 19 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 1 July 2002

Howard Falk

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 19 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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