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The legal impact on employers where there is a sham element in contracts with their workers.
(Emerald Group, 2012)
As a consequence of recent legal decisions particularly, those over the last three years an employer that introduces a clause into his contracts (or enters in contractual relations with his workers) needs to ensure that ...
Developing and animating enterprising individuals and communities: A case study from rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
(Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2012)
Purpose – Socio-economic decline in rural areas is a pervasive and debilitating phenomenon in terms of regional development, particularly when former models of economic growth which once stimulated business generation and ...
Old-fashioned or enlightened?: small retailers’ practices in e-procurement.
The paper considers how and why SME retailers use the internet in their procurement processes. Examining retailers' views and reasons, we relate these to existing technology acceptance models, employing a qualitative ...
The end of ‘cosmopolitan’ capitalism? Reflections on nations, models and brands in the global economic crisis.
(Philosophy Documentation Center., 2012)
This article reflects on the philosophical implications of the crisis for the nation-state and culture in relation to business and management. The global triumph of the neo-liberal economic model in the 1990s and early ...
“Leadership”: a perniciously vague concept.
Purpose – Despite the vast amount of literature covering the concept of leadership, it remains contentious, under-conceptualised and often uncritical. The purpose of this paper is to question the validity of the concept ...
Venting, joining and educating: motivations for knowledge sharing in the UK police blogosphere.
(SAGE Publications., 2012-03)
This article examines motivations for knowledge sharing in blogs written by police officers. It draws on the findings of a research project completed in 2011 based on content analysis of 63 blogs.
Innovation in small business: comparing face-to-face with virtual networking.
Purpose – The paper aims to better understand the process of networking by small business with their customers to achieve innovations. In particular the relative roles of face-to-face and virtual interaction are to be ...
‘It is ridiculous that the Borough Librarian of Croydon should decide the policy of the Scottish Education Department’: the establishment of Scotland’s second library school.
(Maney Publishing, 2012-12)
In the middle of the 1960s, amid concerns about the direction of professional education in Scotland and problems with the number of places available for those to wishing to study librarianship, there emerged a strongly ...
Economic and development policy-making in Nigeria.
(Cambridge University Press., 2012-04)
The difficulties in effective engagement with the global trade environment, especially given the rules-based system of world trade applicable to member states of the World Trade Organisation, are a constant subject for ...
Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being ‘outed’ can force a blogger to cease.
There is an expanding literature on the police use of storytelling, but very little has been written in a policing context in relation to the contemporary practice of blogging. Consequentially, this paper reports on an ...