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  • Poverty and depressed estates: a critique of Utopia on trial. 

    Spicker, Paul (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673038708720608, 1987)
    SPICKER, P., 1987. Poverty and depressed estates: a critique of Utopia on trial. Housing Studies, 2 (4), pp. 283-292.
    Alice Coleman's Utopia on Trial explains the incidence of social problems in council housing in terms of the design of the estates. This paper offers an alternative explanation. Many issues which appear to be problems ...
  • Concepts of need in housing allocation. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557387782514636, 1987-01)
    SPICKER, P., 1987. Concepts of need in housing allocation. Policy and Politics, 15 (1), pp. 17-27.
    Policies for the allocation of council housing are subject to considerable local variation. Despite the differences, the schemes which housing departments have developed seem often to reflect a common understanding of ...
  • Social work and self-determination 

    Spicker, Paul (Oxford University Press http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/3.toc, 1990-04)
    SPICKER, P., 1990. Social work and self-determination. British Journal of Social Work, 20 (3), pp. 221-236.
    Self-determination is a curious concept, related to, but not quite the same as, freedom and autonomy. As an ethical principle, the principle of self-determination bears little relationship to the way social workers behave. ...
  • Charles Booth: the examination of poverty. 

    Spicker, Paul (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.1990.tb00322.x, 1990-05)
    SPICKER, P., 1990. Charles Booth: the examination of poverty. Social Policy and Administration, 24 (1), pp. 21-38.
    Charles Booth's studies of poverty are widely misrepresented in the literature of social policy. His work is commonly bracketed with Rowntree's, but his methods were quite different. His definition of poverty was explicitly ...
  • The principle of subsidiarity and the social policy of the European Community. 

    Spicker, Paul (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/095892879100100102, 1991-02)
    SPICKER, P., 1991. The principle of subsidiarity and the social policy of the European Community. Journal of European Social Policy, 1 (1), pp. 3 – 14.
    The idea of 'subsidiarity' has been gaining influence within the European Community. 'Subsidiarity' is based on a view of society in which responsibilities are conditioned by the closeness of people's relationships. I ...
  • Equality versus solidarity. 

    Spicker, Paul (Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-7053.1992.tb00767.x, 1992-01)
    SPICKER, P., 1992. Equality versus solidarity. Government and Opposition, 27 (1), pp. 66 – 77.
    Although equality and solidarity are often thought of as constituent parts of the same ideological framework, there are inconsistencies between them. Both concepts refer to a range of meanings: equality can refer to equal ...
  • Planning for the needs of people with dementia. 

    Spicker, Paul; Gordon, D. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/003693309203700203, 1992-04)
    SPICKER, P. and GORDON, D., 1992. Planning for the needs of people with dementia. Scottish Medical Journal, 37 (2), pp.38 – 39.
    Provision for people with dementia requires a complex mix of different kinds of services, primarily concerned with maintenance and support rather than treatment. In principle, planning for their needs begins with assessment ...
  • Needs as claims. 

    Spicker, Paul (Wiley. [The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com]http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.1993.tb00386.x, 1993-03)
    SPICKER, P., 1993. Needs as claims. Social Policy and Administration, 27 (1), pp. 7-17.
    People 'need' things if they will suffer negative effects without them. Needs are based in problems, but they are not only problems; they have to be understood in terms of a relationship between functional problems and ...
  • Understanding particularism. 

    Spicker, Paul (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/026101839401303901, 1994-01)
    SPICKER, P., 1994. Understanding particularism. Critical Social Policy, 13 (39), pp. 5 – 20.
    Particularism refers to the idea that different moral standards apply to different people. This view is inherently discriminatory. The universal application of moral principles has been challenged in 'communitarian' ...
  • Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people. 

    Spicker, Paul; Hanslip, J. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/003693309403900606, 1994-12)
    SPICKER, P. and HANSLIP, J., 1994. Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people. Scottish Medical Journal, 39 (6), pp. 172 – 174.
    A postal enquiry to professionals involved in service delivery points to a number of problems in the process of referring elderly people appropriately. These problems related to lack of choice and constrained options, ...
  • Matching services to needs in the health care of elderly people. 

    Spicker, Paul; Hanslip, J. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/095148489701000112, 1997-02)
    SPICKER, P. and HANSLIP, J., 1997. Matching services to needs in the health care of elderly people. Health Services Management Research, 10 (2), pp. 113 – 120.
    This paper is based on the results of a postal enquiry to health care professionals working in the care of elderly people in a Scottish Health Board. Responses fall into three main categories. The first refers to issues ...
  • Corporate governance, performance and take-overs: an empirical analysis of UK mergers. 

    Weir, Charlie (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/000368497326291, 1997-11-01)
    WEIR, C. 1997. Corporate governance, performance and take-overs: an empirical analysis of UK mergers. Applied economics [online], 29(11), pages 1465-1475. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/000368497326291
    This paper analyses the relationship between the probability of being acquired, firm performance and governance structures. The acquired firms were all fully quoted on the London Stock Exchange and the acquisitions took ...
  • The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors. 

    Laing, David; Weir, Charlie (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/030630709802300404, 1998-08-01)
    LAING, D. and WEIR, C. 1998. The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors. Journal of general management [online], 23(4), pages 51-62. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/030630709802300404.
    Experience, rather than qualifications, influences the pay received by company directors. Executive pay has been the subject of much recent discussion, with concern being expressed about the levels of pay received by the ...
  • Managing experts and competing through innovation: an activity theoretical analysis. 

    Blackler, Frank; Crump, Norman; McDonald, Seonaidh (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/135050849961001, 1999-02)
    BLACKLER, F., CRUMP, N. and MCDONALD, S., 1999. Managing experts and competing through innovation: an activity theoretical analysis. Organization, 6 (1), pp. 5-31.
    An activity theoretical analysis is presented of an organisation that is operating in a rapidly changing sector and whose competitiveness depends upon the design skills of its engineers, a number of whom are world experts ...
  • Power, mastery and organizational learning. 

    Blackler, Frank; McDonald, Seonaidh (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-6486.00206, 2000-09)
    BLACKLER, F. and MCDONALD, S., 2000. Power, mastery and organizational learning. Journal of Management Studies, 37 (6), pp. 833-852.
    The topic of power has not featured strongly in debates about organizational learning, a point that is illustrated in a discussion of influential studies of teamworking. Despite the insights that such studies have provided ...
  • The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies. 

    Weir, Charlie; Laing, David (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009950903720, 2000-12-01)
    WEIR, C. and LAING, D. 2000. The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies. Journal of managemen and governance [online], 4(4), pages 265-281. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009950903720
    This paper investigates the extent to which recommendations madeby the Cadbury Committee have affected UK company performance.The Committee recommended that certain internal monitoringmechanisms should be adopted by quoted ...
  • Transformational leadership, corporate cultism and the spirituality paradigm: an unholy trinity in the workplace? 

    Tourish, Dennis; Pinnington, Ashly (Sage http://hum.sagepub.com/content/vol55/issue2/, 2002-02)
    TOURISH, D. and PINNINGTON, A., 2002. Transformational leadership , corporate cultism and the spirituality paradigm: an unholy trinity in the workplace? Human Relations, 55 (2), pp. 147-172
    Leadership is a perennially popular topic in the academic and practitioner literature on management. In particular, the past twenty years have witnessed an explosive growth of interest in what has been termed ‘transformational ...
  • Internal and external governance mechanisms: their impact on the performance of large UK public companies. 

    Weir, Charlie; Laing, David; McKnight, Philip J. (Blackwell http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-5957.00444, 2002-06)
    WEIR, C., LAING, D. and McKNIGHT, P. J., 2002. Internal and external governance mechanisms: their impact on the performance of large UK public companies. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 29 (5-6), pp. 579-611.
    This paper analyses the relationship between internal and external corporate governance mechanisms and the performance of UK companies within the context of the Cadbury Committee's Code of Best Practice. The results show, ...
  • Communication audits and the effects of increased information: a follow-up study. 

    Hargie, Owen; Tourish, Dennis; Wilson, Noel (Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002194360203900402, 2002-10)
    HARGIE, O., TOURISH, D. and WILSON, N., 2002. Communication audits and the effects of increased information: a follow-up study. Journal of Business Communication, 39 (4), pp. 414-436
    Communication audits have now featured in the literature for 50 years, and many audit approaches have been evaluated. However, follow-up studies designed to chart the actual impact that an audit makes upon communicatio ...
  • Critical upward feedback in organisations: processes, problems and implications for communication management. 

    Tourish, Dennis; Robson, Paul (MCB UP Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13632540410807628, 2003)
    TOURISH, D. and ROBSON, P., 2003. Critical upward feedback in organisations: processes, problems and implications for communication management. Journal of Communication Management, 8 (2), pp. 150-167
    Given that staff-management relationships are a core concern for communication management, upward feedback is emerging as a key theme in the literature. However, it is most often associated with upward appraisal. This ...