Lighting, Well-being and Performance at Work

Author(s):

Jo Silvester

 et al.

A challenge for employers and researchers is to design work environments that meet the needs of the 21st century workforce, and which ensure maximum levels of well-being and performance.This report reviews existing research on the impact of lighting on performance and well-being in the workplace.

Updated: 23/10/2013
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Views: 3,029

Is all expenditure on education good for employee resourcing and business?

This short article asks whether the focus on university education in Asian counties is actually having a harmful effect on economic productivity and output.

Updated: 11/10/2013
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Business models: A challenging agenda

Author(s):

Charles Baden-Fuller

 et al.
Topic:
Strategy
Industry:
Any Industry

Why is the business model a useful concept for scholars of strategic organisation? The concept has gained considerable credence in the business press - but some scholars have questioned whether it really does have value beyond established strategy concepts? In this essay we suggest that understanding the business model as a configuration that is cognitively manipulable may add to our understanding of important organisation issues.

Updated: 08/10/2013
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Internationalisation of Construction Service Corporations: Impact of Size and International Experience

Author(s):

Chris Rowley

 et al.

Very few studies have examined the association between the firm size and firm international experience with the internationalisation of service firms. Using an integrated theoretical approach, this paper examines the internationalisation of Pakistan-based construction service corporations with specific focus on four dimensions: motives, firm-specific competitive advantages, home country-specific competitive advantages and locational considerations.

Updated: 03/10/2013
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Business Models and Technological Innovation - how they interact

The business model construct appeals to many academics, yet it lacks a widely accepted language that would allow researchers to draw on the work of others. In this piece, we explore one clear emerging view of the business model construct and examine where this view takes us in terms of understanding the relationship between business model innovation and technical innovation.

Updated: 03/10/2013
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A proposal for addressing the problems of economic growth and youth unemployment

Author(s):

David Chan

 et al.

There seem to be few initiatives that imaginatively tackle the problem of growth and youth unemployment. What is required is an innovative policy that can address these two problems that does not require Government to find any new money. City University's Centre for Information Leadership (CIL) proposed such a policy in 2012.

Updated: 02/10/2013
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Issues in Employee Resourcing: Is All Labour Flexibility Good?

Professor Chris Rowley questions the received wisdom that flexible labour markets have entirely positive results. He argues that important aspects of employment, such as staff development, suffer when managers have increased access to the easier option to simply 'hire and fire'.

Updated: 16/09/2013
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When Having is Not Enough: Implications of Being Satisfied

This research examines the fundamental question of what makes people happy, and makes recommendations on how government can foster satisfaction and well-being throughout the populace. The research was based on the government's own data from the British Household Panel Survey.

Updated: 19/08/2013
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Increasing your Return on Investment through Data Analytics infrastructure

Every CFO wants more for their money. One way of increasing returns from smaller media spend is to ask for investment that provides return on infrastructure via data analytics. Professor Vince Mitchell discusses how investment in data analytics infrastructure can aid understanding of the causal links between marketing KPIs and revenue, which makes demonstrating ROI and effective allocation of resources to a CFO much easier.

Updated: 15/07/2013
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Views: 3,184