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Balancing altruism and self-interest: GP and patient implications

represent a subset of this document, as relevant to the current paper, which stem from questions addressed to participants surrounding their experiences of conflicts between their clinical and managerial/administrative roles, as well as the impacts of such conflicts on the participants. Table 1 outlines the key codes that arose from these questions and that were used in extracting the findings in the current paper. Figure 1 Diagram of the phases of data analysis and key outputs produced Table 1 Key analytical codes used Reducing costs Clinic

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Romania and the Big Challenge of Implementing the Europe 2020 Strategy

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The evolution and evolvement of the Europe 2020 strategy in each country are subjects, which should interest all European citizens. The investigation on this subject stems from two issues: firstly, the importance of knowing the direction in which Europe is going in the future, and, secondly the wish to assess whether this is the right direction. Unfortunately, due to several possible obstacles, such as level of development, not all countries have the ability to achieve performance in all fields. Romania, just like many other countries, is one example. Being one of the least developed countries, reaching success in implementing the Europe 2020 strategy is, for Romania, a difficult mission.

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Determining Mission Statement Effectiveness from a Fit Perspective

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The purpose of this paper is to study the relationship between the organization's mission statement and its outcomes from a fit perspective in the alignment of the organization's structural and cultural elements. Based on an extension of Campbell's (1991) mission model by combination of ideas from two schools of thought in mission statement studies (structural and cultural), the authors introduce the concept of “fit” to show how it contributes towards a new mission statement model. The results show that both alignments are important to create a fit situation in order to positively impact organization outcomes. Based on Cohen (1988), the detected effect size of .322 is considered large. The managerial implication is that there should be more focus on managing organisational alignment to support a fit situation as this is instrumental to mission statement effectiveness. The originality of this study stems from the idea that while past studies develop model based on ideas from within the confine of a particular school of thought, this study is one of the first to combine ideas from both the structural and cultural schools of thought by extending Campbell's (1991) mission model using the fit perspective.

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ISO 26000 – An Integrative Approach of Corporate Social Responsibility

., & Balzarova, M. A. (2007). A critical look on quality through CSR lenses: Key challenges stemming from the development of ISO 26000. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management , 24 (7), 738-752. Castka, P., & Balzarova, M. A. (2008). ISO 26000 and supply chains - On the diffusion of the social responsibility standard. International journal of Production Economics , 111 (2), 274-286. Castka, P., & Balzarova, M. A. (2008). Social responsibility standardization: Guidance or reinforcement through certification?. Human systems management , 27 (3

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A conceptual stages-of-growth model for managing a social media business profile

know we have to do social media but it’s a real challenge to quantify precisely why’. Another interviewee alludes to the problem ‘stemming from a lack of knowledge and skills in data analysis and social media metrics’. This lack of knowledge and understanding of social media metrics is also closely linked to the survey responses, which identify a lack of understanding as the sixth highest ranked dominant problem in Stage 4. Lack of management support is also identified for the first time as a dominant problem (ranked fifth highest) in the suggested stage model

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Remaining active in the labour market: Trends and characteristics of the over 50s

people work, the less leisure time available to them. Older workers are more likely to exit the labour market where leisure time is valued more highly than the opportunity for extra income. Alternatively, where older workers value maximising earnings over extra leisure time, the more likely they are to remain active in some capacity in the labour market. Sociological explanations dwell on the intrinsic rewards of work. Preferences to remain economically active may stem from intrinsic satisfaction gained from the nature of the work and associated social community at

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What’s love got to do with it? Employee engagement amongst higher education workers

their perceptions of their working environment. Additionally, the present study seeks to address a further research gap by focusing on a public sector organisation within the Irish higher education sector. The rationale for concentrating on these higher education workers in particular stems from the lack of engagement research focusing on this area in not only Ireland but also internationally. Most empirical studies tend to explore engagement amongst teachers working at primary and secondary educational levels ( Bakker et al., 2007 ; Hakanen et al., 2006 ; Klassen

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Proposing an innovation-based view of the firm

of theories of the firm. The paper then argues that a shifting of attention is required from resources and knowledge to an open innovation paradigm. The next section outlines the research approach of developing a theory using abduction. The final section proposes a new theoretical perspective: an IBV of the firm, which is conceptualised not as a replacement but as an extension of RBV, KBV and dynamic capabilities. Literature review This section argues that competitive advantage in the modern business setting stems from a firm’s ability to harness and utilise

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Mutual Gains Success and Failure: Two Case Studies of Annual Hours in Ireland

with fluctuations in demand ( Bell and Hart, 2003 ; Caroli et al., 2010 ; Hung, 1998 ). One of the main reasons for introducing AH is to eliminate overtime culture and its associated costs ( Pasfield, 1999 ). The impetus for changing to AH often stems from a crisis situation and a necessity to revitalise a company’s competitiveness. AH can often be accompanied by other broader changes in the organisation ( Pasfield, 1999 ; Stredwick and Ellis, 2005 ) and is typically introduced through negotiation with trade unions ( Arrowsmith, 2007 ; Bell and Hart, 2003 ; D

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Assessing the wage gap between public and private sector employees in Ireland: issues, evidence and challenges

Introduction Over the recent years, pay levels in the public sector of the economy have come under increasing scrutiny in many countries (e.g. Christopouloau and Monastiriotis, 2014 ; Melly, 2005 ; Mueller, 2000 ). A critical concern in the Irish case in terms of pay levels in the public sector stems from the financial crisis in 2008 and the collapse of government revenues. Since the financial crisis, public sector pay has been governed by a series of wage agreements between government and public sector trade unions. These agreements have mainly involved

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