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Jennifer Lawless and Aurora Trif

-handling modes that they would use in the particular conflict situation given in each scenario. Mixed methods were used to collect primary data concerning the three sets of factors identified in the analytical framework, namely, scenarios for the situational aspects and personality tests for specific personal aspects, while the semi-structured individual interviews covered organisational aspects, as well as some personal aspects. Each interview lasted around 40 minutes. There was a thematic content analysis of the qualitative data. The sample consisted of the entire

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Colm O’Gorman

-53, Irish Historical Studies, 16(61), pp. 33-63. Lee, J. (1989) Ireland, 1912-1985: Politics and Society, UK: Cambridge University Press. Lundström, A. and Stevenson, L. (2005) Entrepreneurship Policy - Theory and Practice, New York: Springer. McKenzie, B. (2007) ‘Techniques for Collecting Verbal Histories’, in H. Neergaard and J. Parm Ulhøi (eds) Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship, UK: Edward Elgar. Mulcahy, D. (2005) Angels and IPOs: Policies for Sustainable Equity Financing of

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Sinéad Murnane and Anna Browne

capture the individuals’ responses to a standard set of questions in relation to their overall satisfaction with the training course. These may then be aggregated so as to extrapolate the average of participants’ views. We feel that our approach enhanced the standard individual participant feedback evaluations applied to the IVI’s programmes, as we were collecting the groups’ feedback – the negotiated, co-constructed understanding of how the participants had worked together and learned from each other while engaging in the exercises. Focusing on the learners

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Gabriel J. Costello

1269 – 1280 Neavel Dickens, L. (1998). A Theory of Action Perspective of Action Research, PhD Dissertation. University of Texas at Austin. Neavel Dickens L. 1998 A Theory of Action Perspective of Action Research, PhD Dissertation University of Texas at Austin O’Brien, J.A. and Marakas, G.M. (2009). Management Information Systems Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin. O’Brien J.A. Marakas G.M. 2009 Management Information Systems Boston McGraw-Hill Irwin OECD (2005). Oslo Manual: Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data 3rd

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Graham E. Heaslip and Elizabeth Barber

context of discovery, in which it is important to collect a rich information base for exploration ( Glaser and Strauss, 1967 ). The study is interpretative in nature and based on a combination of semi-structured interviews, as well as UN, Military and NGO documentation on coordination, including several evaluation reports. Since the purpose is to investigate some of the critical questions in humanitarian aid and tie these to existing theory on coordination, the goal of the paper is to create a model (see Figure 4 ) rather than test theories. In this paper, validity

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Justin Doran and Geraldine Ryan

, 400-406. Nijstad B.A. De Dreu C.K. 2002 ‘Creativity and group innovation’ Applied Psychology 51 3 400 406 Nyström, H. (1979). Creativity and Innovation , Chichester, UK: Wiley. Nyström H. 1979 Creativity and Innovation Chichester, UK Wiley OECD. (2005). The Measurement of Scientific and Technological Activities Oslo Manual: Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data , Luxembourg: OECD publishing. OECD 2005 The Measurement of Scientific and Technological Activities Oslo Manual: Guidelines for Collecting and

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Ashling Sheehan, Elaine Berkery and Maria Lichrou

. In doing so, we wished to provide a research trajectory for researchers and a comprehensive view of the current context to practitioners. This research is particularly timely, given the changing role of women in the society, workplace and home and given the paucity of research examining women as consumers in Ireland. There were a number of reasons for choosing to synthesise the existing research as opposed to collecting primary data for this paper: (1) it helps clarify what is already known in the area, identify gaps in the literature ( Suri and Clarke,2009 ) and

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Margaret Heffernan and Eoin Rochford

previously published scales to collect data relevant for the study. Unless otherwise noted, all items were measured using a five-point Likert response scale (1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree ). Turnover intention . This was measured by using the three-item scale by Mobley et al. (1978) . Example items include ‘I think a lot about leaving the Defence Forces’ and ‘I am actively searching for an alternative to the Defence Forces’. The Cronbach’s alpha for this scale was 0.87. PCB . Two different measures have been developed to investigate PCB in previous

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Desmond Gibney and Martin Quinn

February 1929) The Cork Examiner newspaper reported (1929: 4) that while ‘acute distress prevailed amongst the strikers’ families’ during the strike period, ‘through the intervention of prominent local residents, an amicable agreement has been arrived at’. The contention of this newspaper report is supported by the fact that at the time of the strike, when Bennett’s assistants were collecting payment from Ballinacurra villagers for milk supplied from Bennett’s dairy, they ‘did not receive a hostile reception’ from villagers ( West, 2006 : 104). Discussion and

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Chris O’Riordan

simply that this is not the expectation. Instead, the GP should seek to satisfy the patient’s interests because this is linked to their own interests ( Maitland, 2002 ; Rubin, 2009 ; Wicks, 1995 ), and thus they should continue to seek further ways in which to profitably serve. This represents a virtuous cycle. Attaining profits and collecting cash ultimately benefits patients’ long-term interests through the GPs’ continued existence and availability, as well as their capacity and motivation for service enhancement and growth ( Hausman and Le Grand, 1999 ; Mechanic