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Reconsidering the rigour-relevance gap: the need for contextualised research in risk societies

, according to Starkey and Tempest (2008) , closer to the medical or law school model with the vocational role of training practitioner. A defining characteristic of a profession in this context is its relationship with society ( Khurana, 2007 ) and certainly the medical profession demonstrates the characteristic of an ethic focused on the public good. Whether this can translate to a management profession is unclear. Strategic management has focused on the development of approaches for the creation of competitive advantage ( Porter, 1985 ). This competitive advantage has

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Towards Entrepreneurship: Reflections Between Theory and Practice


The paper deals with the pragmatic need of linking theory and practice in the learning process, focusing on vocational education in economics and entrepreneurship education. In connection with selected alternative economic theories is shown the necessity of praxeological educational background and practical work experience in teaching process in entrepreneurship education. Results are based on the research, which was done in the framework of prepared dissertation thesis on the theme of entrepreneurship education from the perspectives of theory and the perspective of vocational school teachers of economics subjects. The results focus on the concept of entrepreneurship education preferred by teachers of the economical subjects at the secondary schools specialised in economics. The main aim of the research was to check, to what degree are the theoretical bases of the education of the entrepreneurship fulfilled in the reality of a secondary school specialised in economics. The results show that in the case of preferred aims of the respondents of our examination we could talk about the combination of creation of knowledge and preparation for the profession. It is confirmed that the teachers rely significantly on a prescribed list of educational topics, but at the same time the results clearly show that the respondents think about their subject and formative aspect of their classes through using of cross-sectional topic.

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Reflections on Irish management research: Past, present and future

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Material Well-being and Happiness in Transition Countries

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Balancing altruism and self-interest: GP and patient implications

Introduction The word ‘profession’ has its foundation in the Latin word ‘professio’, which essentially means the declaration or swearing of an oath. This reflects the traditional vocational nature of the professional, whose specialised work is built upon extensive and deep training, knowledge, wisdom and experience that is applied towards serving the critical needs of people and delivering quality outcomes more so than personal economic gain ( Cogan, 1953 ; Freidson, 2001 ). A recurring feature of professions is the existence of a code of ethics ( Hall, 1968

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A discourse analysis of managerialism and trust amongst nursing professionals

, ‘organisational elements’ can make work intensity potentially hazardous. Work intensity is generally considered as workload versus time, involving a fast pace of work and long working hours ( Felstead et al., 2013 ). This has contributed to labour turnover and declining numbers entering the nursing profession ( Newman et al., 2002 ; Skinner, et al., 2004 ), now considered by many as a ‘stressful’ profession ( Scudder, et al., 2011 ). Also, in trying to be viewed as effective “nurse managers”, many nurses abandoned their profession ( Traynor 1999 ). With increasing

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Business Eco System and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMES) Performance in Nigeria

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Quantifying Audit Expectation Gap: A New approach to Measuring Expectation Gap

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Assessment of the Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Orientation, Organisational Culture Adaptability and Performance of Christian Faith-Based Hotels in Kenya

and firm performance. Unpublished PhD. Thesis . Nairobi. Jomo Kenyatta University & Technology. Ogbonna, E. & Harris, L. (2000). Leadership style, organizational culture and performance: Empirical evidence from U.K companies, international Journal of human resource management; 11(4), 706-788. Olsen, B. (2008). How reasons for entry into the profession illuminate teacher identity development. Teacher Education Quarterly , 35(3). Ongori, H (2009). Managing behind the scenes: A view point on employee empowerment. African Journal of Business

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