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The UK Government’s policy on economic and social renewal, the ultimate goal of which is to improve living standards for all, emphasises the importance of adopting a partnership model of industrial relations. Government perceives this model of employment relations as essential to achieving...
This paper raises and responds to questions concerning the patentability of business method patents. It explores the … utility of patent applications in informing business method innovators of the risks associated with using the patent system …, unpredictable change. Inventive changes in the insurance industry include new business models and e-business technologies to improve …
In this paper we provide a theoretical analysis of effects of applying different forecast diversification methods on the structure of the forecast error covariance matrices and decomposed forecast error components based on the bias- variance- Bayes error decomposition of James and Hastie. We...
In this paper we provide experimental results and extensions to our previous theoretical findings concerning the combination of forecasts that have been diversified by three different methods: with parameters learned at different data aggregation levels, by thick modeling and by the use of...
The development of new products in the personal finacial services (PFS) sector is an area that is being increasingly relied upon by organisations to provide competitive differentiation in the highly competitive environment that they now operate within. Despite this reliance, relatively little is...
Although branding is now widespread among UK universities, the application of branding principles in the higher education sector is comparatively recent and may be controversial for internal audiences who question its suitability and efficiency. This paper seeks to investigate how and whether...
Branding in universities has become an increasingly topical issue, with some institutions committing substantial financial resources to branding activities. The particular characteristics of the sector present challenges for those seeking to build brands and it therefore seems to be timely and...
Purpose. Branding in universities has become an increasingly topical issue among practitioners, with some institutions committing substantial financial resources to branding activities. Although it is receiving increased academic investigation, to date this has been limited. The particular...
By focusing on the dynamics of action inquiry strategies, this paper has framed the way in which the process is characterised and the potential of this approach for applied management research. The relationship between improved knowledge through action and improved action through reflection is...
relationship between the in-house IT department and other parts of the business. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, IT …