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  1. Micro-businesses' contributions to territorial capital: visiting different research approaches

    Vilalta-perdomo, Eliseo Luis; de Zeeuw, Gerard; Lakshmi, Geeta; vahl, Martha
    This paper is part of an ongoing research. Throughout it, different approaches to link micro-businesses activities with the development of territorial capital are visited. Five vignettes are provided to illustrate how these research approaches operate. Reflecting on each approach provides practical implications about the building and maintenance of some of the collective resources associated to ‘territorial capital’. Adding on previous economists’ understandings of territorial capital, this paper identifies an alternative research procedure that suggests how to develop and maintain some elusive dimensions of territorial capital, such as social, relational and human capital, and cooperation networks.

  2. Street smarts for smart streets

    Coley, Rob
    In the utopian rhetoric of the ‘smart city’, contemporary practices of image-making are deemed to have transformative power, to generate new participatory forms of political agency. Smart city boosters and branders promise a world of citizen visualization – a street level power to collectively shape and safeguard the future, enacted in processes of photographing and filming. Smart visualization is, we are told, a panacea for the multiplicity of threats to social stability. Critical responses to this vision centre on its apparent homogeneity and stability (Greenfield, 2013; Townsend, 2014). Here, smart city governance is understood to exploit what IBM engineers call...

  3. Aspects of PhD supervision: a student perspective

    Turner, Paul; Nelson, David
    The presentation explores the experiences of two doctoral students in relation to PhD supervision in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln. An overview of the literature is given, along with key aspects of PhD supervision, as well as how to establish and maintain, a supportive and positive supervisory relationship over time.

  4. Mixed methods in health sciences research: a practical primer [Leslie Curry and Marcella-Nunez Smith (Sage Publishing, 2015)]

    Nelson, David
    Written by internationally-recognised health research experts, Leslie Curry and Marcella Nunez-Smith, this book aims to show researchers and students in the health sciences how to design, conduct, review and use mixed methods. Given the increased use of mixed methods in the health sciences, this text is timely and unique in that it offers a discipline-specific focus that is both relevant and practical. The book has a logical structure and is broken down into four parts: (1) an overview of mixed methods designs, their application and appropriate use (2) getting mixed methods research funded (3) design and implementation and (4) disseminating findings....

  5. "PS. I love you": Understanding the impact of posthumous digital messages

    Jamison-Powell, Susan; Briggs, Pam; Lawson, Shaun; Linehan, Conor; Windle, Karen; Gross, Harriet
    A number of digital platforms and services have recently emerged that allow users to create posthumous forms of communication, effectively arranging for the delivery of messages from ‘beyond the grave’. Despite some evidence of interest and popularity of these services, little is known about how posthumous messages may impact the people who receive them. We present a qualitative study that explores the type of experiences potentially triggered upon receiving such messages. Our findings firstly suggest that posthumous messaging services have the potential to alter the relationship between the bereaved and the deceased, and secondly provide insight into how users make...

  6. Delivery of a clinical academic career programme: a collaborative approach

    Kane, Ros; Mcgonagle, Ian; Jackson, Christine; Turner, Paul; Grant, Emma; Gray, Lisa
    The clinical academic careers strategy in England is a new initiative in the National Health Service to develop a stronger clinical research ethos in nursing and Allied Health Professions and promote research and ensure collaboration between Higher Education Institutions and NHS. In response to the above strategic drive and the need to support new roles, the Mental Health, Health and Social Care (MH2aSC) research group at the University of Lincoln developed a bespoke programme to support clinicians seeking to build a clinical academic career. This paper presents data from the evaluation of the programme from the perspective of the first cohort of clinical academic scholars.

  7. A vision about the farming sector’s future: What is in there for farmers in the time of the second machine age?

    Rizov, Marian
    Recent technological advances both on the farm and in the lab have made farming more independent form nature than ever before. Arguably, the new and accessible technologies are helping us to better understand and ‘manage’ nature and thus for first time in history farming is becoming as any other industry, susceptible to specialisation and economies of scale. This in turn, besides increased productivity, leads to fundamental organisational change away from family control towards corporate forms with associated implications for employment and rural livelihoods – automation in farming replaces both ‘muscles and brains’.

  8. ‘First as tragedy, then as farce’: Donald Trump, American fiction, and the US election

    Rowcroft, Andrew
    Donald Trump and the US Presidential Election. The unfolding spectacle of the 2015-2016 presidential nominations are engaging for a number of reasons, not least of which, due to the entry of the billionaire and former television personality Donald Trump. From his positions on immigration, tax reform, second amendment rights, and US-China trade, Trump’s views have dominated much of western media coverage. This paper turns a harsh critical gaze upon Trump’s recent campaign, drawing upon a number of fictional and filmic texts, including Netflix’s House of Cards, Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America (2004), Ellis' American Psycho (1991), and Richard Condon’s The...

  9. Public character perceptions of sexually deviant groups

    Hogue, Todd; Mabbott, Jessica; Browne, Bethany
    Objective This study aimed to examine the way that different types of offenders are stigmatised and stereotyped. It was expected that different offender groups would be perceived differently in terms of comprehensive assessment of psychopathic personality (CAPP) traits and punitive responses, and that these responses would be related to pre-existing attitudes. Design An online community survey was used in a between and within group design. Method A sample of 177 individuals provided their baseline attitudes and perceptions about sexual offenders. They then suggested how they thought prototypical sexual offenders presented, based on psychopathic personality (CAPP) traits, and completed a measure of punitive believes. Participants...

  10. Conceptualising capital assets: towards a framework for entrepreneurial places

    Phelan, Chris; Schiffling, Sarah
    Whilst the entrepreneur, as the agent of change, has long been recognised as a means of regional development, there is a growing realisation that a combination of factors conducive to creating entrepreneurial places exists. Indeed, within an ecosystems approach, a number of key ingredients are said to provide the optimum conditions for entrepreneurship to thrive, including: human capital, a conducive culture, access to finance and markets, appropriate institutional and policy support, and effective leadership (Isenberg, 2010). However, whilst these ingredients remain critical success factors, this paper advocates that a still broader range of criteria, or capital assets, need to be...

  11. A review of agritourism literature from the last three decades

    Phelan, Chris; Kline, Carol; Ainley, Sue
    Agritourism has long been recognised as a diversification strategy to reinvigorate rural economies and maintain the farm family way of life. Thus, it is unsurprising that scholarly interest in the phenomenon has developed significantly over the last three decades; covering a variety of research themes, phenomenological approaches, and methodologies, intent on understanding this form of agricultural restructuring in all its forms. However, whilst the importance of farm tourism has been demonstrated in a range of international contexts, coverage remains fragmented, often draws from a narrow case study base and lacks conceptual clarity. This presentation will critically explore a range of...

  12. Barriers and drivers of entrepreneurship in rural northern Ghana: a Community Capitals Framework approach

    Asitik, Akanganngang Joseph; Sharpley, Richard; Phelan, Chris
    This paper critically examines the entrepreneurial potential of rural northern Ghana within the Community Capitals Framework (CCF) to establish which forms of capital are drivers and which are barriers, to entrepreneurial development in this region. The study adopts a qualitative research approach (n=72) to examine community capitals within four case study districts. Focus groups and semi-structured interviews were employed, with two levels of data gathered at the district and community levels. The findings reveal, that the natural, cultural, social and human capital of the research communities offers significant entrepreneurial potential for rural northern Ghana. However, in contrast, the regional built...

  13. The application of geographical information systems (GIS) in sustainable tourism planning: A review

    Bahaire, Tim; Elliott-White, Martin
    Decision-making in tourism development and planning is becoming increasingly complex as organisations and communities have to come to terms with the competing economic, social and environmental demands of sustainable development. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can be regarded as providing a tool box of techniques and technologies of wide applicability to the achievement of sustainable tourism development. Spatial (environmental) data can be used to explore conflicts, examine impacts and assist decision-making. Impact assessment and simulation are increasingly important in tourism development, and GIS can play a role in auditing environmental conditions, examining the suitability of locations for proposed developments, identifying conflicting...

  14. The Church of England and the enclosure of England's Open Fields: a Northamptonshire case study

    Cragoe, Matthew
    This article explores the tithe system in eighteenth-century Northamptonshire. At enclosure, many clergy exchanged their right to take tithe for a portion of the newly enclosed land in the parish. The article argues that while the clergy made financial gains from this, more important was the removal of a recurrent source of dissension with parishioners. As such the article tempers the dominant narrative that emphasizes only the material enrichment of the clergy at enclosure, and sees the social and cultural gulf this opened up between the clergy and their parishioners as a potent source of rural anticlericalism.

  15. Stand Up to Cancer 2012 and 2014: The medical telethon as UK public service broadcasting in a neo-liberal age

    Charlesworth, Diane
    In a fragmenting attention economy, the stakes for television (TV) and for the public service broadcaster are particularly high. This article looks at the different strategies at play in the British broadcaster C4’s adaptation of the US-originated Stand Up to Cancer telethon format to present its particular voice and brand in this ecology. This intervention into the politics of medicine is analysed in relation to the discourses of neoliberalism which, it is argued, have increasingly become part of the mode of address of British factual TV content and have increasingly defined the working of the country’s national health system.

  16. The effects of orange juice clarification on the physiology of Escherichia coli; growth-based and flow cytometric analysis

    Anvarian, Amir H. P.; Smith, Madeleine P.; Overton, Tim W.
    Orange juice (OJ) is a food product available in various forms which can be processed to a greater or lesser extent. Minimally-processed OJ has a high consumer perception but presents a potential microbiological risk due to acid-tolerant bacteria. Clarification of OJ (such as removal of cloud) is a common processing step in many OJ products. However, many of the antimicrobial components of OJ such as essential oils are present in the cloud fraction. Here, the effect of clarification by filtration on the viability and physiology of Escherichia coli K-12 was tested using total viable count (TVC) and flow cytometric (FCM)...

  17. Sister Betty: the life of Betty Shabazz

    Charnock, Ruth
    Article considering the life and legacy of Malcom X's wife, Betty Shabazz.

  18. Richard Lancelyn Green lecture: ''Our Chambers Were Always Full of Chemicals' - Holmes and Chemistry'

    Gruber, Tobias

  19. Isostructurality of co-crystals of an ester substituted dinitro calixarene host

    Bombicz, P.; Csöregh, I.; Gruber, Tobias; Weber, E.; Kálmán, A.

  20. Fluorogenic calix[6]- and calix[8]¬arenes – Synthesis and conformational behaviour

    Eißmann, F.; Kaltofen, J.; Gruber, Tobias; Weber, E.

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