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When Non-Standard Work Becomes Precarious: Insights From The New Zealand Call Centre Industry, Zeenobiyah Nadiyah Hannif, Felicity Lamm Jan 2005

When Non-Standard Work Becomes Precarious: Insights From The New Zealand Call Centre Industry, Zeenobiyah Nadiyah Hannif, Felicity Lamm

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The issue of precarious employment has gained increasing currency over recent years, as OECD countries have shifted away from traditional standard employment models. Nevertheless, there has been little empirical research on the experiences of nonstandard workers and the links that can be established with precarious work. This article attempts to address this gap by introducing precarious employment as a sub-set of non-standard work and highlighting its distinguishing features. The Tucker model is introduced as a useful bridge between non-standard work and precariousness, and is used as a framework for examining employment experiences within two New Zealand call centres. Initial observations …


Handloom Industry On The Way Of Extinction: An Empirical Study Over The Pre-Dominant Factors, Shahriar Akter, Suntu Kumar Ghosh Jan 2005

Handloom Industry On The Way Of Extinction: An Empirical Study Over The Pre-Dominant Factors, Shahriar Akter, Suntu Kumar Ghosh

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Handloom industry in Bangladesh is having glorious past, questionable present and blurry future due to a lot of internal and external factors that are acting behind the scene. In this paper, we have identified those predominant factors that are moving the wheels of this industry slowly. And among them, shortage of working capital, high cost of raw material procurement, lack of organizing capability, inadequate technology and efficiency, and lack of policy support are major forces which are bitterly hit the handloom industry.


Globalisation And Enterprise Culture In Developing Economies: A Preliminary Assessment, Roshni Narendran Jan 2005

Globalisation And Enterprise Culture In Developing Economies: A Preliminary Assessment, Roshni Narendran

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The global environment has been susceptible to changes for centuries. In recent years, the process which have moved the world towards "global interdependence and exchange' have been known as globalisation (Mazuri, 2002). Globalisation led to changes in the social and economic environment, and in both developed and developing countries experienced opportunities for economic growth. This was an uneven process but provided opportunities for new entrepreneurial activities. According to Schumpeter (1934), entrepreneurial activities are the result of combinations from discovering new markets, new raw materials, new suppliers and new production methods. These entrepreneurial activities would enable opportunities to be exploited and …


Foster Carers In New South Wales: Profile And Projections Based On Abs Census Data, Peter Siminski, Jenny Chalmers, Marilyn Mchugh Jan 2005

Foster Carers In New South Wales: Profile And Projections Based On Abs Census Data, Peter Siminski, Jenny Chalmers, Marilyn Mchugh

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Administrative data on foster carers in New South Wales (NSW) are sadly lacking. Based on research commissioned by the NSW Department of Community Services, this paper uses the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing and other data to provide up to date information on the characteristics of foster carers and the demographic trends that are influencing their numbers. Census data indicate that foster carer families are most likely to contain women aged 35-54 years, not in the labour force. Couples account for two thirds of all foster carers, with the majority of those couples also caring for …


A Pda Based Point Of Care E-Health Solution For Ambulatory Care, Daniel Walsh, Carole Alcock, Lois Burgess, Joan Cooper Jan 2005

A Pda Based Point Of Care E-Health Solution For Ambulatory Care, Daniel Walsh, Carole Alcock, Lois Burgess, Joan Cooper

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The adoption of PDAs and mobile communication is expected to provide a solution to the use of computer technology by healthcare workers at the point-of-care. The Australian National Health Information Strategy, Health Online, is providing national leadership for approaches to address the quality and availability of information to assist in the planning and delivery of care. One area for potential growth is the availability and capture of information at the point of care by healthcare providers. A key factor in the lack of adoption of systems, is that traditionally health care information systems have been designed for desktop computing whereas …