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Cooperatives are characterised by mutual-benefit coordination mechanisms aimed at the fulfilment of members' welfare. The paper considers cooperative principles and suggests a layered framework that relates principles, governance choices, and related aims or values. We then consider an extended notion of governance, whereby those who impact on strategic decision-making are not to be searched only within the internal governance bodies, typically the board of directors, the managers or the asse...
Application of winders is normal practice in many underground mines, especially in deep workings. On the other hand, winder accidents are usually serious and entail financial losses. Often, accidents occur due to breaking of winder ropes. Mechanical analyses and stress investigations generated in consequence of loads in rope is important and serious in design, making installation and exploitation of such machines feasible. Building a model that governs on machine and conditions, can be helpfu...
In this paper we examine the impact of participant readiness to engage with, perform and benefit from scenario planning processes. Central to our examination is the concept of ‘openness disposition’, which in the context of scenario planning refers to the tendency to seek either to hold open ambiguity, complexity and uncertainty, or look for closure, simplification and surety when engaging in strategic conversations. Readiness indicates the capacity of individuals and collectives to work with...
Purpose The 2015 UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change set challenging sustainable development targets. The aim of this article is to examine how key organisational barriers to implementing these targets can be overcome. In particular, it draws attention to the necessity of changing corporate behaviour so that it supports rather than undermines sustainability and enables organisations to abandon profitability as their paramount goal in favour of a Triple Bottom Line approach of People, Planet...
Small, family owned businesses make considerable contributions to local economies. The importance of social networks to their development is also well established. This paper explores the different types of distinct, but interlocking, social networks of a rural business family, focussing upon the interaction between family, business and friendship networks. It presents a multi-rational logic framework to consider how the differing logics of each of these network influences the development and...
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