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Centre for organisation and innovation (coi)

Dr T Wall | Psychology | 01 October 1996

The main objective of the centre is to develop a research programme on the economic and social aspects of effectiveness and innovation at work. The research will advance understanding of how work organisation influences the effective use of new techn ...

Developing flexible working practices in policework

Professor P Dick | Management & Business Studies | 01 September 2003

This research aims to examine the difficulties that arise when trying to introduce flexible working patterns into the police force. Through an in-depth analysis of the practices and problems of three particular constabularies, the research will produ ...

Assets and human capital: the role of restricted capital grants

Professor Andrew Gamble | Political Science and International Relations | 01 June 2003

One of the most interesting and novel recent policy ideas has been the proposal to pay all young people, either at birth or at 18, a capital grant to enable them to build up assets and improve their human capital. Such grants can be designed in a var ...

Environments of memory: changing rituals of mourning

Professor J Hockey | Social Anthropology | 01 June 2003

This project asks what is happening to the growing volume of human ashes now removed from crematoria by families and friends of the deceased. With 70 per cent of the population cremated rather than buried, we have the conditions necessary for private ...

Gender and political transitions: south africa in comparative context

Professor Georgina Waylen | Political Science and International Relations | 01 June 2003

This research aims to improve our understanding of the gendered nature of transitions to democracy. It will do this through the analysis of an unusual transition path: the revolutionary party that turns itself into a more conventional political party ...

Parents, professionals and disabled babies: identifying enabling care

Professor Daniel Goodley | Interdisciplinary Studies | 01 June 2003

Parents of disabled babies and their experiences of healthcare when babies are diagnosed with a disability - with physical, sensory impairments or learning difficulties - their parents come into contact with a whole host of professionals. These wi ...

Stakeholder involvement and sustainable development in national parks

Dr T Richardson | Environmental Planning | 01 April 2003

The aim of the research is to analyse and compare the contribution of different forms of stakeholder representation and involvement to the capacity of planning authorities to make the difficult choices and trade-offs implicit in implementing sustaina ...

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