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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

The evolving forestry context in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Robertson, John January 2002 (has links)
Major changes in forest policy in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe have introduced co-management of forests whereby the state forest organisations co-operate with the rural populations, who depend on forests for their livelihoods, with the object of ensuring forests are suitably managed. There is the additional aim of the privatising timber production and large-scale timber processing. To determine the driving forces (the influences that stakeholders have/have had) behind these changes and how effectively (the magnitude of the result) and efficiently (the cost of achieving the result) they have been implemented, a quantitatively study was undertaken by means of conducting structured questionnaires and semi structured interviews. A posteriori factors behind this policy shift include the direct, indirect and combined influence of donor agencies and NGOs, the introduction of multi-party democracy, population increases that have put increased pressure on forests and the failure of previous polices. However, factors are difficult to prove because of the nature of forest policy and the complexity of the interaction between the different forces at play, particularly with regard to donor agencies, and therefore findings are inconclusive. As would be expected with implementing such dramatic changes in forestry policy, numerous problems have been encountered. Institutional blockages have occurred due to a lack of appropriate training, extension as well as research; weak property rights have discouraged long-term investments in forests; tribal laws have conflicted with state laws; and there has been a failure to develop agreed systems of sharing rewards from and responsibilities for the forest areas being co-managed. None of this has been helped by the total inadequacy of the finance made available and the very poor cross sectoral communications. Many of these impediments were anticipated by the policy makers and attempts were made to overcome them. However some impediments to policy implementation have to be recognised as being outwith the control of state forest organisations, in particular the side effects of Structural Adjustment Loans which have lead to increased levels of deforestation and reduced staff levels and budgets for state forest organisations.

Corporate social disclosure and the influence of accountability standards

Hetherington, Karen January 2002 (has links)
No description available.

Voice, value and corporate governance

Nisar, Tahir Mahmood January 2001 (has links)
No description available.

Assessing Stakeholders’ Interest in Biofuels

Shakiba, Abtin January 2015 (has links)
The global biofuels industry is growing fast, involving many different actors, such as producers, forestry companies, biofuel producers and others. This development forces industry actors and policy makers to take biofuels into consideration as a source of energy and to also consider arising and shifting stakeholder interests. Experience has shown that the role of stakeholders can be critical to commercial success especially where environmentally sensitive activities are involved or when strong lobby groups exist. The purpose of the first part of this study is to identify the interests of different stakeholder groups involved in the biofuel industry in Canada. This study is based on primary data collected from representatives of each stakeholder group. It follows a framework developed by Turcksin et al. (2011), who use a similar stakeholder analysis as input to a Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) to assess different biofuel alternatives and opportunities. This study draws on the definition of stakeholders and their interests, and uses pairwise comparisons of the interests for each stakeholder group. The responses are analyzed using a methodology commonly used in the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP, Saaty, 1990) to derive a ranking of stakeholder interests for each group. The key results of this study are the weighted rankings of interests for each stakeholder group. These results also allow for a comparison between Canada and Belgium, based on the earlier work of Turcksin et al. (2011), which shows noticeable differences between the priorities of stakeholders in Canada and Belgium. The second part of this study explores first the potential impact of public research on stakeholders and then the opinions of all stakeholders on public policies and programs of relevance to the development of the biofuels industry. The results suggest that researchers generally expect positive impacts of their work on all stakeholder groups. They anticipate that the greatest impact of their work will be on end-users, in terms or allowing them to project a green image. The second highest impact is anticipated on increasing the production capacity for biofuels producers. In terms of the importance of public policies and programs on biofuels commercialization, respondents generally anticipate tax measures and research and development support to facilitate the commercialization of biofuels. Agricultural and trade policies are considered less important. However, there are differences between the stakeholder groups. For example, government respondents are least optimistic about the effectiveness of research and development measures, yet most optimistic about biofuel mandates. Biofuel producers show the greatest appreciation for agricultural and trade measures, and consider tax measures as less important than all other stakeholders. Comparing the results from all three parts of the study, the results document considerable differences between the stakeholder groups, and they suggest that the main contributions of researchers to the different stakeholder groups are not necessarily aligned with the priorities stakeholders have for their interests in biofuels.

Accounting in non-governmental organisations : towards a theory of navigating legitimacy

Assad, Mussa Juma January 2001 (has links)
No description available.


Liao, Ying-Shyan 22 July 2002 (has links)

The Research of the Development in Mainland China's Entertainment Market of Transnational Corporations--The Case Study of The Walt Disney Company

Lin, Yu-ting 10 September 2007 (has links)
The thesis primarily concentrates on studying the development of transnational corporations in Mainland China¡¦s entertainment market. The Research tries to figure out what kind of environment and problems transnational corporations will face while they invest in Mainland China¡¦s entertainment market which involve in media and culture. Can transnational media corporations integrate their abundant resources around the globe in Mainland China ? The research is based on the perspective of stakeholders and proposed a framework to explain transnational corporation¡¦s administration in Mainland China¡¦s entertainment market. Take Disney for an example, the research discovers that the Chinese government is still playing the most important role in business development. The Chinese government creates attractive environment, however, it also poses threats to those enterprises. This research tried to provide readers a sketch about the investment environment in Mainland China¡¦s entertainment market.

Can public services improve? : the concept and practice of public service quality, with special reference to local government

Gaster, Lucy January 2000 (has links)
No description available.

A adoção e a implementação do planejamento estratégico: o caso do Poder Judiciário do Estado de Pernambuco, sob a ótica dos seus stakeholders relevantes

José Sobral Baracho, Alexandre January 2002 (has links)
Made available in DSpace on 2014-06-12T15:08:03Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 2 arquivo1724_1.pdf: 1085085 bytes, checksum: 81030ef0de0d0d0e3b6c270ff741e90f (MD5) license.txt: 1748 bytes, checksum: 8a4605be74aa9ea9d79846c1fba20a33 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2002 / O presente estudo de caso aborda o processo de adoção e implementação do planejamento estratégico no Poder Judiciário do Estado de Pernambuco, durante a Gestão 1998-2000, sob a ótica dos seus stakeholders relevantes, que se passa em um momento de mudança institucional, caracterizado, principalmente, pelas Reformas do Estado e do Judiciário. Para a identificação e categorização dos stakeholders, foi utilizada a metodologia proposta por Mitchell, Agle e Wood (1997), a qual se fundamenta na aplicação de três matrizes 􀀐 a Matriz de Poder, a Matriz de Legitimidade e a Matriz de Urgência. A pesquisa realizada junto a esses stakeholders, foi de natureza qualitativa, utilizando a técnica de análise de conteúdo, através da aplicação de entrevistas semiestruturadas. Em paralelo, e de forma complementar às entrevistas, foi feita a análise de dados secundários disponíveis sobre o assunto, na forma de relatórios e documentos oficiais. Dentre os resultados encontrados, está o fato de que o processo de planejamento estratégico implementado naquela gestão, além de ter tido um caráter inovador, foi ferramenta para diversas mudanças institucionais, contando com um forte patrocínio do gestor principal do Poder Judiciário e o envolvimento da média e alta gerências que o integram. Dentre as deficiências apontadas, destacam-se a resistência às mudanças e o baixo envolvimento do pessoal do nível operacional, o que leva a se recomendar que essas questões sejam tratadas pelas gestões seguintes, como forma de atingir um comprometimento total da sua equipe com o planejamento estratégico e com os seus resultados

Trilhos da responsabilidade social : o caso do metrô do Recife

SILVA, André Luis José da January 2004 (has links)
Made available in DSpace on 2014-06-12T18:36:07Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 2 arquivo7924_1.pdf: 1117959 bytes, checksum: f99edd5973efeee090ab34197d2685fd (MD5) license.txt: 1748 bytes, checksum: 8a4605be74aa9ea9d79846c1fba20a33 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2004 / Uma empresa de transporte público do porte do METROREC, possui uma responsabilidade para com a sociedade intrínseca às suas atividades, pois o transporte interfere na qualidade de vida das pessoas, bem como no processo produtivo da região. Assim a temática deste Trabalho de Conclusão de Mestrado TCM refere-se à análise da incorporação da Responsabilidade Social do Metrô do Recife (METROREC) e o seu reflexo na dinâmica empresarial perante o atendimento das necessidades de transporte de seus usuários, associado aos indicadores do Instituto Ethos de responsabilidade social a partir da visão de seus stakeholders. A pesquisa realizada caracteriza-se como exploratória, sendo um estudo de caso, o que permitiu analisar com maior profundidade a situação em questão. As informações foram coletadas junto aos stakeholders da organização, através da aplicação de entrevistas semi-estruturadas e questionário do Instituto Ethos, além de análise documental e observação direta. Os resultados demonstraram que a responsabilidade social na organização estudada se apresenta de forma ainda incipiente, embora exista por parte da alta administração um real interesse para que a responsabilidade social esteja incorporada na dinâmica do METROREC, através de uma cultura voltada para a prática de ações sociais em todos os níveis da empresa. O estudo permitiu também, verificar que o atendimento das necessidades de transporte dos usuários do metrô ainda não permite considerar a organização estudada como empresa-cidadã

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