Barry Elsey's research while affiliated with University of South Australia and other places

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The management of workplace change takes place in many industry contexts and micro-settings using a variety of approaches, all of which are widely reported in the academic and professional literature. There is less known about workplace change management in the context of an international company employing large numbers of Mainland Chinese employee...
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Driven by rapid change, uncertainty is a prevalent characteristic in today's world. For the sake of predictability and appropriate planning, business managers usually strive to minimize un-certainties when making decisions. However, both uncertainties and complex environments that are subject to fast rates of change also offer opportunities for ear...
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Integrated pest management (IPM) is a well-known innovation that accords with modern environmental management “best practice”. In this paper it is examined as an example of the theory and practice underpinning workplace learning and andragogy. Particular attention is focused on the role of agricultural extension workers (AEWs) as learning facilitat...
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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a well-known innovation that accords with modern environmental management "best practice". In this paper it is examined in two related ways. First, attention is focused on the role of Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) as learning facilitators in a non-formal setting. Second, the paper relates the IPM project...
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Integrated pest management (IPM) is a well-known innovation that accords with modern environmental management''s (EMs) best practice. In this paper, it is examined in two ways. First, a recent IPM knowledge diffusion project in a region of Thailand, where durian is extensively grown, is described and analysed in relation to the adoption of both its...
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This study takes the Japanese concept of kaizen, that is, continuous quality improvement, as a means of looking behind the Toyota Production System (TPS), to examine in some detail the work of kaizen and technology transfer instructors in overseas transplants. Special attention is paid to their role as learning facilitators. The research provides i...
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This research paper reports the findings of the first comprehensive survey of senior executives in Iran’s teaching hospitals. It is based on an analysis identifying the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of the total population of the two senior levels of teaching hospitals management-presidents of physician-managers and administrative...
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Palliative care might be described as a movement within the healthcare systems of many countries which has a strong voluntary backing in the wider community. Much of the developments in Australia have taken place in the metropolitan areas with 'cinderella' services attempting to make provision in rural and remote parts of the country. This paper de...
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Hospice and palliative care for the terminally ill, together with support for families and friends of the dying, through to the natural stages of grief and bereavement, is a growing movement in many countries. In Australia the movement has brought together health care professionals, volunteer workers and the wider community (notably clergy, lawyers...

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... This study contributes to the ongoing debate on organisational learning, published by this Journal (e.g. Antal, 2001; Brown and McCracken, 2010; Elsey and Leung, 2004; Kam, 2004; Yeo, 2007), by focusing on family businesses within the context of an economy in transformation. A sustained family business requires an effective preparation of the business and the family for current and emerging challenges (Gibb, 1997). ...
... With more than 50 patents expired recently and several other in the queue, which includes a number of blockbuster drugs, pharmaceutical companies are recognising drug delivery technology, which is based on the use of polymer, as a powerful strategic marketing tool to differentiate products. This enables them to extend product life cycle and remains competitive in the marketplace ( Oelkers and Elsey, 2003;Shenoy, 2003;Kashyap et al., 2004). By infusing drugs with new and innovative therapeutic benefits, drug delivery systems extend products profitable life cycle, giving pharmaceutical companies competitive and financial advantages and providing patients with improved medications. ...
... Also, strategic thinking can be considered in the context of the competence approach [5,15] as the set of competencies include the ability to judge the situation well, to set aims and develop behaviour strategies, to predict the consequences of certain situations and behaviours, to display innovativeness, to respond to changes quickly, to cognitively reorganize the situation, to monitor the effectiveness of the strategy implemented, and, if need be, to change the behavioural strategy [16,17]. Clearly, the concept of strategic thinking refers to that of cognitive styles [7,18,19]; and accentuates a rational and conscious use of core competencies and core intellectual, motivational, and behavioural potentials of an individual [20]. Strong analogies may be observed between strategic competencies and metacognitive capabilities of an individual, and self-regulation mechanisms in behaviour, such as the ability to distance oneself from the situation, to think in different time perspectives, to match the suitable strategy to the problem, and, above all, to use one's intellectual resources (to solve a problem) at the right time and appropriately to the situation [16,18] . ...
... There are a range of pest species in agricultural systems, of which lepidopteran larvae have one of the greatest negative economic impacts in fruit orchards (Elsey & Sirichoti, 2003;García, Miñarro, & Martínez-Sastre, 2018;Simon, Lesueur-Jannoyer, Plénet, Lauri, & Bellec, 2017), oil palm plantations (Basri, Norman, & Hamdan, 1995;Corley & Tinker, 2008;Kamarudin & Wahid, 2010;Wood, 2002), and rubber tree plantations (Jayasinghe, 1999;Winder, 1976). In order to assess natural predation of these critical agricultural pests, experiments utilizing artificial caterpillars have been used and represent one of the most robust methodologies for measuring biological pest control (Jedlicka, Greenberg, & Letourneau, 2011). ...
... Beyond cognition it must include intuition, feelings, empathy, spirituality and other factors (Taylor, 1997). Without these factors it is simple reflection and will most likely not result in a commitment to the total caring required on the part of the practitioner to Palliative service capacity in Canada xv accompany a patient and family on the shared human journey to end-of-life (Elsey, 1996). Transformative learning is central to the design of outreach education in the project. ...
... Besides those factors, another thing that needs to be addressed in implementing the agricultural extension is the way of interaction with farmers. It is not an easy task for extension officers to facilitate learning for farmers in adult education perspective [10]. ...
... Accordingly, Elsey & Eskandari said that, health and treatment plans are directly guided by knowledge. These two researchers in their study results emphasized on the need of senior managers in knowledge acquisition and modernization of education in teaching hospitals of Iran (Elsey, 1999). Therefore, according to the results of this study and previous studies, health care organizations can make knowledge applicable by using and dissemination of corporate culture and employee participation. ...
... In recent times, Toyota has introduced smaller energy efficient vehicles, as more and more consumers want to control their cost on energy consuming vehicles. [11] concluded that technological innovations and skillful workforce can be classified as the two main contributors of Toyota's success story. ...
... The Chinese vocational education system, however, does not provide the skills and competences for cross-functional and cross-hierarchical cooperation required by 'lean' production systems. Elsey and Leung (2004) showed in a case study of a manufacturing company, that the Chinese educational system produces an 'overcompliant' behavior of workers who lack the initiative and complex problem-solving techniques required in modern quality management and process optimization. The company studied by Elsey and Leung had to engage in intensive internal training and cultural change programs in order to develop these skills and to reduce the power distance between employees from different hierarchy levels. ...
... Factor Author Age Education Experience Income (on/off farm) Farm size Participation in extension - education courses Information sources and communicatio n channels Awareness Viewpoint on extension agents Knowledge Llewellyn, 2006 + + Okunade, 2006 + Abadi Ghadim et al., 2005 + Marra et al., 2003 + Chaves and Riley, 2001 - + + Elsey nd Sirichoti, 2001 + Alston and Reding, 1998 + De Souza,1997 - + Brough, Frank et al. 1996 0 + 0 - Fernandez-Cornejo and Jans, 1996 Fischer et al. 1996 + Boughton and de Faran, 1994 + Ridgley and Brush, 1992 + 0 - Grieshop, Zalom et al. 1988 0 0 ...