Command and Staff Action

These factors are applied in order to determine more definitely the possibilities
inherent in each course of action , and to develop and refine the HOW of the
decision . At this point in the estimate , the commander determines how the
factors in ...

Author: United States. Marine Corps

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002852478K

Category: Military planning

Page: 498

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Rational Powers in Action

We therefore need a more precise definition of gappy actions . Suppose I perform
an action A ( the pursuit of some end ) extended through an interval of time to - t .
Let us call the interval t - ự “ A's range ” . I perform A by performing other ...

Author: Sergio Tenenbaum

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198851486

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Rational Powers in Action presents a conception of instrumental rationality as governing actions that are extended in time with indeterminate ends. Tenenbaum argues that previous philosophical theories in this area, in focusing on momentary snapshots of the mind of idealized agents, miss central aspects of human rationality.

Teacher Layoffs Seniority and Affirmative Action

Nevertheless , the legal responsibilities to those people who have been recently
hired as a result of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs continue to
exist for public school systems receiving Federal funding . If the policy of using ...

Author: United States Commission on Civil Rights. Massachusetts Advisory Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210003838628

Category: Layoff systems

Page: 36

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Plants in Action

Accompanying CD-ROM includes 600 figures, tables and color plates from the book Plants in action which can be used for the production of color transparencies or for projections in lectures.

Author: Brian James Atwell

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 0732944392

Category: Reference

Page: 664

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Accompanying CD-ROM includes 600 figures, tables and color plates from the book Plants in action which can be used for the production of color transparencies or for projections in lectures.

Where the Action is

The philosophical underpinnings of human-computer interaction and their consequences for future design.

Author: Paul Dourish

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262541785

Category: Computers

Page: 233

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The philosophical underpinnings of human-computer interaction and their consequences for future design.

Action in Perception

An argument that perception is something we do, not something that happens to us: not a process in the brain, but a skillful bodily activity.

Author: Alva Noe

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262140888

Category: Medical

Page: 277

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An argument that perception is something we do, not something that happens to us: not a process in the brain, but a skillful bodily activity.

Continual Permutations of Action

Rejecting Parsons and Lazarsfeld as models, Strauss traces the perspective on human action presented in Continual Permutations of Action to a very different tradition, that of the Pragmatists.

Author: Anselm L. Strauss

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 020236514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Although it has not been his intention to promulgate theory for its own sake, Anselm Strauss has proven himself a formidable theorist. What has prompted this new treatise on human action (or as Strauss would prefer, acting) was a dissatisfaction with the accounts of social phenomena in the received, mainline sociological literature. Derived from the survey and functionalist traditions, such accounts have simplified complexities drastically, and mostly left implicit the underlying action assumptions of their research. Rejecting Parsons and Lazarsfeld as models, Strauss traces the perspective on human action presented in Continual Permutations of Action to a very different tradition, that of the Pragmatists. Strauss's account begins with the concept of trajectory, referring to a course of action but also embracing the interaction of multiple actors and contingencies. Certain Straussian terms and motifs come rapidly into play in the earlier sections, where he maps out his account: conditional matrix, temporality, and the like. The later sections are given over to major topics, including work and its relations with other forms of action; the body; thought processes; symbolizing; social worlds and arenas; representation; the interplay of routine and creative action; and the relevance of the concept of social worlds to understanding the interplay of several levels of social order in contemporary society. Extending the limits of interactionist theory, Strauss has raised questions about interpreting social phenomena that will be debated for some time to come.

From Text to Action

From Text to Action is an essential companion to the now classic The Conflict of Interpretations.

Author: Paul Ricoeur

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810109926

Category: Philosophy

Page: 346

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With his writings on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, Marxism, ideology, and religion, Paul Ricoeur has single-handedly redefined and revitalized the hermeneutic tradition. From Text to Action is an essential companion to the now classic The Conflict of Interpretations. Here, Ricoeur continues and extends his project of constructing a general theory of interpretation, positioning his work in relation to its own philosophical background: Hegel, Husserl, Gadamer, and Weber. He also responds to contemporary figures like K.O. Apel and Jürgen Habermas, connecting his own theorization of ideology to their version of ideology critique.

Mentoring in Action

Basic guide to mentoring in business. Examines a variety of mentoring schemes through case studies and examples.

Author: David Megginson

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749444967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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Mentoring continues to be one of the fastest growing techniques in human resource management. It's viewed as being an essential building block of modern management development. But what is mentoring and why is it so popular? Mentoring in Action answers these questions plus many more. Now in its second edition, this popular book continues to examine a variety of mentoring schemes through a multitude of new, insightful case studies, illustrating both the successes and failures. Re-structured to provide a thorough overview of mentoring, the subject is broken down into small, accessible sections including: Making a mentoring culture; Principles of scheme design; The shape of a mentoring relationship; Frameworks for a mentoring episode;Techniques in mentoring; Mentoring moments. Hugely practical, it demonstrates the flexibility of mentoring and its application in numerous areas, including business, the public sector, education and the community, and explains how mentoring can benefit the effectiveness of: the learning organisation; empowerment initiatives; management competencies; personal development plans; performance management; and career management. An innovative approach to a fascinating subject.

Building on Beijing

As a follow up to the 1995 U.N. 4th World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China, coalitions of women have organized hundreds of events to develop plans to implement the Platform for Action in their local communities including ...

Author: Barry Leonard

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788181726

Category:

Page: 77

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As a follow up to the 1995 U.N. 4th World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China, coalitions of women have organized hundreds of events to develop plans to implement the Platform for Action in their local communities including recommended actions at the local, state, national and international levels. This Agenda is concerned with the issues of economic security; education and training; health; violence against women and children; women, war, and peace; human and civil rights; girls and young women; family and community life; the environment; women and decision making; media; and women's councils, commissions, and offices.

Organizations in Action

This classic work is of continuing value to organizational and management specialists, behavioral scientists, sociologists, administrators, and policymakers.

Author: James D. Thompson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780765809919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Organizations act, but what determines how and when they will act? There is precedent for believing that the organization is but an extension of one or a few people, but this is a deceptively simplified approach and, in reality, makes any generalization in organizational theory enormously difficult. Modern-day organizations—manufacturing firms, hospitals, schools, armies, community agencies—are extremely complex in nature, and several strategies, employing a variety of disciplines, are needed to gain a proper understanding of them. Organizations in Action is a classic multidisciplinary study of the behavior of complex organizations as entities. Previous books on the subject focused on the behavior of people in organizational contexts, but this volume considers individual behavior only to the extent that it helps explain the nature of organizations. James D. Thompson offers ninety-five distinct propositions about the behavior of organizations, all relevant regardless of the culture in which they are found. Thompson classifies organizations according to their technologies and environments. That organizations must meet and handle uncertainty is central to his thesis. Organizations in Action is firmly grounded in concepts and theories in the social and behavioral sciences. While it does not offer an actual theory of administration, the book successfully extends the scientific base upon which any emerging administrative theory must rest. This classic work is of continuing value to organizational and management specialists, behavioral scientists, sociologists, administrators, and policymakers.

Science in Action

From weaker to stronger rhetoric : literature - Laboratories - From weak points to strongholds : machines - Insiders out - From short to longer networks : tribunals of reason - Centres of calculation.

Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674792912

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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From weaker to stronger rhetoric : literature - Laboratories - From weak points to strongholds : machines - Insiders out - From short to longer networks : tribunals of reason - Centres of calculation.

The SAGE Handbook of Action Research

This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.

Author: Peter Reason

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206584

Category: Education

Page: 752

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′For anyone seeking to create meaning out of life, inspire others with publication of research discoveries and insights, and help the world become a better place within which to live and work, action research holds great promise as an approach. The challenge is to do it well and with rigor. The Handbook is a magnificent collection of articles that will help the reader do all of that′ - Richard E. Boyatzis, Case Western Reserve University and ESADE ′This second volume will be a welcome extension of the landmark first volume of the SAGE Handbook of Action Research. It effectively secures the field′s ′second wave′ in a particularly powerful and creative articulation of well-theorised practice. It could not be more timely for a fast-growing field that has attracted recent appreciation from parties as disparate as Shell, 3M, Australian Aboriginal women in outback Australia working to prevent harm to children and the Secretary General of the UN′ - Yoland Wadsworth ′For anyone thinking about or doing action research, this book is an obligatory point of reference. If any one text both maps the action research paradigm, and at the same time moves it on, this is it′ - Bill Cooke, Manchester Business School Building on the strength of the seminal first edition, the The SAGE Handbook of Action Research has been completley updated to bring chapters in line with the latest qualitative and quantitative approaches in this field of social inquiry. Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury have introduced new part commentaries that draw links between different contributions and show their interrelations. Throughout, the contributing authors really engage with the pragmatics of doing action research and demonstrate how this can be a rich and rewarding reflective practice. They tackle questions of how to integrate knowledge with action, how to collaborate with co-researchers in the field, and how to present the necessarily ′messy′ components in a coherent fashion. The organization of the volume reflects the many different issues and levels of analysis represented. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.

Diversity in Action

Drawing on in-depth research into almost 500 organisations, this revised and updated text offers evidence of the evolution from traditional group-based equal opportunity policies towards inclusive strategies focusing on the individual's own ...

Author: R. S. Kandola

Publisher: CIPD Publishing

ISBN: 0852927428

Category: Discrimination in employment

Page: 186

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Drawing on in-depth research into almost 500 organisations, this revised and updated text offers evidence of the evolution from traditional group-based equal opportunity policies towards inclusive strategies focusing on the individual's own contribution. It then puts forward a detailed model of diversity based on flexiblility, an empowering culture, universal benefits and business-related training defined by individual rather than group needs.