Oxford Brookes Research

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Managerial competencies for UK Hotel Financial Controllers – are they hospitality managers or accountants?

This article aimed to identify the key managerial competencies required of hotel financial controllers and the importance of hospitality experience to their roles. Data from a longitudinal study of hotel financial controllers have been analyzed, gathered using a content analysis of job advertisements, a survey of U.K. hotel financial controllers and interviews with key financial managers. Using a grounded theory approach, the findings show that although there are many similarities with the generic accounting profession, the hotel finance role is unique. Their experience combining with hospitality management competencies to support operational managers. Their understanding of the complexity of the operation, in a dynamic and perishable environment, enables hotel financial controllers to act as business advisors to other managers, thereby enhancing profitability on behalf of stakeholders. Implications for industry include (a) the need for further promotion of hospitality finance as a valid career and (b) the i…

Authors: Burgess, C
Type: Journal Article/Review
Status: Live|Last updated:21 July 2017 12:32
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Doubling Baudrillard: An Appreciation of Gerry Coulter’s Writings on Architecture

Authors: Proto, F
Type: Journal Article/Review
Status: Live|Last updated:21 July 2017 10:35
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‘Smart’ Visitor Mobility Management in the Tourist-Historic City

The multi-disciplinary study tries to establish interrelations between online mobile technology used for heritage interpretation and visitor mobility behaviour, exploring the implications that the changed behaviour patterns have for applied visitor management in UNESCO World Heritage listed historic city centres. Ubiquitous online mobile technology disperses delimitations between activities, time and space which affects and fundamentally changes everyday life including touristic utilized spaces and activities. In this ‘liquid modernity’, tourism is perceived as an essential form of mobility, increasingly changing under the influence of online mobile technologies. With this changing landscape of both, tourism and online mobile technology, interpretation of space, communication of information and the ensuing movement within a destination have to be amended accordingly. Tourism is often considered as one of the few options for economic vitality in historic cities. However, there is a fine line between tourism be…

Authors: Gamper, D
Type: Conference Paper/Proceeding/Abstract
Status: Live|Last updated:21 July 2017 10:23
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“Learning to become a better man”: Insights from a fathering programme for incarcerated Indigenous men

This paper reports a qualitative study of incarcerated Indigenous fathers in Australia, using a framework of generative fathering. Researchers interviewed 28 imprisoned Indigenous men about their experiences of parenting and their responses to a parenting programme. Participants identified how the programme supported their learning and their capacity to embrace the role of parenting the next generation. Responses indicate that the programme's format and content were relevant to their experience as Indigenous fathers, and enhanced by the skills of the facilitator, and provision of a safe learning environment. It facilitated their growth as individuals and as parents through acknowledging their cultural identity and roles.

Authors: Rossiter, C;Power, T;Fowler, C;Jackson, D;Roche, M;Dawson, A
Type: Journal Article/Review
Status: Live|Last updated:21 July 2017 10:10
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The use of Building Technology to support Disaster Resilience: The case study of Air Shelter House

This paper reports on a study to investigate the feasibility of Thermal Reflective Multi-layer System (TRMS) as support for Disaster Resilience. It is an innovative insulation system, developed from space engineering studies, lightweight and is characterized by a thermal conductivity of 0.038 W/mK, making it a strong candidate for inexpensive shelter after disaster design. One of the results of this study is a proposal for the Air Shelter House (ASH), a new concept design of a shelter based on TRMS. The combined use of TRMS with low cost building materials and a 3D printer system for the construction joints provides a good comprise of building cost and energy efficiency performance. Such an innovative design supports disaster resilience during response, reconstruction and mitigation phases and is suitable for a wide variety of cultural and environmental situations where energy efficiency is important.

Authors: Pusceddu, C;Blumberg, G;Salvalai, G;Imperadori, M
Type: Journal Article/Review
Status: Live|Last updated:21 July 2017 09:59
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Lifting the gloomy curtain of time past: tracing the identity of the first cognitively modern hominin in deep history

Authors: Smith, S;Underdown, S
Type: Conference Paper/Proceeding/Abstract
Status: Live|Last updated:20 July 2017 16:24
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Shame and Modernity in Britain: 1890 to the present

This book argues that traditional images and practices associated with shame did not recede with the coming of modern Britain. Following the authors’ acclaimed and successful nineteenth century book, Cultures of Shame, this new monograph moves forward to look at shame in the modern era. As such, it investigates how social and cultural expectations in both war and peace, changing attitudes to sexual identities and sexual behaviour, new innovations in media and changing representations of reputation, all became sites for shame’s reconstruction, making it thoroughly modern and in tune with twentieth century Britain’s expectations. Using a suite of detailed micro-histories, the book examines a wide expanse of twentieth century sites of shame including conceptions of cowardice/conscientious objection during the First World War, fraud and clerical scandal in the interwar years, the shame associated with both abortion and sexual behaviour redefined in different ways as ‘deviant’, shoplifting in the 1980s and lastl…

Authors: Kilday, A-M;Nash, D
Type: book
Status: Live|Last updated:20 July 2017 11:56
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“Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice?” Violence against Parents in Scotland, 1700–1850

This article analyzes the nature and incidence of Scottish parricide from 1700 to 1850. Despite a rarity of prosecutions, parricide (or parental murder) was regarded as an extremely serious offense by the Scottish judiciary. Through an exploration of cases from the Justiciary Court, this article argues that parricide appears to have been a gendered crime in relation to both perpetrator and victim and it tended to occur in the more rural or remote parts of Scotland during the period before 1850. It is also evident that certain circumstantial triggers could act as a catalyst for the crime’s perpetration, such as excessive alcohol consumption. In offering explanations for the lack of parricidal behavior in Scotland before 1850, this article suggests that alongside the church and state working together to foster deference to familial authority, the close-knit bonds of intrafamilial relations were such that parricide was only very rarely resorted to by members of the populace.

Authors: Kilday, A-M
Type: Journal Article/Review
Status: Live|Last updated:20 July 2017 11:52
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Refugees and national human rights institutions: a growing engagement

In recent years national human rights institutions have begun to bridge the long-standing gap between practice in the refugee and human rights fields. Often using their mandate as national preventive mechanisms under the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture, NHRIs visit refugees in detention as well as in other types of camp. This has been particularly marked among Balkan ombudsman institutions in their response to the recent mass influx of refugees.

Authors: Carver, R
Type: Journal Article/Review
Status: Live|Last updated:20 July 2017 10:14
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Integrating BIM and New Rules of Measurement for Embodied energy and CO2 assessment

Embodied energy/CO2 computational models can help decision-makers choose appropriate technologies, building materials, systems and processes that minimize impacts on the environment. While existing models have been great in the assessment process, they often suffer from two main weaknesses. Firstly, models exist in silos and only fit for computing individual material type at any one time. Secondly, computational results obtained from most models are not aligned to standard measurement methods used in practice. In this study, a system that can automate the computation of embodied energy/CO2 of buildings and aligns the results to the UK New Rules of Measurement (NRM) has been proposed. The developed system was tested using case study houses with known dimensions. It allows the simultaneous determination of embodied energy/CO2 and cost and aligns the results to the UK NRM concepts. This is useful for simultaneously determining the environmental impact of building components and their corresponding costs.

Authors: Abanda, FH;Oti, AH;Tah, JHM
Type: Journal Article/Review
Status: Live|Last updated:20 July 2017 10:14
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