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19183923-Dissertation-HRMA7006.pdf

SUCCESSION PLANNING:PERSPECTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN A MICRO, FOUNDER-LED CHRISTIAN CHARITY

Aim: Although most nonprofit organizations believe that succession planning (SP) is important, relatively few have an effective SP in place (Santora and Bozer, 2015). SP in micro nonprofits that are founder-led, solely reliant on volunteers and underpinned by Christian values, present a complex and unique set of dynamics, challenges, and nuances. The aim of the study was to explore the perceptions of and the opportunities for SP, and to offer practically relevant recommendations. Design: Action research was conducted involving seven semi-structured interviews, a Focus Group, secondary image and text-based analysis in a micro, founder-led, volunteer-reliant UK charity, with contributions from the USA-based umbrella organization. Findings: The cost of not having a SP could be detrimental to organizations. Although the organization does not have a SP in place, it acknowledges the importance and benefits of SP – and the emotions attached to transitions. The attitude of the founder and the “ecosystem” significantl…

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19126974_FinalReport_DALT7017.pdf

Analytical Understanding of Social Media Influence on Maternal Choices and Infant Feeding Preferences

Breastfeeding was the traditional way of infant feeding, but the invention of formula milk gave women the freedom to choose how to feed their children. This study aimed to understand social media's influence on maternal choices and infant feeding analytically. Using Twitter API allowed us to retrieve data, and one month after collection, tweets which included "breastfeeding" or "formula milk" started analysing. Thence, the data was examined based on sentiment by R programming language. Furthermore, the most popular words for each sentiment, the length of the tweets by positive or negative feelings for days of the week, and the positive or negative emotions by country were investigated for both baby feeding techniques. Eighty-one thousand seven hundred thirty-seven tweets were collected. While 58887 (72%) tweets were breastfeeding-related, 22850 (28%) tweets belonged to formula milk. Even though breastfeeding and formula milk are two different approaches, positive sentiment had the highest score for both. More…

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19141286_HRMA7006_Dissertation.pdf

Why is Shared Parental Leave (SPL) uptake so low and whose responsibility is it to promote SPL, from the secondary caregiver’s perspective?

Shared Parental Leave (SPL) uptake rates are extremely low. However, little is known about the considerations made by parents when deciding whether or not take SPL. Much less is explored from the perspective of the secondary caregiver. This research aims to develop an understanding from the secondary caregiver’s perspective of the considerations that are made when choosing whether to take SPL in order to gage why SPL rates are so low. The research also aims to discover who should be responsible for promoting SPL from the perspective of the secondary caregiver. Nine semi structured interviews were conducted with employees at differing hierarchical levels across the same business. Thematic analysis was used to explore the themes that emerged throughout the interviews. The research found that Secondary caregivers have many different pressures placed upon them from different angles which encourages them to stay at work, rather than taking SPL. These come in the form of affordability, gender roles and expectations…

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To what extent do different factors of brand image effect consumer purchasing behaviour for gemstone diamonds? An exploratory case study into the UK market with a particular focus on the De Beers brand

This dissertation analyses the different factors of brand image that effect consumer behaviour for gemstone diamonds within the UK market. The previous literature has focused on the Indian market or was not specific to gemstone diamonds, making a gap in the literature. In addition, the previous findings may not be comparable to a UK market context because of the cultural differences giving more reason for this current research. An objective of the research was to create an appropriate conceptual framework that helped to explain the consumer behaviour for gemstone diamonds and that factors that may influence the consumer. The methodology used was a case study research strategy because the diamond brand The De Beers Group have been an instrumental case in the formation of the diamond industry. The population used was male (N=7) with the age criteria being a range from 20-60. A Purposive sampling method was used because this enabled data rich participants to be chosen and greater convenience because of a limite…

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DB2 Final Report (1).pdf

Aerodynamic Evaluation of a Reference Body using CFD DES & RANS Solvers

The electric vehicle revolution has transformed the automotive industry into one that prioritises efficiency, lightness, and low-cost. Innovation has become a key cost in automotive companies, where in Europe in 2020, €58.8 billion was invested in Research & Development (Hatton, 2022). Computer simulations have been emerging as a cost-effective and reliable method in early vehicle conceptual development (Dhaubhadel, 1996). In the area of aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be a pre-test bed for novel design concepts before wind tunnel validation (Ding et al., 2006). Typically, a separated wake flow forms at the back of the vehicle, which has a significant impact on its fuel efficiency and drag (Velshankar, Senthilkumar & Kannan, 2019). Therefore, the employed solving method must be able to predict air flow behaviour in this recirculation region and is crucial to the accuracy of the results. An accurate simulation model can minimise the cost of unnecessary wind-tunnel testing and speed up the…

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17053998_Artifically Informed Data Driven Physics Based Battery Model Parameterisation with Particle Swarm Optimisation method for the LGM50 dataset_ENGR7019.pdf

Artificially Informed Data Driven Physics Based Battery Model Parameterisation with Particle Swarm Optimisation (PSO) method for the LG M50 dataset

This thesis looks to provide the first ever Julia coded PBM optimisation toolbox utilising a PSO method and DFN model, this is a revolutionary piece of open-source software which enables a user to input measured cell data for an LGM50 and determine the physical and chemical parameters of a DFN model. At a larger scale this program could look to inform SOC and SOH prediction for the LGM50 by potentially using emulated higher fidelity terminal voltage responses and provide a better approximation of the physical and chemical parameters of a battery model than expensive experimental techniques. The thesis firstly outlines a 6-stage methodology including literature reviews and software exploration. Then targets the 6 most sensitive parameters and confirms by performing an OAT analysis that the thickness of the cathode is the most sensitive parameter for terminal voltage behaviour for a HPPC and GITT test cycle within the virtual PBM environment of an LGM50 cell. The thesis secondly builds and deploys an artificial…

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134595_Gemma_Hendy_18040350_Final_Report_2031606_5390601.pdf

Modelling Gross Operating Surplus for Private Non-Financial Corporations

Gross Operating Surplus (GOS) is a concept referring mainly to company profits, with a number of conceptual adjustments applied to them. The sector this project refers to is private non-financial corporations (PNFCs) means that the project attempts to model profits for privately owned corporations not trading within the financial sectors. The current process of estimating the quarterly tail (as of April 2022, this is 2020 onwards) utilises a number of data sources and expertise from the organisation. The aim of this project is to improve the process currently in place for the quarterly production cycle of creating GOS for the PNFC sector. Researching other National Statistic Institutions worldwide showed that the concept tends to be calculated as a residual concept, albeit using slightly different methods. The ONS is the only institute that attempts to calculate GOS as a concept in its own right. Using regression and ARIMA modelling, a number of suitable methods have been found, all of which have an adjusted …

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18045900 Dissertation September 2022.pdf

Can Dyslexia be seen as a gift to employers? Recommendations for HR departments to reframe dyslexia in the workplace

Aim – Dyslexia is one of the most prevalent neurodiversity but research looking at the effect of the diagnosis on adults in the workplace is sparce. This research aims to shed light on the positive attributes that employers can bring when hiring dyslexic people. The central research question being Can Dyslexia be seen as a gift to employers? Recommendations for HR departments to reframe dyslexia in the workplace. Design – 4 in-depth semi-structured interviews with people with a diagnosis of dyslexia who are working, looking at their experiences of support, working with the diagnosis and reasonable adjustments. And two in-depth semi-structured interviews with HR professionals on the changes they have seen and what businesses are currently doing to support their dyslexic workers Findings – Most of the dyslexic participants have had feelings of being on the outside looking in, and while some have found organisations that work with them to manage the effect of the diagnosis on their output, some are still tryi…

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The accessibility of the educational texts for deaf and hard of hearing learners in the UK: a comparative study

This study presents the statistical findings of a survey of reading format preferences and behaviours of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners in the UK. The study hypothesised that there are barriers to accessing educational texts for DHH learners and there are opportunities, such as presenting the text in British Sign Language (BSL) that will make published text more accessible. The majority of participants reported that the learners would more likely to find the text presented in BSL video accessible and offering examination extracts in BSL video format would make student assessments dependent on educational texts fairer. The relationship between publishing industry and deaf community is discussed and ideas of what the publishers can do to improve access of the printed (or digital) educational texts to reach DHH learners are presented.

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19153776_Dissertation_Final_Version.pdf

Adoption and Motivation of Online Grocery Shopping Among UK Millennial Consumers

Purpose: This study posits a significant contribution to the literature review in the context of online grocery shopping and technological acceptance among UK millennial consumers. It is one of the few studies to examine the adoption and motivations (key drivers) of online grocery shopping among millennials in the UK. It employed the extension of the technology acceptance model in order to better understand the factors that influence online grocery shopping acceptance. Methodology: Over the course of the study, 205 UK millennial consumers provided responses. An online questionnaire was developed by combining previous existing scales and items from the literature on current technology acceptance models. The research model's hypotheses were tested using Pearson's correlation and multiple regressions in SPSS28. Findings: Online grocery shopping's perceived usefulness is directly related to its perceived ease of use. Furthermore, these two constructs influence Attitude toward Using Online Grocery Shopping, which…

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