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  • Strategy Implementation Literature Review

    Siddique, MI; Shadbolt, NM

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    Massey University

    The purpose of the Dairy Farm Systems for the Future project is to explore how to identify and design farming systems best suited to the changing environment and farmer circumstances. The approach adopted has been to: • Develop a better understanding by farmers, industry and researchers of possible, plausible future scenarios for dairying • Design and analyse potential farm system alternatives for each of the scenarios • Define a rigorous approach for evaluating farming systems. • Build greater industry capability and collaboration in farm system design & analysis. This is supported by literature reviews on scenario analysis, strategy implementation and modelling approaches for system design and analysis. The first, obviously, will inform the scenario analysis process, provide comparisons of similar studies and examples of what best to do with its outputs; the third is to ensure the most up-to-date methods are used in the modelling based on a comprehensive understanding of previous farm system modelling research. The strategy implementation review, this report, is based on the recognition that best strategy is only ever realised if implemented effectively. It is intended that the farm system design will also include the pathway of how the current system will evolve and the impact of this evolution on both the farm and the wider regional/national stakeholders. This description of the implementation of each strategy will be assisted by the frameworks and guidelines developed in this literature review. The key points when examining the scenarios that have been developed is that they are all plausible, they all represent a significant shift from the status quo, they all involve significant investment and change and that none of these is easy. There are significant strategic risks identified for each scenario so the process of designing and modelling farm systems for each of these scenarios need to take these into account. Strategy formulation of ‘dairy farm systems for the future’ for each scenario will clearly identify the options available and quantify their outcomes, therefore providing useful information for farmers and other stakeholders faced with each situation. While there is much research in both business and farm management literature on strategy formulation and many tools developed to assist in the process, the field of strategy implementation is less well researched. This literature review identifies a range of research, mostly from the business literature, in which academics have developed strategy implementation frameworks and models, some theoretical, some conceptual and tested empirically, others created from empirical work. A number of frameworks and recommendations have evolved since the early 1980s as documented chronologically in this report. The commercial world, for the most part, echoes these recommendations in the ‘best practice’ section of the review. The tool that is best documented both in the business and the farm management literature for strategy implementation is the balanced scorecard; this tool is explored in this review and recommended for use in the ‘dairy farm systems for the future’ design.

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  • Strategies for co-constructing an initial teacher education curriculum: A school-university partnership

    Sewell, AM; Cody, T; Weir, K

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    Massey University

    The intended output of this small-scale project was to develop and to document effective strategies that would facilitate the co-construction of an initial teacher education (ITE) curriculum in a school-university partnership. In so doing, this project sought to make links between theories underpinning effective pedagogies, taught at the university, with the day to day practice of teaching and learning in three Normal Schools in the Manawatū. Using qualitative methodology, consisting of field notes from meetings, focus group discussions, observations and interviews, the following findings were identified as supporting the effective co-construction of a university ITE curriculum with school partners:  Building trust  Making visible our shared values  Willingness to share power and expertise  Being responsive to the school context  Promoting dialogue  Setting and resourcing manageable goals  Communicating effectively

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  • Opportunities for AgrI-Food Chains to become Energy-Smart

    Sims, REH; Flammini, A; Puri, M; Bracco, S

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  • Technical report one: Methods for the creation of terms for indexing social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand (TISWEANZ).

    Ballantyne, N; Beddoe, L; Hay, K; Maidment, J; Ngan, L; Walker, S

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  • ‘Everything is community’: Developer and incoming resident experiences of the establishment phase at Waimahia Inlet

    Fergusson, EJ; Witten, K; Kearns, R; Kearns, L

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  • Catalysing Interdisciplinary Research at Massey University

    Goodyer, JE; Ryan, A

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    Massey University

    As the research environment in which Massey University operates shifts to prioritise high-impact research and interdisciplinary research, it is imperative that the University acts proactively to develop the necessary capability to respond to these changes. From the findings of this research we propose that a key mechanism for helping to catalyse interdisciplinary research at Massey can be provided through establishing an ‘Integration and Implementation Sciences framework’ at Massey. An Integration and Implementation Sciences framework has immediate resonance in relation to wicked problems associated with fields such as Agrifood, sustainability and health. Interdisciplinary research is to be encouraged and supported through the creation of a new centrally-funded IDR seed fund. A key mechanism to support the development of staff expert in interdisciplinary research is through the creation of a ‘Framework for Interdisciplinary Research Professional Development’

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  • Barriers to active transport in Palmerston North

    Cheyne, CM; Muhammad, I; Scott, M; Tien, C

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  • A pilot study of the application of degree apprenticeships in New Zealand: A focus on infrastructure asset management.

    Goodyer, J; Poskitt, J; Mackay, J

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  • An Evaluation of Clinical Supervision of Allied Health Professionals from Two District Health Boards: A preliminary summary report

    O'Donoghue, KB

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  • The cookbook: A discussion on the process, pitfalls and successes of hacking an open textbook

    Pearson, EE

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    Massey University

    This document represents the process and reflections on the creation and curation of an open source 'texthack' for a media studies textbook for students in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. This document is provided as a resource for anyone contemplating a similar texthack project. Suggestions on processes and issues for consideration are presented along with information about success and difficulties of this specific project.

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  • A FISH INDEX OF BIOTIC INTEGRITY (IBI) FOR HORIZONS REGIONAL COUNCIL

    Joy, MK

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  • Black Carbon Mitigation and the Role of the Global Environment Facility: A STAP Advisory Document

    Sims, REH; Goresvski, V; Anenberg, S

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  • The Value of Design to New Zealand

    Robinson, C; Mark, S

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  • Black carbon mitigation and the role of the global environment facility: A STAP advisory document

    Sims, REH; Goresvski, V; Anenberg, S

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