1,279 results for Open Polytechnic

  • Postgraduates performing powerfully in a changing academic environment.

    Hutcheson, G.; Diprose, G.; Stevenson, J.; Tadaki, M.; Thomas, A. C.; Todd, C. (2014-04)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Link to the journal website and abstract here - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nzg.12020/abstract

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  • Should New Zealand adopt hybrid social enterprise legislation?

    Barrett, J. (2013-12)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    In response to the emergence of the social enterprise phenomenon, many jurisdictions have enacted legislation to permit formation of entities that incorporate features of both companies and traditional charities. This article considers whether New Zealand should adopt similar legislation. After outlining the concept of social enterprise, the article sketches hybrid social enterprise companies in the United Kingdom and the United States, and weighs up arguments for and against them. Consideration is then given to the desirability of social enterprise hybrid legislation in New Zealand and the factors that would need to be present to make such a law viable. It is concluded that calls for such legislation would be premature in New Zealand.

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  • Social enterprise: some tax policy considerations.

    Barrett, J.; Veal, J. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Journal website http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/schools/taxationandbusinesslaw/atta/attajournal/Pages/default.aspx

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  • Assessment principles and practice.

    Mowles, L. (2009)

    Seminar Paper
    Open Polytechnic

    Discusses assessment principles and practice.

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  • Corporate community involvement in New Zealand.

    Lee, L. (2003)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Corporate community involvement in New Zealand

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  • Get that job covered.

    Morris, L. (2004)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Get that job covered

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  • Workplace assessment: Prescriptions for practice and counter-narratives.

    Hoy-Mack, P. (2004)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Workplace assessment: Prescriptions for practice and counter-narratives.

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  • How to grow your business.

    Matthews, C. (2006)

    Seminar Paper
    Open Polytechnic

    Discusses how to grow your business.

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  • The New Zealand tourism industry.

    Collier, A.; Harraway, S. (2006)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    Designed for use in travel and tourism courses which incorporate the unit standards developed by the Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation (ATTTO).

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  • Small business development and export guidance.

    Matthews, C. (2008)

    Conference paper
    Open Polytechnic

    The definition of a �small business� varies across the world, but irrespective of the definition, small businesses make up a significant component of the number of businesses in many countries. In New Zealand there are an estimated 300,000 small businesses (defined as employing < 5 people). SMEs accounted for 39% of the economy's total output, and yet the training and development of their principals and staff is often limited, and certainly insufficient for them to expand and grow both internally and internationally (only around 11,000 are currently involved in export). This paper discusses how ODL could be the answer for a sector of industry which is both struggling to deal with day to day business issues and lacking the drive to do much about it.

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  • Phone boxes are for time travel, pizza boxes are for education.

    Matehaere-Patten, S. A. (2009)

    Conference item
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Is workplace assessment working? Selected findings from a small-scale research project.

    Hoy-Mack, P. (2004)

    Conference paper
    Open Polytechnic

    Is workplace assessment working? Selected findings from a small-scale research project

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  • New learning challenges.

    Matehaere-Patten, S. A. (2008)

    Conference paper
    Open Polytechnic

    Discusses new learning challenges.

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  • Learning challenges in 2010.

    Matehaere-Patten, S. A. (2010)

    Conference paper
    Open Polytechnic

    Discusses the various ways in which we learn and what it means as a learner in 2010 as technology impacts more on our lifestyles.

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  • Characteristics of marketing organisation in the New Zealand financial services sector.

    Davies, K.; Ashill, M.; Nicholas, J.; Thompson, I. (2003)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Learning statistics at a distance.

    Curry, L. (2002)

    Working Papers
    Open Polytechnic

    There is evidence from many leading statistics educators that students often find statistics a difficult subject to learn. This is often attributed to the abstract nature of the concepts and, in particular, to the change in thinking required to understand the theory of probability and its application in statistics. For mature-aged students, these difficulties may be compounded by lack of basic mathematical skills and anxiety about learning statistics. In addition, learning at a distance may increase the problems students have in obtaining good understanding of the concepts. In this paper the current literature relating to learning statistics is discussed, and some findings are presented from a qualitative study that aimed to record the feelings, opinions and experiences of a group of mature-aged students studying statistics in a distance environment. These findings are then discussed with reference to an existing framework described by Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger and Tarule (1986) for understanding the way women come to know. The main findings of the study were the following: (1) Their lack of mathematical skills was the main reason that students were tentative about tackling a statistics course. Older students and those with little secondary education may have been particularly affected, (2) Anxiety was not so extensive as had been reported in overseas studies but is still an issue for statistics educators, (3) Almost all students saw value in having a compulsory statistics course in their degree and were aware of the need to interpret data presented to them in their study, work or everyday life, (4) The mature-aged students demonstrated good metacognitive skills and other learning strategies. Determination to succeed and high motivation were apparent, although many students found the course unexpectedly difficult, and (5) There was a variety of opinions about the effectiveness of available resources. Support mechanisms were deemed important, as was a face-to-face component in the statistics course and some flexibility in time frames.

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  • Ethical Internet Marketing: Key criteria for business sustainability.

    Joshi, R.; Ramadass, M. (2005)

    Conference paper
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Countertrade: A challenge to the reverse marketing concept.

    Steele, H. C. (2005)

    Conference paper
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Now you see it, now you don't - retail out of stock. Have we improved customer service?

    Steele, H. C. (2004)

    Conference paper
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Entrepreneurial approach as a change agent to the process of market planning.

    Bhatt, R.; Joshi, R.; Hebblethwaite, D. (2007)

    Conference paper
    Open Polytechnic

    This paper develops a conceptual framework using the entrepreneurial approach for marketing planning that could be effectively used by our entrepreneurs/businesses. The model proposed draws from well-known frameworks on marketing planning and the entrepreneurial process, and synthesizes relevant theories from these disciplines (Morris et al: 2001; Brooksbank: 1999; Kotler: 2000, Guilitinan et. al. 1997) into a practicable concept. Methodology used includes secondary data from literature searches of entrepreneurship and strategic marketing disciplines.

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