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  • Bridging the Divide: Indigenous Communities and Archaeologists into the 21st Century

    Allen, HR (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Brings together papers by Indigenous and other archaeologists addressing contemporary problems of archaeological research and resource management involving Indigenous communities.

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  • Caught between cultures : a New Zealand-born Pacific Island perspective

    Tiatia-Seath, Sipaea (1998)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Psychology and the law in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Seymour, FW; Blackwell, S; Thorburn, J (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Pacific Landscapes: Archaeological Approaches

    Ladefoged, Thegn (2002)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This publication examines how humans have created culturally significant landscapes by building architecture and modifying the physical environment, and how that, in turn, molded human behavior. It considers the ways in which people created and lived in the landscapes of the Pacific prior to European contact. Edited by noted Pacific scholars Thegn Ladefoged and Michael Graves, the volume includes papers by Atholl Anderson, Shankar Aswani, Ethan E. Cochrane, Janet Davidson, Julie S. Field, Roger C. Green, Michael Graves, Thegn Ladefoged, Foss Leach, Takuya Nagoaka, Blaze O???Connor, Julie M. E. Taomia, Christophe Sand, Peter J. Sheppard, Christopher Stevenson, Stephen K. Wickler, and Richard Walter.

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  • CellML 1.1 Specification

    Nielsen, P; Halstead, M; Bullivant, D; Nickerson, David; Hedley, W; Nelson, M; Lloyd, C; Cuellar, A; Nielsen, Poul; Nickerson, D (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This document specifies CellML 1.1, an XML-based language for describing and exchanging models of cellular and subcellular processes. MathML embedded in CellML documents is used to define the underlying mathematics of models. Models consist of a network of re-usable components, each with variables and equations manipulating those variables. Models may import other models to create systems of increasing complexity. Metadata may be embedded in CellML documents using RDF.

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  • The Doctor's PDA and Smartphone Handbook

    Al-Ubaydli, M; Paton, Christopher (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • When the Waves Ruled Britannia: Geography and Political Identities, 1500-1800.

    Scott, Jonathan (2011-03-31)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This is the first general study to examine changing geographical languages in early modern British politics, in an imperial, European and global context.

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  • The International Labour Organization (ILO): Coming in from the Cold

    Hughes, S; Haworth, Nigel (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is broadening its agenda and carving out a role as a key player in global economic policymaking, and this volume provides a succinct and comprehensive guide to this important organization.

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  • A place to live: How to find, get and keep a house. He w??hi noho: Me p??hea te rapu, te whiwhi me te tiaki whare

    Allen, Ruth (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    We all need a decent place to live. A place that suits us, that we can afford to pay for, that feels safe. A place we can call home. This booklet guides you through the steps you need to take to ??? nd, get and keep a place to live. It is based on the housing experience and advice of many people and organisations.

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  • Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy

    Dale, Margaret; O'Brien, Michael; St John, Susan (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Managing Expatriates: A Return on Investment Approach

    McNulty, Y; Inkson, James (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Expatriation is a big topic and is getting bigger. Over 200 million people worldwide now live and work in a country other than their country of origin. Tens of billions of dollars are spent annually by organizations that move expatriates around the world. Yet, despite the substantial costs involved, expatriation frequently results in an unsatisfactory return on investment (ROI), with little or no knowledge as to how to improve it. Why is this so? Te problem overwhelmingly lies in the poor delivery of effective expatriate management which is frequently handicapped by a lack of understanding of international careers and the forces that drive competition in the ???global war for talent,??? an increasingly short-term profit-driven focus and a failure to adopt the rational strategic approach that organizations automatically apply to other areas of their business. Drawing on more than a decade of expertise, research, and publications in top journals, we contend that the key to getting a satisfactory ROI from expatriates is in understanding expatriates themselves, about whose experiences we have extensive information. We provide a practical ???insider???s??? guide which reveals why expatriates seek and accept international assignments, how they feel impacted by new forms of remuneration and other working conditions, how international assignments fit in with their longer-term career aspirations, and what complications arise in terms of their families. These are considered in a context that includes the understanding of the drivers for mobility in organizations, emerging trends in global staffing, the global war for talent, and alternative strategies to expatriation. We outline for managers and consultants what modern-day global mobility is like (based on our decade-long study with nearly four hundred expatriates and their managers, over a hundred of whom we interviewed personally), how it is changing, and why now, more than ever, a hard-nosed ROI approach is necessary. By drawing on our extensive experience and research, observations of key trends, and ???crystal ball???predictions, we define new practices for managing global mobility and consider forecasted trends in expatriation over the next decade. Our aim is to explain what expatriate ROI is, why it matters, and how organizations can improve expatriate management to secure a higher ROI. This has not been addressed in any book to date. Our audience is executives responsible for strategy development across a range of functions including those who manage global staff such as expatriates. Our secondary audiences includes consultants and recruiters who may be enabled to provide more effective support to their clients; as a supplementary text or MBA courses in international HRM and international business;as a supplementary text or required reading for executive MBA programs;expatriates themselves who may gain potentially new insights into their career paths and how best to negotiate better employment contracts; and other professionals and managers who think they may be asked at some stage to expatriate or who wish to do so.

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  • Anti-consumption and society: Proceedings of ICAR 2012 Brisbane

    Lee, Michael; Cherrier, H; Rundle-Thiele, S (2012)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Griffith Business School is committed to research that develops and promotes social, financial and environmental approaches that lead to sustainable businesses and communities. In Volume 2, Issue 3 of the Journal of Social Marketing, Gerard Hastings asks ???When a supermarket chain attains such dominance that it covers every corner of a country the size of the UK, threatens farmers??? livelihoods with its procurement practices, undercuts local shops and bullies planners into submission, it becomes reasonable to ask: does every little bit really help? Once the 100 billionth burger has been flipped and yet another trouser button popped it is sensible to wonder: are we still lovin??? it? As the planet heats up in response to our ever increasing and utterly unsustainable levels of consumption, it is fair to question: are we really worth it???? (Hastings, 2012). Ongoing attention needs to be directed by the research community to understand the impact that our consumption behaviour has on ourselves, our loved ones, our society, and our planet. Research attention that challenges society to question its own practices is central in assisting us to understand how we can build sustainable communities. The International Centre for Anti-consumption Research (ICAR) 2012 symposium encourages us to question whether our aim to live independently is ideal. A child???s desire to leave home may promote economic growth, but does little to keep loved ones and communities closely connected. Sustainable business practice models are needed if we are to step away from the economic growth model that underpins business today. Sharing rather than consuming may be one mechanism that business can use to reengineer business practice. Research presented at ICAR 2012 suggests that to achieve sustainable business and communities we need to understand the opposition and resistance, including boycotts that have emerged against business. This understanding is rapidly evolving in an Internet- dominated era where social media landscapes are mushrooming. To develop a more social approach that leads to sustainable business and consumption, researchers must understand that anti-consumption is not an exact opposite of consumption. A range of behaviours and their underlying motives remain under-researched, and avenues to broaden our focus are showcased at ICAR 2012. Sustainability requires that individuals and communities engage in a diverse range of behaviours including decreasing resource use (water, energy, and materials). A practical stance is introduced at ICAR 2012 with empirical evidence highlighting how community-based social marketing is being used throughout the world to foster sustainable behaviour change.

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  • Anti-consumption and Consumer Resistance: Concepts, concerns, conflicts, and convergence - ICAR/ NACRE 2010 Proceedings

    Lee, Michael; Roux, D; Cherrier, H; Cova, B (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Consumer resistance and anti-consumption are without doubt topics of growing interest not only in consumer behaviour studies but also in the fields of sociology and cultural studies. Marseilles and the whole Mediterranean Basin appears to be a relevant place to discuss these topics. Indeed, as Thierry Fabre a major thinker from Marseilles coined, ???the American way of life, which defines a consumption standard that exists at a global scale, is not our destiny. Markets and exchanges may have always been at the heart of Mediterranean societies, but money has never been our main value. Trading things involves first and foremost trading with other people, and we feel that the economic domain continues to be subordinated to the human one???. The Mediterranean way of life has not surrendered to this new world order. In the wake of the late Michel de Certeau, we can state that whereas certain pundits assert that an economic logic is the best way to organise life, assigning everyone and everything a place and a role, Mediterranean people react by silently extracting themselves from this conformist equation. They seek to invent their own daily lives through the way they do things, using subtle ruses and tactical resistance to divert products and codes for their own benefit, re-appropriating space and the utilisation thereof. The mission of Euromed Management takes into account of this Mediterranean way of thinking. Euromed Management not only has a vision of a business school, but it has indeed rather an understanding and interpretation of an economic reality. The Euro-Mediterranean history and tradition, that is one of multiple appearances and different truths, gives today a rich perspective to what is identified as the Euro-Mediterranean region. Marseilles and its region, crossroads of different worlds and a European capital city, has acquired a truly European sociology with a typical managerial and social thinking. The purpose of this first symposium hosted by Euromed Management is to provide a forum for international researchers sharing interest on Anti-consumption and Consumer Resistance, in order to identify redundancies and differences between these two topics. While they are still in the early stages of a growing interest, scarce research has examined their various conflicts and/or convergences in accounting for consumers??? ways of opposing, escaping or altering consumption. Concepts, frameworks, theories and fields settings that can advance their study and fresh examination of their tensions will be debated.

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  • Gender Research in the Pacific 1994-2014: Beginnings

    Underhill-Sem, Yvonne (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Recent Advances in Experimental Studies of Social Dilemma Games

    (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The articles in this volume collectively represent the latest advances in how people think of social dilemma problems, how we may be able to enhance cooperation and reduce free-riding in such problems and how we can extend the lessons learned to a host of other similar issues facing us. We have learned, for instance, that a "take" frame does not necessarily lead to lower cooperation compared to a "give" frame but combining a "take" frame with fine-grained individual level feedback leads to more extreme behavior in terms of both greater cooperation and greater free-riding. We have also learned that a strategy based on payoff sampling may provide a more parsimonious and less parameter dependent way of modelling behavior in common pool resource extraction games. We find that people behave differently in social dilemmas when making decisions of their own as opposed to deciding on behalf of someone else.

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  • Sex addiction: A critical history

    Reay, Barry; Attwood, N; Gooder, Claire (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The concept of sex addiction took hold in the 1980s as a product of late twentieth-century cultural anxieties. Though essentially mythical, creating a problem that need not exist, sex addiction has to be taken seriously as a phenomenon. Rarely has a socio-psychological discourse had such impact on the public imagination and proven an influential concept in academic circles, too. Its success as a purported malady lay with its medicalization, both as a self-help movement in terms of self-diagnosis, and as a rapidly growing industry of therapists treating the new disease. The media played a role in its history, first with TV, the tabloids, and the case histories of claimed celebrity victims all helping to popularize the concept, and then with the impact of the Internet. This book is a critical history of an archetypically modern sexual syndrome, an examination of the power of an idea and its social context. Reay, Attwood, and Gooder argue that this strange history of social opportunism, diagnostic amorphism, therapeutic self-interest, and popular cultural endorsement is marked by an essential social conservatism: sex addiction has become a convenient term to describe disapproved sex. It is a label without explanatory force.

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  • Better Lives: The Struggle for Health of Transnational Pacific Peoples in New Zealand,1950-2000

    Dunsford, D; Park, Juliet; Littleton, Judith; Friesen, Wardlow; Herda, Phyllis; Neuwelt, Patricia; Hand, Jennifer; Blackmore, P; Malua, S; Grant, J; Kearns, Robin; Bryder, Linda; Underhill-Sem, Yvonne (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This historical study sets the context for understanding the current health situation of Pacific peoples in New Zealand. Our title is an attempt to invoke Polynesian understandings of health and to convey the aspirations of Pacific peoples who have made New Zealand their home. The monograph discusses transnationalism and the demographic history of Pacific peoples in New Zealand, the changing patterns of health and health research, and the development of specific Pacific health services and Pacific led health care and health promotion. A chapter on tuberculosis and Pacific people in New Zealand weaves together the key themes of this story. Apparent throughout is the mixed progress towards better health for Pacific people in New Zealand, the way in which the same health problems are rediscovered each decade, and the growing recognition that ???Pacific Islanders??? are here to stay in New Zealand but in the context of extended transnational families.

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  • William Blandowski and his Contribution to Nineteenth Century Science and Art in Australia

    Allen, Harry (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria, Special Issue, Volume 121, Number 1

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  • He Kohikohinga Rangahau: A Bibliography of M??ori and Psychology Research

    Hyde, J; Le Grice, Jade; Moore, Chloe; Groot, S; Fia'Ali'I, J; Manuela, Sam (2017-09)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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