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A Holistic Approach for Fostering Community Engagement in the Decision-Making of Risk-Sensitive Urban Planning and Development (2023)
Thesis
Geekiyanage, D. (2023). A Holistic Approach for Fostering Community Engagement in the Decision-Making of Risk-Sensitive Urban Planning and Development. (Thesis). The University of Salford

In the face of increasing extreme climate events, communities are often excluded from decision-making during pre-disaster and urban planning, despite their tacit knowledge and experience in disaster response and recovery. This marginalisation poses a... Read More about A Holistic Approach for Fostering Community Engagement in the Decision-Making of Risk-Sensitive Urban Planning and Development.

Ratio based failure prediction models for the Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK (2013)
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Khanji, I. Ratio based failure prediction models for the Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. (Thesis). University of Salford

Although SMEs represent over 99% of companies in the UK, there has been limited research into SME failure prediction modelling. This study develops failure prediction models specifically for liquidated SMEs using financial ratios. Despite the fact... Read More about Ratio based failure prediction models for the Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

Towards an understanding of satisfaction : the experiential and affective components (2013)
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Uche, U. Towards an understanding of satisfaction : the experiential and affective components. (Thesis). University of Salford

The research investigates factors driving consumer satisfaction by examining the experiential and affective components of satisfaction. This research was motivated by the fact that service firms have tried to deal with the complexities of consumer... Read More about Towards an understanding of satisfaction : the experiential and affective components.

An extension to thin aerofoil theory obtained by using eulerlets and oseenlets (2013)
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Kapoulas, A. An extension to thin aerofoil theory obtained by using eulerlets and oseenlets. (Thesis). University of Salford

An extension and theoretical underpinning of thin aerofoil theory is given. To enable this requires first a novel mathematical representation for a new matched asymptotic approach. The new matched asymptotic approach is to match near - field Euler... Read More about An extension to thin aerofoil theory obtained by using eulerlets and oseenlets.

Apportioning liability in construction delay claims : an evaluation of contemporary practices in the U.A.E. and a proposal for improvements (2012)
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Perera, N. Apportioning liability in construction delay claims : an evaluation of contemporary practices in the U.A.E. and a proposal for improvements. (Thesis). University of Salford

Various theories, concepts and methodologies exist for apportioning liabilities in construction delay claims. Yet, there is no much consensus among the practitioners towards them. Often, the implementation of these theories, concepts and methodolog... Read More about Apportioning liability in construction delay claims : an evaluation of contemporary practices in the U.A.E. and a proposal for improvements.

Statistical models and techniques applied to the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS) database (2012)
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Vundla, S. Statistical models and techniques applied to the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS) database. (Thesis). University of Salford

The research explores statistical models and techniques which 'have been or might be used' to investigate relationships within the international manufacturing strategy survey (IMSS) database and other similar databases. The sample data for the rese... Read More about Statistical models and techniques applied to the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS) database.

An evaluation of tourism destination website quality and image projection effectiveness (2012)
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Efthymiou, K. An evaluation of tourism destination website quality and image projection effectiveness. (Thesis). University of Salford

The Internet has changed the way the tourism industry operates. It has provided potential tourists with an efficient way to gather information about destinations, to plan trips to the last detail and to make reservations from the comfort of their h... Read More about An evaluation of tourism destination website quality and image projection effectiveness.

The use of prospect theory framework in constrained multi-objective particle swarm optimisation (2012)
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Bunny, M. The use of prospect theory framework in constrained multi-objective particle swarm optimisation. (Thesis). University of Salford

Many practical problems in the real world nowadays can be formulated as constraint single or multiple objective optimisation problems with constraints. Particle swarm optimisation (PSO) is a population-based stochastic algorithm has been shown to b... Read More about The use of prospect theory framework in constrained multi-objective particle swarm optimisation.

Omani crafts as an expression of culture and heritage : an investigation of Omani craft and pottery challenges (2012)
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Al Mamari, B. Omani crafts as an expression of culture and heritage : an investigation of Omani craft and pottery challenges. (Thesis). University of Salford

The doctoral project has for main purpose to investigate the challenges facing the traditional craft enterprises in Oman and to develop a framework for understanding and managing the cultural, artistic, marketing and consumption influences that aff... Read More about Omani crafts as an expression of culture and heritage : an investigation of Omani craft and pottery challenges.

The spatial and temporal ecology of the large mammal populations and vegetation of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania (2012)
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Oates, L. The spatial and temporal ecology of the large mammal populations and vegetation of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. (Thesis). University of Salford

Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve and is home to tens of thousands of large mammals. This study documents the historical ecology of the crater from 1892 to 2012 based on an analysis of the published litera... Read More about The spatial and temporal ecology of the large mammal populations and vegetation of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

The Trojan Horse(s) of "Hello World" culture : the story of Sony PSP domestication through the eyes of the Homebrew users (2012)
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Amin, M. The Trojan Horse(s) of "Hello World" culture : the story of Sony PSP domestication through the eyes of the Homebrew users. (Thesis). University of Salford

Technology that is released to the public is often "locked down" or "tethered" ready for domestication by the regular user in the way that the manufacturer believes that it will be used (Zittrain, 2007). However, when users such as the hacker users... Read More about The Trojan Horse(s) of "Hello World" culture : the story of Sony PSP domestication through the eyes of the Homebrew users.

Talent management, leadership development and knowledge transfer in an international context (2012)
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Iles, P. Talent management, leadership development and knowledge transfer in an international context. (Thesis). University of Salford

This submission incorporates twelve published works relating to issues of talent management, leadership development and knowledge transfer in an international context. These issues are examined from a consistently contextual and processual stance... Read More about Talent management, leadership development and knowledge transfer in an international context.

Mouths and meaning : a multisensory, creative and collaborative arts based exploration of food, eating and embodiment towards gaining greater understanding of the experience of eating disorders (2012)
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Platten, B. Mouths and meaning : a multisensory, creative and collaborative arts based exploration of food, eating and embodiment towards gaining greater understanding of the experience of eating disorders. (Thesis). University of Salford

While it is widely recognized that there is no single cause contributing to the onset of an eating disorder, current understanding of embodiment for those affected is predominately represented as a preoccupation with body image (Probyn, 2000). Cli... Read More about Mouths and meaning : a multisensory, creative and collaborative arts based exploration of food, eating and embodiment towards gaining greater understanding of the experience of eating disorders.

A dynamic model for evaluating the effects of changes in eating and physical activity on childhood obesity (2012)
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Abdin, N. A dynamic model for evaluating the effects of changes in eating and physical activity on childhood obesity. (Thesis). University of Salford

Obesity is a term used to describe the condition of excess fat. It has many dangerous side effects for health and well-being. Knowing the negative impacts of obesity, this research attempts to demonstrate the contribution offered by system dynamics... Read More about A dynamic model for evaluating the effects of changes in eating and physical activity on childhood obesity.

Modelling and prediction of intermittent demand distributions (2012)
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Lengu, D. Modelling and prediction of intermittent demand distributions. (Thesis). University of Salford

The management of spare part inventories is an issue of strategic concern for most industrial firms. However, the demand for spare parts is typically intermittent in nature meaning that orders arrive sporadically and the order sizes may be highly v... Read More about Modelling and prediction of intermittent demand distributions.

Norms of subtitling taboo language and the role of censorship in Jordan : a case study of the Arabic subtitling of 'Friends' (2012)
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Krishan, T. Norms of subtitling taboo language and the role of censorship in Jordan : a case study of the Arabic subtitling of 'Friends'. (Thesis). University of Salford

This study, which draws on norm theory (Toury, 1995; 1999), investigates the translation norms in subtitling taboo language (moral, religious and political) in Jordanian Television and Institution B's Arabic subtitles of the American sitcom Friend... Read More about Norms of subtitling taboo language and the role of censorship in Jordan : a case study of the Arabic subtitling of 'Friends'.

Purchasing property in Turkey : an analysis of motivations and constraints for British consumers (2012)
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Acar, B. Purchasing property in Turkey : an analysis of motivations and constraints for British consumers. (Thesis). University of Salford

The market for second home purchases abroad has grown rapidly in the last fifteen years because of the growth in demand from Europeans looking for a place in the sun. Turkey is one of the most popular European countries in which to purchase a secon... Read More about Purchasing property in Turkey : an analysis of motivations and constraints for British consumers.

E-readiness in construction : readiness of UK construction organisations (2012)
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Lou, E. E-readiness in construction : readiness of UK construction organisations. (Thesis). University of Salford

In today's economic climate, competitive advantage can be achieved by focusing on issues such as providing high quality services and products with minimal cost, having the flexibility to predict and respond to market needs, or through the efficient... Read More about E-readiness in construction : readiness of UK construction organisations.