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  1. Stephen Small (2002). Political Thought in Ireland 1776-1798: Republicanism, Patriotism, and Radicalism. Clarendon Press.score: 540.0
    This is the first comprehensive analysis of late eighteenth-century Irish patriot thought and its development into 1790s radical republicanism. The book is a history of the rich political ideas and languages that emerged from the tumultuous events and colourful individuals of this pivotal period in Irish history. Patriots, radicals, and republicans played key roles in the movements for free trade, legislative independence, parliamentary reform, Catholic relief and independence from Britain; and many of their ideas helped precipitate the rebellion in 1798. (...)
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  2. Stephen Small (2009). Sartre, Kafka and Buber on Identity. Philosophy Now 75:10-10.score: 240.0
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  3. Mathew Mercuri, Stephen Birch & Amiram Gafni (2013). Using Small‐Area Variations to Inform Health Care Service Planning: What Do We 'Need' to Know? Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 19 (6):1054-1059.score: 48.0
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  4. Fred O. Ede, Bhagaban Panigrahi, Jon Stuart & Stephen Calcich (2000). Ethics in Small Minority Businesses. Journal of Business Ethics 26 (2):133 - 146.score: 42.0
    The management literature is replete with studies on business ethics. Unfortunately, most of these studies have dealt exclusively with ethics in large businesses. Although a handful of studies can be found on small business ethics, none has paid attention to the issue of ethics in small minority businesses. Similarly, several studies on ethics have utilized the Wood et al. (1988) 16-vignette ethics scale, although reliability and validity issues associated with the scale have never been fully addressed. In this (...)
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  5. Stephen Binns (2006). Small Π0 1 Classes. Archive for Mathematical Logic 45 (4):393-410.score: 42.0
    The property of smallness for Π0 1 classes is introduced and is investigated with respect to Medvedev and Muchnik degree. It is shown that the property of containing a small Π0 1 class depends only on the Muchnik degree of a Π0 1 class. A comparison is made with the idea of thinness for Π0 1 classesmsthm.
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  6. Stephen Pemberton (2013). Biomedicine Writ Small: The Self-Vindication of Cooperative Clinical Trials. [REVIEW] Metascience 22 (2):405-408.score: 36.0
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  7. James E. Rohrer, David C. Herman, Stephen P. Merry, James M. Naessens & Margaret S. Houston (2009). Validity of Overall Self‐Rated Health as an Outcome Measure in Small Samples: A Pilot Study Involving a Case Series. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 15 (2):366-369.score: 36.0
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  8. Stephen Godfree (2001). Document Supply and the Small Journals Publisher: A Case of Legalized Injustice. Logos 12 (1):45-48.score: 36.0
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  9. M. Susan Marquis & Stephen H. Long (2001). Effects of “Second Generation” Small Group Health Insurance Market Reforms, 1993 to 1997. Inquiry 38 (4):365-380.score: 36.0
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  10. Philip Mileham & Stephen D. M. Brown (1994). The Pufferfish Genome: Small is Beautiful? Bioessays 16 (3):153-154.score: 36.0
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  11. Benedikt Paul Göcke (ed.) (2012). After Physicalism. The University of Notre Dame Press.score: 24.0
    Although physicalism has been the dominant position in recent work in the philosophy of mind, this dominance has not prevented a small but growing number of philosophers from arguing that physicalism is untenable for several reasons: both ontologically and epistemologically it cannot reduce mentality to the realm of the physical, and its attempts to reduce subjectivity to objectivity have thoroughly failed. The contributors to After Physicalism provide powerful alternatives to the physicalist account of the human mind from a dualistic (...)
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  12. Daan Evers (2013). Weight for Stephen Finlay. Philosophical Studies 163 (3):737-749.score: 24.0
    According to Stephen Finlay, ‘A ought to X’ means that X-ing is more conducive to contextually salient ends than relevant alternatives. This in turn is analysed in terms of probability. I show why this theory of ‘ought’ is hard to square with a theory of a reason’s weight which could explain why ‘A ought to X’ logically entails that the balance of reasons favours that A X-es. I develop two theories of weight to illustrate my point. I first look (...)
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  13. Heledd Jenkins (2006). Small Business Champions for Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 67 (3):241 - 256.score: 24.0
    While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has traditionally been the domain of the corporate sector, recognition of the growing significance of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) sector has led to an emphasis on their social and environmental impact, illustrated by an increasing number of initiatives aimed at engaging SMEs in the CSR agenda. CSR has been well researched in large companies, but SMEs have received less attention in this area. This paper presents the findings from a U.K. wide (...)
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  14. Alan Saunders & Miranda Fricker, Philosopher's Zone.score: 24.0
    In London in 1993, a black teenager named Stephen Lawrence was fatally stabbed by a small gang of white teenagers. His friend Duwayne Brooks was a witness but the police failed to take his testimony seriously. When someone speaks but is not heard because of accent, sex, or colour, that person is undermined as a knower. This week, we look at was it means to do justice to someone's status as a knower.
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  15. Massimo Pigliucci (2007). Stephen Jay Gould. In T. Flynn (ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief. Prometheus.score: 24.0
    A brief biography of evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould.
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  16. Jan Lepoutre & Aimé Heene (2006). Investigating the Impact of Firm Size on Small Business Social Responsibility: A Critical Review. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 67 (3):257 - 273.score: 24.0
    The impact of smaller firm size on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is ambiguous. Some contend that small businesses are socially responsible by nature, while others argue that a smaller firm size imposes barriers on small firms that constrain their ability to take responsible action. This paper critically analyses recent theoretical and empirical contributions on the size–social responsibility relationship among small businesses. More specifically, it reviews the impact of firm size on four antecedents of business behaviour: issue characteristics, (...)
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  17. Nicolas Espinoza (2008). The Small Improvement Argument. Synthese 165 (1):127 - 139.score: 24.0
    It is commonly assumed that moral deliberation requires that the alternatives available in a choice situation are evaluatively comparable. This comparability assumption is threatened by claims of incomparability, which is often established by means of the small improvement argument (SIA). In this paper I argue that SIA does not establish incomparability in a stricter sense. The reason is that it fails to distinguish incomparability from a kind of evaluative indeterminacy which may arise due to the vagueness of the evaluative (...)
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  18. Angeloantonio Russo & Antonio Tencati (2009). Formal Vs. Informal CSR Strategies: Evidence From Italian Micro, Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Firms. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 85 (2):339-353.score: 24.0
    Recent research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) suggests the need for further exploration into the relationship between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and CSR. SMEs rarely use the language of CSR to describe their activities, but informal CSR strategies play a large part in them. The goal of this article is to investigate whether differences exist between the formal and informal CSR strategies through which firms manage relations with and the claims of their stakeholders. In this context, formal CSR (...)
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  19. C. K. Raju (2003). The Eleven Pictures of Time: The Physics, Philosophy, and Politics of Time Beliefs. Sage Publications.score: 24.0
    Visit the author's Web site at www.11PicsOfTime.com Time is a mystery that has perplexed humankind since time immemorial. Resolving this mystery is of significance not only to philosophers and physicists but is also a very practical concern. Our perception of time shapes our values and way of life; it also mediates the interaction between science and religion both of which rest fundamentally on assumptions about the nature of time. C K Raju begins with a critical exposition of various time-beliefs, ranging (...)
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  20. G. Belot, J. Earman & and L. Ruetsche (1999). The Hawking Information Loss Paradox: The Anatomy of Controversy. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (2):189-229.score: 24.0
    Stephen Hawking has argued that universes containing evaporating black holes can evolve from pure initial states to mixed final ones. Such evolution is non-unitary and so contravenes fundamental quantum principles on which Hawking's analysis was based. It disables the retrodiction of the universe's initial state from its final one, and portends the time-asymmetry of quantum gravity. Small wonder that Hawking's paradox has met with considerable resistance. Here we use a simple result for C*-algebras to offer an argument for (...)
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  21. Katrina L. Sifferd (forthcoming). What Does It Mean to Be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation. Criminal Law and Philosophy:1-17.score: 24.0
    Stephen Morse seems to have adopted a controversial position regarding the mindbody relationship: John Searle’s non-reductivism, which claims that conscious mental states are causal yet not reducible to their underlying brain states. Searle’s position has been roundly criticized, with some arguing the theory taken as a whole is incoherent. In this paper I review these criticisms and add my own, concluding that Searle’s position is indeed contradictory, both internally and with regard to Morse's other views. Thus I argue that (...)
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  22. Hartley Slater, 1 Out of the Liar Tangle.score: 24.0
    There are some seemingly small points to be made, first of all, about usemention confusions in Stephen Read’s paper ‘The Truth Schema and the Liar’. But underlying them is a grammatical point that has much wider repercussions. For it generates, on its own, a more straightforward way of understanding what gets people into a tangle with Liar and Strengthened Liar sentences, and that leads to a much fuller, critical assessment of the line of approach to these matters that (...)
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  23. Solomon Feferman, About and Around Computing Over the Reals.score: 24.0
    1. One theory or many? In 2004 a very interesting and readable article by Lenore Blum, entitled “Computing over the reals: Where Turing meets Newton,” appeared in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. It explained a basic model of computation over the reals due to Blum, Michael Shub and Steve Smale (1989), subsequently exposited at length in their influential book, Complexity and Real Computation (1997), coauthored with Felipe Cucker. The ‘Turing’ in the title of Blum’s article refers of course (...)
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  24. Johan E. Gustafsson (2013). Indeterminacy and the Small-Improvement Argument. Utilitas 25 (4):433–445.score: 24.0
    In this article, I argue that the small-improvement fails since some of the comparisons involved in the argument might be indeterminate. I defend this view from two objections by Ruth Chang, namely the argument from phenomenology and the argument from perplexity. There are some other objections to the small-improvement argument that also hinge on claims about indeterminacy. John Broome argues that alleged cases of value incomparability are merely examples of indeterminacy in the betterness relation. The main premise of (...)
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  25. Laura J. Spence & José Félix Lozano (2000). Communicating About Ethics with Small Firms: Experiences From the U.K. And Spain. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 27 (1-2):43 - 53.score: 24.0
    This article introduces the important issue of communicating with small firms about ethical issues. Evidence from two research projects from the U.K. and Spain are used to indicate some of the important issues and how small firms may differ from large firms in this area. The importance of informal mechanisms such as the influence of friends, family and employees are highlighted, and the likely ineffectiveness of formal tools such as Codes and Social and Ethical Standards suggested. Further resarch (...)
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  26. Banjo Roxas & Alan Coetzer (2012). Institutional Environment, Managerial Attitudes and Environmental Sustainability Orientation of Small Firms. Journal of Business Ethics 111 (4):461-476.score: 24.0
    This study examines the direct impact of three dimensions of the institutional environment on managerial attitudes toward the natural environment and the direct influence of the latter on the environmental sustainability orientation (ESO) of small firms. We contend that when the institutional environment is perceived by owner–managers as supportive of sound natural environment management practices, they are more likely to develop a positive attitude toward natural environment issues and concerns. Such owner–manager attitudes are likely to lead to a positive (...)
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  27. Calum Miller (forthcoming). Response to Stephen Law on the Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism. Philosophia:1-6.score: 24.0
    Alvin Plantinga’s evolutionary argument against naturalism argues that the probability of our possessing reliable cognitive faculties, given the truth of evolution and naturalism, is low, and that this provides a defeater for naturalism, if the naturalist in question holds to the general truths of evolutionary biology. Stephen Law has recently objected to Plantinga’s evolutionary argument against naturalism by suggesting that there exist conceptual constraints governing the content a belief can have given its relationships to other things, including behaviour (CC). (...)
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  28. [deleted]Stacy Lee Burns (2009). Doing Justice and Demonstrating Fairness in Small Claims Arbitration. Human Studies 32 (2):109 - 131.score: 24.0
    This paper examines the intersection of technical law and common sense reasoning in small claims arbitration, a distinctive and increasingly prevalent kind of legal work. Following (Garfinkel, Ethnomethodology’s program: Working out Durkheim’s aphorism , 2002 ), the study explores the “reform of technical reason” and what a “just outcome” means by focusing on the arbitration of actual small claims cases and how technical-legal and non-technical/informal resources are brought into alignment to produce dispute resolution. The arbitrator elicits discussions that (...)
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  29. M. Lahdesmaki (2005). When Ethics Matters – Interpreting the Ethical Discourse of Small Nature-Based Entrepreneurs. Journal of Business Ethics 61 (1):55 - 68.score: 24.0
    This article examines the unique ethical concerns faced by small nature-based entrepreneurs in their everyday business operations. By using qualitative, empirical data, six kinds of business situations were identified to bring about moral consideration for all the entrepreneurs in this study. The business situations identified were the selection of raw material suppliers, reconciling the quality of production and the lack of resources, the pricing process, the content of marketing information, the close relationships to employees and the collaboration with other (...)
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  30. Scott J. Vitell, Erin Baca Dickerson & Troy A. Festervand (2000). Ethical Problems, Conflicts and Beliefs of Small Business Professionals. Journal of Business Ethics 28 (1):15 - 24.score: 24.0
    This paper presents the results of a national study of the beliefs and perceptions of small business professionals concerning ethics within their company and business in general. The study examined their views on the relationship between success and ethical conduct as well as the extent and nature of ethical conflicts experienced by the respondents. Some comparisons are made with similar studies that have been conducted in the past. Respondents have the most ethical conflicts with customers and employees, and with (...)
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  31. Ian Worthington, Monder Ram & Trevor Jones (2006). Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility in the U.K. Asian Small Business Community. Journal of Business Ethics 67 (2):201 - 217.score: 24.0
    Within the limited, but growing, literature on small business ethics almost no attention has been paid to the issue of social responsibility within ethnic minority businesses. Using a social capital perspective, this paper reports on an exploratory and qualitative investigation into the attitudinal and behavioural manifestations of CSR within small and medium-sized Asian owned or managed firms in the U.K., with particular reference to the distinctive factors motivating organisational responses. It offers alternative explanations of entrepreneurial behaviour and suggests (...)
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  32. Rodrigue El Balaa & Michel Marie (2006). Animal Welfare Considerations in Small Ruminant Breeding Specifications. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 19 (1):91-102.score: 24.0
    After satisfying their quantitative and qualitative needs as regards nutrition, consumers in developed countries are becoming more involved in the ethical aspects of food production, especially when it relates to animal products. Social demands for respecting animal welfare in housing systems are increasing rapidly, as is social awareness of human responsibility towards farm animals. Many studies have been conducted on animal welfare measurement in different production systems, but the available information for small ruminants remains insufficient. In this study, a (...)
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  33. Merja Lähdesmäki & Timo Suutari (2012). Keeping at Arm's Length or Searching for Social Proximity? Corporate Social Responsibility as a Reciprocal Process Between Small Businesses and the Local Community. Journal of Business Ethics 108 (4):481 - 493.score: 24.0
    This article examines the relationship between corporate social responsibility and locality in the small business context. This issue is addressed by studying the interplay between small businesses and local community based on the embeddedness literature and using the concept of social proximity. On the basis of 25 thematic interviews with owner-managers a typology is constructed which illustrates the owner-managers' perceptions of the relationship between the business and the local community. The findings emphasize the importance of reciprocity as it (...)
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  34. Humphry Hung (2008). Normalized Collective Corruption in a Transitional Economy: Small Treasuries in Large Chinese Enterprises. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 79 (1/2):69 - 83.score: 24.0
    "Small treasuries" (xiaojinku) are off-book accounts found in many large enterprises in China for the purpose of rewarding managers and their subordinates, building up guanxi (personal networks), and even financing the business operations of their danwei (work units). We analyze CESTs with reference to their antecedents, constructs, and consequences. Our analysis indicates that while CESTs can, in some cases, help organizations deal with immediate financial problems, they have negative impacts on organizational performance in relation to the moral hazard of (...)
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  35. George R. Young II, Kenneth H. Price & Cynthia Claybrook (2001). Small Group Predictions on an Uncertain Outcome: The Effect of Nondiagnostic Information. Theory and Decision 50 (2):149-167.score: 24.0
    Research has established that exposure to a combination of diagnostic (i.e., relevant) and nondiagnostic (i.e., irrelevant) information results in predictions that are more regressive than predictions based on diagnostic information (Hackenbrack, 1992; Hoffman and Patton, 1997). This phenomenon has been labeled the dilution effect (e.g., Tetlock and Boettger, 1989) and has been documented when individuals make predictions. This study tests for the dilution effect when small groups make predictions, and examines the effect of using a procedure designed to reduce (...)
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  36. Gordon Belot, John Earman & Laura Ruetsche (1999). The Hawking Information Loss Paradox: The Anatomy of a Controversy. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (2):189 - 229.score: 24.0
    Stephen Hawking has argued that universes containing evaporating black holes can evolve from pure initial states to mixed final ones. Such evolution is non-unitary and so contravenes fundamental quantum principles on which Hawking's analysis was based. It disables the retrodiction of the universe's initial state from its final one, and portends the time-asymmetry of quantum gravity. Small wonder that Hawking's paradox has met with considerable resistance. Here we use a simple result for C*-algebras to offer an argument for (...)
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  37. Mark Cordano, R. Scott Marshall & Murray Silverman (2010). How Do Small and Medium Enterprises Go “Green”? A Study of Environmental Management Programs in the U.S. Wine Industry. Journal of Business Ethics 92 (3):463 - 478.score: 24.0
    In industries populated by small and medium enterprises, managers' good intentions frequently incur barriers to superior environmental performance (Tilley, Bus Strategy Environ 8:238-248, 1999). During the period when the U.S. wine industry was beginning to promote voluntary adoption of sound environmental practices, we examined managers' attitudes, norms, and perceptions of stakeholder pressures to assess their intentions to implement environmental management programs (EMP). We found that managers within the simple structures of these small and medium firms are responsive to (...)
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  38. Emma Phillips (1997). A Critique of the Existing Research Into Small Primary Schools. British Journal of Educational Studies 45 (3):235 - 247.score: 24.0
    Major studies carried out in the United Kingdom on small primary schools are drawn upon and evaluated. It is argued that research in this area is flawed for the following reasons: there is no agreed definition of a 'small primary school'; investigations have been biased in their favour as a result of problems in research design and the ways in which data have been analysed; and, finally, there has been a neglect of certain key issues, notably those affecting (...)
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  39. Batya Weinbaum (2010). Voices From the Kibbutz : Four Mothers, New Profile, and Women in Black. The European Legacy 15 (1):55-69.score: 24.0
    If there is any social organization that has provided a powerful illustration of the permeable boundaries between social politics—defined by Stephen M. Buechler as “forms of collective action that challenge power relations without an explicit focus on the state”—and social movements , and the role of collective identity in transforming either, as defined for women by Betty Friedan—it would be the Israeli kibbutz movement. The research presented here on grassroots Israeli women activists, a significant proportion of whom had grown (...)
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  40. James Stiller, Daniel Nettle & Robin I. M. Dunbar (2003). The Small World of Shakespeare's Plays. Human Nature 14 (4):397-408.score: 24.0
    Drama, at least according to the Aristotelian view, is effective inasmuch as it successfully mirrors real aspects of human behavior. This leads to the hypothesis that successful dramas will portray fictional social networks that have the same properties as those typical of human beings across ages and cultures. We outline a methodology for investigating this hypothesis and use it to examine ten of Shakespeare’s plays. The cliques and groups portrayed in the plays correspond closely to those which have been observed (...)
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  41. Rahul Varman & Manali Chakrabarti (2011). Notes From Small Industry Clusters: Making Sense of Knowledge and Barriers to Innovation. [REVIEW] AI and Society 26 (4):393-415.score: 24.0
    It has been well established in literature that small industry clusters (SICs) have an impressive record of innovation and knowledge transmission. This paper explores the possibilities in this regard in third-world clusters through an empirical study of three SICs in India. The paper first examines the essential reasons for the survival and growth of clusters temporally over centuries. Then, it critically assesses the factors that threaten the clusters at present—some of which, it appears, might actually be fatal for these (...)
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  42. [deleted]Mark S. Cohen Ariana Anderson (2013). Decreased Small-World Functional Network Connectivity and Clustering Across Resting State Networks in Schizophrenia: An fMRI Classification Tutorial. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.score: 24.0
    Functional network connectivity is a method of analyzing the temporal relationship of anatomical brain components, comparing the synchronicity between patient groups or conditions. We use functional-connectivity measures between independent components to classify between Schizophrenia patients and healthy controls during resting-state. Connectivity is measured using a variety of graph-theoretic connectivity measures such as graph density, average path length, and small-worldness. The Schizophrenia patients showed significantly less clustering (transitivity) among components than healthy controls (p<.05, corrected) with networks less likely to be (...)
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  43. Angelina Sanderson Bellamy (2011). Weed Control Practices on Costa Rican Coffee Farms: Is Herbicide Use Necessary for Small-Scale Producers? [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 28 (2):167-177.score: 24.0
    This paper presents research conducted during two coffee farming seasons in Costa Rica. The study examined coffee farmers’ weed management practices and is presented in the form of a case study of small-scale farmers’ use of labor and herbicides in weed management practices. Over 200 structured interviews were conducted with coffee farmers concerning their use of hired labor and family labor, weed management activities, support services, and expectations about the future of their coffee production. ANOVA and regression analyses describe (...)
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  44. M. C. Arruda (2009). Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin American Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Challenging Development. African Journal of Business Ethics 4 (2):37.score: 24.0
    Considering the lack of substantive scientific or theoretical studies about ethics in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America, this paper examines the context of an existent paradox, based upon the perspective of experts and academicians of Latin America and the Caribbean. These countries live different realities, due to their respective European cultural influences, as well as to racial and economic issues. Such facts impact the size and characteristics of their industries. On the other hand, the SMEs (...)
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  45. Antonio Lobo, Bruno Mascitelli & Jue Chen (forthcoming). Opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Innovation and Marketing of Organic Food: Investigating Consumers' Purchase Behaviour of Organic Food Products in Victoria, Australia. AI and Society:1-12.score: 24.0
    This research study investigates Victorian consumers’ understanding, awareness and perceptions of organic food products. Analysis of the quantitative data revealed that there are three major segments of consumers, i.e., pro-organics, reluctant consumers and organic sceptics. The buying and usage pattern of these segments has been identified as also their demographic profile. The findings of this study are strategically important for small and medium size organic food producers. They would be better able to practise and implement differentiation strategies for the (...)
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  46. Altug Yalcintas (2006). Historical Small Events and the Eclipse of Utopia: Perspectives on Path Dependence in Human Thought. Culture, Theory, and Critique 47 (1):53-70.score: 24.0
    Questions such as ‘What if such small companies as Hewletts and the Varians had not been established in Santa Clara County in California?’ or ‘What if Q-type keyboards had not been invented?’ are well known among economists. The questions point at a phenomenon called path dependence: ‘small events’, the argument goes, may cause the evolution of institutions to lock in to specific paths that may produce undesirable consequences. How about applying such skeptical views in economics to human ideas (...)
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  47. Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Christopher Wickert, Laura J. Spence & Andreas Georg Scherer (2013). Organizing Corporate Social Responsibility in Small and Large Firms: Size Matters. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 115 (4):693-705.score: 24.0
    Based on the findings of a qualitative empirical study of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Swiss MNCs and SMEs, we suggest that smaller firms are not necessarily less advanced in organizing CSR than large firms. Results according to theoretically derived assessment frameworks illustrate the actual implementation status of CSR in organizational practices. We propose that small firms possess several organizational characteristics that are favorable for promoting the internal implementation of CSR-related practices in core business functions, but constrain external communication (...)
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  48. Maria Cecilia C. De Arruda & Luiza Granado (2013). Small-Sized Suppliers Entering Large Markets: An Ethical Initiative of the Caras Do Brasil Program. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 112 (4):685-696.score: 24.0
    The Pão de Açúcar Group was a pioneer in food retailing in Brazil and is now one of the largest Brazilian retailers. Working in a pulverized market characterized by small players, the Group produces US$ 20.4 billion in gross sales. It has become the largest employer in the country with 140,000 of employees working in over 1,800 stores, in 18 of the 25 states in Brazil, and covering a sales area of over 2,800,000 m2 (Grupo Pão de Açúcar, GPA (...)
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  49. A. Staley Groves (2012). A New Negentropic Subject: Reviewing Michel Serres' Biogea. Continent 2 (2):155-158.score: 24.0
    continent. 2.2 (2012): 155–158 Michel Serres. Biogea . Trans. Randolph Burks. Minneapolis: Univocal Publishing. 2012. 200 pp. | ISBN 9781937561086 | $22.95 Conveying to potential readers the significance of a book puts me at risk of glad handing. It’s not in my interest to laud the undeserving, especially on the pages of this journal. This is not a sales pitch, but rather an affirmation of a necessary work on very troubled terms: human, earth, nature, and the problematic world we made. (...)
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  50. Jette Steen Knudsen (2013). The Growth of Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains: Mission Impossible for Western Small- and Medium-Sized Firms? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 117 (2):387-398.score: 24.0
    Multinational corporations (MNCs) have come under pressure to adopt private regulatory initiatives such as supplier codes of conduct in order to address poor working conditions in global supply chain factories. While a well-known literature explores drivers and outcomes of such monitoring schemes, this literature focuses mainly on large firms and has ignored the growing integration of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into global supply chains. Furthermore, the literature on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in SMEs primarily emphasizes domestic initiatives and (...)
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