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Strategy of Ukraine : Economics, Sociology, Law , 2011,
Abstract: The essence of consulting, its genesis and evolution in the economic environment are investigated, the new definition of term "consulting" and new approach to classifying types of consulting services according to modern conditions of globalization are proposed in this article. В статье исследуется сущность консалтинга, его генезис в экономической среде, предлагается новое определение термина консалтинг , новый подход к классификации видов консалтинговых услуг в соответствии с современными условиями глобализации. В статт досл джу ться сутн сть консалтингу, його генезис в економ чному середовищ , пропону ться нове визначення терм ну консалтинг , новий п дх д до класиф кац вид в консалтингових послуг в дпов дно до сучасних умов глобал зац .
Policy Options for Private Forest Owners in Western Balkans: A Qualitative Study  [cached]
Mersudin AVDIBEGOVI?,Dragan NONI?,Stjepan POSAVEC,Nenad PETROVI?
Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca , 2010,
Abstract: Private forest owners start to play an important role in Western Balkans’ forestry and they are essential to the successful implementation of environmental policies. Little is known about how forest policy can support private forest owners in these countries and therefore this study was conducted though a qualitative method, based on personal interviews with representatives of 54 stakeholders that include state forest authorities and administration, private forest owners associations, forest science and research and private sector in Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. The results show significant homogeneity across the region towards creation of independent interest forest owners associations based on financial support. Regression analysis identified stakeholder attitudes as significant predictors of policy preferences and also identified owners of production forest as more supportive of such policies.
Working with boundaries in systems psychodynamic consulting  [cached]
Henk Struwig,Frans Cilliers
South African Journal of Industrial Psychology , 2012, DOI: 10.4102/sajip.v38i2.987
Abstract: Orientation: The researcher described the systems psychodynamics of boundary management in organisations. The data showed how effective boundary management leads to good holding environments that, in turn, lead to containing difficult emotions. Research purpose: The purpose of the research was to produce a set of theoretical assumptions about organisational boundaries and boundary management in organisations and, from these, to develop a set of hypotheses as a thinking framework for practising consulting psychologists when they work with boundaries from a systems psychodynamic stance. Motivation for the study: The researcher used the belief that organisational boundaries reflect the essence of organisations. Consulting to boundary managers could facilitate a deep understanding of organisational dynamics. Research design, approach and method: The researcher followed a case study design. He used systems psychodynamic discourse analysis. It led to six working hypotheses. Main findings: The primary task of boundary management is to hold the polarities of integration and differentiation and not allow the system to become fragmented or overly integrated. Boundary management is a primary task and an ongoing activity of entire organisations. Practical/managerial implications: Organisations should work actively at effective boundary management and at balancing integration and differentiation. Leaders should become aware of how effective boundary management leads to good holding environments that, in turn, lead to containing difficult emotions in organisations. Contribution/value-add: The researcher provided a boundary-consulting framework in order to assist consultants to balance the conceptual with the practical when they consult. How to cite this article: Struwig, H., & Cilliers, F. (2012). Working with boundaries in systems psychodynamic consulting. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology/SA Tydskrif vir Bedryfsielkunde, 38(2), Art. #987, 10 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v38i2.987
Stakeholder analysis for coppice forestry in Bulgaria  [PDF]
IvayloVelichkov,Tzvetan Zlatanov,Georgi Hinkov
Annals of Forest Research , 2009,
Abstract: The study analyzes the state of coppice forestry in Bulgaria during last 18 years. Stakeholders and their interests and preferences in coppice forests are explored and assessed. Forests restitution process in Bulgaria started in 1997 and has not been finished yet. Nevertheless, significant further changes of the current ownershipdistribution are not expected. By the end of 2007, the state was the biggest coppice forest owner/stakeholder in Bulgaria with 71.3% of all coppice forests being state property. The other two important stakeholders are the municipalities (14.0%) and private owners (12.0%). Currently, forest owners' number in Bulgaria exceeds 1million, the average holding area being smaller than 1 ha. Only 150 individual plots are larger than 50 ha. The majority of private owners aim at taking maximum and immediate profit from their recently restituted forest properties. In most cases that reflects in clearcuts. Coppice forests management has been one of the problematicissues of Bulgarian forestry for decades. Despite of forest authorities significant efforts, the area of coppice forests in Bulgaria (1.78 million ha in 2007) remained unchanged for a period of 50 years. The official forest policy is still aimed at conversionof coppice forests into seed ones through different silvicultural methods. That policy is applied to almost all coppice forests regardless of their ownership.
Statistical Consulting and the African Universities
JO Olaomi
African Research Review , 2011,
Abstract: This paper canvasses for the teaching of statistical consulting as a course inAfrican Universities. Hitherto, majority of the African Universitiescurriculum in statistics just provides for the teaching of the act of consultingas an intern with older statistician. Since African students, learning statistics,are given little, if any, preparation for actual consulting, they are thereforeprone, particularly in their early years, to commit errors of the third kind: the error committed by giving the right answer to the wrong problem. Many of these errors could be avoided if the students were properly trained. Thepaper draws the attention of students, administrators, consultants andeducators to move more rapidly in filling this wide gap in statisticstraining/curriculum. The paper also looks at the technical and non-technicalissues in statistical consulting, and proposes remedial measures to havingconsultants that are measured up to the herculean task of statisticalconsulting.
Consulting in Electronic Commerce
Florentina Loredana Tache,Florin Postolache,N?chil? C?t?lin,Maria Alexandra Ivan
Acta Universitatis Danubius : Oeconomica , 2010,
Abstract: Economic development of electronic services provide advice and many agents of existingreferral systems to recommend and provide products, information and customized views of thecommunity through a personalized interaction in real time. Distributed systems of autonomous agentsare becoming increasingly important in electronic comet because the basic decisions of agents adviceon trust and reputation are taken in a similar way human society. If these decisions will be as a realconsumer protection, when new aspects of online consumer legislation will become usefulinformation in advice and consulting of electronic commerce.
Encouraging Family Forest Owners to Create Early Successional Wildlife Habitat in Southern New England  [PDF]
Bill Buffum, Christopher Modisette, Scott R. McWilliams
PLOS ONE , 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089972
Abstract: Encouraging family forest owners to create early successional habitat is a high priority for wildlife conservation agencies in the northeastern USA, where most forest land is privately owned. Many studies have linked regional declines in wildlife populations to the loss of early successional habitat. The government provides financial incentives to create early successional habitat, but the number of family forest owners who actively manage their forests remains low. Several studies have analyzed participation of family forest owners in federal forestry programs, but no study to date has focused specifically on creation of wildlife habitat. The objective of our study was to analyze the experience of a group of wildlife-oriented family forest owners who were trained to create early successional habitat. This type of family forest owners represents a small portion of the total population of family forest owners, but we believe they can play an important role in creating wildlife habitat, so it is important to understand how outreach programs can best reach them. The respondents shared some characteristics but differed in terms of forest holdings, forestry experience and interest in earning forestry income. Despite their strong interest in wildlife, awareness about the importance of early successional habitat was low. Financial support from the federal government appeared to be important in motivating respondents to follow up after the training with activities on their own properties: 84% of respondents who had implemented activities received federal financial support and 47% would not have implemented the activities without financial assistance. In order to mobilize greater numbers of wildlife-oriented family forest owners to create early successional habitat we recommend focusing outreach efforts on increasing awareness about the importance of early successional habitat and the availability of technical and financial assistance.
The Present State and Prospects of Slovenian Private Forest Owners’ Cooperation within Machinery Rings  [PDF]
?pela Pezdev?ek Malovrh,Petra Gro?elj,Lidija Zadnik Stirn,Janez Kr?
Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering , 2012,
Abstract: The study analyzes the challenges and prospects of private forest owners’ cooperation based on the use of machinery in Slovenia applying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats approach (SWOT analysis) in combination with the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The data from questionnaires with forest owners and presidents of machinery rings were used to develop and to analyze the strategies for forest owners’ cooperation. The results reveal that the members of machinery rings are only partly satisfied with the operation of the existing rings and that the activities of rings meet the members’ interests related to forest management. Thus, machinery rings are recognized as a suitable form of forest owners’ cooperation. The presidents of machinery rings perceive the integration of farmers and private forest owners, as well as knowing the level of mechanization of members as major strengths of machinery rings. Further, strengthening the operation of machinery rings in the field of forestry is recognized as an important opportunity. The shortage of means for operation is identified as a weakness for machinery rings, and the lack of subsidies for investments in equipment is identified as a critical threat. However, the rank of importance of the SWOT groups leads to defensive approach in the strategic planning where machinery rings have to minimize weaknesses in order to avoid threats. These results provide important insights in the future development of forest owners’ cooperation based on common use of machinery.
Psychiatric consulting in primary care  [cached]
Susana María Castro Pérez,Christian Ignacio Rudolph Quezada,Jorge Edison Aguilar Romero
Medwave , 2013, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5867/medwave.2013.03.5646
Abstract: The psychiatric consultation is broadly defined as an educational relationship between a psychiatrist, a general practitioner and other professionals working in the area of Mental Health. Currently it is a fundamental tool to optimize the treatment of psychiatric patients in primary care, given the high prevalence of these conditions and limited access to hours of specialty. Psychiatric Consulting is centrally positioned because patients are generally reluctant to consult with specialists, either because of the stigma associated with psychiatric illness or the cost effectiveness of the specialty. This leads patients to consult in primary care. Therefore we were interested in reviewing the evidence supporting this activity and what are the benefits it delivers. After reviewing the literature we conclude that the Psychiatric Consultation helps to improve the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of psychiatric disorders in primary care, particularly the management of depressive disorders and somatoform disorders, improving the resolution capabilities of general practitioners, thus lowering the associated healthcare costs of these conditions. There is no evidence to support the health benefits of training general practitioners.
Forest owners' attitudes towards the implementation of multi-functional forest management principles in the district of Suceava, Romania  [PDF]
Liviu Nichiforel
Annals of Forest Research , 2010,
Abstract: The paper explores the importance of formal and informal institutionsin setting attitudes of private owners in respect to responsible forest management. Using a qualitative approach, in form of a case study at the level of Suceava County, the study identifies intrinsic values assigned to the forestland leading to attitudes and motivations in the use of the forest resource. The interviewed forest owners have identified the regulatory framework as highly restrictive having as a result various patterns of behaviours from strict compliance with the rules to illegal activities. Several patternsof self-reported attitudes are discussed in respect to relevant forestowners' typologies and lead to deduced hypotheses about the attitudes and behaviour of Romanian forest owners towards multi-funcionality. The study concludes that, an assessment of the identified patterns at a larger scale are needed as to adapt the financial, regulatory and informational instruments to the diversity of attitudes in respect to multi-functional forest management in small scale forestry.
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