Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

The cultural acceptability of the EBEM in Yemen (2002)
Journal Article
Hoddell, S. E., Al-Zamany, Y., Dulaimi, M., Hoddell, S., & Savage, B. (2002). The cultural acceptability of the EBEM in Yemen. Managerial Auditing Journal, 17(9), 568-575. https://doi.org/10.1108/02686900210447560

This paper examines the importance of quality management for Yemen, a developing country, in the light of challenges introduced by recent changes in levels of protection from international competition previously enjoyed by Yemeni companies. The curre... Read More about The cultural acceptability of the EBEM in Yemen.

A conditional autoregressive Gaussian process for irregularly spaced multivariate data with application to modelling large sets of binary data (2002)
Journal Article
Pettitt, A. N., Weir, I., & Hart, A. G. (2002). A conditional autoregressive Gaussian process for irregularly spaced multivariate data with application to modelling large sets of binary data. Statistics and Computing, 12(4), 353-367. https://doi.org/10.1023/A%3A1020792130229

A Gaussian conditional autoregressive (CAR) formulation is presented that permits the modelling of the spatial dependence and the dependence between multivariate random variables at irregularly spaced sites so capturing some of the modelling advantag... Read More about A conditional autoregressive Gaussian process for irregularly spaced multivariate data with application to modelling large sets of binary data.

Proof of a conjecture on irredundance perfect graphs (2002)
Journal Article
Volkmann, L., & Zverovich, V. (2002). Proof of a conjecture on irredundance perfect graphs. Journal of Graph Theory, 41(4), 292-306. https://doi.org/10.1002/jgt.10068

Let ir(G) and γ(G) be the irredundance number and the domination number of a graph G, respectively. A graph G is called irredundance perfect if ir(H) = γ(H), for every induced subgraph H of G. In this article we present a result which immediately imp... Read More about Proof of a conjecture on irredundance perfect graphs.

The stability of a superfluid rotating jet (2002)
Journal Article
Henderson, K., & Barenghi, C. F. (2002). The stability of a superfluid rotating jet. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 35(45), 9645-9655. https://doi.org/10.1088/0305-4470/35/45/311

We consider the linear stability of a cylindrical rotating jet of pure superfluid held together by surface tension. A necessary and sufficient condition for stability to axisymmetric disturbances is derived which corresponds to that of a classical in... Read More about The stability of a superfluid rotating jet.

Involvement of conventional kinesin in glucose-stimulate secretory granule movements and exocytosis in clonal pancreatic β-cells (2002)
Journal Article
Ainscow, E. K., Varadi, A., Ainscow, E., Allan, V. J., & Rutter, G. A. (2002). Involvement of conventional kinesin in glucose-stimulate secretory granule movements and exocytosis in clonal pancreatic β-cells. Journal of Cell Science, 115(21), 4177-4189. https://doi.org/10.1242/jcs.00083

Recruitment of secretory vesicles to the cell surface is essential for the sustained secretion of insulin in response to glucose. At present, the molecular motors involved in this movement, and the mechanisms whereby they may be regulated, are undefi... Read More about Involvement of conventional kinesin in glucose-stimulate secretory granule movements and exocytosis in clonal pancreatic β-cells.

A fast convergent extended Kalman observer for nonlinear discrete-time systems (2002)
Journal Article
Guo, L. Z., & Zhu, Q. (2002). A fast convergent extended Kalman observer for nonlinear discrete-time systems. International Journal of Systems Science, 33(13), 1051-1058. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020772021000046225

A new extended Kalman observer for nonlinear discrete-time systems is derived. As always, stability and convergence rate depend directly on the matrices Qk and Rk and the initial state estimation error, the new observer has made improvement on these... Read More about A fast convergent extended Kalman observer for nonlinear discrete-time systems.

Experimental logical gates in a reaction-diffusion medium: The XOR gate and beyond (2002)
Journal Article
Adamatzky, A., & de Lacy Costello, B. (2002). Experimental logical gates in a reaction-diffusion medium: The XOR gate and beyond. Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics, 66(4), 6. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.66.046112

We exploit the particulars of diffusive wave front interactions in certain types of two-reactant reaction-diffusion medium to construct a laboratory prototype of an XOR gate. In the design, the values of the logic variables are represented by the pre... Read More about Experimental logical gates in a reaction-diffusion medium: The XOR gate and beyond.

Prediction of lobe growth and decay in centreless grinding based on geometric considerations (2002)
Journal Article
Harrison, A. J. L., & Pearce, T. R. A. (2002). Prediction of lobe growth and decay in centreless grinding based on geometric considerations. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 216(9), 1201-1216. https://doi.org/10.1243/095440502760291763

The growth and decay of lobes during centreless grinding have been studied by previous researchers using physical tests, time-domain simulation and identification of the roots of the Laplace transform of the characteristic equation. In this paper, th... Read More about Prediction of lobe growth and decay in centreless grinding based on geometric considerations.

Evolution of management theory: the case of production management in construction (2002)
Journal Article
Santos, A. D., Powell, J. A., & Sarshar, M. (2002). Evolution of management theory: the case of production management in construction. Management Decision, 40(8), 788-796. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251740210437743

In the past 100 years production management has evolved from a set of heuristic ideas to a portfolio of somewhat developed concepts and principles. “Justintime” and “total quality management” integrate most of the modern concepts and principles in... Read More about Evolution of management theory: the case of production management in construction.

The factors influencing bid mark-up decisions of large- and medium-size contractors in Singapore (2002)
Journal Article
Shan, H. G., Dulaimi, M., & Hong, G. (2002). The factors influencing bid mark-up decisions of large- and medium-size contractors in Singapore. Construction Management and Economics, 20(7), 601-610. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190210159890

The construction industry in Singapore is dominated by a competitive business environment that is being driven by a lowest cost mentality. The pressure on contractors' profit margins has further increased after a prolonged recession in this sector, w... Read More about The factors influencing bid mark-up decisions of large- and medium-size contractors in Singapore.

Process improvement in facilities management: The SPICE approach (2002)
Journal Article
Amaratunga, D., Sarshar, M., & Baldry, D. (2002). Process improvement in facilities management: The SPICE approach. Business Process Management Journal, 8(4), 318-337. https://doi.org/10.1108/14637150210434982

Considers the application of structured process improvement for construction environments (SPICE) as a process improvement technique and its extension into the context of facilities management (FM). SPICE is a research project that developed a step-w... Read More about Process improvement in facilities management: The SPICE approach.

Tourism attraction systems: Exploring cultural behavior (2002)
Journal Article
Richards, G. (2002). Tourism attraction systems: Exploring cultural behavior. Annals of Tourism Research, 29(4), 1048-1064. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0160-7383%2802%2900026-9

Attractions are vital sub-elements in all whole tourism systems, and yet their study suffers from lack of theoretical depth and empirical foundation. This paper presents an empirical exploration of the attraction system model, based on a survey of ov... Read More about Tourism attraction systems: Exploring cultural behavior.

Internet: Investigating new technology's evolving role, nature and effects on transport (2002)
Journal Article
Lyons, G. (2002). Internet: Investigating new technology's evolving role, nature and effects on transport. Transport Policy, 9(4), 335-346. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0967-070X%2802%2900023-9

In the space of only a few years the Internet has emerged as a mainstream communications medium providing a growing proportion of the population with virtual access to goods, people, opportunities and services. Against a backdrop of highlighting how... Read More about Internet: Investigating new technology's evolving role, nature and effects on transport.

Collision-free path planning in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium assisted by a cellular automaton (2002)
Journal Article
Adamatzky, A., & de Lacy Costello, B. (2002). Collision-free path planning in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium assisted by a cellular automaton. Naturwissenschaften, 89(10), 474-478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-002-0363-6

We offer a new approach to computing a shortest collision-free path in a space containing obstacles, using an experimental chemical processor, based on the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. The chemical processor was then coupled via optical links... Read More about Collision-free path planning in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium assisted by a cellular automaton.

Overloading study of bases using polymeric RP-HPLC columns as an aid to rationalization of overloading on silica-ODS phases (2002)
Journal Article
Buckenmaier, S. M., McCalley, D. V., & Euerby, M. R. (2002). Overloading study of bases using polymeric RP-HPLC columns as an aid to rationalization of overloading on silica-ODS phases. Analytical Chemistry, 74(18), 4672-4681. https://doi.org/10.1021/ac0202381

The separation of ionized bases by reversed-phase liquid chromatography with alkyl silica columns often leads to severely tailed bands that are highly detrimental. Band shape and its dependence on sample mass are notably different when mobile-phase p... Read More about Overloading study of bases using polymeric RP-HPLC columns as an aid to rationalization of overloading on silica-ODS phases.

Outdoor recreation and participative democracy in England and Wales (2002)
Journal Article
Ravenscroft, N., Curry, N., & Markwell, S. (2002). Outdoor recreation and participative democracy in England and Wales. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 45(5), 715-734. https://doi.org/10.1080/0964056022000013084

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 places a duty on highways and national park authorities to establish local access forums (LAFs), to advise on the improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open air recreation and enjoyment. T... Read More about Outdoor recreation and participative democracy in England and Wales.

Concentrations of cadmium, zinc and copper in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK (2002)
Journal Article
Culshaw, C., Newton, L. C., Weir, I., & Bird, D. J. (2002). Concentrations of cadmium, zinc and copper in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK. Marine Environmental Research, 54(3-5), 331-334. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0141-1136%2802%2900163-0

Cd, Zn and Cu levels were determined in sediments and Crangon crangon from 9 sites in the Severn Estuary/Bristol Channel during winter 1999. Metal levels in both shrimp and sediments varied significantly between sites and were related to proximity of... Read More about Concentrations of cadmium, zinc and copper in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK.

A pole placement controller for nonlinear dynamic plants (2002)
Journal Article
Zhu, Q., & Guo, L. Z. (2002). A pole placement controller for nonlinear dynamic plants. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 216(6), 467-476. https://doi.org/10.1177/095965180221600603

In this study a control-oriented model is proposed to represent a wide range of non-linear discrete-time dynamic plants. As a testimony to the efficiency of the model structure for control system design, a pole placement controller is designed for no... Read More about A pole placement controller for nonlinear dynamic plants.

Transport and social exclusion: Investigating the possibility of promoting inclusion through virtual mobility (2002)
Journal Article
Kenyon, S., Lyons, G., & Rafferty, J. (2002). Transport and social exclusion: Investigating the possibility of promoting inclusion through virtual mobility. Journal of Transport Geography, 10(3), 207-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0966-6923%2802%2900012-1

This paper introduces a mobility dimension to social exclusion, suggesting a strong correlation between a lack of access to adequate mobility and lack of access to opportunities, social networks, goods and services. This correlation exists as both a... Read More about Transport and social exclusion: Investigating the possibility of promoting inclusion through virtual mobility.