Recent Submissions

  • FAN Mothers in Our Fragile Social Network against Climate Change

    McCloskey, Paula; Duffy, Clare; Zvensden, Zoe; Chicago, Jennifer; Hawkes, Jodie; Townley, Anna; Lovett, Leah; Šimić, Lena; University of Derby; Sheffield Hallam University (York University, Toronto, 2021-10-05)
    This email chain conversation between seven mother/artist/activists written over a period of one year between January 2018 and January 2019 reflects our various family lives and attitudes to climate change at that time. The authors identify as belonging to the Family Activist Network, and consequently, to the environmental movement in the age of the Anthropocene. The piece addresses: (1) The many contradictions, paradoxes, hypocrisies, and incongruences inherent trying to be mother/artist/activist; (2) Feminist solidarity; (3) Questioning if it is possible to reconcile activism with maternity, under what circumstances, and according to what models of activist/maternal practice; (4) Intergenerational injustice; (5) The question of acting/not acting; (6) The question of paying attention – noticing how you live and how you create the conditions for another human to live; (7) Other life – other humans, non-humans and the earth, and; (8) The spectacle of mothers and children in protest – the whole performance of mothering in the public realm, at rallies, marches, and art-activist events.
  • Actively Noticing Nature (Not Just Time in Nature) Helps Promote Nature Connectedness

    Richardson, Miles; Hamlin, Iain; Butler, Carly; Thomas, Rory; Hunt, Alex; University of Derby; National Trust (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers, 2021-10-08)
    The climate and biodiversity crises reveal a failing human-nature relationship. The psychological construct of nature connectedness provides a means for understanding and improving that relationship. Furthermore, recent research suggests that higher levels of nature connectedness benefit both people and the environment, promoting pro-nature conservation actions, pro-environmental behaviours, and greater personal wellbeing. Nature connectedness is therefore emerging as a key target to improve human and nature’s wellbeing. Using data from a large national survey in the UK, the present research investigates how nature contact and noticing nature activities predict nature connectedness. Multiple regression analyses revealed that noticing nature, through activities that involve active sensory engagement with wildlife, explained levels of nature connectedness over and above simply spending time in nature. Moreover, the activities engaged in when in nature had differential effects on nature connectedness. Watching, listening to and photographing wildlife were significant predictors of nature connectedness, whereas studying nature, looking at scenery through windows, observing celestial phenomena and collecting shells and rocks were not. The results have implications for how best to improve nature connectedness, both in terms of how to design and improve greenspaces, and in terms of how to better engage the public with nature for a healthy and sustainable future.
  • Impact of I4.0 Technologies and their Interoperability on Performance: Future Pathways for Supply Chain Resilience Post-COVID-19

    Frederico, G.F.; Kumar, V; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; Kumar, A; Agrawal, R; Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil; University of the West of England; University of Derby; London Metropolitan University; National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, India (Emerald, 2021-10-05)
    This study aims to investigate the impact of I4.0’s technologies and their interoperability on Supply Chains (SCs) performance and how the integration of such technologies and their interoperability can create pathways for SCs resilience post-COVID-19. This is of paramount importance in the context of COVID-19 as the investigation around I4.0 technologies may provide relevant insights on how SCs may better respond to unexpected situations like the current pandemic with the use of digital technologies. A survey research method was designed based on some constructs extracted from the literature regarding the main disruptive technologies, interoperability, elements of Supply Chains Processes (SCPs) performance such as integration, collaboration, transparency, efficiency, responsiveness, and profitability. The data were collected from March-July 2020 from different regions of the world when the peak of the first wave of the pandemic had occurred. The survey resulted in 115 valid responses. The study employed a combination of descriptive, correlation and multiple regression methods to analyse the data. The study indicates that disruptive technologies significantly impact SCPs performance (integration, collaboration, responsiveness, and transparency) and their resilience. The findings did not support the notion that these technologies improve the efficiency of SCs, a significant contrast to the existing literature. Our findings also refute the existing understanding that interoperability moderates the impact of disruptive technologies on SCPs performance and enhancing the resilience of SCs. However, the findings show that the integration of I4.0 technologies and their interoperability has a positive impact on SCPs profitability. The findings strongly advocate that this integration plays an important role in improving SC performance, and a future pathway of supply chain resiliency post-COVID-19. Considering that the I4.0 trend will impact SCs in the coming years, this study brings a relevant contribution to researchers and practitioners. This study makes a unique contribution by investigating a novel causal relationship between the main elements (I4.0 technologies, interoperability, processes performance, and strategic outcomes) related to the SC in this new context.
  • Development and testing of the Nature Connectedness Parental Self-Efficacy (NCPSE) scale

    Barnes, Christopher; Holland, Fiona G.; Harvey, Caroline; Wall, Su; University of Derby (Elsevier, 2021-09-08)
    There is growing interest in nature connectedness and its benefits to people, and more recently to parents and their children. However, very little research exists that investigates the abilities parents have to engage their children in nature-related activities – parental self-efficacy. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to design, develop and validate a new measure of Nature Connectedness Parental Self-Efficacy (NCPSE). The NCPSE scale was created through a review of the literature, focus groups with parents and experts in the area, and a pilot study (n = 154) to assess an initial item pool of questions. Full reliability and validity testing was then conducted with 362 parents from the general population and of these 83 completed a test-retest follow-up survey. Exploratory Factor Analysis and reliability testing resulted in a 22- item measure with four subscales: Accessing Nature, Communicating about Nature, Overcoming Personal Barriers, and Overcoming Situational Barriers. Validity was also tested using the Generalised Self-Efficacy Scale, Nature Connectedness Index, and the WHO-5 wellbeing measure. The NCPSE demonstrated very good to excellent internal consistency as a whole and for each of its subscales, and is stable over time. Low to moderate correlations with the GSES, NCI and WHO-5 evidence the scales validity and illustrate that greater NCPSE is related to greater General Self-Efficacy, Nature Connectedness and Wellbeing of parents. NCPSE was also significantly and positively related to parental age and the average number of visits parents made to natural spaces each week either by themselves or together with their families. The evidence presented suggests that the NCPSE is a reliable and valid measure of parental self-efficacy related to nature connectedness. The scale may be useful when investigating the relationship between parent-child nature connectedness, specific population groups, and as a way of evaluating interventions designed to improve families’ connectedness to and engagement with nature.
  • ‘I don’t wanna go. I’m staying. This is my home now.’ Analysis of an intervention for connecting young people to urban nature.

    Hallam, Jenny; Gallagher, Laurel; Harvey, Caroline; University of Derby; Urban Wilderness, Stoke on Trent (Elsevier, 2021-09-08)
    This paper uses ethnography to explore young people’s engagement with a UK based intervention designed to promote a meaningful connection to locally accessible urban nature. During the intervention seven young people (aged between 11 and 12 years old) from a socially disadvantaged area, took part in three two-hour sessions held in a patch of urban nature close to their school. During the sessions, facilitators and teachers worked collaboratively with the young people as they explored the space and took part in den building activities. All sessions were recorded using audio and video equipment and a case study approach was utilised to explore the experiences of two young people involved in the project as they worked with practitioners and each other to develop a meaningful connection to the space. Analysis highlights the importance of youth centred interventions which use practical activities to develop a sense of belonging and wellbeing. These issues are discussed in relation to traditional nature engagement interventions and recommendations for practitioners are put forward.
  • Proximity Collective

    Howard, Rebecca; Atkinson, Anne-Marie; Haynes, Jackie; Hall, Antony; Charragher, Ann; Joy-Ford, Sarah; Abingdon Studios, Blackpool; University of Derby (2021-08-26)
    Proximity Collective (artist group, established in 2019) explore the social and spatial aspects of practice-research and notions of convivial aesthetics. In 2021, they were invited by Abingdon Studios to showcase their work in the window space and the upstairs project space. The idea of the exhibition was to demonstrate how working collectively has impacted their individual practices and their approaches to practice-as-research.
  • Actantial construction of career guidance in parliament of Finland’s education policy debates 1967–2020

    Varjo, Janne; Kalalahti, Mira; Hooley, Tristram; University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; University of Turku, Turku, Finland; Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Elverum, Norway; University of Derby (Informa UK Limited, 2021-09-14)
    In this paper we examine the objectives and meanings of the career guidance provided in comprehensive education as set out in discussions in the Parliament of Finland. We approach the topic through an exploration of parliamentary sessions concerning three major legislative proposals for reforming compulsory education in Finland. The premise is that the parliamentary discussions concerning guidance provided in comprehensive education reflect the rationalities that underpin guidance in different eras in Finland and elsewhere. Examining these rationalities provides a way to explore the principles which frame career guidance policy in Finland. Using the actantial model as a methodological tool, the analysis aims to discover the actantial positions in the parliamentary discussions and the interactions that emerge between these. The various actantial narratives demonstrate the way in which guidance is influenced by wider ideological trends. The actantial analysis portrays a shift from the more structural corporatist approaches of the 1960s when the object of guidance was to fulfil the needs of society, towards more third way individualism in 1990s. The current reform of 2020 to extend compulsory education and reinforce guidance may represent some return to more structural approaches.
  • The Beginning of Process: 1 of 366 prints taken from the same plate and The End of Process: 366 of 366 prints taken from the same plate

    Bartram, Angela; University of Derby (2021-09)
    Prints numbers 1 and 366 from the series 366:366 (finally) were exhibited in the All the Small Things exhibition, Artcore, Derby, September 2021. For the leap year of 2016 I exhaled on an etching plate every day. 366 breaths layered on the same surface, in the same place, and at roughly the same time. The accumulative breaths charted the process of isolating and capturing those layered singular exhalations, and over the next 4 years the act was reversed through printmaking methods. ‘366:366 (finally)’ was a work in and indebted to process; a series of prints made from the etched plate to match the number of breaths which scored it’s image.
  • A Woman's World

    Bartram, Angela; Parker, Christine; University of Derby (2021-09)
    What happens in the daily life of a woman in a DAC nation? What challenges do they face; what delights do they encounter? This artistic research project captures the daily activities of young women living in Mexico or of Mexican decent. The video tells the story of a month that is normal, domestic, and part of the personal and everyday for these women.
  • Exploring the Challenges of Electric Vehicle Adoption in Final Mile Parcel Delivery

    Anosike, Anthony; Loomes, H; Udokporo, C.K.; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; University of Derby (Taylor & Francis, 2021-09-23)
    The rise in e-commerce has increased last mile parcel deliveries, in turn affecting the sustainability of transport. With the worldwide efforts to minimise fossil fuel use including the UK Government's plans to end the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035, alternative fuels need to be explored. Currently one of the most promising solutions is the electric vehicle which produces zero tailpipe emissions. This paper aims to explore the challenges of adopting Electric Vehicles (EVs) in final mile parcel deliveries, and thus identify potential directions for future research. To achieve this, we developed a systematic literature review to better understand the nature of these challenges and to provide a background from which to acquire more information from leading logistics companies in the form of in-depth interviews. We found that the companies encountered different challenges based on their fleet sizes, schedule and capacity to implement the required structural and infrastructural changes to support the efficient running of their last mile delivery operations on EVs.
  • An Empirical Examination of Benefits, Challenges, and Critical Success Factors of Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing and Service Sector

    Sony, M; Antony, J; McDermott, O; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia; Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; College of Engineering an Science, National University of Ireland, Gallway, Ireland; University of Derby (Elsevier, 2021-09-20)
    Industry 4.0 marks a new paradigm and has expanded its domain from theoretical concepts to real-world applications. Industry 4.0 is, however, still in the state of infancy and conceptual state wherein it is not clear as to how to incorporate many dynamic technological concepts in different sectors. Previous studies have conceptually delineated the benefits, challenges, and CSFs of Industry 4.0, however, there is yet to be an empirical study that critically examines the differences in benefits, challenges, and critical success factors (CSFs) of Industry 4.0 in both manufacturing and service industries and rank them. This study through an online survey captures the view of senior management professionals who have experience in Industry 4.0 implementation in major companies in Asia, Europe, and North America. 96 senior management professionals participated in this study through an online survey. The qualitative data on benefits and challenges were analysed using thematic analyses. The quantitative data on critical success factors were ranked using the normalisation of the mean to find the most important factors. Further agreement analysis was conducted in the manufacturing and service sectors for the CSFs. This study identifies the top five benefits and challenges in the manufacturing and service industries. The CSFs for Industry 4.0 was put forward and ranked in both the manufacturing and service industries.
  • Civic LAB Symposium 2021

    Jones, Rhiannon; Murden, Jade; McMahon, Daithi; Hawthorn, Matt; University of Derby (University of Derby, 2021-07-08)
    The online Symposium: CivicLAB presents the work of researchers, artists and creative industry colleagues from across the UK, including international colleagues from Venice, Finland, USA. Speakers were from European Cultural Academy , Tate Exchange, Derby County Community Trust, Derby Theatre, Derby Cathedral, University of Manchester, East Street Arts, Space and Place Lead, Council for Higher Education Art and Design (CHEAD), Fashion Academics Creating Equality (FACE), University for the Creative Arts, Cumulus Association, University of Swansea, Mighty Creatives, University of Nottingham, University of Derby, Each speaker focuses on participatory culture, creative dialogue and experiential design for social impact. Questions asked include: How do we build communities (Manzini, 2019) and how can we create the conditions in which those communities can sustainably develop, innovate and thrive within the social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges of the 21st century? Researchers and practitioners in the LAB amalgamate a diverse span of creative practices and perspectives across the arts and social sciences to contribute to this burgeoning field of enquiry; interrogating, extending and redefining the value of creative practice to the public sphereThe Symposium events were organised and curated by Dr Rhiannon Jones supported by co-conveners Dr Daithi McMahon, Jade Murden and supported by Matt Hawthorn, The Symposium includes papers, presentations, panels, Keynote and workshops by the following international speakers: Dr Cara Courage, Dr Daithí McMahon, Dr Nick Owen (MBE), Dr Annie Tubadjiat, Dr Larissa Allwork Dr Rhiannon Jones, Dr Clive Holmwood, Dr Teresa Forde, Dr Maria Photiou, Dr Gemma Collard-Stokes, Panel Speakers: Liz Ange, Alexandra Laqueuer, Anna Lindberg, Benita Odogwu-Atkinson, Sandra Booth, Caroline Barth, The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Robinson, Dr Victoria Barker, Professor Cecile Wright, Simon Carnell.
  • CivicLAB Symposium proceedings

    Jones, Rhiannon; McMahon, Daithi; Murden, Jade; University of Derby (University of Derby, 2021-07-08)
    Civic LAB is a collaborative research Civic Lab is an interdisciplinary research group centred on participatory culture, creative dialogue and experiential design for social impact. How do we build communities (Manzini, 2019) and how can we create the conditions in which those communities can sustainably develop, innovate and thrive within the social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges of the 21st century? Researchers and practitioners in the Lab amalgamate a diverse span of creative practices and perspectives across the arts and social sciences to contribute to this burgeoning field of enquiry; interrogating, extending and redefining the value of creative practice to the public sphere. As a research forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices, the lab offers thoughtful and provocative readings of this sphere, through practical and theoretical acts of research and dissemination. The LAB promotes and supports a wide range of multidisciplinary creative research activities working with external cultural partners, public, commercial and third sector organisations, educational institutions and international networks. Through public engagement, participation and collaboration we aim to develop, deploy, evaluate and publish projects, works and methodologies which engender sustainable social, environmental and cultural impact. This research group is aligned to The Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre (DMARC) at the University of Derby, which addresses the shifting boundaries within the terrain of creative and artistic research. The work of the lab articulates a public pedagogy which effaces the boundaries between research, teaching, and the University’s civic agenda to create a positive impact in a range of contexts including, but not limited to: • socially engaged artistic research practice • health and wellbeing • social justice, mobility and inequality • participatory placemaking/place-reshaping • play, pedagogy and educational development • cultural heritage and belonging This is the first Civic LAB Symposium Civic LAB is a research group that sits within DMARC – the Digital Material Artists Research Centre based in the College of Arts, Humanities and Education. As a LAB we very much support and encourage a cross university way of working both internally and externally with stakeholder and the public. We want to use this symposium as a platform for profiling the brilliant research that is being undertaken by colleagues here at Derby but also those from other H.E institutions, such as University of Nottingham, Swansea University, University of Helskini, University of Manchester, University for the Creative Arts. We also have colleagues joining us from Derby County Community Trust, Derby Cathedral and Derby Theatre. We are joined by The Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD), East Street Arts, Cumulus the only Global association to serve art and design education and research, The Mighty Creatives and European Cultural Academy, Venice. This fantastic group of organisations and individuals will enrich our thinking and sharing of methods of best practice and research and regroup our thinking in what we mean by Civic Life, and its impact on and relationship to each of us as academics, as citizens and industry professionals.
  • Derby Voice – Creative Place-Making

    Jones, Rhiannon; McMahon, Daithi; University of Derby (University of Derby, 2021-07)
    The artistic research project Derby Voice engaged 300 young people from areas of deprivation in Derby and at risk of exclusion from education. The methodology used S.H.E.D to create a co-designed site-specific installation at Derby Cathedral. It provided young people with opportunities to create work for a public context, to talk about their city and issues exacerbated by the COVID pandemic in the UK; such as BLM, education reform, employment, mental health and well-being. The research identified key barriers including the lack of cultural integration outside of school time in the UK and the impact on financial or family support. Derby Voice highlights the value of devising an artistic and dialogic methodology. It enhanced wellbeing, widened access and increased cultural opportunities for young people in Derby. It shifted thinking about formal education settings and redefined the way young people’s voices are understood and can influence policy and act as a call for change. The research highlights the benefits of temporal installations as cultural and consultation spaces for stakeholders, public and policy-makers to engage directly with youth voice, through creative place-making by young people. It disseminated both the design and impact of the research, proposing that dialogic methodologies are an instigator for change in order to enable and empower young people. The research actively contributed to the cultural offer in Derby and impacts of socially-engaged art.
  • Protest S.H.E.D

    Jones, Rhiannon; National Justice Museum; University of Derby (National Justice Museum, 2021-08-01)
    This Artistic Residency in August 2021 summer, the National Justice Museum deigned by Dr Jones with collaboration from Barend Slabbert, and Interior Design Course Level 2 Students. Dr Jones curated a series of events, film screenings, talks and activities as part of S.H.E.D - the Social Higher Education Depot, with producer Ollie Smith. A S.H.E.D flatpack, pop up and mobile arts venue opened in our outdoor courtyard, creating a unique public space for activities stimulating discussion around young people and protest. The conversations also informed the development of an exhibition, due to open in January 2022. Dr Jones created a bespoke site specific installation for the Museum turning the courtyard that is Usually is a car park space, into a hub of creative, social and educational activity for a period of two weeks. We had participation from children as young as 5 right through to those in the late 70s. The research questions we addressed through this work explored how can museums, such as the national justice museum, look to create an alternative space for conversations with people about justice, the law and protest. We recognise that these conversations are urgent and necessary; for the future care of our planet and for society. To do this, Dr Jones created a site specific responsive space and programme with producer Ollie Smith, to interrogate the issues of social justice, young people’s opportunities and the impact on arts culture and heritage and to do that in radically different context for the museum and all activities we designed and delivered were free to attend. The outcome of the research highlights how it is often underestimated how important culture and social spaces are and the importance of co-operation, of cultural heritage and living heritage. We have witnessed first hand how inviting people to this space has empowered individuals, and brought people together, visiting the museum or passing by the museum. We had a blend of museum and non museum attendees – and shifted the parameters for engagement and of the physical blueprint of the architectural space. It was evidence that our approach increased individuals wellbeing which is an important pathway to learning, of providing the time and space to invite other to feeling that they have an important part to play in museum culture, that it somehow connects and belongs to them, that they have agency, and that their voice matters – sometimes even before the individual might know themselves just how important they are or how to use it. This is all underpinned by Manzini who talks about using expert design process to trigger and support meaningful social change. Which we can see taking place through this project and through the creation of a unique codesigned structure and artist led practice. The residency provided an opportunity to really challenge the potential of codesigned practices – and how we think about cocreation and placemaking. Over 17 days, and 2547 people of which, 1 in 4 were new audience goer to the museum and 2 out of of 4 were engaging with shed for the first time as extended activities and enriching way for them to experience the museum environment and wanted more and over 6,000 people actively engaged with our social media activity and with 13.5thousand impressions. The research methodology created a community of practice which is centred on a set of conditions that in turn defines that community as being a sustainable, innovative, creating a co-designed process from which new solutions for museum engagement of how to turn museums inside out can be done and where new audiences and knowledge is created. Shed became an incubation museum space, a hub of activity and action by shifting and relocating the context for learning and engagement. We extended the learning environment into the city, this action that has taken place has opened up dialogues, created new museum artefacts, and through this - documentation has started to build the foundations for an exhibition at the museum in 2022 as part of the legacy building work and inform the museums thinking about the potential of courtyard as a space transform and externalise the museum content bringing history outside of the building, engage with new audiences, ask questions such as whose history gets told and how does a museum connect with its contemporary audiences and public who live and work alongside the museum. The impact that asking these questions is having on future programming and public engagement is evident and by placing the museum in to the public domain through the use of a reconfigurable shed as a methodology has extend the possibilities of how different lived experiences can redefine how we think about the role , place, and opened up discourse about the future ways of working and learning for the museum .Together, we have generated a really exciting body of work, exploring protest and justice and climate change – the new knowledges and artworks gathered from the public, are informing the next design of shed and the activity that will take place in it, when we return in spring 2022 and informing part of our work into how we redesign and reconsider the outcomes and processes of social innovation and civic practice.
  • All the Small Things exhibition

    Bartram, Angela; University of Derby (2021-09-10)
    All the Small Things is an exhibition of artworks, designs, films and music at Artcore's Derby City Centre gallery. The exhibition presents the exciting and diverse work produced by staff in the School of Arts at the University of Derby, and includes artefacts, videos, painting, drawing and photography, amongst others. The exhibition covers the range of disciplines represented and taught within the University's School of Arts portfolio - fine art, photography, design, film, media, performing arts, and therapeutic arts. The rules: objects and wall-based works should be no bigger than 6 inches x 6 inches x 6 inches; films no longer than 5 minutes duration. Curated by Angela Bartram.
  • Who are we, Where do we come from, Where are we going to? Writing Greek Cypriot Women's Art Histories in Contemporary Cyprus

    Photiou, Maria; University of Derby (Bloomsbury, 2021-03-25)
    This chapter engages with material so far insufficiently examined in art history: the work of Greek Cypriot women artists. The work of these women artists has received little attention and has frequently been marginalised from official art histories. This chapter develops a framework to explain some of the processes and conditions that affected Greek Cypriot women artists’ lives and careers. It is based on research I carried out for my doctoral thesis at Loughborough University entitled Rethinking the History of Cypriot Art: Greek Cypriot Women Artists in Cyprus. In this chapter I begin with reviewing perspectives on writing Greek Cypriot women artists’ histories. I will address the socio-political conditions from which Greek Cypriot artists emerged and their problematic position, which has been associated with patriarchy and nationalism. This matter is explored by a number of contemporary Greek Cypriot feminists: patriarchal society and national politics left no space for women in Cyprus to struggle for women’s rights, to contest patriarchy or to gain public visibility.2Significant to my discussion is how the socio-political conditions affected Greek Cypriot women artists’ lives and careers. Within this context I will use interview material to refine our understanding of how women artists responded to these socio-political conditions. The works of Loukia Nicolaidou At the Fields (c.1933) and Rhea Bailey Memories of the Yard (1979) will be analysed – their work underlines discourses related to gender relations and socio-political conditions in contemporary Cyprus.
  • Exploration and Investigation of Green Lean Six Sigma Adoption Barriers for Manufacturing Sustainability

    Kaswan, Mahender Singh; Rathi, Rajeev; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; Antony, Jiju; Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India; University of Derby; Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE (IEEE, 2021-09-16)
    The increased awareness about effect of operations on sustainability dynamics and governmental pressure to cut emission rates has forced industries to adopt sustainable approaches like Green Lean Six Sigma (GLSS). Despite increasing interest in GLSS, very limited research has focused on its implementation and no research has investigated barriers that hinder GLSS execution. This study investigates GLSS implementation barriers, their relationship, and removal of same in manufacturing sector. In this research, 18 GLSS barriers have been recognized through literature review and formulated into logical groups using principal component analysis. This study pioneers with decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) with intuitionistic fuzzy set to prioritize barriers and handle the important and causal relationship among the same. The results of the study were validated through intuitionistic fuzzy best worst method (IF-BWM). The results reveal that management-related barriers are the top-ranked followed by environmental and organization barriers with BWM weights 0.5283, 0.1704, and 0.1035 respectively. This provides impetus to policymakers for induction of GLSS in business organization to make harmony between economic development and environmental sustainability.
  • Continuing professional development and journaling

    Bryson, David; University of Derby (Informa UK Limited, 2021-09-13)
    This professional development paper looks at CPD and journaling which will help you discover how journaling can support your professional practice, mental health and continuing professional development.
  • Reflections in Anticipation of Loss

    Bartram, Angela; University of Derby (2021-09-08)
    There is a shadow that quietly, but progressively creeps upon us with advancing age, a sense of being unheard and increasingly cloaked with invisibility. Solitude and loneliness, which is so often a consequence for the elderly, has a deteriorating effect on health, which often goes unrepresented, unacknowledged, and not discussed. A domestic companion offers appeasement, and a dog gains significance where there is no other human present. The lightning talk focuses on the reflective and poignant stories of the anticipated loss of a pet dog told by participants in my artistic research project, Dogs and the Elderly. The project, made with participants from the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Memory Cafes’ in Nottingham and Lincolnshire, connects with those held in a companionable embrace with dogs. It offers personal and pertinent stories of the significance of end of live interspecies relationships to be told; it provides the opportunity for others to listen and hear those intimacies and understand the positive value such inter-species relationships bring. The conference presentation addresses and discuss the importance of domestic end of life human-dog relationships, and the anticipation and fear of loss to come. A video, containing the words spoken by participants, will play throughout to illustrate their sentiments.

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