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See detailManaging acute myopathies
Votion, Dominique ULg

in In proceedings: 51th British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress (2013, September)

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See detailManaging age diversity in companies: transferring competences between generations at work – Project Génération+
Dujardin, Jean-Marie ULg; Randaxhe, David ULg

in Field, John; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard; Waxenegger, Andrea (Eds.) Universities and Engagement - International perspectives on higher education and lifelong learning (2016)

The book will offer an answer to the question ‘What can be understood by University Lifelong Learning today?’ by collating the work of specialists from across Europe and beyond who have first-hand ... [more ▼]

The book will offer an answer to the question ‘What can be understood by University Lifelong Learning today?’ by collating the work of specialists from across Europe and beyond who have first-hand experience in the field of university engagement through continuing education. With a diverse range of expertise from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Finland, Malta, Belgium, New Zealand, Austria and the USA, readers are guaranteed a varied and informative collection of perspectives on this important topic. Taken as a whole, the book provides a theoretical background for readers, drawing on recent research and practice examples from a variety of countries and institutional settings, as well as demonstrating a variety of conceptual approaches, confirming the diverse range of possible solutions. Key topics covered include: - research into policy and practice; - engaging with business and industry; - engaging with communities; - engaging with an ageing society; - active citizenship and regional competitiveness. Developed in collaboration with the European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN), Universities and Engagement is an invaluable contribution to research in the subject of lifelong learning. It will be of value to academics, practitioners and professionals with an interest in higher education and community management, and will be particularly suited to those interested in lifelong learning, adult education and community development. [less ▲]

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See detailManaging change in public administration: an identity approach
Rondeaux, Giseline ULg

Conference (2008, May)

Within the issue of the modernization of public administration, our initial focus is to question the existence of links between a reform within an administration and its organizational identities. Such ... [more ▼]

Within the issue of the modernization of public administration, our initial focus is to question the existence of links between a reform within an administration and its organizational identities. Such changes doubtless entail a transform of many aspects of public administration, such as organisational methods, HRM policy, the approach to planning and fulfilling its tasks, structures, terms of reference etc. This transformation involves the upgrading of operational methods and different skills and values, and results in the disruption of the organisational identity and the professional identities of members of the organisation (Fu et al., 1999; Abrams & Hogg, 1987). From empirical data collected within a Belgian Ministry, we assume that the introduction of a New Public Management reform leads to a hybridization of identity logics within public administration, but in other respects, the reform process can eventually be influenced by the identity logics. Using a longitudinal qualitative analysis, we distinguish 7 identity profiles, characterised by their reference to an identity logic (public service, public managerialism or pragmatism) and their perception of the context (congruence or dissonance). Through our case study, our hypothesis of organizational identities and reform process co-structuring appears to be valid, as shown by the hybridization of identity logics within the Ministry. Our results allow us to assume a modification of identity points of reference following a reform, as well as a reinterpretation of this reform through the identity filter. Our longitudinal approach reveals the identity dynamics, by identifying notably the shift processes from one position to another, and leads us to propose a model of contextualized identity dynamics. We are also able to show which factors produce (or are likely to produce) identity shifts, and the frame of mind of each identity profile towards change (1) as it is experienced and (2) in a projective way. These results draw attention to a number of points which provide the basis of further work on their possible application in management. The factors influencing the shift from one identity profile to another are closely linked with the concept of motivation; many studies have demonstrated the linked between different forms of identification and the attitudes or behaviour of the members of an organisation. Several studies have in fact shown the effects of compatible identity (or identification), on the construction of organisational involvement showing how identification impacts on significant attitudes and behaviours in members of an organisation, such as turnover, satisfaction, involvement, cooperation, acceptance of change or internalisation (Foreman & Whetten, 2002; Ashforth & Mael, 1989; Dutton et al., 1994; Reger et al.,1994). Moreover, the diversity of identity profiles and the ways in which they change suggest that differentiated managerial approaches are required, following the idea that there is no single way of reducing dissonance and that the ways of tackling identity issues in a context of change vary from one profile to another. Finally, the interpretative approach proposed by our analytic model could serve as the basis for developing management tools for framing and accompany change processes within an organisation. REFERENCES Abrams, D.; Hogg, M.A. (1987) «Language, attitudes, frame of reference and social identity: a Scottish dimension» Journal of Language and Social Psychology, vol.6, n°3-4, pp.201-213. Ashforth, B.E.; Mael, F. (1989), "Social identity theory and the organization", Academy of Management Review, vol. 14, pp.10-39. Dutton, J.E.; Dukerich, J.M.; Harquail, C.V. (1994) "Organizational Image and Member Identification", Administrative Science Quarterly, vol.39, pp.517-554. [less ▲]

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See detailManaging children with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) Recommendations for the management of CML in children and young people up to the age of 18 years
de la Fuente, Josu; Baruchel, André; Biondi, Andrea et al

in British Journal of Haematology (2014), 167

Chronic myeloid leukaemia in children and young people is a relatively rare form of leukaemia that shows increased incidence with age and some evidence suggests that the molecular basis differs from that ... [more ▼]

Chronic myeloid leukaemia in children and young people is a relatively rare form of leukaemia that shows increased incidence with age and some evidence suggests that the molecular basis differs from that in adults. Significant advances in targeted therapy with the development and use in children of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and the ability to monitor and understand the prognostic significance of minimal residual disease by standardized molecular techniques has shifted the management of this condition from bone marrow transplantation as the main therapeutic modality to individualized treatment for each patient based on achieving specific milestones. The physiological changes occurring during childhood, particularly those affecting growth and development and the long-term use of treatment, pose specific challenges in this age group, which we are only beginning to understand. [less ▲]

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See detailManaging Chronic Kidney Disease in Older People--Reply
Glassock, rj; DELANAYE, Pierre ULg; El-Nahas, M

in JAMA : Journal of the American Medical Association (2016), 315(3),

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See detailManaging climatic risks for enhanced food security : key information capabilities
Balaghi, Riad; Badjeck, M.-C.; Djaby, Bakary ULg et al

in Procedia Environmental Sciences (2010), 1

Food security is expected to face increasing challenges from climatic risks that are more and more exacerbated by climate change, especially in the developing world. This document lists some of the main ... [more ▼]

Food security is expected to face increasing challenges from climatic risks that are more and more exacerbated by climate change, especially in the developing world. This document lists some of the main capabilities that have been recently developed, especially in the area of operational agroclimatology, for an efficient use of natural resources and a better management of climatic risks. Many countries, including the developing world, now benefit from well-trained staff in the use of climate data, physical and biological information and knowledge to reduce negative climate impacts. A significant volume of data and knowledge about climate–agriculture relationships is now available and used by students, scientists, technicians, agronomists, decision-makers and farmers alike, particularly in the areas of climate characterization, land suitability and agroecological zoning, seasonal climate forecasts, drought early warning systems and operational crop forecasting systems. Climate variability has been extensively modelled, capturing important features of the climate through applied statistical procedures, agroclimatic indices derived from raw climatic data and from remote sensing. Predictions of climate at seasonal to interannual timescales are helping decision-makers in the agricultural sector to deal more effectively with the effects of climate variability. Land suitability and agroclimatic zoning have been used in many countries for agricultural planning, thanks to the availability of new and comprehensive methodologies; developments in climate, soil and remote sensing data collection and analysis; and improved applications in geographic information systems (GIS). Drought early warning systems are available worldwide at both national and international levels. These systems are helping decisionmakers and farmers to take appropriate decisions to adapt to short-term climatic risks. Also, operational crop forecasting systems are now becoming available at the regional and national levels. In some developed countries, several efficient and well tested tools are now available for optimizing on-farm decisions based on the combination of crop simulation models and seasonal forecasts. However, in developing countries few tools have been developed to efficiently manage crops at the farm level to cope with climate variability and climate risks. Climate change impacts on agriculture and food security have been assessed in international studies using specific and efficient methodologies and tools. Adaptation to climate change and variability can also be facilitated through effective planning and implementation of strategies at the political level. The role of technological progress, risk transfer mechanisms and financial instruments and their easy accessibility to rural people are critical elements of climate risk management. [less ▲]

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See detailManaging competing water users in a small watershed using decision support tools - a case study of Burkina Faso
Wellens, Joost ULg

Conference (2011, September)

The Kou watershed, situated in the Southwestern part of Burkina Faso, has succumbed since a couple of decades in a typical theater play of anarchistic water management. With his 1.800 km², this small ... [more ▼]

The Kou watershed, situated in the Southwestern part of Burkina Faso, has succumbed since a couple of decades in a typical theater play of anarchistic water management. With his 1.800 km², this small watershed holds the second largest city of Burkina Faso (Bobo-Dioulasso), a former State run irrigated rice scheme and several informal agricultural zones. Nevertheless the abundance on water through sources, an exploitable water table and a perennial water course, most water users find themselves regularly faced to water shortages due to an increase in population, low irrigation efficiencies and lack of mutual respect. Since 1987 the political and administrative authorities have been searching, together with the concerned users, ways to address the threats resulting from this situation through the creation of a Local Water Committee (LWC). Despite the Committee’s will, it was not before 2005 that the LWC started gaining importance through an impetus given by the State within the framework of a decentralised IWRM policy and the invitation of civil society (amongst others the privately run Water Observatory (WO)) to its activities. At the same moment these institutional and organisational changes took place; on demand of the above stated stakeholders (concerned users, public LWC and private WO) decision support tools have been appropriated to guarantee a decent monitoring of the water resources and their exploitation by agriculture. For small irrigated plots throughout the region, efficient irrigation calendars were being proposed using the FAO AquaCrop model. Another FAO tool, SIMIS, has been put in place for the management of an equitable water distribution for the watersheds irrigation scheme. A GIS, based on remote sensing data retrieval and on terrain gauging sites, has been developed for the monitoring of the available water resources and the expansion of the irrigated zones on a watershed level. The WO, aided by the University of Liege, focused on the development and the application of these tools and the appropriation of their derived results by the concerned users. Throughout the different study stages, participatory meetings were organised. Farmers and state agents were heard, and plans and solutions proposed and discussed. These results are periodically presented to the LWC, enabling them to forecast possible hot spots end granting it a judging base. Once decisions are taken, the administration in charge of water and agriculture surveys their application on the field. It is interesting to see how, once competing structures (public vs. private) reinvented their positions and now successfully collaborate, each having their terrain of expertise. The LWC gained in authority now that it finally has got objective data on the intensification of occupied lands and the use of the water resources. Several decisions have been taken and put in place to protect and conserve the water resources; other management scenarios are momentarily being developed and will be presented to the LWC the months to come. The administration in charge of water and agriculture, with its extended network of field agents, continued to play their role on terrain by guiding and popularizing, but as a public representative it’s also the only structure to enforce and maintain the ‘law and order’ of the retained land and water management policies. The private WO concentrated on counselling based on the results of the decision support tools. Being a free market player, it roamed the country to successfully find other parties interested in the developed techniques. After merely five years, improvements on the management of soil and water resources can be recorded thanks to the integration of decision support tools, the WOs counselling and the Ministries field agents. [less ▲]

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See detailManaging CSR in Complex Environments : Stakeholder Theory in Action
Xhauflair, Virginie ULg; Zune, Marc

in Allouche, José (Ed.) Corporate Social Responsibility : Performances and Stakeholders (2006)

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See detailManaging Diversity:paradoxes et dilemmes
Cornet, Annie ULg; Moore, Lynda

Conference (2013, November)

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See detailManaging forest resources to secure wood energy supply for urban centers: the case of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Dubiez, Emilien; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Peltier, Régis et al

in Nature et Faune (2012), 26(2), 52-56

The management of wood energy has become a major concern for the international community and is the focus of debates in Central Africa. The Makala Project, funded by the EU, fits within this context with ... [more ▼]

The management of wood energy has become a major concern for the international community and is the focus of debates in Central Africa. The Makala Project, funded by the EU, fits within this context with the objective of securing the supply of wood energy to urban centers. Over the past three years, various forest resources management techniques have been designed and an assessment of the wood energy sector has been conducted in Kinshasa. Various technical itineraries have been proposed for the management of areas dedicated to thesupply of wood energy at various levels, from the farming plot to the village land, and from the individual approach to the collective approach. This article provides a snapshot of the activities developed by the Makala Project to improve the management of periurban forest ecosystems and to secure the supply in wood energy. [less ▲]

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See detailManaging Hybridity: (Inter-)Organizational Strategies in the Fair Trade Field
Huybrechts, Benjamin ULg

Conference (2011, July 07)

This paper aims to examine the concrete strategies through which organizations may reach compromises between conflicting logics. To reach this goal, this paper tries to capture some of the interactions ... [more ▼]

This paper aims to examine the concrete strategies through which organizations may reach compromises between conflicting logics. To reach this goal, this paper tries to capture some of the interactions between the organizational, inter-organizational and field levels in terms of management and diffusion of plural logics, using the case of social enterprises in the Fair Trade field. [less ▲]

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See detail‐ Managing Labour Immigration at the EU level
Gsir, Sonia ULg

Scientific conference (2012)

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See detailManaging Migration for the Benefit of Europe
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (2003, May 15)

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See detailManaging Pests : consumers and commitments: The case of apple and pear growers in Belgium's Lower Meuse Region
Collet, Eric; Mormont, Marc ULg

in Environment & Planning A (2003), 35(3), 413-427

The authors analyse the construction of a seed fruit market. The conventional market had led to the 'anonymousness' of the fruit and to disconnected temporalities. The process needs new types of ... [more ▼]

The authors analyse the construction of a seed fruit market. The conventional market had led to the 'anonymousness' of the fruit and to disconnected temporalities. The process needs new types of coordination and components within the common information channels and actors' network. It also needs the construction of a new contract between producers and consumers, that the conventional market is unable to allow. Producers are experimenting with direct contact with the final consumer to find ways of allowing it. The fruit is replaced in the subject's experience of the final consumer and in the grower's story. The grower's story deals with managing pests, consumers, and commitments through a harmless action: eating a pear or an apple. [less ▲]

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See detailMANAGING PUBLIC ORDER DURING
Schoenaers, Frédéric ULg; Vincent, Jeffrey; Easton, Marleen et al

Conference (2012, September)

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See detailManaging Research at the University
Grandjean, Geoffrey ULg

Scientific conference (2011, September 28)

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See detailManaging the 'Overall Integrated Security Policy' at the local level: An Analysis of inter-institutional Dialogue
Croquet, Alice ULg; Schoenaers, Frédéric ULg

in Hondeghem, Annie; Rousseaux, Xavier; Schoenaers, Frédéric (Eds.) Modernization of the Criminal Justice Chain and the Judicial System. New Insights on Trust, Cooperation and Human Capital (2016)

Building on the heuristic principles of Sociology of Organised Action, this chapter aims to analyse the inter-institutional conception of Area Security Plans in Belgium. This collective decision takes the ... [more ▼]

Building on the heuristic principles of Sociology of Organised Action, this chapter aims to analyse the inter-institutional conception of Area Security Plans in Belgium. This collective decision takes the form of successive informal dialogue steps, culminating in ratification at the legal body originally instituted for the purpose of dialogue. Considering the concept of ‘apparent consensus’ and its conditions of implementation allows us to reveal the plural nature of collective decision-making when realised in practice. [less ▲]

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