• Securing best prices for construction materials: an exploratory study of the New Zealand construction industry

      Samarasinghe, DAS; Tookey, JE; Rotimi, J.O.B.; Thiruchelvam, S (World Business Institute (WBI), 2012)
      Maintaining an efficient and effective material purchasing system as well as purchasing materials at the right price, quality and time are essential for contractors to remain competitive in today’s environment. Construction ...
    • Security, preservation, enhancement

      Jackson, ML (Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (ASCP), 2012)
      In an interview, “The Return of Morality,” Michel Foucault candidly suggests the extraordinary influence of Nietzsche and Heidegger on his thinking. Moreover, it is precisely reading them together that was the genuine ...
    • "Seeing" A Brighter Future: Health Through Occupation

      Wright-St Clair, VA; Hocking, C (Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB), 2008)
      The theme of this year‟s hui is „Beyond the Horizon‟. In our presentation today, I hope to take you beyond the horizon of your everyday work to consider changes in New Zealand society as well as recent research findings ...
    • Seismic stories

      Robertson, N (The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 2006)
      Today, I will speak of the dead and so I acknowledge nga mate, those who have gone before. This is dedicated to my schoolmates and the other Kawerau kids mentioned today who have passed away. Uncle Tasman - The Trembling ...
    • Selecting IT control objectives and measuring IT control capital

      Singh, H (The Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), 2010)
      COBIT is a well-known framework for IT governance, and provides an extensive list of control objectives for IT managers. However, anecdotal evidence shows that many organizations that use COBIT do not implement the entire ...
    • Selenium and Thyroid Health in NZ European Women

      Jowitt, L (Open Access Text (OAT), 2017)
      The primary aim of the study was to determine differences in the hormonal status (TSH, T3, and T4) between healthy participants and participants with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The secondary aim of the study was to assess ...
    • Self-funded leave and life role development

      Furbish, D (American Counseling Association, 2009)
      Self-funded leave is an employee benefit that provides a time resource to those who wish to develop interests and other life roles. Semistructured interviews were used for this qualitative study to explore the motivations ...
    • Self-organising map methods in integrated modelling of environmental and economic systems

      Shanmuganathan, S; Sallis, P; Buckeridge, J (AUT University; The Australian National University, 2003)
      The need for better techniques, tools and practices to analyse ecological and economic systems in an integrated framework has never been so great. Self-organising map 1 (SOM) methods are utilised for this purpose with two ...
    • Self-organising Maps to Study the Effects of Urbanisation at Long Bay in New Zealand

      Shanmuganathan, S; Sallis, P; Buckeridge, JS (Knowledge Engineering Lab, the University of Otago, 2001)
      Biologically inspired Artificial Neural Network (ANN) modelling methods provide a means of problem solving that incorporates heuristics with conventional algorithmic processing Over the last few decades, ...
    • Self-organising roles in agile globally distributed teams

      Licorish, SA; MacDonell, SG (RMIT University, 2013)
      The ability to self-organise is posited to be a fundamental requirement for successful agile teams. In particular, self-organising teams are said to be crucial in agile globally distributed software development (AGSD) ...
    • Self-rated Accuracy of Rating of Perceived Exertion-based Load Prescription in Powerlifters

      Helms, ER; Brown, SR; Cross, MR; Storey, A; Cronin, J; Zourdos, MC (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2017)
      This study assessed male (n = 9) and female (n = 3) powerlifters' (18–49 years) ability to select loads using the repetitions in reserve–based rating of perceived exertion (RPE) scale for a single set for squat, bench ...
    • Self-stigmatisation of entrepreneurial failure

      Singh, S; Corner, P; Pavlovich, K (Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM); AUT University, 2012)
      This article examines the research question “How do entrepreneurs experience self-stigma when their venture fails?” This question was addressed using a qualitative methodology with the aim of building theory. Rich ...
    • Semi-authentic practices for student health interpreters

      Crezee, I (University of Western Sydney, 2015)
      This paper will briefly describe some pedagogical tools used to provide semi-authentic practices for trainee healthcare interpreters. Such practices facilitate legitimate peripheral participation by a Community of Learners ...
    • Sensing instrumentation for micro-environment data management

      Sallis, P (AUT University, 2011)
      This presentation describes an international research collaboration relating to micro-environment data monitoring and modelling for applications in agriculture. The particular area of agriculture in focus at this time is ...
    • Sensory modulation in Acute Mental Health wards: a qualitative study of staff and service user perspectives

      Sutton, D; Nicholson, E; Sutton, D; Nicholson, E (The National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development (Te Pou), 2011)
      The goal of reducing seclusion and restraint in acute mental health services has resulted in the exploration of alternative methods for managing agitated and aggressive behaviour (OHagan, 2006). Sensory modulation intervention ...
    • Sentiment Lexicon Construction Using SentiWordNet 3.0

      Whalley, JL; Medagoda, N (IEEE, 2015)
      Opinion mining and sentiment analysis have become popular in linguistic resource rich languages. Opinions for such analysis are drawn from many forms of freely available online/electronic sources, such as websites, blogs, ...
    • Serving those less able: are we up to it? accommodating aging and disabled travellers

      Schitko, D; Poulston, J (CAUTHE/University of Tasmania, School of Management, 2010)
      Tourism is an $18.6 billion industry, currently accounting for 19.2% of New Zealand’s total revenue (Ministry of Tourism, 2007), and New Zealand hosted around 2.l5 million visitors in the year preceding July 2008. However, ...
    • Sex and power in Māori carving

      Robertson, N; Ellis, N (World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPC:E), 2014)
      Traditionally Maori carving has been regarded as depicting benign ancestors. However, when looked at more closely we can see these carvings as articulators of sex and power in Maori culture - from the choice of ancestor ...
    • Sexual behaviour and harassment in hospitality: 'just good fun - nothing serious'

      Poulston, J (AUT University, 2008)
      This study examines hospitality workers’ comments about sexual behaviour in hospitality to help understand the relationship between their attitudes to sexual behaviour and the nature of harassment. The traditions of sexual ...
    • Sexualisation and Harassment in Hospitality Workplaces: Who Is Responsible?

      Waudby, B; Poulston, J (Emerald, 2017)
      Purpose: This qualitative study examines employee responses to sexual behaviour in hospitality workplaces, to determine their roles and responsibilities in harassment prevention. Design: Female workers in restaurants ...