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ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:1
Date: 2015-10-09

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ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:2
Date: 2016-07-21

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      <identifier>oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:2</identifier>
      <datestamp>2016-07-21T11:04:03Z</datestamp>
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      <rioxx xmlns="http://www.rioxx.net/schema/v2.0/rioxx/" xmlns:ali="http://ali.niso.org/2014/ali/1.0" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:dcterms="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" xmlns:rioxxterms="http://docs.rioxx.net/schema/v2.0/rioxxterms/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.rioxx.net/schema/v2.0/rioxx/ http://www.rioxx.net/schema/v2.0/rioxx/rioxx.xsd"><ali:free_to_read/><dc:description>As the construction industry faces increased pressures to act in a more socially responsible way, the concept of "supplier diversity" is one of several topics that have found its way to the corporate social responsibility agenda. Often seen as a strand of the notion of ethical sourcing, the supplier diversity debate relates to the issue of promoting greater diversity in the supply chain by providing opportunities for traditionally under-represented suppliers to engage with large purchasing organisations. This thesis is an account of the final stage of a wider exploratory study assessing whether there is a business case for supplier diversity in the construction housing sector. Utilising an in-depth interview approach, it focuses on the merits of the "business case" for supplier diversity from the perspective of the minority business owner operating as a contractor (typically a small firm), in the construction housing sector. The research evidence presented stimulates a discussion about some very sensitive yet serious issues with the aim being to crystallise and create greater awareness of the business case for supplier diversity in the construction housing sector.</dc:description><dc:format>application/pdf</dc:format><dc:identifier>http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2/1/213848_2011_DBA_Boyal-Seth_Harvinder.pdf</dc:identifier><dc:language>en</dc:language><dc:title>Assessing the business case for supplier diversity in the construction housing sector</dc:title><rioxxterms:author>Boyal-Seth, H</rioxxterms:author><rioxxterms:publication_date>2011</rioxxterms:publication_date><rioxxterms:type>Thesis</rioxxterms:type><rioxxterms:version>NA</rioxxterms:version></rioxx></metadata></record>
ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:3
Date: 2015-10-09

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ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:4
Date: 2015-10-09

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ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:5
Date: 2015-10-09

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ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:6
Date: 2015-10-09

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      <rioxx xmlns="http://www.rioxx.net/schema/v2.0/rioxx/" xmlns:ali="http://ali.niso.org/2014/ali/1.0" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:dcterms="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" xmlns:rioxxterms="http://docs.rioxx.net/schema/v2.0/rioxxterms/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.rioxx.net/schema/v2.0/rioxx/ http://www.rioxx.net/schema/v2.0/rioxx/rioxx.xsd"><ali:free_to_read/><dc:description>The Aims of this thesis are to understand the changes of the concept of sovereignty in the international system considering the role of regional and functional arrangements and the contribution of federalism as a political theory. Federal theory is particularly important to the concept of sovereignty, particularly if one considers the diversity of federal political systems and their different historical experiences. Thus the thesis examines the federal experience of the United States throughout history and the European tradition of federalism. The present research is an attempt to emphasise the diversity of federalism as a legal and political concept and to demonstrate that federal political systems can be applicable beyond the modern state. The EU is a paradigmatic case of a regional arrangement, ‘proto-federal’ that challenges the notion of sovereignty as an exclusive statehood attribute. The thesis examines the recent decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court concerning the Treaty of Lisbon, which can be seen as an archetype of the challenges posed to European integration. Moreover, the thesis analyses the concept of subsidiarity, considered by some as a potential replacement of the concept of sovereignty.</dc:description><dc:format>application/pdf</dc:format><dc:identifier>http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6/1/211913_2011_PhD_Inocencio_Flavio_Gualter_Inacio.pdf</dc:identifier><dc:language>en</dc:language><dc:title>Reconceptualizing sovereignty in the post-national state: statehood attributes in the international order</dc:title><rioxxterms:author>Inocencio, FGI</rioxxterms:author><rioxxterms:publication_date>2010</rioxxterms:publication_date><rioxxterms:type>Thesis</rioxxterms:type><rioxxterms:version>NA</rioxxterms:version></rioxx></metadata></record>
ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:7
Date: 2015-10-09

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ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:8
Date: 2015-10-09

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ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:9
Date: 2016-07-21

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Date: 2015-10-09

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ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:99
Date: 2015-10-09

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Date: 2015-10-09

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ID: oai:irep.ntu.ac.uk:101
Date: 2015-10-09

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