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Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

D. Hugh Whittaker and Simon Deakin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

The chapters in this book address the state of Japanese corporate governance and managerial practice at a critical moment. They are based on detailed and intensive fieldwork in large Japanese ... More


Takeovers and Corporate Governance: Three Years of Tensions *

Masaru Hayakawa and D. Hugh Whittaker

in Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

Livedoor's audacious takeover bid for Nippon Broadcasting System Inc. (NBS) in 2005 precipitated a flurry of judicial, legislative, administrative, and management actions, which have strongly ... More


‘Pen, Pencil, and Poison’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's Pen, Pencil, and Poison, a biographical essay about an art critic who was also a murderer. It suggests that this work is elusive in its deadpan satire of ... More


Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Tanya Pollard

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book asks why Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights were so preoccupied with drugs and poisons, and why both critics and supporters of the theater as well as playwrights themselves so ... More


Miscommunication, Conflict, and Organizational Alexithymia

Sandra L. Bloom and Brian Farragher

in Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195374803
eISBN:
9780199865420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374803.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter explores the multiple communication problems that arise normally among groups of people and that are exacerbated under the impact of recurrent stress. Under conditions of chronic stress, ... More


“Polluted with Counterfeit Colours”: Cosmetic Theater

Tanya Pollard

in Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how depictions of poisonous cosmetics express early modern anxieties about the dangerous powers of seductive spectacles, with an emphasis on the theater. Understood in the early ... More


Vulnerable Ears: Hamlet and Poisonous Theater

Tanya Pollard

in Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter draws together the book’s concerns with the effects of the theater and the vulnerability of the body by examining the poisoned ear and the venomous power of language in Hamlet. It ... More


Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Thomas I. Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038686
eISBN:
9780252096624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book offers an institutional history of the Chemical Warfare Service (CWS), the department tasked with improving the Army's ability to use and defend against chemical weapons during and after ... More


A Physical Paradox

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243990
eISBN:
9780191697326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the growth of Turner Brothers's asbestos business. The company, which began as a five-hand operation in 1880 eventually became ‘Asbestos Giant’ Turner & ... More


Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Linda C. Fentiman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

In the past several decades, medicine, the media, and popular culture have focused on mothers as the primary source of health risk for their children, even though American children are healthier than ... More


Death Caps and Muscle Wasters

Nicholas P. Money

in Mushroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732562
eISBN:
9780199918515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732562.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Few mushroom species are regarded as poisonous, but there are cases of serious illness and lethal poisoning caused by nominally edible species. These include muscle wasting, and eventual heart ... More


Honourable Murderers

Martin Wiggins

in Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

By 1600, the assassin needed no introduction to playgoers: allusions in early seventeenth-century plays tell us that he was a stock character, whose participation in murder plots could be taken for ... More


Human Attiudes to Weasels in Their Native Environments

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

in The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The traditional view of weasels as ruthless predators capable of holding down the numbers of pest rodents tends to underestimate the rate at which pest populations can replace the individuals killed. ... More


Stoats as Introduced Pests in New Zealand

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

in The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

New Zealand is the only country where stoats are serious introduced pests, and are especially well-studied there. This chapter summarizes the historic background of research funded by New Zealand ... More


“What Can Be Fuller of Wonder?”: The Forerunner Makes Its Case

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on George Eglisham's book The Forerunner of Revenge and why it gained such an attentive domestic audience. The Forerunner was an undeniably skilful piece of writing, using ... More


Reaping the Whirlwind: Radical Talk and the Problem of Justice

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The 1626 dissolution of Parliament was the key turning point of Charles's reign. Frustrated in their desire for justice and convinced of Buckingham's role in James'murder, many of Charles' subjects ... More


London on Fire: Buckingham the Popish Poisoner

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This last two years of Buckingham's life was engulfed by critique and scandal. Elements of the secret history appeared in many forms — seditious talk and rumour, verse libel and underground print, ... More


Scandalous and Libellous Discourses: The Murder of James I from Partisan History to Forensic Medicine, 1663–1862

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0031
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This epilogue explores how later writers kept the debate over the murder of James I alive well into the nineteenth century. The attribution of James' murder to a nefarious Catholic conspiracy, ... More


Eradicating Parasites

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In July 1941, Adolf Hitler declared the Jews as the ‘ferment of social decay’ and boasted that he had discovered how the ‘Jewish race’ as a ‘bacillus’, ‘virus’, ‘toxin’, or consumptive ‘parasite’ ... More


The First World War and Combating Lice

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Armed with the discovery that the louse was the carrier of typhus, Nazi Germany's military hygienists set out to ameliorate the squalid conditions in the trenches on the Western Front during World ... More


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