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Controls for managing risks across different stages of ERP projects

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations can be highly risky, posing numerous challenges to companies that implement them. Prior research has mainly focussed on identifying and assessing risks in ERP projects. Still little is known on mitigating risks by means of managerial control. Thus, this ongoing research aims to address these gaps by exploring how organisations exercise control in regards to identified risks during different stages of an ERP project. By using a case study approach this study particularly seeks to answer if and

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Cultural Relativism and Academic Freedom within the Universities of New Zealand

This paper is an examination of cultural relativism and ethnocentrism and their significance for Māori. It is not a defence of cultural relativism nor an attack, but a critical look at what passes for academic freedom within our universities. It also examines what academic freedom has achieved for Māori culture, and poses questions about where it might be directed in the future. Recently, academic cultural relativists have been called to account for their apparent protectionistic tendencies towards Māori culture.

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Development of an Indigenous Cultural Impact Assessment Tool in Post-Secondary Settings in BC

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Distribution of vertical velocity inferred from secondary flow in a curved tidal channel

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Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2014). Distribution of vertical velocity inferred from secondary flow in a curved tidal channel. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119(9), 6010-6023. doi: 10.1002/2014JC010003

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Does the domestic violence act discriminate against Māori?

Māori domestic violence issues were examined by consideration of convictions for assaults on females and children over the last 27 years. Assault convictions increased substantially from the mid 80s to the mid 90s, fell off, and today continues its upward trend. Māori now account for more convictions than any other ethnic group in New Zealand including Europeans. It is time to stop and reconsider the problem of domestic violence because it is quite clear that current policies aimed at ameliorating the problem may not be working.

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Does the New Zealand Government owe Māori an apology? G. Raumati Hook and L. Parehaereone Raumati

Recently, the Australian government apologised to the “stolen generation” for past abuses. The apology had been long awaited and when delivered was well received by the indigenous people of Australia and the world in general. The question was then raised in the New Zealand parliament as to why Māori had not yet received a similar apology from the New Zealand government.

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