This chapter presents the conceptual framework, methodology, research design and details of the fieldwork. The study followed the interactive process of qualitative research design as put forth by Maxwell (2005, pp. 2–3). Some aspects of the design were developed prior to the framing of the actual research questions and many others were kept flexible and emergent to the needs of the field. The methodology was shaped by the expected contribution to the area of rural management. The related implications were: (a) the study would have a rural focus, and (b) the researcher would spend a significant amount of time in the actual field settings in close contact with the people, situation and phenomenon under study. Thus, not only the review of literature and framing of the conceptual framework was guided by this expected contribution, but also an important design decision that the study would be essentially field-based was made prior to the actual articulation of specific research questions. Specific design aspects like the choice of case study as the research strategy, data collection methods and tools were subsequently taken.
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Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English, Slovenian, Portuguese
World Health Organization, WHO Patient Safety
The SASB Conceptual Framework sets out the basic concepts, principles, definitions, and objectives that guide SASB in its approach to setting standards for sustainability accounting. The Conceptual Framework provides an overview of sustainability accounting, describing its objectives and audience.
SASB is updating the Conceptual Framework, and an exposure draft of the revised document is available for public comment until November 30, 2020.
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This note offers a conceptual framework for analyzing the economic impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and considers some policy implications. It is a general note, limited in scope, covering fundamentals that are likely to affect a typical developing economy.
The coronavirus disease 2019 is produced by a new virus for which currently there is no pharmaceutical treatment. The dynamics of the disease are such that, in the absence of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), it overwhelms the capacity of national health care systems. Hence, governments chose to enact NPIs to contain the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.