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AGA KHAN (IV), Karim (<i>born</i> 1936)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Religion; Religion; Islam; Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights; Social Work; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Industrial History; Industry Studies; Primary Products; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure. 517 words.

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Ageism in the Workplace

Patricia Brownell.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 9419 words.

Older workers make important contributions to the workplace, its productivity, and its culture. Work remains important for older adults for financial security, to give meaning to later...

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Agency-Based Research

Irwin Epstein and Stephen A. Kapp.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 2448 words.

This entry reviews agency-based research and the unique demands created by the organizational context where this activity resides. Three primary stakeholder groups are identified:...

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Aitken, Maxwell William Humphrey (<i>born</i> 1951), Chairman, Beaverbrook Foundation, since 1985

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights; Social Work; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; Political History; Law and Politics; Public Administration. 227 words.

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American Social Security System

Eric R. Kingson, Dana Bell and Sarah Shive.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Care of the Elderly; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 9061 words.

This entry examines why our nation’s Social Security system was built, what it does, and what must be done to maintain and improve this foundational system for current and future...

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AZIZ, Suhail Ibne (<i>born</i> 1937), international management consultant, since 1981; Chairman and Managing Director, Brettonwood Partnership Ltd, since 1990

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights; Social Work; Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; Political History; Politics; State and Local Government. 581 words.

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BAILEY, Reginald William (<i>born</i> 1950), Chief Executive, Mothers’ Union, 1999–2015

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights; Human Rights and Immigration; Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics. 146 words.

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Balchin, Robert George Alexander (<i>born</i> 1942), Knight President, Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor, since 2012

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights; Social Work; Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 360 words.

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Barber, Derek Coates - Chairman: Booker Countryside Advisory Board, 1990–96; Countryside Commission, 1981–91

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights; Social Work; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; Industrial History; Industry Studies; Primary Products; Political History; Politics; State and Local Government; Intellectual History; Literature. 443 words.

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Best Practices

Edward J. Mullen, Jennifer L. Bellamy and Sarah E. Bledsoe.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work. 1856 words.

This entry describes best practices as these are used in social work. The term best practices originated in the organizational management literature in the context of performance...

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