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Accountability in Health Care

Haldor Byrkeflot and Karsten Vrangbaek.

in The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management

April 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Knowledge Management; Public Management and Administration. 6380 words.

The debate on accountability within the public sector has been lively in the past decade. Significant progress has been made in developing conceptual frameworks and typologies for...

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Accountability in the Regulatory State

Martin Lodge and Lindsay Stirton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Regulation

September 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 8962 words.

Accountability in regulation will never reach a state of ‘perfection’ and stability, but will remain, given competing values and shifting priorities, in a state of continued tension and...

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The Active Role of Context

Sue Dopson and Louise Fitzgerald.

in Knowledge to Action?

May 2005; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Management and Administration. 9215 words.

This chapter argues that a more sophisticated and active notion of context is needed than displayed in existing literature if we are to understand adequately the implementation gap. A...

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Actuarial-Based Public Pension Systems

Richard Disney.

in The Oxford Handbook of Pensions and Retirement Income

July 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration. 8183 words.

In employer-provided pension plans and individual retirement saving accounts, contributions over the working lifetime are used to purchase assets that are drawn down after retirement. In...

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Addressing Undernutrition in India

Devi Sridhar.

in Paradoxes of Modernization

June 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Management and Administration. 7512 words.

The estimated number of undernourished people around the world has increased to nearly 923 million and is projected to rise with increasing food prices. A large majority of those affected...

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Administrative Costs of State Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Systems

Edwin C. Hustead.

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

August 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Management and Administration. 3110 words.

This chapter compares the administrative costs of public sector defined benefit and defined contribution systems offered by the federal government and many states. Administrative expenses...

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Afterword

Ewan Ferlie, Laurence E. Lynn and Christopher Pollitt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

June 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration. 3815 words.

The Afterword provides some final thoughts, which it states will not remain final. It is more realistic to explore in very general terms what this mass of material tells us about the...

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Ageism and Retirement

Lynn McDonald.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Care of the Elderly; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9366 words.

Retirement is a modest social institution that appeared in most industrialized nations near the start of the 20th century. The aim of retirement was to solve the societal dilemma of an...

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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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