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Academic Publishing

Samantha J. Rayner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Publishing

April 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Business Strategy; Public and Nonprofit Management. 6800 words.

This chapter on academic publishing covers the origins of the field; the impact of the two major drivers of change—the printing press and the Internet—on the spread of knowledge; Open...

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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 and Nonprofit Management. 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 and Nonprofit Management; 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 and Nonprofit Management. 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 and Nonprofit Management. 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 and Nonprofit Management. 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 and Nonprofit Management. 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 and Nonprofit Management. 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 and Nonprofit Management; 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 and Nonprofit Management; 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 and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 2551 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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Ambiguity, Discord, and Friction

Alan Baron, John Hassard, Fiona Cheetham and Sudi Sharifi.

in Inside the Compassionate Organization

January 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Public and Nonprofit Management. 7964 words.

The artefacts and activities identified and discussed during the tour of the Hospice, and indeed the basic assumptions and espoused values that underlie them (as described in previous...

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American Science, Academic Organization, and Interdisciplinary Research

Robert S. Friedman and Renee C. Friedman.

in International Research Management

December 1990; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management. 3199 words.

Teaching roles have been the dominant features in the organizational hierarchy and character of universities for the past three millennia, considering the transformations proposed to and...

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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 and Nonprofit Management; 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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Anatomy of a “Holding Operation”

Jerome Roos.

in Why Not Default?

January 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management. 6117 words.

By April 2010, Greece was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The largest sovereign default in history now loomed as early as May 19, when a massive €8.9 billion bond payment was due....

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Art as an Alternative Asset Class: Risk and Return Characteristics of the Middle Eastern and Northern African Art Markets

Roman Kräussl.

in Cosmopolitan Canvases

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Knowledge Management; Public and Nonprofit Management. 8774 words.

This chapter analyzes the risk and return characteristics of investments in artists from the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region over the sample period 2000 to 2012. With hedonic...

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Art Without Borders? Online Firms and the Global Art Market

Mukti Khaire.

in Cosmopolitan Canvases

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Knowledge Management; Public and Nonprofit Management. 10605 words.

This chapter critically examines and analyzes the implications of the Internet for the globalization of art markets. Although art markets have been local exchanges, this localization has...

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The Auditor’s Craft: Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, and Christopher Pollitt

Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul and Christopher Pollitt.

in Performance or Compliance?

September 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management. 9494 words.

This chapter examines the nature of the work of performance auditors and discusses how their identities and the content of their work are changing. It describes the possible roles in...

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Australia and South Korea

Janelle Knox-Hayes.

in The Cultures of Markets

May 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy; Public and Nonprofit Management. 14940 words.

Chapter 5 examines Australia and South Korea as middle adopters, enacting climate policy after the EU and California in the US and at smaller scales. Both countries have political systems...

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Authority Relations as Condition for, and Outcome of, Shifts in Governance

Norma Morris.

in Reconfiguring Knowledge Production

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management. 10793 words.

The UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is a periodic nationwide exercise that assesses the research performance of any university in the UK that opts to put itself forward, and a prime...

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