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Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown

Karolyn Tyson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199736447
eISBN:
9780199943951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736447.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

An all-too-popular explanation for why black students aren't doing better in school is their own use of the “acting white” slur to ridicule fellow blacks for taking advanced classes, doing ... More


Understanding Board Structure, Composition, and Vigilance

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides an overview of the key driving forces influencing the makeup and behavior of boards of directors. Theories of resource dependence, institutionalization, and agency are all ... More


The Consequences of Board Involvement and Vigilance

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter picks up from the previous by synthesizing what we know about the consequences of board involvement and vigilance. The problem of appropriate measurement of board vigilance continues to ... More


Investor Management

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Managers seek to manage their relations with investors, as with other stakeholders. This chapter outlines three elements in managerial handling of investors. The first is the role of the board of ... More


The New Corporate Governance in Theory and Practice

Stephen Bainbridge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337501
eISBN:
9780199868643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337501.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Forty years ago, managerialism dominated corporate governance. In both theory and practice, a team of senior managers ran the corporation with little or no interference from other stakeholders. ... More


Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Bert Cannella, Sydney Finkelstein, and Donald C. Hambrick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book integrates and assesses the vast and rapidly growing literature on strategic leadership, which is the study of top executives and their effects on organizations. The basic premise is that, ... More


 Mission Runs Aground and Webb's Final Years

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the financial difficulties of Webb's mission and his final years. Webb's participation in the Parliament of Religions was the high point of his American Islamic Propaganda. He ... More


Estimating State and Local Government Pension and Retiree Health Care Liabilities

Stephen T. McElhaney

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Liabilities for pension and retiree health-care benefits provided by US state and local governments are causing concerns for taxpayers and for those holding government bonds. Many question whether ... More


College Trustee

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0041
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-one deals with the years immediately following the death of so many of Hodge’s friends and family. He underwent intense bouts of grief and his physical health was not strong. He was ... More


Church Building and Restoration in Ireland 1770–1850

Nigel Yates

in The Religious Condition of Ireland 1770-1850

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199242382
eISBN:
9780191603815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242380.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the programmes of church building and restoration in Ireland between 1770 and 1850, including the evidence of surviving church interiors from this period. It concludes that this ... More


The Study of Top Executives

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides an overview of the important effects that top executives have on organizational outcomes—both strategy and performance. It describes how the domain of “strategic leadership” ... More


Grounded Theory

Julianne S. Oktay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753697
eISBN:
9780199932627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753697.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Grounded Theory (GT) is one of the oldest and most often used forms of qualitative research. Unlike other methods, GT is used to develop theory. Grounded Theory has great potential for social work ... More


Human Subject Protections in Pediatric Research

Lainie Friedman Ross

in Children in Medical Research: Access versus Protection

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199273287
eISBN:
9780191603655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273286.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Institutional review board (IRB) review is required for all federally funded research involving human subjects regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, or performed at an institution that ... More


Entrepreneurial Access

David B. Audretsch, Max C. Keilbach, and Erik E. Lehmann

in Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195183511
eISBN:
9780199783663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183511.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that providing entrepreneurial access to knowledge spillovers through geographic proximity to knowledge sources is not sufficient; external knowledge spillovers need to be ... More


Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Increased engagement by investors with the companies in which they invest has been a major change in Western economies since the 1980s. Shareholder value provides rationale and incentive for investor ... More


British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Terry Gourvish

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Britain's privatized railways continue to provoke debate about the organization, financing, and development of the railway system. This important book provides an authoritative account of the ... More


From National Champions to Little Ventures: The NEB and the Second Wave of Information Technology in Britain, 1975–1985

Martin Campbell-Kelly and Ross Hamilton

in Information Technology Policy: An International History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241057
eISBN:
9780191714290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241057.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The National Enterprise Board (NEB) was to be the main instrument for Labour's industrial policy in Britain when it returned to power in 1975. Foremost, the NEB was to nationalize 20 or 25 of the ... More


Japanese Directors—Elders of the Corporate Community

Simon Learmount

in Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter present an analysis of the role of senior management in the governance of the companies studied. The arguments presented support the analysis put forward by mainstream critics of ... More


Safety

Terry Gourvish

in British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the increased attention on railway safety issues following the Clapham accident. Topics covered include the transformation of the safety culture, additional spending on safety, ... More


The Privatisation Debate and ‘Organising for Quality’

Terry Gourvish

in British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines the initial approach to rail privatization which developed in the 1980s, the Board's attempts to manage the railway in the face of uncertainty, and the impact of the decision of ... More


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