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Transaction Cost Economics and Organization Theory

Oliver E. Williamson

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This paper focuses on connections between transaction cost economics and organization theory, and argues that a three‐part relation is taking shape. The first and most important of these is that ... More


Conclusion: Infrastructure, Democracy, and the Postapartheid Political Terrain

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concludes that the book has explored the political terrain in postapartheid South Africa, where infrastructure and administration had for decades been central political arenas in which ... More


The Country: A Tale of Two Travellers

R. R. Davies

in The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dŵr

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205081
eISBN:
9780191676499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205081.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Wales in Owain Glyn Dŵr's day was, to most outsiders, a largely unknown, inaccessible, and uninviting country. The character of its terrain — notably its ‘horrid and frightful’ mountains, rocks, and ... More


A War of Logistics

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 1, the author discusses the importance of logistics in the conduct of the First Indochina War and the impact of climate, terrain, and infrastructure on the opposing sides. He also ... More


Conclusions and conundrums

Helen E. Ross and Cornelis Plug

in The Mystery of The Moon Illusion: Exploring Size Perception

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198508625
eISBN:
9780191584893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508625.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The measured size of the moon illusion normally shows a horizon enlargement of about 50 percent compared to the raised moon, but sometimes much more. It can be accounted for as the sum of several ... More


In the eye of the beholder

Helen E. Ross and Cornelis Plug

in The Mystery of The Moon Illusion: Exploring Size Perception

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198508625
eISBN:
9780191584893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508625.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Having ruled out physical explanations, some atmospheric effects on luminance and wavelength that may affect the observer’s visual system or visual perception, and may provide partial explanations of ... More


Generalists, Specialists, and Others

Anne Digby

in The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205135
eISBN:
9780191676512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205135.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Within a wider medical world, inter- and intra-professional disputes over medical terrain meant that the role of GPs, indeed their survival in a very competitive situation, became problematic. The ... More


Hearts, Minds, and Militarization

Joy Rohde

in Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449673
eISBN:
9780801469602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449673.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Human Terrain System (HTS). The HTS was designed to make the Iraq and Afghanistan wars less violent and the American military effort more ... More


The Supply Battle of the Soyang River: U.S. X Corps, 10 May–7 June 1951

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

in Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134529
eISBN:
9780813135991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story of how logistical support was organized for UNC forces in X Corps during the fighting south of the Soyang River. Maintaining the movement of critical supplies to the ... More


Eating Risk: The Politics of Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods

Julie Guthman

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how the politics of consumption can both enliven and eviscerate broad public participation in technological decision making. It explores the current U.S. regulation of ... More


The War before the Communist Spring Offensive of 1951

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

in Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134529
eISBN:
9780813135991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides context for the chapters that follow. It explains both U.S. and UN strategy and operations and those of the Communist Chinese and North Korean forces, which were preparing what ... More


Anlo-Land and Anlo-Ewe People

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides some general ethnographic background in order to familiarize readers with the people and lands of West Africa, specifically with the late-twentieth century southeastern Ghana, ... More


Shinano in the World

Kären Wigen

in A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259188
eISBN:
9780520945807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259188.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Shinano was transformed in fundamental ways as commerce enveloped early modern Japan. Specialty crops and commercial fertilizers transformed farming, making it more intensive and more diverse. ... More


The Nice, the Strange, and the Wicked: Physical and Moral Landscapes in “The Strange Country”

Nicole Camastra

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter demonstrates how Hemingway drew from South Florida history in constructing specific allusions to the state's homesteading history in his little-known story “The Strange Country.” “The ... More


Gathering Georgians to Zion: John Hamilton Morgan’s 1876 Mission to Georgia

Mary Ella Engel

in Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125817
eISBN:
9780813135533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125817.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

John Hamilton Morgan was one of the men who was called to serve in the Southern State Mission, who travelled to Georgia in 1867 and carved a productive field of labor among the ridges and valleys of ... More


The Folk Art Foundation of High Agrarian Art

Gene Logsdon

in The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124438
eISBN:
9780813134734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses several artists who dabble in agrarian art. The discussion makes an attempt to determine why paintings of rural terrain are considered unusual and why they are sometimes called ... More


The Never-ending Forest

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter describes encounters of settlers in North America with vast areas of dense forest, a traumatic experience particularly for those from Orkney or the Hebrides, where trees are few. ... More


Institutions and governance: integrating and coordinating policy

Stephen Syrett and David North

in Renewing neighbourhoods: Work, enterprise and governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348623
eISBN:
9781447303213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348623.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the governance and institutional terrain within the British context to explore how these two related factors — integration of differing policy agendas and coordination across ... More


The Better Places Don’t Want Teen Moms: Invisible Lives, Hidden Program Spaces

Lauren J. Silver

in System Kids: Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622590
eISBN:
9781469622613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622590.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers how the youth and their case managers have coped in underresourced, dangerous SIL residential settings. To meet personal needs and create the impression of compliance, ... More


Measuring Life: Living Prepaid and the Politics of Numbers after Apartheid

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the ways in which numbers and measurement became central both to the planning and implementation of Operation Gcin'amanzi and to its opposition. In particular, it examines the ... More


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