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Theoretical Approaches to New Public Management

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

New public management–the new discipline that serves as an intellectual basis for public management reform–is far from constituting a unified intellectual field. New public management ... More


Introduction

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in Information Systems and Global Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263424
eISBN:
9780191714252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This introductory chapter explains the aim of the book, which is to contribute to the opening of research on information systems and organizational change to accommodate meanings and concerns ... More


If

Jonathan Evans and David Over

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525134
eISBN:
9780191728174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525134.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

‘IF’ is one of the most important and interesting words in the English language, being used to express hypothetical thought. The use of conditionals such as ‘if’ also distinguishes human intelligence ... More


Defective Paradigms: Missing Forms and What They Tell Us

Matthew Baerman, Greville G. Corbett, and Dunstan Brown (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264607
eISBN:
9780191734366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264607.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

An important design feature of language is the use of productive patterns in inflection. In English, we have pairs such as ‘enjoy’ — ‘enjoyed’, ‘agree’ — ‘agreed’, and many others. On the basis of ... More


Measurement, Data, and Statistical Analysis

Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel

in National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets: A Comparative Study of Institutions, Change and Performance

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295549
eISBN:
9780191685132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

This chapter presents and explains the five basic problems of using a quantitative research design and methodology in studying the development and performance of the twenty countries over thirty ... More


Pain Measurements

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195165678
eISBN:
9780199864034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Until the 1970s it was widely assumed that pain was not amenable to accurate measurement. This chapter outlines the subsequent historical development of pain research, covering different theoretical ... More


Introduction: ‘The Most Popular Author in the World’?

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Introduction argues that Dickens's consciousness of the emerging mass culture of his day was fundamental to his popular art and to his unique place in literary and cultural history. It ... More


Anxiety

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195165678
eISBN:
9780199864034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Anxiety ranges from a normal reaction to an unfamiliar situation, to a debilitating pathological state. Because it is such a common reason for people to take medications or to seek care, many ... More


Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to the Evolution of Altruism and the Levels of Selection

Benjamin Kerr

in Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247666
eISBN:
9780520944473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247666.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews some of the theoretical approaches to the study of altruism in an attempt to clarify some basic concepts, focusing on the models and statistical tools that have appeared in the ... More


Introduction

M.K. Raghavendra

in Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696547
eISBN:
9780199080281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696547.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Indian popular cinema is marked by many transformations. It has been subjected to the ‘constants’ found within the beliefs and worldview of the people of the Indian society and to the ‘variables’ ... More


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