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Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Aims to fill a significant gap in the general understanding of the law of obligations, by focusing on the place of insurance within it. Argues that the majority of academic obligations lawyers have ... More


Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Robert W. Poole Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book examines how the model of state-owned highways came about and why it is failing. It argues for a new model that treats highways as public utilities, such as electricity and water supply. ... More


Cities and Crisis

Josef W. Konvitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Cities have been missing from analyses of the crisis and debates about how to generate a sustainable recovery. Illuminating recent trends and emerging risks, Cities and Crisis is about the future, ... More


Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501728952
eISBN:
9781501728969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501728952.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Using a risk management framework, the book discusses the landscape of U.S. higher education and faculty employment decisions. Topics include institutional differences, challenges facing colleges and ... More


Caveat Emptor

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Globalization implies that suppliers play a growing role in the companies’ risks, disruptions, and response options. Chapter 7 delves into companies’ proactive approaches toward supplier risk ... More


Stochastic Evolution

Fernando Vega‐Redondo

in Evolution, Games, and Economic Behaviour

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774723
eISBN:
9780191596971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774729.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter introduces noise (conceived as mutation or experimentation) into evolutionary processes. This appears to be particularly well suited to tackle problems of equilibrium selection in games, ... More


The Arc of Epidemiology

Ezra Susser, Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia, and Evelyn J. Bromet

in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Searching for the Causes of Mental Disorders

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195101812
eISBN:
9780199864096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101812.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the evolution of causal research in epidemiology and how it influenced and was influenced by studies of psychiatric disorders. It discusses the three broad eras comprising the ... More


Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

Luis Perez-Breva

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035354
eISBN:
9780262336680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035354.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Society celebrates innovation after the fact. It is a revisionist exercise, and little is said about how to innovate. Aspiring innovators are told to get a big idea and a team and build a ... More


Unjustifiable profit-taking on mundane contracts

Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Peter Folkman, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Nick Tsitsianis, and Karel Williams

in What A Waste: Outsourcing and how it goes wrong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099526
eISBN:
9781526103949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099526.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Most public discussion of outsourcing focuses on high level fiascos. But most outsourcing is very different – low level conduct of mundane operations which rarely attracts public attention. This ... More


Vulnerable Women, Invulnerable Men?: The Need for Intersectionality in HIV/AIDS Prevention

Shari L. Dworkin

in Men at Risk: Masculinity, Heterosexuality and HIV Prevention

Published in print:
1942
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479806454
eISBN:
9781479819683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806454.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Chapter 3 critically assesses the existing underlying emphasis in public and global health HIV prevention research--and discourse—that is focused on the popular frame of “vulnerable” women and ... More


Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World

Jacqueline Ryan Vickery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036023
eISBN:
9780262339339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036023.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

It’s a familiar narrative in both real life and fiction, from news reports to television storylines: a young person is bullied online, or targeted by an online predator, or exposed to sexually ... More


The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Yossi Sheffi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book focuses on deep-tier risks, corporate social responsibility risks, cybersecurity risks, global raw material risks, long-term disruptions, business continuity planning, risk and disruption ... More


Analytics of Asset Bubbles

Assaf Razin

in Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Speculators choose ex ante where to invest and cannot easily switch later. This implies that a group of similar investors ends up holding an asset, and when they are hit by a shock, there is no ... More


January 2005: Prevention as the Cure

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses the approach to child protection contained in the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill, which became an Act in 2005. This is the Act that outlawed the ... More


Continuing professional development in social work

Carmel Halton, Fred Powell, and Margaret Scanlon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447307372
eISBN:
9781447311621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307372.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Continuing professional development (CPD) has become a defining issue in twenty-first century social work. There is widespread consensus in favour of CPD. But what is it? Are there discernible ... More


A Classification of Catastrophes

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter offers a quick tour of the many kinds of disruptions confronting today’s companies. The chapter introduces the two-dimensional impact-and-likelihood framework that is often used to ... More


Reducing the White-Space

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The 2011 Japanese quake affected many companies and illustrates the growing problem with deep-tier supply chain disruptions in which the suppliers of suppliers are affected. Chapter 3 examines GM’s ... More


An Ounce of Preparation

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Whereas the first five chapters talk primarily of companies’ reactions to disruptions, Chapter 6 begins the discussions of more proactive preparations. These preparations include the fundamental ... More


For Want of a Nail

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

One of the major themes of the book, explored in Chapter 13, is the growing dependency of companies on deep-tier suppliers as well as on concentrations of supply sources that create fragile ... More


Why Resilience?

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter takes a step back from specific risk management and response tactics to the problem bedeviling every risk, resilience, and business continuity manager. How can one justify investments in ... More


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