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Perspectives on the Contribution of Boards of Directors

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

How boards of directors influence organisational performance has been a central topic of corporate governance literature. This chapter outlines the major theoretical issues pertaining to research on ... More


No Class: Russell on Contextual Definition and the Elimination of Sets

Scott Soames

in Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160726
eISBN:
9781400850464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores Russell’s “no class theory,” originally expressed by his contextual definition of classes in Principia Mathematica. In recent years, some Russell scholars have trumpeted the ... More


Concepts and Hypotheses

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/9780198295549.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

This chapter draws attention to the outline of the study. It points out that divergent theories on the development and performance of institutions are grounded on the differences in the assumptions ... More


Language variation and change

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter highlights three crucial theories in examining language variation: the social class theory, the social networks theory, and the third wave approach to variation studies. It first sheds ... More


Russell, Zermelo, and Dummett

J. P. Studd

in Everything, more or less: A defence of generality relativism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198719649
eISBN:
9780191788734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719649.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Concerns about generality in the context of set theory are not new. Russell seeks to resolve the set-theoretic antinomies by maintaining that we cannot legitimately speak of ‘all classes’. Zermelo ... More


From Idealism to Logicism

Sanford Shieh

in Necessity Lost: Modality and Logic in Early Analytic Philosophy, Volume 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199228645
eISBN:
9780191871146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199228645.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter concerns three phases of Russell’s views of necessity and logic in his idealist period, influenced by F. H. Bradley’s theory of necessity. First, Russell defended a Kantian theory of ... More


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