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After the Knowledge Is Gone

David W. DeLong

in Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170979
eISBN:
9780199789719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170979.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter describes three strategies that managers can use when employees actually leave an organization with critical intellectual capital. One is effectively rehiring retirees or other ... More


Imperial Mining and Quarrying Administration: A Conclusion

Alfred Michael Hirt

in Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572878
eISBN:
9780191721885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The concluding chapter unites the main observations made throughout the study: It traces the possible development and differentiation of procuratorial posts; the probable responsibilities of these ... More


Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Freda Harcourt and Sarah Palmer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book is a study on the history of the P&O shipping company, paying due attention to the context of nineteenth-century imperial politics that so significantly shaped the company's development. ... More


Incentives for Contractors in Aid-Supported Activities

Clark C. Gibson

in The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278855
eISBN:
9780191602863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278857.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Using data on Sida’s activities in Zambia and India, it is shown that there are inherent contradictions between the incentives that consultants face in promoting ownership, and the incentives they ... More


Inventing the Internet

Vernon W. Ruttan

in Is War Necessary for Economic Growth?: Military Procurement and Technology Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188042
eISBN:
9780199783410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195188047.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The development of the Internet involved the transformation of a computer network that was initially established in the late 1960s by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the Department of ... More


US‐led reconstruction amid US‐led occupation: Iraq

Graciana del Castillo

in Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237739
eISBN:
9780191717239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This chapter focuses on how economic reconstruction failed to become a peacebuilding factor in Iraq. Early proposals for privatization of the oil industry united Iraqis against efforts to disempower ... More


Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Dan Zuberi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

To cut costs and maximize profits, hospitals in the United States and many other countries are outsourcing such tasks as cleaning and food preparation to private contractors. To examine this ... More


NBC

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0041
Subject:
Music, History, American

The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) maintained a staff of 175 musicians and Clark was to be the first Negro musician in the group. Although apprehensive, Clark was proud to be representing ... More


Jim and Andy's

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0042
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jim and Andy's was a popular restaurant and bar near where the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) was situated, where music contractors hung out a lot, therefore, musicians too. It had the ... More


Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization

Amy E. Eckert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454202
eISBN:
9781501703577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454202.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Recent decades have seen an increasing reliance on private military contractors (PMCs) to provide logistical services, training, maintenance, and combat troops. This book examines the ethical ... More


Military Commanders, Civilian Leaders, and Other Superiors, whether De Jure or De Facto

Guenael Mettraux

in The Law of Command Responsibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559329
eISBN:
9780191705304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559329.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

This chapter deals with the scope of application ‘ratione personae’ of the doctrine of superior responsibility. In particular, it discusses and analyses the application of that doctrine to military ... More


Outsourcing Executive Branch Functions and Its Ethical Consequences: Partial Outsourcing to Special Government Employees

RICHARD W. PAINTER

in Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the ethical consequences of the outsourcing of government functions. It discusses partial outsourcing to special government employees. It identifies problems that may be more ... More


Privatization: NOMOS LX

Jack Knight and Melissa Schwartzberg (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Privatization, a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars in political science, law and philosophy examine the implications of transferring state-provided or state-owned goods and ... More


Dependent Entrepreneurs

Alan Burton-Jones

in Knowledge Capitalism: Business, Work, and Learning in the New Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296225
eISBN:
9780191685217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296225.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Strategy

Dependent contractors are self-employed and their incomes are dependent on one or a few firms. Dependent contractors are in charge of activities which are mission critical to the firm and require ... More


Independent Entrepreneurs and Business Networks

Alan Burton-Jones

in Knowledge Capitalism: Business, Work, and Learning in the New Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296225
eISBN:
9780191685217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296225.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Strategy

Independent contractors require lower levels of firm-specific knowledge since independence in contracting is derived from the knowledge self-sufficiency of the contractor. By presenting this ... More


Welfare Wars, Seventies Style

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter charts the emergence of the predominant forms of home care delivery that unions would have to confront for the rest of the century. The welfare wars that rocked the late 1960s and early ... More


Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Damien Van Puyvelde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

In the 21st century, more than any other time, US agencies have relied on contractors to conduct core intelligence functions. This book charts the swell of intelligence outsourcing in the context of ... More


Transnational Contractors in East Asia

Richard P. Appelbaum

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Appelbaum examines a subset of these contract manufacturers in greater detail. The increase in global sourcing by large retailers and merchandisers has given rise to a few giant ... More


Contractor of Empire

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter outlines and analyzes the structure, function, and goals of the Russian-American Company (RAC) as a business venture, an imperial factor, and a colonial administration. It focuses on ... More


The Revolution in Texas: International Migration, Capitalist Agriculture, and the Interstate Migrant Stream

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the birth of commercial agriculture in South Texas during the 1910s and 1920s as improved transportation and irrigation facilities combined with the massive numbers of ... More


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