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Mercenaries: The History of a Norm in International Relations

Sarah Percy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214334
eISBN:
9780191706608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The main aim of this book is to argue that the use of private force by states has been restricted by a norm against mercenary use. It traces the evolution of this norm, from mercenaries in medieval ... More


Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Bert Cannella, Sydney Finkelstein, and Donald C. Hambrick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book integrates and assesses the vast and rapidly growing literature on strategic leadership, which is the study of top executives and their effects on organizations. The basic premise is that, ... More


How Individual Differences Affect Executive Action

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter introduces and elaborates on the central idea that executives differ in what they personally bring to their decision-making situations and therefore differ in what they decide and how ... More


Matter of Mind: A Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships

Kenneth M. Heilman

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195144901
eISBN:
9780199865642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144901.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

There are many ways to study the brain. Although anatomical and physiological studies can help us understand the substrates of behavior, most of what we have learned about how the brain mediates ... More


Loyalty and Responsibility in Public Service Bargains: Judges, Partners, Executives, and Jesters

Christopher Hood and Martin Lodge

in The Politics of Public Service Bargains: Reward, Competency, Loyalty - and Blame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199269679
eISBN:
9780191604096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926967X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the loyalty dimension of public service bargains, exploring four types of loyalty-type bargains: judge-, partner-, executive- and jester-type bargains. It gives examples of ... More


Executives in Comparative Context

Klaus H. Goetz

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The comparative study of European executives stands at the interface of two subdisciplines of political science – comparative government (which focuses on the primarily political and governmental ... More


Do Top Executives Matter?

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The chapter commences with an overview of the literature on executive roles, but then primarily addresses the central debate over whether top executives really have much influence on what happens to ... More


Executive Experiences and Organizational Outcomes

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter deals with the more observable aspects of executives' personal orientations, specifically their experiences. The basic idea is that executives' experiences shape their perceptions and ... More


America’s Competitive Secret: Women Managers

Judy B. Rosener

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195119145
eISBN:
9780199854882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195119145.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The United States has a large number of well-educated, experienced professional women ready, willing, and able to move into the boardrooms and executive suites of corporate America. They represent a ... More


The Executive's Compass: Business and the Good Society

James O'Toole

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096446
eISBN:
9780199854875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096446.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This book uses political philosophy to examine the role of the corporation in our culture and its place in creating The Good Society. This book aims to provide business leaders with a practical ... More


An emergent European Executive Order: less than a European ‘mega‐administration’

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 13 summarizes the empirical observations presented throughout this book and assesses the compound nature of an emergent European Executive Order. Secondly, this concluding chapter assesses ... More


Executive and Regulatory Agencies

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:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Executive and regulatory agencies are decentralized state organizations that implement policies. When the law clearly defines the policy, we have a state policy; when it leaves the precise definition ... More


Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Rahul Sagar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the complex relationships among executive power, national security, and secrecy. State secrecy is vital for national security, but it can also be used to conceal wrongdoing. How ... More


Signals from the Executive

Michael A. Bailey and Forrest Maltzman

in The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151045
eISBN:
9781400840267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151045.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides general answers to questions about executive influence on the Court, which will help us to understand decision-making on the Court—what matters and when. It considers whether ... More


The British Prime Minister: The British Prime Minister: Much More Than ‘First Among Equals’

Richard Heffernan and Paul Webb

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Reviews a wide range of evidence to demonstrate three things. First, election campaigns have become more candidate-centered, with parties offering leaders greater prominence in their election ... More


The Exercise of Executive Authority

Richard Caplan

in International Governance of War-Torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199263455
eISBN:
9780191602726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263450.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The extraordinary power available to international authorities raises questions about the effectiveness and appropriateness of seeking to impose outcomes and the implications of these actions for the ... More


Dyarchic Presidentialization Dyarchic Presidentialization in a Presidentialized Polity: in a Presidentialized Polity: The French Fifth Republic

Ben Clift

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Begins by charting the emergence and evolution of the Fifth Republic, identifying the key structural and contingent causes of presidentialization within the French political system. The ambiguity ... More


The Study of Top Executives

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides an overview of the important effects that top executives have on organizational outcomes—both strategy and performance. It describes how the domain of “strategic leadership” ... More


The Determinants of Executive Compensation

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Research on the determinants of executive compensation has a very long tradition in a variety of academic fields. This chapter focuses on the key ideas that emerge from a review of this work, ... More


Executive Compensation: Consequences and Distributions

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The consequences of executive pay are complex and particularly rich in a theoretical and practical sense. This chapter examines one of the most fundamental questions in this regard: Does executive ... More


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