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Operating the 1974 Railways Act: Financial Results, Organisational Responses, and Relations with Government

Terry Gourvish

in British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins with a discussion of decline in British Rail's financial performance between 1974 and 1979. It then discusses the impetus for organizational reform, the new organization of 1977, ... More


Empirical Evidence on Privatization's Effectiveness in Nontransition Economies

William Leon Megginson

in The Financial Economics of Privatization

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195150629
eISBN:
9780199835768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150627.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the impact of privatization on nontransition economies by surveying existing studies on privatization’s economic effectiveness. These studies employ many different empirical ... More


Efficiency and Productivity

Harold O. Fried, C. A. Knox Lovell, and S. Schmidt Shelton

in The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195183528
eISBN:
9780199870288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183528.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of variations in productive efficiency using airlines as an example. It then presents the main purpose of the book, which is to study inefficiency in ... More


Doing Well by Doing Good

Donald Clarke

in 3i Fifty Years Investing in Industry

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289449
eISBN:
9780191684708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289449.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Reconciling the national interest, embodied in its support of the small business sector with the commercial imperatives of making an adequate return for its shareholders, has been the ambition of ... More


Liquidity Risk Management and Financial Performance of Islamic Banks: Empirical Evidence

Noraini Mohd Ariffin and Salina Hj. Kassim

in Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis: Reputation, Stability and Risks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748647613
eISBN:
9780748695133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647613.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter investigates how Islamic banks manage liquidity risk and handle maturity mismatches, as well as the relationship between liquidity risk management and financial performance as measured ... More


Financial Performance Analysis

Greg Fisher, John E. Wisneski, and Rene M. Bakker

in Strategy in 3D: Essential Tools to Diagnose, Decide, and Deliver

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190081478
eISBN:
9780197521847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081478.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The purpose of analyzing a firm’s financial performance is to illuminate the economic health of an organization relative to its’ selected peer group and to assess the efficacy of managerial decisions ... More


Balanced Scorecard

Greg Fisher, John E. Wisneski, and Rene M. Bakker

in Strategy in 3D: Essential Tools to Diagnose, Decide, and Deliver

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190081478
eISBN:
9780197521847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081478.003.0020
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The purpose of the balanced scorecard is to provide a holistic perspective to setting firm goals and monitoring performance. The balanced scorecard provides a financial, marketing, operations, and ... More


Financial Performances of Islamic versus Conventional Banks

Clement M. Henry

in The Politics of Islamic Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618361
eISBN:
9780748653089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618361.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter aims to gain a better understanding of the competitive advantages and disadvantages of Islamic banks compared to conventional banks operating in Muslim countries. From the perspective of ... More


Do Leaders Matter?

Julian Barling

in The Science of Leadership: Lessons from Research for Organizational Leaders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199757015
eISBN:
9780199372058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757015.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Do leaders matter to their organizations? DO CEO’s matter the most? What type of leadership is most effective? This chapter sets out to answer thesecomplex questions from the large body of research ... More


Banking Systems around the Globe: Do Regulation and Ownership Affect Performance and Stability?

James R. Barth and Gerard Caprio Jr.

in Prudential Supervision: What Works and What Doesn't

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226531885
eISBN:
9780226531939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226531939.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter aims to collect and report cross-country data on bank regulation and ownership; and to evaluate the links between different regulatory/ownership practices and both financial sector ... More


Venture Capital Data: Opportunities and Challenges

Steven N. Kaplan and Josh Lerner

in Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226454078
eISBN:
9780226454108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454108.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Despite the extent of interest in venture capital, substantial misunderstandings about this intermediary persist. Venture capitalists typically do not disclose much information to the United States ... More


The Next Railroad

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0034
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue focuses on the remarkable turnaround of Union Pacific Railroad, the next railroad. So far Union Pacific has thrived under its new management. From 2005 onward service improved steadily ... More


Farming for the future: Optimizing farming systems for society and the environment

Hanna L. Tuomisto, Ian D. Hodge, Philip Riordan, and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter compares environmental impacts of organic, conventional, and integrated farming systems. The first part present results of a meta-analysis comparing environmental impacts of organic and ... More


Book Room Finances

Clive Murray Norris

in The Financing of John Wesley's Methodism c.1740-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198796411
eISBN:
9780191837692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796411.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter analyses the Book Room’s financial performance. Since the primary sources are fragmentary, substantial estimation was needed. One puzzle is that growing Book Room profits coexisted with ... More


Economic Depression and the Steel Trade in the 1920s

in Steel, Ships and Men: Cammell Laird, 1824–1993

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780853239123
eISBN:
9781781380765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314131.015
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines the changes in the steel industry in Great Britain in the 1920s. It explains that the war brought many changes in the steel sector, including the demand for lighter, flat–rolled ... More


The Lessons Learned

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0031
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Union Pacific Railroad learned its lessons from the events of 1997 and applied them to make the company better. The hiring of Ike Evans proved to be a wise decision. He was ... More


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