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Political Performance and Institutional Trust

Arthur Miller and Ola Listhaug

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Previous chapters have demonstrated that low and declining citizen respect for government institutions and political leaders is characteristic of contemporary industrialized societies. Evidence since ... More


The Sources of Institutional Support

Robert Rohrschneider

in Learning Democracy: Democratic and Economic Values in Unified Germany

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295174
eISBN:
9780191685088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295174.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines how a person's ideological values affect his institutional support. The first part of the chapter argues that the original formulation of the congruence postulate in Almond and ... More


Improving Pension Fund Investment Performance

August Baker, Dennis E. Logue, and Jack S. Rader

in Managing Pension and Retirement Plans: A Guide for Employers, Administrators, and Other Fiduciaries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165906
eISBN:
9780199835508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516590X.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Improving the investment performance of pension fund asset pools begins with a careful evaluation of the current performance of the plan, and then taking action to improve future performance. This ... More


Evaluating Investment Performance

August Baker, Dennis E. Logue, and Jack S. Rader

in Managing Pension and Retirement Plans: A Guide for Employers, Administrators, and Other Fiduciaries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165906
eISBN:
9780199835508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516590X.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Pension plan sponsors, administrators, managers, trustees, and others must periodically evaluate the investment performance of the fund’s asset pool. Performance evaluation has several components: ... More


Charting the Inquiry

Robert Rohrschneider

in Learning Democracy: Democratic and Economic Values in Unified Germany

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295174
eISBN:
9780191685088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295174.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the institutional learning model. The chapter examines how restraint, self-reliance, and corresponding ideals are developed together, and why a country's institutional ... More


Stochastic Geometry and Telecommunications Networks

Sergei Zuyev

in New Perspectives in Stochastic Geometry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199232574
eISBN:
9780191716393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232574.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

Just as queueing theory revolutionized the study of circuit switched telephony in the twentieth century, stochastic geometry is gradually becoming a necessary theoretical tool for modelling and ... More


The Path to Better Pension Plan Management

August Baker, Dennis E. Logue, and Jack S. Rader

in Managing Pension and Retirement Plans: A Guide for Employers, Administrators, and Other Fiduciaries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165906
eISBN:
9780199835508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516590X.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a synthesis of the topics discussed in the preceding chapters. Sensible pension management begins with a clear understanding of the purpose of the plan. The second step is ... More


Portfolio Theory and Management

H. Kent Baker and Greg Filbeck (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199829699
eISBN:
9780199979790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829699.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The world of portfolio management has expanded greatly over the past three decades, and along with it, so have the theoretical tools necessary to appropriately service the needs of both private ... More


Project Evaluations: Learning What Works

Mark T. Buntaine

in Giving Aid Effectively: The Politics of Environmental Performance and Selectivity at Multilateral Development Banks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190467456
eISBN:
9780190467470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467456.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

Evaluation is the most direct tool that principals at all types of organizations use to manage the discretion they grant to their agents. Evaluations produce information about the outcomes of ... More


Recognizing Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Value-Based Management

Lars Oxelheim and Clas Wihlborg

in Corporate Decision-Making with Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Performance and Risk Management

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335743
eISBN:
9780199868964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335743.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Value-based management (VBM) frameworks generally do not distinguish between changes in cash flows that reflect changes in a firm's competitive position, and cash flow changes that derive mainly from ... More


Conclusion

Robert Rohrschneider

in Learning Democracy: Democratic and Economic Values in Unified Germany

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295174
eISBN:
9780191685088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295174.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter summarizes the main findings and outlines the implications of the study for German politics and society. It also discusses the study's theoretical lessons and highlights its practical ... More


Realigning Performance Evaluation

William Ascher

in Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the performance evaluation that can address (or exacerbate) the obstacles to farsightedness. The obvious challenge to addressing the issue of knowing whether performance is ... More


On the Construction of Behavior and Subjective Experience: the Production and Evaluation of Performance

Bruce W. A. Whittlesea

in Rethinking Implicit Memory

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632326
eISBN:
9780191670466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632326.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Psychologists have a problem in understanding the underlying organization and mechanism of memory. After more than a century of empirical work, many of the phenomena of memory are now clear: the ... More


Evaluating the Performance of Environmental Institutions: What to Evaluate and How to Evaluate It?

Ronald B. Mitchell

in Institutions and Environmental Change: Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240574
eISBN:
9780262286589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240574.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter, which deals with the performance evaluation, assessment, and causal significance of environmental and nonenvironmental institutions, shares the focus of the previous one: Institutions ... More


Performance Evaluation of Interactive Systems with Interactive Cooperative Objects Models

Célia Martinie, Philippe Palanque, and Camille Fayollas

in Computational Interaction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799603
eISBN:
9780191839832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799603.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Arguments to support validity of most contributions in the field of human–computer interaction are based on detailed results of empirical studies involving cohorts of tested users confronted with a ... More


Portfolio Theory and Management: An Overview

H. Kent Baker and Greg Filbeck

in Portfolio Theory and Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199829699
eISBN:
9780199979790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829699.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides an overview of portfolio theory and management. It discusses the three major steps in the portfolio management process—planning, execution, and feedback—and the key tasks ... More


Performance of Global Mutual Funds

Tarik Bazgour, Laurent Bodson, and Danielle Sougné

in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds: Building Blocks to Wealth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190207434
eISBN:
9780190207465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190207434.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Global and international mutual funds provide U.S. investors with an effective way to gain from international diversification. However, due to the complexity of international markets, performance ... More


Stock Mutual Funds

Grady Perdue

in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds: Building Blocks to Wealth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190207434
eISBN:
9780190207465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190207434.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines recent academic research concerning performance evaluation of equity mutual funds. Investors seeking to reach their financial goals should include investments that enhance the ... More


Bond Mutual Funds

Sandeep Singh

in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds: Building Blocks to Wealth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190207434
eISBN:
9780190207465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190207434.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter reviews open- and closed-end bond mutual funds. It discusses the unique challenges faced by managers of bond mutual funds. The chapter presents a comprehensive literature review on ... More


I Can’t Explain

Judith Harackiewicz

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0036
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Judith Harackiewicz reflects on her most underappreciated work: a paper entitled “Rewarding pinball wizardry” that explored the effects of rewards on intrinsic motivation. Harackiewicz performed a ... More


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