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Managing from the Strategic Core

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:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The state is politically and administratively managed from the strategic core. Discussion is limited to the strategic plan that each organization is required to have, and the managerial strategy that ... More


How Local Trade Associations and Manufacturers' Associations Worked in Pre-war Japan

Kazuhiro Ōmori

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198292746
eISBN:
9780191603891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292740.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter focuses on the role of trade and manufacturers’ associations in Japan’s industrialization. Focusing on two typical traditional industries, pottery and straw goods manufacturing, the ... More


Economic Performance and Quality Control

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Niche seeking and status competition represent two potentially advantageous micro-political activities for individuals. This chapter focuses on their usefulness in connecting the interests of an ... More


The Process of Management Control at Valleyco

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter describes the process of management control at the Valleyco plant. In contrast to the situation at Nippon CTV, the Valleyco plant management has various different practices for different ... More


Information Management Standards and Strategies for Net Primary Production Data

Kristin L. Vanderbilt and William K. Michener

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Sound information management is a critical component of any primary production measurement program to avoid loss of valuable information over time. This chapter provides recommended protocols for ... More


Training, Productivity, and Quality Control in Japanese Multinational Companies

Mari Sako

in The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides a helpful insight into Japanese multinational companies to understand their training, productivity, and quality control processes. This chapter is a report of research on eight ... More


Control of the Manufacturing Environment and Process

Christopher Hodges

in European Regulation of Consumer Product Safety

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282555
eISBN:
9780191700217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282555.003.0009
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The objectives of control of the manufacturing environment are to ensure the quality and consistency of products that are made and that they conform to the approved design. Failure of quality control ... More


Reducing measurement error and its effects

Emily White, Bruce K. Armstrong, and Rodolfo Saracci

in Principles of Exposure Measurement in Epidemiology: Collecting, Evaluating, and Improving Measures of Disease Risk Factors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198509851
eISBN:
9780191723827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509851.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The primary goal when measuring exposures (risk factors) in an epidemiological study should be minimizing measurement error. Several approaches to the reduction of measurement error and its effects ... More


Measurements in the human body or its products

Emily White, Bruce K. Armstrong, and Rodolfo Saracci

in Principles of Exposure Measurement in Epidemiology: Collecting, Evaluating, and Improving Measures of Disease Risk Factors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198509851
eISBN:
9780191723827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509851.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Measurements made directly on the human body or on samples of blood, urine, or other products are in principle ideal to measure exposures. They can be objective, individualized, quantitatively ... More


Improving quality and safety

Heather Shearer

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the improvement of healthcare quality and safety. Topics covered include a brief history of quality improvement, measuring improvement, the Six Sigma approach, the productive ... More


Quality assurance

Curtis L. Meinert and Susan Tonascia

in Clinical Trials: Design, Conduct and Analysis

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195035681
eISBN:
9780199864478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195035681.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Quality assurance, as applied to clinical trials, is any method or procedure for collecting, processing, or analyzing study data that is aimed at maintaining or enhancing their reliability or ... More


Newborn screening quality assurance

W. Harry Hannon, L. Omar Henderson, and Carol J. Bell

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses quality assurance (QA) for newborn screening programs. It describes the Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program (NSQAP) at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, which provides ... More


Methods of Wage Payment

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the economic reasoning behind the different forms of wage payments, focusing on differences in the costs of measuring output, supervising workers, and ensuring quality. ... More


Clinical applications of mapping neurocognitive processes in the human brain with functional MRI

Keith R. Thulborn and Antonio Gisbert

in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: An Introduction to Methods

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192630711
eISBN:
9780191724770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630711.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

A critical issue in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is to ensure that the subject is performing the required task. This can be important particularly in clinical studies. Clinical ... More


NMR Imaging of Materials

Bernhard Blumich

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526766
eISBN:
9780191709524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526766.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging of materials is a field of increasing importance. Applications range from fundamental science such as the characterisation of fluid transport in porous rocks, ... More


Brain reading

John-Dylan Haynes

in I Know What You're Thinking: Brain imaging and mental privacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596492
eISBN:
9780191745669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596492.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

For a long time neuroscience has focused on basic research, but now studies have begun to demonstrate how brain science can be put to use to solve practical real-world problems. Specifically, ... More


Ethical Issues in Storm Water Policy Implementation: Disparities in Financial Burdens and Overall Benefits

Sheldon Kamieniecki and Amy Below

in Water, Place, and Equity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232715
eISBN:
9780262286107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232715.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explains the effects of storm water in water sanitation, flooding, and the depletion of groundwater aquifers. Several provisions have been passed by the federal state in order to address ... More


Opening New Markets

D. G. Webster

in Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029551
eISBN:
9780262329972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029551.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The last economic response predicted by the AC/SC framework is the expansion of markets to counter the price signal that is expected to accompany increases in the supply of fish. This chapter ... More


The administration of long-term large studies

Roberto J. Rona and Susan Chinn

in The National Study of Health and Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629197
eISBN:
9780191723612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629197.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Long-term studies aiming to assess changes over time require a careful description of measurement techniques, consistent questionnaire design, the training of personnel undertaking the measurements, ... More


An Outrage Management Strategy for Child Protective Services

Radha Jagannathan and Michael J. Camasso

in Protecting Children in the Age of Outrage: A New Perspective on Child Protective Services Reform

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195176964
eISBN:
9780199332366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176964.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter considers the implications of the analyses for state child protective services (CPS) agency design and child welfare reform in general. It also connects the results to a management model ... More


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