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Authoritarianism, Disempowerment, and Learned Helplessness

Sandra L. Bloom and Brian Farragher

in Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195374803
eISBN:
9780199865420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374803.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Rarely does the subject of power and abusive power come up for open discussion in social service environments and yet it is a critical component of any organizational setting. As communication breaks ... More


‘Microbursts’ of knowledge and creative work in Japan 1

Philippe Byosiere

in Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297320
eISBN:
9780191711237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter explores the challenge of unleashing individual creativity in large corporations by examining the environment and incentives of R&D researchers. Considerable tension is found in the ... More


Research Sponsors and the Culture of Risk

Sydney A. Halpern

in Lesser Harms: The Morality of Risk in Medical Research

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314518
eISBN:
9780226314532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314532.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the field of vaccine testing, organizational support for human trials was quite common in the United States, even as early as the 1930s. A diverse array of agencies provided resources for the ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Controlling Risk

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines an ingredient for successful investing: controlling risk. Great investors are those who take risks that are less than commensurate with the returns they earn. They may produce ... More


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