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What Is Activity-Based Funding? Abf Information Series No. 1, Kathy Eagar 2011 University of Wollongong

What Is Activity-Based Funding? Abf Information Series No. 1, Kathy Eagar

Sydney Business School - Papers

Activity-Based Funding (ABF) is a central feature of the Rudd hospital reform plan (‘A National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia’s Future’). ABF is not a new idea, either to the health sector or to other industries. Indeed, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed in November 2008 to introduce a nationally consistent ABF approach as part of its National Partnership Agreement on Hospital and Health Workforce Reform. The Rudd hospital reform plan proposes to accelerate the ABF work program that has already been agreed with the States and Territories.


Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration: Improving The Quality Of Palliative Care Using Routine, Standard Patient Assessments, Maree Banfield 2011 University of Wollongong

Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration: Improving The Quality Of Palliative Care Using Routine, Standard Patient Assessments, Maree Banfield

Sydney Business School - Papers

The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) allows palliative care nurses to more effectively evaluate the quality of care being provided to patients. The PCOC was established in 2005 under the National Palliative Care Program and is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The collaboration includes the University of Wollongong, the University of Western Australia Flinders University and Queensland University of Technology, with associated quality improvement facilitators to assist services with PCOC.


The Factors Of Sme Cluster Developments In A Developing Country: The Case Of Indonesian Clusters, Mukhammad Kholid Mawardi, Ty Choi, Nelson Perera 2011 University of Wollongong

The Factors Of Sme Cluster Developments In A Developing Country: The Case Of Indonesian Clusters, Mukhammad Kholid Mawardi, Ty Choi, Nelson Perera

Sydney Business School - Papers

Since cluster development factors become a critical issue in the debate of the industrial cluster literature, several scholars have attempted to seek the variables that influence the cluster growth. This paper presents the case of the wood furniture cluster of Bukir- Indonesia to explain the development of SME clusters by identifying its influential factors. We utilize the model proposed by Parrilli (2009) that includes collective efficiency, social capital, and policy inducement variables to explore the driving factors of this cluster growth. Based on the qualitative approach, this case study found that collective efficiency and social capital affect the development of ...


Challenges Of The Coaching Manager, Grace McCarthy, Julia Ahrens 2011 University of Wollongong

Challenges Of The Coaching Manager, Grace Mccarthy, Julia Ahrens

Sydney Business School - Papers

This paper explores the growing practice of managerial coaching. Much of the coaching literature is set in the context of an external coach coming into an organisation. However managers are increasingly being expected to coach their employees, a change in role which can create tensions. This paper examines the literature on coaching managers and identifies key differences in the issues faced by coaching managers and by internal/external coaches. The same coach training is often provided to both full-time coaches and coaching managers. The paper also discusses implications for coach training.


Value Of Values For Practicing Managers And Leaders, Palli Mulla K A Chandrakumara 2011 University of Wollongong

Value Of Values For Practicing Managers And Leaders, Palli Mulla K A Chandrakumara

Sydney Business School - Papers

The aim of this article is to increase the awareness of and practical knowledge about values and their impact on management practices and behavioral and performance outcomes in organizations. It explores the meaning of values by using "preferences and priorities" and by differentiating values from other closely related concepts such as ethics, attitudes,needs, and morals. It also highlights some important evolving value patterns pertaining to customers, organizations,and employees belongs to three generations: Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. Another interesting aspect of the article is the exploration of evidence with regard to impact of values as an independent ...


Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Using The Sri Lankan Tea Industry As A Pilot Study, Pradeepa Jayaratne, Lee Styger, Nelson Perera 2011 University of Wollongong

Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Using The Sri Lankan Tea Industry As A Pilot Study, Pradeepa Jayaratne, Lee Styger, Nelson Perera

Sydney Business School - Papers

Genuine sustainable supply chain management is now critical to achieve competitive advantage. Risk, uncertainty, strategy, innovation, relationship, infrastructure, regulation and technology are typically historically important areas that have a strong impact on sustainable SCM. These factors have been studied within manufacturing sector in developed countries; there is a lack of research on agri-supply chain in developing countries with respect to the concept of sustainable SCM. Therefore, this research tries to map the tea supply chain and identify the influencing factors and their performance on sustainable SCM in the tea supply chain in Sri Lanka. Importantly, early research suggests that mapping ...


The Move From Protectionism To Outward-Looking Industrial Development: A Critical Juncture In Irish Industrial Policy?, Paul Donnelly, John Hogan 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Move From Protectionism To Outward-Looking Industrial Development: A Critical Juncture In Irish Industrial Policy?, Paul Donnelly, John Hogan

Articles

This paper utilises a new framework for examining critical junctures to help us understand whether the changes to Irish industrial policy at the end of the 1950s constituted a critical juncture, breaking cleanly with what came before, or were a continuation of policy pathways previously established. The framework is made up of three elements, which must be identified in sequence, for us to be able to declare a critical juncture. Irish industrial policy is examined here, as it constitutes a core tenet of wider economic policy.


Beck Halstrøm (Sweden), Jennifer Manning, Thomas Cooney 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Beck Halstrøm (Sweden), Jennifer Manning, Thomas Cooney

Case Study

No abstract provided.


Gj Belfrost (England), Thomas Cooney, Jennifer Manning 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Gj Belfrost (England), Thomas Cooney, Jennifer Manning

Case Study

No abstract provided.


Organizational Learning Implications Of Partnering Flexibility In Project-Venture Settings: A Multilevel Framework, Andreas Schwab, Anne S. Miner 2011 Iowa State University

Organizational Learning Implications Of Partnering Flexibility In Project-Venture Settings: A Multilevel Framework, Andreas Schwab, Anne S. Miner

Management Publications

Project ventures are an increasingly prevalent organizational form in many industries. The management literature has stressed their flexibility and adaptability advantages. This chapter focuses on the learning implications of the source of flexibility most essential to project ventures: the ability to switch partners during project formation and execution. This partnering flexibility creates opportunities to respond to new knowledge about characteristics of project tasks and project partners. Partnering flexibility, however, also creates learning challenges. The short-term nature of relationships between project partners and the disintegration of the project team after project completion challenges the accumulation and transfer of knowledge to future ...


Changes Of Coffee Consumption Behaviors In Korea: The Effects Of Image Congruity Toward Brand Name Coffee Shops On Customer Attitude And Repurchase Intention, Juhee Kang, Liang Tang, Robert Bosselman 2011 Iowa State University

Changes Of Coffee Consumption Behaviors In Korea: The Effects Of Image Congruity Toward Brand Name Coffee Shops On Customer Attitude And Repurchase Intention, Juhee Kang, Liang Tang, Robert Bosselman

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This study attempts to apply the theory of image congruity to the context of brand coffee shops. The purpose of this stuy is to examine the effects of self-congruity and functional congruity on customer attitude and repurchase intention. This study also aims to investigate moderator effects of customer experience on attitude toward brand coffee shops to understand customer decisionmaking. Results confirm that higher degrees of self-image congruity toward a coffee shop directly influence a positive attitude toward the store—thus, affect high intention to repurchase. However, moderator effects of prior experience on customer attitude and behaviors were not found. In ...


Essays On Disclosure And Legal Origin, Brian Matthew Burnett 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Essays On Disclosure And Legal Origin, Brian Matthew Burnett

Accounting Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation consists of two essays.

Chapter 1

I exploit a regulatory change that mandated Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) firms to comply with the reporting requirements of the 1934 Securities Exchange Act to examine: 1) firm characteristics associated with voluntary disclosure of financial statement information, and 2) the valuation role of financial statement information in voluntary and mandatory reporting disclosure environments. Prior to this regulatory change, disclosure of financial statement information was voluntary for most OTCBB firms. I study firms that initiate filing with the SEC after this regulatory change, and classify these firms as disclosing and non-disclosing firms based ...


Agricultural Safety Consulting Firm Business Plan, Michael Portugal 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Agricultural Safety Consulting Firm Business Plan, Michael Portugal

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

No abstract provided.


How Satisfaction Modifies The Strength Of The Influence Of Perceived Service Quality On Behavioral Intentions, Shyh Jane Li, Yu-Ying Huang, Miles Yang 2011 National Sun Yat-Sen University

How Satisfaction Modifies The Strength Of The Influence Of Perceived Service Quality On Behavioral Intentions, Shyh Jane Li, Yu-Ying Huang, Miles Yang

Faculty of Business - Papers

Purpose: The existence and form of interaction effects between service quality and satisfaction are still uncertain. The main purpose of this study is to examine whether satisfaction moderates the relationship between service quality and behavioral intentions. Design/methodology/approach: A structured questionnaire was distributed to the out-patients of 12 regional hospitals (the middle level) in Taiwan. Findings: The findings show that the forms of moderators played by satisfaction are not always the same under different dimensions of service quality (i.e. reliability, responsiveness, assurance, and empathy). Satisfaction positively moderates the influence of reliability/empathy on behavioral intentions, but negatively moderates ...


Dashboards Drive Direction, Susan L. Lawrence MS, CMAC, Krista J. Casey MBA 2011 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Dashboards Drive Direction, Susan L. Lawrence Ms, Cmac, Krista J. Casey Mba

Administration & Leadership

No abstract provided.


Finance, Fear, And Family: Issues Of Trust And The Common Ground With Terrorist Funding, David M. Cook, Timothy Smith 2011 Edith Cowan University

Finance, Fear, And Family: Issues Of Trust And The Common Ground With Terrorist Funding, David M. Cook, Timothy Smith

Australian Counter Terrorism Conference

In the immediate aftermath of al-Qaeda’s September 11 attacks on the United States of America, examinations of terrorist funding focused on the Middle Eastern and South Asian use of Hawala and non-traceable financial transactions. However, whilst the cloaking of identity is certainly a part of criminal activity for funds transfer, there are other factors. South Asia’s community banking norms align far more closely with informal systems that follow centuries-old customs of familial trust rather than reportable record keeping. Tightened restrictions on money movement in the form of identity checks and statements of purpose have coerced more than two ...


2011 January, Office of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. 2011 Morehead State University

2011 January, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives

Press releases for January of 2011.


The Importance Of Being Known: Relationship Banking And Credit Limits, Atreya Chakraborty 2011 University of Massachusetts, Boston

The Importance Of Being Known: Relationship Banking And Credit Limits, Atreya Chakraborty

Accounting and Finance Faculty Publication Series

This paper measures the importance of bank-firm relationships in obtaining higher credit “limits.” We use data from a relatively unused section of the National Survey of Small Business Finance (NSSBF, 1993) on credit limits, credit sources, and contract terms for firms with lines of credit from multiple banks. This lets us isolate the credit limit that each bank provides the same firm, eliminating the need to control for often immeasurable, unreliable, or firm-specific “soft” information. For a median Line of Credit (LOC) of $250,000, we find that a bank with a five-year information advantage provides a LOC limit that ...


The Role Of Intuition In Strategic Decision Making: How Managers' Rationalize Intuition, Philomena Hanlon 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Role Of Intuition In Strategic Decision Making: How Managers' Rationalize Intuition, Philomena Hanlon

Conference papers

This paper looks at the role of intuition in strategic decision making. While there is a considerable body of work on intuition generally empirical research on it and its use by managers is limited. Little research on managers in the ‘field’ has been carried out, with the work by Agor (1989) probably the best known. Due to the nature of intuition (an activity which takes place in the minds of individuals and which researchers can not access directly) this paper looks instead at the discursive patterns of mangers in relation to intuition in strategic decision making.

Primary data collection consisted ...


Career Success Investigation, Sue Mulhall 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Career Success Investigation, Sue Mulhall

Articles

This paper investigates how researchers have responded to requests to encourage a broader definition of career success by conducting research with underrepresented groups. It investigates the sample populations that are researched, and the type of work experience that is studied, by reviewing 89 articles in journals concerned with the construct of career success from 1992 to 2009. The paper finds that such research principally focuses on managers, professionals and administrators, and the work-related experience considered is almost exclusively situated in the domain of paid employment, particularly full-time employment. It argues that the definition of career success tends to only relate ...


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