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Analyzing Performance Skewness In Public Agencies: The Case Of Urban Mass Transit, Herman L. Boschken Jul 1992

Analyzing Performance Skewness In Public Agencies: The Case Of Urban Mass Transit, Herman L. Boschken

Herman L. Boschken

Previous studies of public organizational performance have focused mostly on operating efficiency, without dealing with the complex accountability problems associated with plural public interests. The fact that an agency exhibits multiple and often paradoxical performances has not been of comparable concern. This failure to account for performance in a multiple-constituencies context has led to a narrow view of how well agencies do. To broaden the research on agency performance, a multiple-constituencies model is introduced and tested for statistically significant variances. The findings confirm the model's robustness in structuring a dependent variable for empirical research on why agencies perform toward ...


Indsutrial Revitalization Plan Liberty Taylor Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Indsutrial Revitalization Plan Liberty Taylor Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was designed to begin the community renewal program for Liberty-Taylor Industrial Corridor located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The objectives of the report was to describe current conditions the Liberty-Taylor Corridor; to analyze and update previous planning studies of the Corridor; to identify key roadblocks to investment in the Corridor, and to present possible solutions in order to stimulate reinvestment.


Data Collection And Analysis Master Planning Process, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Data Collection And Analysis Master Planning Process, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The focus of the report was to help develop a Master Plan for the town of Orange, Massachusetts. The Plan details a land inventory, a housing condition survey, real-estate data collection, demographic data, and an infrastructure capacity assessment.


Controlling The Abandonment Of Automobiles: Mandatory Deposits Vs Fines, Dwight Lee, Philip E. Graves, Robert L. Sexton Dec 1991

Controlling The Abandonment Of Automobiles: Mandatory Deposits Vs Fines, Dwight Lee, Philip E. Graves, Robert L. Sexton

Robert L Sexton

There is no abstract, but the paper describes first-best solutions to the abandonment of automobiles, arguing that litter fines are inefficient with or without a mandatory deposit. However, the latter can generate first-best optimality.


Controlling The Abandonment Of Automobiles: Mandatory Deposits Vs Fines, Dwight Lee, Philip E. Graves, Robert L. Sexton Dec 1991

Controlling The Abandonment Of Automobiles: Mandatory Deposits Vs Fines, Dwight Lee, Philip E. Graves, Robert L. Sexton

Robert L Sexton

There is no abstract, but the paper describes first-best solutions to the abandonment of automobiles, arguing that litter fines are inefficient with or without a mandatory deposit. However, the latter can generate first-best optimality.


Controlling The Abandonment Of Automobiles: Mandatory Deposits Vs Fines, Dwight Lee, Philip E. Graves, Robert L. Sexton Dec 1991

Controlling The Abandonment Of Automobiles: Mandatory Deposits Vs Fines, Dwight Lee, Philip E. Graves, Robert L. Sexton

PHILIP E GRAVES

There is no abstract, but the paper describes first-best solutions to the abandonment of automobiles, arguing that litter fines are inefficient with or without a mandatory deposit. However, the latter can generate first-best optimality.