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Does Public Housing Have A Future?, Peter Dreier 2010 Occidental College

Does Public Housing Have A Future?, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Sobro Gets Students Ready For Green Economy, Alex Green 2010 Cuny Graduate School of Journalism

Sobro Gets Students Ready For Green Economy, Alex Green

Alex Green IV

The adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is being given new meaning by a group of high school seniors working with SoBRO, the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.


Changing To Win? Threat, Resistance, And The Role Of Unions In Strikes, 1984–2002, Andrew W. Martin, Marc Dixon 2010 Ohio State University

Changing To Win? Threat, Resistance, And The Role Of Unions In Strikes, 1984–2002, Andrew W. Martin, Marc Dixon

Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles

No abstract provided.


The Political Mobilization Of Corporate Directors: Socio-Economic Correlates Of Affiliation To European Pressure Groups, Matthew BOND, Siana Glouharova, Nicholas HARRIGAN 2010 London South Bank University

The Political Mobilization Of Corporate Directors: Socio-Economic Correlates Of Affiliation To European Pressure Groups, Matthew Bond, Siana Glouharova, Nicholas Harrigan

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Business has played a central role in the debate over Britain's place in the European Union. This paper examines the socio-economic characteristics of directors of Britain's largest corporations who affiliated either to Business for Sterling or Britain in Europe. It reports associations between directors' social backgrounds and their probabilities of affiliation. Elite university education, club membership, wealth and multiple directorships were all associated with higher propensities to affiliate. The associations are consistent with the idea that directors' social resources allow them to overcome collective action problems as well as supplying them with the motivations to affiliate. They also ...


Mountain Monitor-1st Quarter 2010, Mark Muro, Jonathan Rothwell, Kenan Fikri 2010 Brookings Institution

Mountain Monitor-1st Quarter 2010, Mark Muro, Jonathan Rothwell, Kenan Fikri

Mountain Monitor

Where are the jobs? That anxious question pervading national discussions of the Great Recession and its aftermath is becoming acute in the Intermountain West. Not only has the region’s usual faster-than-the-nation employment snapback after recessions failed to materialize this time around. What is more, the Mountain region’s halting economic recovery in some ways actually weakened in the first three months of 2010 as reports this new edition of the Mountain Monitor, a quarterly report produced by Brookings Mountain West, a partnership between Brookings and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and a companion product to Brookings national ...


Nasaba Convention 2010, Karen Ahmed 2010 DePaul University

Nasaba Convention 2010, Karen Ahmed

Karen Hunt Ahmed

No abstract provided.


Devastatingly Human: An Analysis Of Registered Nurses’ Medication Error Accounts, Linda Treiber, Jackie Jones 2010 Kennesaw State University

Devastatingly Human: An Analysis Of Registered Nurses’ Medication Error Accounts, Linda Treiber, Jackie Jones

Linda A. Treiber

Despite many safeguards, nurses make the majority of medication administration errors. The purpose of our research was to investigate the perceived causes for such errors and to better understand how nurses deal with them. We performed an interpretive analysis of 158 accounts by nurses who made self-identified medication errors. We found common themes among these accounts. First, although nurses admitted responsibility for errors, they simultaneously identified a variety of external contributing factors. Second, nurses’ accounts were often framed in terms of "being new," with the underlying background expectancy of inexperience. Third, emotionally devastating visceral responses to errors were common and ...


Os Fundamentos Do Direito E O Processo De Bolonha, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Os Fundamentos Do Direito E O Processo De Bolonha, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Há muitos mitos sobre o processo de Bolonha, que tem servido de álibi para muita coisa. Para X e o contrário de X. O presente artigo é uma resenha de um colóquio na Suiça, em que se discutiu a formação jurídica a sério e sem demagogia, no horizonte de Bolonha. Que, como todas as crises, pode e deve ser uma oportunidade para fazer triunfar o Direito pensado, e não a burocratização juridica positivista legalista. Entre as conclusões desta reunião está, naturalmente, a vontade de viver, continuar, e resistir, dedicada e inovadoramente, contra a tecnocratização do Direito. Como dizia Pietro Costa ...


Semiótica Dos Titulos, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Semiótica Dos Titulos, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Uma coisa são habilitações reais, competência clara, outra são os títulos e os postos na carreira. Confunde-se demais o doirado dos “canudos” com a substância, assim como o renome mediático com qualidade. Há certamente uma patologia social quando se é povo de titulados e titulares. Tratamo-nos excessivamente por “doutores”, muitas vezes sem propriedade. O humanista Clenardo, no séc. XVI já, é que nos viu bem: generalizada mania da nobreza.


Individualism-Collectivism And Group Creativity, Jack A. Goncalo, Barry M. Staw 2010 Cornell University

Individualism-Collectivism And Group Creativity, Jack A. Goncalo, Barry M. Staw

Jack Goncalo

Current research in organizational behavior suggests that organizations should adopt collectivistic values because they promote cooperation and productivity, while individualistic values should be avoided because they incite destructive conflict and opportunism. In this paper, we highlight one possible benefit of individualistic values that has not previously been considered. Because individualistic values can encourage uniqueness, such values might be useful when creativity is a desired outcome. Although we hypothesize that individualistic groups should be more creative than collectivistic groups, we also consider an important competing hypothesis: Given that collectivistic groups are more responsive to norms, they might be more creative than ...


Ilr Impact Brief - Group Success Depends On Giving Individuals Credit Where Credit Is Due, Jack A. Goncalo, Michelle M. Duguid 2010 Cornell University

Ilr Impact Brief - Group Success Depends On Giving Individuals Credit Where Credit Is Due, Jack A. Goncalo, Michelle M. Duguid

Jack Goncalo

[Excerpt] Does the tendency of groups to take credit for their success without acknowledging the input of specific group members affect subsequent group performance? In a word, yes. This “group-serving bias” may cause groups to ignore or underestimate the potentially unique contributions made by each individual member, a common practice that can lead to inferior outcomes. When groups ascribe their success to individuals, they are more likely to explore a wide range of divergent alternatives before reaching consensus. Attribution to individuals also facilitates the sharing of information that is known to only one member of the group but is critical ...


Hidden Consequences Of The Group Serving Bias: Causal Attributions And The Quality Of Group Decision Making, Jack Goncalo, Michelle M. Duguid 2010 Cornell University

Hidden Consequences Of The Group Serving Bias: Causal Attributions And The Quality Of Group Decision Making, Jack Goncalo, Michelle M. Duguid

Jack Goncalo

A long stream of research in attribution theory suggests that groups are biased toward attributing their success to factors that are internal to their group. However, the existing research has confounded two types of attributions that are both internal to the group, but theoretically distinct: (1) Attributions that differentiate between the contributions made by each individual group member and (2) attributions that focus on the group as a whole. This dichotomy is important because, drawing on theories of social influence, we predict that different types of attributions will have different consequences for the quality of group decision making. In experiment ...


Past Success And Creativity Over Time: A Study Of Inventors In The Hard Disk Drive Industry, Pino G. Audia, Jack A. Goncalo 2010 University of California, Berkeley

Past Success And Creativity Over Time: A Study Of Inventors In The Hard Disk Drive Industry, Pino G. Audia, Jack A. Goncalo

Jack Goncalo

We integrate psychological theories of individual creativity with organizational theories of exploration versus exploitation in order to examine the relationship between past success and creativity over time. A key prediction derived from this theoretical integration is that successful people should be more likely to generate new ideas, but these ideas will tend to be less divergent as they favor the exploitation of familiar knowledge at the expense of the exploration of new domains. This prediction departs from the often-held view that people who generate more ideas will also generate ideas that are more divergent. Analyses of patenting in the hard ...


Can Confidence Come Too Soon? Collective Efficacy, Conflict And Group Performance Over Time, Jack Goncalo, Evan Polman, Christina Maslach 2010 Cornell University

Can Confidence Come Too Soon? Collective Efficacy, Conflict And Group Performance Over Time, Jack Goncalo, Evan Polman, Christina Maslach

Jack Goncalo

Groups with a strong sense of collective efficacy set more challenging goals, persist in the face of difficulty, and are ultimately more likely to succeed than groups who do not share this belief. Given the many advantages that may accrue to groups who are confident, it would be logical to advise groups to build a high level of collective efficacy as early as possible. However, we draw on Whyte’s (1998) theory of collective efficacy and groupthink, to predict that when confidence emerges at a high level toward the beginning of a group’s existence, group members may be less ...


Fazer A "Diferença", Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Fazer A "Diferença", Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

O que é ser diferente? O que é "ter diferenças"? Porque se diz, hoje em dia, em língua portuguesa corrente, "diferença" em vez de "divergência"? Não será esse um dos "paralelipípedos de línguagem" em que tropeçamos, ou que arremessamos aos nossos co-falantes?


The Integrative Functions Of Post-Industrial U.S. Labor Market For Marriage Formation: Three Essays, Lijun Yang 2010 University of Pennsylvania

The Integrative Functions Of Post-Industrial U.S. Labor Market For Marriage Formation: Three Essays, Lijun Yang

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The deteriorating labor market position of young men has arguably played an important role in later and less frequent marriage since the 1970s. This dissertation examines the relationship between men’s socioeconomic characteristics and marriage formation and the labor market causes of marriage declines since the 1970s. It is motivated by three aspects of labor market changes that have characterized the post-industrial U.S. economy: the historic shift in labor market returns to schooling, women’s occupational integration and changes in men’s career entry. I find that: (1) Erosion in the employment opportunities of noncollege educated black men is ...


Regulating The Global Politico-Economic Order: The Functioning Of The Development Assistance Provision Regime, Justin James Gann 2010 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Regulating The Global Politico-Economic Order: The Functioning Of The Development Assistance Provision Regime, Justin James Gann

Masters Theses

This thesis is about the provisioning of development assistance, as a major component of foreign aid. Conventional approaches to the subject have tended to focus on the determinate interactions of discrete agents as the principle units of analysis. This necessarily obscures the functional role development assistance fulfills in relation to the global politico economic order, however. This study, by contrast, properly situates individual programs of development assistance as belonging to a much larger historical pattern, or system of coordinated politico-economic behavior. The objective, therefore, is to apprehend the systematic and functional interrelations existing (i) among the various agents engaged in ...


Creating A Wellness Program For Hotel Front Desk Employees, Karima Abdel-Moty 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Creating A Wellness Program For Hotel Front Desk Employees, Karima Abdel-Moty

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The majority of hotel front desk employees fulfill their job demands in generally similar ways, in terms of workplace conditions. The demanding and hectic nature of this job results in very tangle physical and emotional effects on the employee. Through an analysis of current literature, guidelines on implementing a wellness program suited specifically for hotel front desk employees will be created. Through successful implementation of an employee wellness program, management will be able to provide effective job resources that will result in engaged front desk employees, and consequently, higher levels of customer service, productivity, and profitability.


Chicago Microfinance Conference 2010, Karen Ahmed 2010 DePaul University

Chicago Microfinance Conference 2010, Karen Ahmed

Karen Hunt Ahmed

No abstract provided.


Ética E Política. Uma Breve Reflexão, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Ética E Política. Uma Breve Reflexão, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

A política não é uma ética armada, nem sequer uma ética prática ou aplicada. A política não é « serva » da ética, mas não pode recusar pelo menos alguma eticidade. Pelo menos uma eticidade mínima. Hoje é comum falar de ética e falta de ética na política. Que relações tal pode ter com a cidadania e a democracia, não apenas ao nível macro-institucional, mas também ao nível micro-estrural, de proximidade?


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