MANAGING SUPPLY CONTRACTS AND INVENTORY RISKS IN A SUPPLY CHAIN This
seems a more accurate characterization of Tiebout markets, as the median U.S. metropolitan
area has fewer than a dozen school districts from which to choose. It leads to a substantially
different understanding of the market dynamics, as Hoxys assumption of competing schools
with identical peer groups eliminates the stickiness that concern for peer group can create
and that is the primary focus here.
COMPETITIVE SUPPLY CHAIN AND REVENUE MANAGEMENT: FOUR ESSAYS When the peer group measure is interacted with
the choice indexin Column B, and again with additional controls in the remaining
columnsthe coefficient is indistinguishable from zero, with a negative point estimate in
Panel B repeats this analysis, this time with the score earned by students when they
were in the 12th grade.51 Again, estimates of the choice effect are imprecise but arewith
one statistically insignificant exceptionof the opposite sign from that predicted by the
SUPERVISOR'S MANAGEMENT STYLE AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SATISFACTION IN A PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY The mechanisms typically proposed to increase parental choicevouchers, charter
schools, etc.are not at present sufficiently widespread to permit decisive empirical tests
either of parental revealed preferences or of their ultimate effects on school productivity
ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS MANAGEMENT'S PREPERENCES FOR ACOUNTING STANDARDS The model stacks the deck, however, by holding the distribution of effectiveness
fixed. If school administrators respond to incentives, effectiveness sorting will also induce
higher effort and greater effectiveness. This will tend to raise scores for everyone, and the
productivity benefits may offset the allocative costs that Tiebout choice imposes on poor
THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF LOGISTICS: A MANAGEMENT SPECIALTY TO MEET 21 ST CENTURY CHALLENGES The effectiveness parameter in (1), μ j , encompasses the effects of any differences
across schools that do not depend on the characteristics of students that they enroll. It may
include, for example, the ability and effort levels of local administrators, their choice of
curricula, or their effectiveness in resisting the demands of bureaucrats and teachers
ESSAYS ON PRICING FIXED INCOME DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT Moreover, voucher programs that encourage the entry of new competitors may produce
more options for parents than even the most decentralized of district governance structures,
reducing the potential for coordination failures and increasing the probability that even
parents who value the peer group highly will choose effective schools.
INFORMATION ENGINEERING IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES: AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER'S PERSPECTIVE
For many purposes, however, one need not know why it is that schools with
advantaged students outscore those with disadvantaged students; the fact that they do is
itself of substantial importance. This dissertation focuses on two such topics: The
competitive impacts of school choice programs, and the design of college admissions rules.
In each case, when I incorporate into the standard analysis the key fact that student
composition may function as a signal of student performance (and vice versa),...
UNDERSTANDING MANAGERIAL COACHING: THE ROLE OF MANAGER ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS IN EFFECTIVE COACHING One must live while conducting research. I thank my family and friends for putting
up with me these last five years and for helping me to stay sane throughout. I hope that I
have not been too unbearable.
Much of my graduate career was supported under a National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition, the research in Chapters 1 and 2 was partially
supported by the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at U.C....
AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) SYSTEMS, AS ASSESSED BY MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS This tendency is at the core of my empirical strategy. To clarify it, I present next to a
simulation exercise that demonstrates the impact of market structure (J) on effectiveness
sorting under different assumptions about the importance of peer group to parental
preferences (δ), and thus about the stickiness of residential assignments.
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This dissertation provides empirical evidence on the market reaction to earnings warnings and management’s motivation to issue earnings warnings. Earnings warnings are any earnings-related management voluntary disclosures made prior to the earnings announcement date.1 Firms use earnings warnings to provide timely information to their shareholders and investors as well as financial analysts regarding their expected current period performance prior to the earnings announcement date (Ip , McLean  and Stone ).
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Fifteen years ago, in January 1997, our company, Panorama Software, was acquired by Microsoft
during its entry into the business intelligence space. That was a long time ago. In fact, it was so long
ago, I’m not sure that business intelligence was even called BI. Back then our mission and strategy
were simple, accompanied by the short but effective slogan “OLAP for the masses.” For the most
part that mission hasn’t changed over the years. We’ve simply focused on different aspects of the
product that would deliver us the “masses.”...
COST CHARACTERISTCS AND MANAGEMENT DECISTION OF OKLAHOMA COOPERATIV E GRAIN ELEVATORS When parental concern for peer group is introduced, the perfectly sorted equilibrium
is no longer unique. It is now possible for ineffective districts to retain wealthy peer groups
in equilibrium, as long as they are not so ineffective that families would prefer a lower- x ,
higher-μ district. One imperfectly sorted equilibrium is displayed in Panel D.
PERFORMANCE EFFECTS OF CORPORATE DWERSIFICATION: ROLES OF KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT CAPABILITY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY The results presented in Section 1.5 offer no evidence that the allocation of effective
schools is systematically different in high-choice than in low-choice markets. If Tiebout
choice does not increase the probability that effective schools attract students from
advantaged backgrounds, it is not clear how it can provide incentives that will lead
administrators to exert greater effort....
MANAGING SIMULATION BASED TRAINING A FRAMEWORK FOR OPTIMIZING LEARNING, COST, AND TIME Second, one can estimate the model on a sample that includes private
school students. If the sample selection bias is in the hypothesized direction, either strategy
should produce a smaller (more negative) estimate of the effect of interdistrict competition.
SITE BASED MANAGEMENT: A DESIGN PERSPECTIVE The first two chapters consider parents choice of schools for their children. The
claim that parental choice can create incentives for schools to become more productive is a
tenet of the neoclassical analysis of education. It relies crucially on the assumption that
parents will choose effective, productive schools.
A WEB-APPLICATION TOOL FOR MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS STRATEGIC MANAG AND COMPETITIVE PERFORMANCE MONITORIN Several identifiable factors may bias the coefficient on the peer group-Tiebout choice
interaction in specifications like (7). I discuss two here; each can produce an upward bias in
The first source of bias is statistical. There are several reasons to suspect
measurement error in the peer group variable:
PUBLIC & PRIVATE MANAGEMENT: FUNDAMENTALLY ALIKE OR DIFFERENT? We can imagine as a thought experiment fully decentralizing school governance in
Miami-Dade County, which is served by a single district.53 Figure 1.7 displays the actual
distribution of peer groups and school average SAT scores in Miami, as well as the
counterfactual distribution that might be observed if the Miami choice index were changed
to one and if the effect of choice were at the upper limit of its confidence interval.
Chapter 4 - Project management tools. After completing this unit, you should be able to: To understand the concept of the present value of moneys receivable in the future, to learn the various feasibility studies for a project, to learn the common methods used to evaluate projects, to understand the two most popular project management tools.