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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
The Balanced Scorecard: Eolution to Long-Term Performance It is measured at the district level rather than the school; it
covers only public schools; it is missing for a great many districts who failed to report one of
the component variables; and it may be unreliable if districts cannot distinguish mobility
from dropout. Moreover, the CCD contains very little information about student
THE IMPACT OF LOGISTICS STRATEGY AND LOGISTICS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROCESSES ON SERVICE PERFORMANCE If parents select schools for effectiveness, wealthy parents
should be better able to obtain effective schools in markets where decentralized governance
facilitates the choice of schools through residential location, and student performance should
be more tightly associated with peer characteristics in these markets.
INTERORGANIZATIONAL ADADTATION , INTERORGANIZATIONAL STRATIGIES, AND FIRM PERFORMANCE A second issue is that there is little or no threat of market entry when competition is
among geographically-based school districts. In the absence of entry, administrators of
undesirable districts are not likely to face substantial declines in enrollment. Indeed, a
reasonable first approximation is that total (public) school and district enrollments are
invariant to schools relative desirability.
HUMAN CAPITAL GAINS: HOW THE INVESTMENT AND ALLOCATION OF HUMAN CAPITAL AFFECTS THE PERFORMANCE OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING FIRMS A second reason
is that schools in more stratified markets are likely to be more internally homogenous; as the
sampling variance of the school average depends linearly on the within-school variance of
individual characteristics, more internally homogenous schools imply more reliable schoollevel
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ACCOUNTING IMFORMATION, INDIVIDUA DIFFRENTCES, AND ATTRIBUTIONS IN THE PERFORMANCE EVALUTION PROCESS Simulation of expanding choice
In this subsection, I describe simulations of a hypothetical regional economy under
several combinations of (δ , J). As δ grows, the relative importance of school effectiveness
diminishes and the likelihood of unsorted equilibria expands. By the logic above, for any
fixed δ we might expect unsorted equilibria to be less prominent with many districts than
Where Figure 1.
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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....
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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:
This monograph reports on the nature of private post-school technical and vocational education and training (TVET) within the further education and training (FET) band in the South African education system. It provides, for the first time, empirical data about the participants, the location and ownership of institutions, the programmes offered, and the delivery of private TVET provision in the country, as well as case studies which explore the character of the sector.
Our empirical ﬁndings are robust to controlling for individual ﬁxed-eﬀects, expe-
rience, year eﬀects, team, home ballpark characteristics, and managerial quality. The
inclusion of individual ﬁxed-eﬀects means that the results cannot be explained by assorta-
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analysis is exploiting variation over time within a given player’s performance.
Regarding these two issues, we obtain the following results. First, we report strong negative
skewness in the risk-neutral density, which indicates that the probability of a large decrease in
stock prices exceeds the probability of a large increase. In the literature on US equity
derivatives, this finding has been termed “crashophobia”. Our second result is that the implied
volatility of the US stock market has the strongest effect on changes in the DAX RNDs.
There are many stressors associated with military life, particularly with deployments, and it is important to understand how such stressors affect individual functioning and performance. This report reviews literature on how stress affects performance generally and applies the most relevant findings to military operations and