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Actuarial-Based Public Pension Systems  

Richard Disney

Print publication date:
Jul 2006
Online publication date:
Sep 2009
In employer-provided pension plans and individual retirement saving accounts, contributions over the working lifetime are used to purchase assets that are drawn down after retirement. In ... More

Central Banking And The Triumph Of Technical Rationality  

Mitchel Y. Abolafia

Print publication date:
Nov 2012
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
This article explores the application of technical rationality to the control of the money supply. It argues, on the one hand, that developed economies, like the United States, have moved inexorably ... More

Economic Perspectives on Public Organizations  

Aidan R. Vining and David L. Weimer

Print publication date:
Jun 2007
Online publication date:
Sep 2009
This article aims to relate some of the core ideas of NPM (new public management) directly to their economic foundations by reviewing relevant theory and empirical evidence. This overview ... More

The Financial Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds  

Veljko Fotak, Jie Gao, and William L. Megginson

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter introduces the financial role of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), which represent another form of investor with new corporate governance implications. It considers the argument ... More

Management Consulting in Health  

Ian Kirkpatrick, Chris Lonsdale, and Indraneth Neogy

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Apr 2016
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Jun 2016
In many countries governments and other funder of health services have become increasingly reliant on the advice of management consultants. In this chapter we focus on the nature and ... More

Pharmaceuticals, Money, and the Health Care Organizational Field  

Wendy Lipworth

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Apr 2016
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Jun 2016
Using an institutional theory framework, this chapter discusses the place of the pharmaceutical industry within the health care organizational field, and the wide-ranging effects the ... More

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