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Local Control And School Finance Reform Litigation: Can Taxpayers Choose To Spend More Or Less?, Anna Lukemeyer Oct 2002

Local Control And School Finance Reform Litigation: Can Taxpayers Choose To Spend More Or Less?, Anna Lukemeyer

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Politic 2002 Fall, The Politic, Inc. Oct 2002

The Politic 2002 Fall, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Regional Technology Assets And Opportunities: The Geographic Clustering Of High-Tech Industry, Science And Innovation In Appalachia, Edward Feser, Harvey Goldstein, Henry Renski, Catherine Renault Aug 2002

Regional Technology Assets And Opportunities: The Geographic Clustering Of High-Tech Industry, Science And Innovation In Appalachia, Edward Feser, Harvey Goldstein, Henry Renski, Catherine Renault

Edward J Feser

This study constitutes a systematic location analysis of the technology assets of Appalachia. The report identifies and documents sub-regional concentrations of technology-related employment, R&D, and applied innovation within and immediately adjacent to the 406-county service area of the Appalachian Regional Commission. By assembling and analyzing an extensive set of data at high levels of functional and spatial detail, the study reveals localized technology strengths that might be nurtured through focused economic development policy.


The Policies Of Implementing Traffic Calming In The Las Vegas Valley, David A. Guerra Apr 2002

The Policies Of Implementing Traffic Calming In The Las Vegas Valley, David A. Guerra

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This paper illustrates how policies that relate to traffic calming devices are implemented in the Las Vegas Valley. Traffic calming is the attempt to achieve calm, safe, environmentally improved conditions on streets, and the lowering of speeds. Traffic calming measures reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior and improve conditions for non-motorized street users. An analysis of The Nevada Revised Statutes was conducted to understand state directives pertaining to the implementation of policies at municipal levels of government. The study investigated how four governments (Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Clark County, and Henderson) implement traffic calming ...


The Politic 2002 Spring, The Politic, Inc. Apr 2002

The Politic 2002 Spring, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Demographic Factors Predictive Of Medicaid Enrollment In Michigan Counties, Dale Kennedy Howe Apr 2002

Demographic Factors Predictive Of Medicaid Enrollment In Michigan Counties, Dale Kennedy Howe

Dissertations

Recent changes in administration of the Medicaid program make it imperative that local agencies improve their ability to forecast demand for Medicaid services. In October of 1998 the State of Michigan redesigned the Medicaid specialty care in Michigan from a fee-for-service system to a capitated system. In a capitated healthcare system, financial risk is a result of unanticipated changes in the population size and mix. Numerous demographic factors, such as crime, population, unemployment, median age, income, and ethnicity may be used to improve the accuracy of predicted changes in enrollment for Medicaid. Using naive ordinary least squares models as the ...


Organizational Alignment: A Tool For Obtaining Greater Organizational Efficiency And Effectiveness In A State Government Agency, Patricia A. Collins Apr 2002

Organizational Alignment: A Tool For Obtaining Greater Organizational Efficiency And Effectiveness In A State Government Agency, Patricia A. Collins

Dissertations

This study focuses on the modem day use of TQM, reengineering and privatization initiatives to gain efficiency and effectiveness in government operations, and the impact of alignment on the successful implementation of these three initiatives. A large state government agency which is currently using TQM, reengineering and privatization was used as a case study. Two-hundred-and-twenty-four employees were voluntary participants. This study examined three research questions: 1. Could the level of alignment, as hypothesized by Labovitz and Rosansky, be replicated with a sample of public agency employees? 2. Is the agency aligned, based on the Labovitz and Rosansky model, to successfully ...


The Reasonable And The Rational Capacities In Political Analysis, Paul Clements, Emily Hauptmann Feb 2002

The Reasonable And The Rational Capacities In Political Analysis, Paul Clements, Emily Hauptmann

Paul Clements

No abstract provided.


Mercados De Trabajo En La Ciencia, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas Jan 2002

Mercados De Trabajo En La Ciencia, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

El mercado de trabajo en las instituciones científicas, además de ser un proceso de compra-venta de fuerza de trabajo, es el ámbito en el que se produce la intersección entre los principios de funcionamiento de la ciencia contemporánea y los procedimientos de trabajo de los grupos y las organizaciones científicas, entre las capacidades y actitudes de los trabajadores y los criterios empleados para adaptarlos a los procesos del trabajo de investigación. Por ello, el mercado de trabajo constituye un elemento privilegiado para observar el funcionamiento de la investigación científica en sus diversos marcos organizativos y es un factor clave en ...


Das Innovationsverhalten Der Deutschen Softwareindustrie, Michael Friedewald, Knut Blind, Jakob Edler Jan 2002

Das Innovationsverhalten Der Deutschen Softwareindustrie, Michael Friedewald, Knut Blind, Jakob Edler

Michael Friedewald

In this article we present the results of two empirical studies focusing on the structure and extent of the innovation activities of the German Software Industry and analyze distinctive features of Software Innovations. We distinguish the activities of the primary (core) Software Industry and secondary industries such as Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Motor Industry and Telecommunications. A special focus is put on the question if innovations in Software are sequential, on the role of Open Source Software and the importance of inter- operability.


Das Netz Der Netze, Michael Friedewald, Simone Kimpeler Jan 2002

Das Netz Der Netze, Michael Friedewald, Simone Kimpeler

Michael Friedewald

No abstract provided.


Vom Nischenprodukt Zum Massenmedium: Die Schwierigen Anfänge Des Funks In Deutschland, Michael Friedewald Jan 2002

Vom Nischenprodukt Zum Massenmedium: Die Schwierigen Anfänge Des Funks In Deutschland, Michael Friedewald

Michael Friedewald

No abstract provided.


Funkentelegraphie Und Deutschen Kolonien: Technik Als Mittel Imperialistischer Politik, Michael Friedewald Jan 2002

Funkentelegraphie Und Deutschen Kolonien: Technik Als Mittel Imperialistischer Politik, Michael Friedewald

Michael Friedewald

No abstract provided.


Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan Appendix A Community Socio-Economic Profile, Center For Economic Development Jan 2002

Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan Appendix A Community Socio-Economic Profile, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This is Appendix A of the Town of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan. This Appendix contains a Community Socio-Economic Profile.


Social Class, Politics, And Urban Markets: The Makings Of Bias In Policy Outcomes, Herman L. Boschken Jan 2002

Social Class, Politics, And Urban Markets: The Makings Of Bias In Policy Outcomes, Herman L. Boschken

Herman L. Boschken

No abstract provided.


Identification And Evaluation Of Potential Sites For Industrial Park Development In The Town Of Southampton, Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development Jan 2002

Identification And Evaluation Of Potential Sites For Industrial Park Development In The Town Of Southampton, Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report is to identify and evaluate potential sites for industrial park development in the Town of Southampton, Massachusetts. Graduate students in the Regional Planning Department at the University of Massachusetts and members of the Southampton Economic Development Planning Committee selected the eight sites in this study. The site evaluation criteria chosen for this report are based on criteria used by developers to conduct a preliminary evaluation of sites suitable for industrial park development.


Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan Appendix C Community Survey Results, Center For Economic Development Jan 2002

Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan Appendix C Community Survey Results, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This is Appendix C of the Town of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan. This Appendix contains a summarized report of the results of a community survey.


A Search For The Most Exemplary Towns In Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development Jan 2002

A Search For The Most Exemplary Towns In Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

What are the most exemplary cities or towns in the state of Massachusetts? This is the question that this study explores. At the beginning of this semester, Regional Planning Studio 1 was given the task of researching and identifying the three to five municipalities in the state that exhibit the most exemplary planning practices.

To accomplish this task, our research team broke into groups, each addressing what it means for a community to be noted as exemplary. The groups looked at four major categories of communities, those with the fastest growing populations, those experiencing a decline in population, the wealthiest ...


City Of Attleboro Economic Development Organizational Study, Center For Economic Development Jan 2002

City Of Attleboro Economic Development Organizational Study, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The organizational structure of a municipal agency plays a critical role in its ability to fulfill its public mission. A well-organized agency is able to achieve its objectives in an effective and efficient manner. In addition, an agency with a clearly defined organizational structure is better prepared to adapt to the changing needs of its community.

Professionals in the field of economic development are especially aware of the value of effective organizational structures. The cyclical nature of local economies often forces economic development agencies to shift focus rapidly in order to address changing economic conditions. Adapting successfully to these changes ...


The Usher Plant Review And 8-Point Action Plan, Center For Economic Development Jan 2002

The Usher Plant Review And 8-Point Action Plan, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The Usher Plant is located on Arch Street off of Route 2 in Erving, Massachusetts in the center village of the town. The plant is a rich part of the social, economic, and cultural identity of the town and its residents. The Erving Paper Company occupied this plant from 1964 to approximately 1990, when the company consolidated and moved its operations leaving over one-hundred workers either displaced or unemployed and the Usher Plant vacant.

The closing of the Usher Plant approximately 10 years ago has had a tremendous impact on the community residents, as well as Erving's center village ...


Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan, Center For Economic Development Jan 2002

Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

Billerica is a community rich in history and burgeoning with change. We come from colonial, agrarian roots, participated in the industrial revolution and enjoyed our day as a vacation destination. Billerica changed as the post war economy changed and became a haven for those, many from the city, seeking a close-knit community to raise families. We are now at the forefront of a high technology economy that has brought with it jobs, hotels and more change. As a community we struggle with our desire to preserve our historical character as a rural community and our realization that economic development is ...


Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan Appendix B Community Charrette Results, Center For Economic Development Jan 2002

Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan Appendix B Community Charrette Results, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This is Appendix B of the Town of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan. This Appendix contains the results of a Community Charrette in Billerica, Massachusetts that helped identify the desires of residents in the community.


Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan Appendix D, Center For Economic Development Jan 2002

Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan Appendix D, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This is an appendix for the Town of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan. This Appendix contains a community buildout analysis for Billerica.


Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan Appendix E, Center For Economic Development Jan 2002

Town Of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan Appendix E, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This is an Appendix for the Town of Billerica, Massachusetts Master Plan. This Appendix contains an open space and recreation plan for the Town of Billerica.


Wefare Reform And Families In The Child Welfare System, Morgan B. Ward Doran, Dorothy E. Roberts Jan 2002

Wefare Reform And Families In The Child Welfare System, Morgan B. Ward Doran, Dorothy E. Roberts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Working Caregivers: Issues, Challenges, And Opportunities For The Aging Network, Margaret B. Neal, Donna Wagner Jan 2002

Working Caregivers: Issues, Challenges, And Opportunities For The Aging Network, Margaret B. Neal, Donna Wagner

Institute on Aging Publications

This paper provides an overview of the issues associated with working caregivers. We will examine the social and demographic trends influencing the growth of this group, their characteristics and their contributions to elders, and the consequences of caregiving for caregivers and their work. Next, we will briefly describe the various employer-initiated programs currently in place to support working caregivers and the evolution of these programs, followed by federal and state governments’ response to working caregivers, to date. The remainder of the paper details the potential role of the aging network in better supporting working caregivers, including current best practices and ...


Dangerous Liaisons: Corporate Law, Trust Law, And Interdoctrinal Legal Transplants, Edward B. Rock, Michael L. Wachter Jan 2002

Dangerous Liaisons: Corporate Law, Trust Law, And Interdoctrinal Legal Transplants, Edward B. Rock, Michael L. Wachter

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


The Politic 2002 Winter, The Politic, Inc. Jan 2002

The Politic 2002 Winter, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Rebuilding For Success: Using Failure To Succeed In The Workplace, Deborah A. Verderosa Jan 2002

Rebuilding For Success: Using Failure To Succeed In The Workplace, Deborah A. Verderosa

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Vertical Integration And Media Regulation In The New Economy, Christopher S. Yoo Jan 2002

Vertical Integration And Media Regulation In The New Economy, Christopher S. Yoo

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.