Faculty Highlights Spring 2016

By Susan Wampler Assistant Professor Emma Aguila, whose research spurred reforms to improve the financial security of millions of people in Mexico, has won the USC Price School of Public Policy’s inaugural High Impact Research Award. Dean Jack H. Knott presented the prize to Aguila at this year’s Price School Outstanding Performance Awards. “Her work…

Resh publishes new article in premier Public Administration journal

A new article co-authored by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate Bill Resh was accepted into the  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. The article, entitled “A Systems Theory Approach to Innovation Implementation: Why Organizational Location Matters,” examines how the “success” of adopted innovations depends on both the source of innovation and the organizational environment. Resh and coauthor Tima Moldogaziev argue that not…

Tang publishes new article in Policy Studies Journal

This month, Professor and Bedrosian Center Research Director Shui Yan Tang coauthored a new article in the Policy Studies Journal entitled “Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices.” His paper examines how regulatory factors are related to basic and proactive corporate environmental management practices in the Pearl River Delta region in China. His research found that the…

Tang published in Journal of Environmental Management

Last month, Professor and Bedrosian Center Research Director Shui Yan Tang was published in the Journal of Environmental Management. His article, entitled “Stakeholder demands and corporate environmental coping strategies in China,” looks at how corporations in China are developing environmental coping strategies and protection practices. His findings, based on surveys and interviews with Chinese manufacturing…

Promoting Health in Underserved Communities

As part of the REACH Demonstration Project evaluation, researchers at USC Price worked with high school-aged student focus groups to assess the barriers and facilitators to healthy food, active living resources, and health care services in an underserved urban community. Findings from this student focus group study indicate the importance of increasing access to school-based…

Bostic and Boarnet awarded METRANS UTC Research grant

Bedrosian faculty members Raphael Bostic and Marlon Boarnet have received a grant fro METRANS UTC Research, for a project titled “Developing Affordable Housing Guidelines Near Rail Transit in Los Angeles.” To inform planning and housing policy in the City of Los Angeles and in the broader Los Angeles metropolitan area, Bostic and Boarnet will compare…

What’s in it for me?

What motivates individuals to not only work hard but to go above and beyond their job requirements when working for organizations that deliver social goods?

This is the question that prompts some of my and colleagues’ most recent research. We think that this is an important topic to study for not only public management, but for its policy implications as well.