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Resh publishes new article in premier Public Administration journal

by Justine Dodgen 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 Read more…

Tang publishes new article in Policy Studies Journal

by Justine Dodgen 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 Read more…

Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices

“Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices” Ning Liu, Shui-Yan Tang,Xueyong Zhan, Carlos Wing-Hung Lo DOI: 10.1111/psj.12130 Abstract A lack of clear political commitment together with confusing rules and enforcement often characterize the institutional context of policy implementation and regulatory compliance in developing countries. By connecting such contextual features to Read more…

What’s in it for me?

by William G. Resh Bedrosian Faculty Research Award: In the Face of Failure: The Persistence of Pro-Social Motivations under Conditions of Negative Feedback, Awarded January 2015 __________________________ What motivates individuals to not only work hard but to go above and beyond their job requirements when working for organizations that deliver social Read more…

Improving Urban Governance

by Jovanna Rosen with Lisa Schweitzer Bedrosian Faculty Research Award: Improving Urban Governance through Community Development Agreements, Awarded January 2015 __________________________ Policies such as community benefits agreements (CBAs) and project labor agreements (PLAs) have recently proliferated in urban governance. These community development agreements similarly attempt to leverage urban growth and public participation within Read more…

Improving Urban Governance

Policies such as community benefits agreements (CBAs) and project labor agreements (PLAs) have recently proliferated in urban governance. These community development agreements similarly attempt to leverage urban growth and public participation within the development process to promote community development (Saito & Truong, 2014).

Transparency and the Federal Election Commission

Does transparency enhance the ability for voters to evaluate candidates for office, and reward those candidates who are transparent and honest? Did the random audit policy formerly used by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) have positive benefits for both citizens and candidates?  We theorize that increased transparency creates a stronger democratic process by providing more information to voters about candidates.

Boarnet paper presented at IATBR

Organized by the Choice Modelling Centre at the University of Leeds, the 14th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research was held July 19-23, 2015 at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor, UK. On Sunday July 19, 2015 a paper presentation on “Day-to-Day Travel Variability and ‘Optimal’ Duration of Travel Survey: Moving Beyond Read more…

Tinoco releases new article

Community Investment released a new paper by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, Eduardo Tinoco.  The paper provides a brief historical background of veterans’ educational benefits. Tinoco identifies current challenges facing student veterans. He explores the cost of student veterans’ education and the role of the new G.I. Bill. Universities help student veterans Read more…

William Resh: New article in Presidential Studies Quarterly

Resh, William G. Appointee–Careerist Relations in the Presidential Transition of 2008?2009. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 12/2014, Volume 44, Issue 4. Abstract This research takes a different approach from most studies of presidential transitions by examining transition preparations from the unique perspective of the career bureaucrats that provide a critical connection between transitions and Read more…

Shui Yan Tang presentation in Shanghai

Dr Shui Yan Tang gave a presentation, titled “Comparative Institutional Analysis and Public Management Research in China,” at a public management conference in Fudan University in Shanghai, July 19-20, 2014. The presentation examined public management research from a comparative institutional analysis perspective. It focused on several general principles for designing Read more…

USC Price Practicum to UN

by Frank Zerunyan I recently took a group of students to make a presentation at UN headquarters in New York City.  We were hosted by Dr. John-Mary Kauzya, Chief of the Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB) in the Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the UN Department of Read more…

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