Category: Research Updates

March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016
October 26, 2015
October 20, 2015

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…

October 20, 2015

by Justine Dodgen 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…

September 30, 2015
September 25, 2015

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…

August 22, 2015

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…

August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015

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)…

August 22, 2015

byAbby Wood and Christian Grose Bedrosian Faculty Research Award: Government Transparency Laws: Why Do Some Legislators Over Comply?, Awarded January 2015 __________________________ Transparency and the Federal Election Commission: A Boon for…

August 21, 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 goods?

August 21, 2015

Governmental public policies provide a framework for programs, services, and resource allocations to address societal problems. The bicameral nature of the United States Congress provides a setting for conflict not just on whether to reform existing policy, but on what policy instruments to employ. 

August 21, 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 the development process to promote community development (Saito & Truong, 2014).

August 21, 2015

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.

July 28, 2015

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.…

April 23, 2015

by Pamela McCann Solving our enormous policy problems in today’s complex world requires a balance of appetite for change, capacity for reform, and fortitude.  Although not all societal problems require…

April 10, 2015

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.…

February 11, 2015
November 13, 2014

Resh, William; Siddiki, Saba; McConnell, Will R. Does the Network Centrality of Government Actors Matter? Examining the Role of Government Organizations in Aquaculture Partnerships. Review of Policy Research, 11/2014, Volume 31,…

November 13, 2014

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…

September 2, 2014

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.…

June 24, 2014

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…

March 12, 2014
February 28, 2014

by Benjamin Robinson Earlier this month, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his State of the State address announcing a bold new initiative called the Tennessee Promise. The Tennessee Promise will funnel…