Profiling diversity of Australian universitites - Coates, Hamish; Edwards, Daniel; Goedegebuure, Leo; Thakur, Marian; Brugge, Eva van der; Vught, Frans van
There is a good deal of consensus that institutional diversity in higher education is a good thing. Simply put, systems with more diverse institutions perform better than systems with less diverse institutions. Yet the overall diversity of Australia’s higher education system remains unclear. Significant questions and opportunities remain unresolved. How diverse are Australia’s institutions today? How can stakeholders— particularly institutions and policymakers—understand and manage this diversity?
In this project the LH Martin Institute and Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) seek to shift discussion of diversity to a more considered level. We don’t promise neat solutions, but our analysis moves...
De draagbare Van Reenen: Piet van Reenen over politie en geweldsbeheersing - Meershoek, Guus; Hoogenboom, Bob
In de jaren zeventig begon iets bijzonders: politieofficieren gingen onderzoek doen naar de eigen organisatie. Zij leverden de ideeën voor de ingrijpende verandering die de politie later zou ondergaan. Enkelen gaven daar later zelf leiding aan, maar zij introduceerden ook een bijzondere onderzoekstraditie. Piet van Reenen was een van die pioniers. Begonnen als inspecteur bij de Rotterdamse Gemeentepolitie trotseerde hij na de rellen van de jaren zestig een verbod van de korpsleiding en ging in zijn vrije tijd sociologie studeren. Hij werd de eerste Nederlandse politieonderzoeker en combineerde dat werk later met functies als directeur van de Politieacademie en hoogleraar...
2nd Joint ERCIM eMobility and MobiSense Workshop
The second joint edition of the ERCIM eMobility workshop and the MobiSense workshop was held in St Petersburg (Russia) on June 4, 2013. The joint work- shop was hosted in co-location with the 11th International Conference on Wired/ Wireless Internet Communications. ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. The ERCIM eMobility work- ing group dedicates its research to mobile applications and services that require technical solutions on various levels. In the ERCIM eMobility workshop current progress and future developments in the...
Social Media in Human Resources Management - Bondarouk, Tanya; Olivas-Lujan, Miguel R.
We believe that the chapters that comprise this volume reveal some of the major conceptual and methodological tensions, paradoxes, and doubts that HRM research and practice currently face with the introduction of social media. Nevertheless, we also see significant support for healthy optimism as it shows the way toward the next phase of social media-enabled HRM research development. The key issues presented in this book lead us to the conclusion that this research is in a transformational stage and is now moving toward crystallizing its theoretical backgrounds and broadening its methodological approaches, as also demonstrated in our previous volume (Olivas-Luján...
The governance of problems: puzzling, powering, participation - Hoppe, Robert
Policy analysis usually gives more attention to problem solving than problem finding and there is a real threat of mismatch between problem perceptions by citizens and problem definition by their elected and appointed policy makers. Contemporary democracies need to develop a better governance of problems, as all too often, policy is a sophisticated answer to the wrong problem. This book offers a compelling new approach to public policy-making as problem processing - problem-finding, problem-framing, problem-structuring, problem-definition and problem-solving. It brings together aspects of puzzling, powering and participation, relating them in interesting and different ways to cultural theory, to issues about...
American intergovernmental relations: foundations, perspectives, and issues, 5th ed - O'Toole, Laurence J.; Christensen, Robert K.
With the addition of brand new co-editor, Robert Christensen, this trusted reader is back in a fresh and insightful fifth edition. To the general structure that has made American Intergovernmental Relations so enduring, the editors have added a new section that incorporates the importance of law and courts to intergovernmental relations. This new section explicitly grounds the study of intergovernmental relations to foundational Constitutional text and the dynamic role of the Supreme Court in interpreting constitutional powers. Tool and Christensen have also added new selections that cover society's current and most pressing intergovernmental policy issues, including health care, immigration, and...
Water governance, policy and knowledge transfer: International studies in contextual water management - Boer, Cheryl de; Vinke-de Kruijf, Joanne; Özerol, Gül; Bressers, Hans Th.A.
In an increasingly global community of researchers and practitioners, new technologies and communication means have made the transfer of policies from one country or region to another progressively more prevalent. There has been a lot of attention in the field of public administration paid to policy transfer and institutional transplantation. This book aims to create a better understanding of such transfers in the water management sector. These include the adoption of modern water management concepts, such as integrated water resources management and forms of water governance, which are strongly promoted and sometimes also imposed by various international organizations. Transfers also...
Handbook of Research on E-Transformation and Human Resources Management Technologies: Organizational Outcomes and Challenges - Bondarouk, Tanya; Ruel, Huub; Guiderdoni-Jourdain, Karine; Oiry, Ewan
Digital advancements and discoveries are now challenging traditional human resource management services within businesses.
The Handbook of Research on E-Transformation and Human Resources Management Technologies: Organizational Outcomes and Challenges provides practical, situated, and unique knowledge on innovative e-HRM technologies that add competitive advantage to organizations. This Handbook of Research expands on theoretical conceptualizations of e-HRM useful to researchers, academicians, and human resource managers