Germany's nuclear power plant closures and the integration of electricity markets in Europe

Author(s):

Lilian M. de Menezes

 et al.
Topic:
Strategy
Industry:
Public Policy

How does the actions of one European electricity market participant affect other markets within the region? This study looks at what impact Germany's decision to cancel and close its nuclear power stations may have had on neighbouring markets, and what lessons can be learned from it for those seeking pan-European market integration.

Updated: 26/06/2015
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Views: 1,892

Better population data: striving for greater accuracy

Author(s):

Les Mayhew

Industry:
Public Policy

Research by City University London academics has helped councils across the UK measure populations more accurately, saving money and improving people's standard of living.

Updated: 18/05/2015
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Views: 3,122

The true cost of social care - planning for the future

Author(s):

Les Mayhew

 et al.
Industry:
Public Policy

Research from City University London has helped shape policy around how to pay for long-term care in the UK.

Updated: 18/05/2015
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Views: 1,902

Power, Personalities and Principles - Improving political leadership

Discussions from a Cass Business School workshop on improving political leadership through cross-disciplinary research form this impact report for practitioners.

Updated: 14/11/2014
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Views: 2,735

Ideas and advice to accelerate the transition of MPs entering New Zealand’s House of Representatives

New MPs are expected to know and perform their roles effectively from the moment they start. This research looks at how they might best cope with this pressure, focusing particularly on the experience of New Zealand parliamentarians.

Updated: 05/11/2014
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Views: 4,972

Using Six Sigma to identify hospitals that cost the most across procedures

Author(s):

ManMohan Sodhi

 et al.
Industry:
Public Policy

The US spends proportionately more on healthcare than most other Western nations, but it may not get the best value. A Six-Sigma analysis reveals the small amount of hospitals accounting for the greater share of the costs.

Updated: 03/01/2014
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Views: 2,848

The REF: an effective tool, or does it inhibit creativity?

Amanda Goodall, Senior Lecturer in Management at Cass, debates the merits or otherwise of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) with her husband Andrew Oswald, professor of economics at the University of Warwick.

Updated: 16/05/2013
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Views: 3,568

Knowledge acquisition in investment banking

Author(s):

Chris Rowley

 et al.

This paper examines knowledge management practices within the investment banking sector, using two international banking institutions as examples, focusing on the work of key professionals - securities analysts and equity traders.

It finds a knowledge gap which is partly historical, as the professional licencing requirements of securities analysts has not, to date, included specific skill development in the qualitative forms of data analysis required for systematic human capital analysis.

Updated: 06/02/2013
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Views: 6,236

Are democratic governments more efficient?

Author(s):

Manthos Delis

 et al.
Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Public Policy

This paper explores the relationship between public sector efficiency (PSE) and the level of democracy, both theoretically and empirically. Specifically, it is assumed that elected officials in democracies are 'more' accountable to voters than the respective ones in autocracies.

Do you agree that democratic governments may be seen as more economically efficient?

Updated: 06/02/2013
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Views: 6,102