Administration

Made in China, sold in Norway: Local labor market effects of an import shock
We analyze whether increased exposure to import competition from China threaten the Nordic Model. We find negative employment effects for low-skilled workers, and observe that low-skilled workers tend to be pushed into unemployment or leave the labor force altogether. We find no evidence of wage effects. We partly expect this in a Nordic Model where firms are flexible at the employment margin, ...


Soothing politics
We consider a political agency model where voters learn information about some policy-relevant variable, which they can ignore when it impedes their desire to hold optimistic beliefs. Voters’ excessive tendency to sustain optimism may result in inefficient political decision-making because political courage does not pay off when voters have poor information. However, voters infer information ...
A Descriptive Account of an Inter-Professional Collaborative Leadership Project
A collaborative project between an academic healthcare faculty and a professional development director resulted in the design, delivery and evaluation of an inter-professional collaborative leadership workshop with ongoing leadership development activities. The workshop attendees were five inter-professional teams from one large, urban cancer care center in Taipei, Taiwan. The workshop included...


Neuroscientific Insights Into Management Development: Theoretical Propositions and Practical Implications
Research from the interdisciplinary field of social cognitive neuroscience provides insights as to how managers learn and develop, resulting in theoretical propositions and practical implications. Third-generation management development is applied as a conceptual framework for the organization and presentation of relevant evidence from the neuroscience literature. Neuroscience offers potential ...
Managerial goals in a performance-driven system: theory and empirical tests in higher education
Factors influencing managerial goals and decision-making processes have been debated for decades among public administration scholars. Previous literature has explained goal setting through theories of performance gaps, bureaucratic control, and isomorphic rationality. However, there exists no direct empirical test of these theories to determine which theoretical expectation may have more or le...


Cigarette Taxes and Cross-border Revenue Effects: Evidence Using Retail Data
Episodes of large tax differentials between neighboring states create an incentive for cigarette tax avoidance by border crossing. We use unique quarterly panel data at the county level for the state of Kansas on cigarette retailers’ sales tax remittances by distance to a state border to gauge the extent of smuggling activity and revenue effects of increases in cigarette excise tax rates....
Can Politicians Afford Knowledge? Evidence as Affordance in New Governance Oversight Arrangements
How do politicians see constituencies? Various academics have furnished elected officials with effective evidence of activities on the assumption that "better" information inevitably leads to better decisions. I propose we consider official information as seeings. I discuss how constituencies are seen or made sense of in a municipal scrutiny committee meeting in England. Using the notion of "af...

A double-edged sword: The moderating role of conscientiousness in the relationships between work stressors, psychological strain, and job performance
Although conscientiousness was commonly viewed as a type of personal resource to help individuals reduce strain or mitigate the impacts of stressors, empirical research demonstrated mixed results. Based on the personal resource allocation perspective, we posited that rather than functioning as personal resource per se, conscientiousness may act as a key factor influencing how individuals alloca...
Language-based diversity and faultlines in organizations
Language-based diversity is a relatively understudied area within diversity research. Drawing upon the social identity-based fault lines literature, the present paper describes the effects of language-based diversity within organizations operating in India. Interview-based findings indicate that organizationally mandated languages are occasionally disregarded by employees in both national and m...

Representation in the EU and beyond: one of a kind or not so unique after all?
In federal polities citizens have multiple public identities: they are addressed as members of the federal polity and as members of a sub-federal polity. Consequently, citizens are represented at the federal level through two channels of democratic representation: federal representation and sub-federal representation. Although this is a crucial element in the set-up of a federal system, the exi...
Policy experimentation, political competition, and heterogeneous beliefs
We consider a two period model in which an incumbent political party chooses the level of a current policy variable unilaterally, but faces competition from a political opponent in the future. Both parties care about voters’ payoffs, but they have different beliefs about how policy choices will map into future economic outcomes. We show that when the incumbent party can endogenously influence...

Social Networking, Management Responsibilities, and Employee Rights: The Evolving Role of Social Networking in Employment Decisions
In the past decade, social networking sites (SNSs) have transformed the way people socialize. They allow individuals to connect globally and instantaneously. These connections, however, generate user profiles that provide an abundance of personal and behavioral information that can be used as a management tool in the selection process and as a way to monitor potentially detrimental employee act...
MERIT VERSUS KINSHIP: A CATEGORY MISTAKE? THE CASE OF THE PHILIPPINE CIVIL SERVICE
Acceptance of merit's pivotal role in establishing and maintaining effective bureaucracies has become second nature. In this paper I explore the association between merit and kinship in the Philippine civil service, although the conclusions that emerge are not peculiar either to the case of the Philippines or to the ‘developing’ world in general. I argue that merit is no less social than ...
Lawrence R. Klein 1920–2013: Notes on the early years
Klein can well be said to have created the field of macroeconometric modeling almost singlehandedly. His international influence started at an early stage. The article offers scattered archive observations on Klein's early years from undergraduate study to the University of Pennsylvania in 1958. Klein was in 1944 recruited by the Cowles Commission in Chicago to construct the first macroeconomic...
Financial Development and Economic Growth: New Evidence from Tunisia
This paper examined an empirical investigation of whether financial development can boost economic growth in Tunisia. We used an Autoregressive Distributed Lag method to assess the finance-growth relation taking private credit, value traded and issuing bank's securities on the financial market as financial development indicators. The empirical results showed that the domestic credit to private ...