nep-ppm New Economics Papers
on Project, Program and Portfolio Management
Issue of 2008‒04‒04
three papers chosen by
Arvi Kuura
Parnu College - Tartu University

  1. Rewiring Business Firms through an Entrepreneurial-Oriented Strategy Making By R. LAMADRID; A. HEENE; X. GELLYNCK
  2. A general equilibrium analysis of demand side management programs under the clean development mechanism of the kyoto protocol By Timilsina, Govinda R.
  3. Individual Incentives in Program Participation: Splitting up the Process in Assignment and Enrollment By Weber, Andrea

    Abstract: Strategic entrepreneurship which merges strategic management and entrepreneurship is an essential formula for a good business. An entrepreneurial mindset (opportunity seeking) augurs well for effective strategy making (advantage seeking) to caution against uncertainty. Hence, companies must align their business along strategic entrepreneurship. Companies can sustain their business by plotting a strategy making that pays off on their entrepreneurial orientation. This research aims to provide answer to such by looking at strategy making along 5Ps: plan, position, pattern, perspective and ploy and mapping them out with the dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation to wit: innovativeness, proactiveness, risk taking, competitive aggressiveness, and autonomy. Thereby, propositions of relational constructs that stand on a firm grounding of literature are presented.
    Date: 2008–01
  2. By: Timilsina, Govinda R.
    Abstract: This paper analyzes the economic and environmental consequences of a potential demand side management program in Thailand using a general equilibrium model. The program considers replacement of less efficient electrical appliances in the household sector with more efficient counterparts. The study further examines changes in the economic and environmental effects of the program if it is implemented under the cl ean development mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol, which provides carbon subsidies to the program. The study finds that the demand side management program would increase economic welfare if the ratio of unit cost of electricity savings to price of electricity is 0.4 or lower even in the absence of the clean development mechanism. If the program ' s ratio of unit cost of electricity savings to price of electricity is greater than 0.4, registration of the program under the clean development mechanism would be needed to achieve positive welfare impacts. The level of welfare impacts would, however, depend on the price of carbon credits the program generates. For a given level of welfare impacts, the registration of the demand side management program under the clean development mechanism would increase the volume of emission reductions.
    Keywords: Energy Production and Transportation,Environmental Economics & Policies,Economic Theory & Research,Environment and Energy Efficiency,Energy and Environment
    Date: 2008–03–01
  3. By: Weber, Andrea (University of California, Berkeley)
    Abstract: In this paper we investigate two stages in the process that leads to participation in ALMP programs. We use unique administrative data from the Austrian unemployment registers which allow us to distinguish between caseworker assignment and actual program enrollment. Although 25% of newly unemployed workers are assigned to a program, only half of them enroll and participate in the program longer than 5 days. This difference between assignment and enrollment rates cannot be explained by job entries, program cancelations, or rejected program applications alone. Therefore we analyze the influence of observable characteristics on each stage of the participation process. We find that beside policy regulations individual worker incentives play an important role in determining program participation.
    Keywords: unemployment, active labor market policy, evaluation
    JEL: J24 J68
    Date: 2008–03

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