nep-ppm New Economics Papers
on Project, Program and Portfolio Management
Issue of 2010‒10‒30
four papers chosen by
Arvi Kuura
Parnu College - Tartu University

  2. Technology transfer and learning under the Kyoto regime: exploring the technological impact of CDM projects in developing countries. By Doranova, Asel
  3. Perfect and Imperfect Real-Time Monitoring in a Minimum-Effort Game By Cary Deck; Nikos Nikiforakis
  4. The impact of LIHTC program on local schools By Wenhua Di; James C. Murdoch

  1. By: M.-J. Avenier (CERAG - Centre d'études et de recherches appliquées à la gestion - CNRS : UMR5820 - Université Pierre Mendès-France - Grenoble II); J. Bartunek (department organization Studies - Boston College)
    Abstract: This article aims at advancing the still on-going conversations about the so-called research/practice gap. Some academics argue that it is not possible to develop knowledge that is both academically valuable and helpful for practice, while others hold the opposite view, justifying it on the basis of works published in top tier journals. The paper argues that the main reason scholars hold such contradictory views on this topic central to management science is the lack of explicitness of a number of founding assumptions which underlie their discourses, in particular the lack of explicitness of the epistemological framework in which the parties' arguments are anchored. The paper presents methodological guidelines for elaborating scientific knowledge both from and for practice, and illustrates how to use these guidelines on examples from a published longitudinal research project. In order to avoid the lack of explicitness pitfall, the paper specifies scientific and epistemological frameworks in which the knowledge elaborated in this methodological approach, when properly justified, can be considered as legitimate scientific knowledge.
    Keywords: collaborative research ; constructivist epistemological paradigm ; sciences of the artificial ; organizational design science; rigor; actionability
    Date: 2010
  2. By: Doranova, Asel (Maastricht University)
    Date: 2010
  3. By: Cary Deck (University of Arkansas and Economic Science Institute); Nikos Nikiforakis (Department of Economics, University of Melbourne)
    Abstract: This paper presents the results from a minimum-effort game in which individuals can observe the choices of others in real time. We find that under perfect monitoring almost all groups coordinate at the payoff-dominant equilibrium. However, when individuals can only observe the actions of their immediate neighbors in a circle network, monitoring improves neither coordination nor efficiency relative to a baseline treatment without real-time monitoring. We argue that the inefficiency of imperfect monitoring is due to information uncertainty, that is, uncertainty about the interpretation of the information available regarding the actions of others.
    Keywords: minimum effort game, information uncertainty, real time monitoring, circle network, cheap talk
    JEL: C72 C92 D82
    Date: 2010
  4. By: Wenhua Di; James C. Murdoch
    Abstract: The low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program has developed over two million rental homes for low-income households since 1986. The perception of deterioration in school quality has been a main reason for community opposition to LIHTC projects in middle-and upper-income areas. In this paper, we examine the impact of LIHTC projects on the nearby school performance. The LIHTC projects tend to have positive and statistically significant impacts on school performance the year they are placed in service and this finding is robust to various specifications. Offsetting these, the one year lag effects are negative and of similar or smaller magnitude.
    Keywords: Housing subsidies ; Housing policy ; Education ; Poverty
    Date: 2010

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