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Public-private partnerships: an incomplete-contract approach

Professor John Bennett | Economics | 01 September 2002

Public-private partnerships (ppps) are a central feature of uk government policy for the provision of infrastructure and the delivery of public services. An increasingly common form of ppp derives from the private finance initiative (pfi), which was ...

The ethnography of cyberscience: information in contemporary science

Dr Christine Hine | Sociology | 01 August 2002

The proposed research is an investigation of the role played by information and communication technologies in scientific research. This research is particularly timely for two reasons, one empirical and one theoretical. The empirical timeliness of th ...

Asp-vh: vertical and horizontal asps

Professor Wendy Currie | Management & Business Studies | 01 March 2002

The project investigates the deployment, hosting and integration of vertical (industry-specific) and horizontal (business-focused) web-enabled information systems by application service providers (asps). It develops risk assessment modules for evalua ...

Have inflation targets reduced the natural rate of unemployment?

Professor Chris Martin | Economics | 01 March 2002

We will investigate whether the introduction of inflation targets can explain the recent reduction in the natural rate of unemployment. In a recently published theoretical paper, we argued that inflation targets will reduce the equilibrium rate of un ...

Understanding the "impact" of health research: lessons from the ref2014

Dr Gemma Derrick | Science and Technology Studies | 01 October 2013

The 2006 cooksey review of publicly funded health research stated that the uk was at risk of “failing to reap the full economic, health and social benefits of public investment in health research" due to health research not being adequately tra ...

Continence across continents to upend stigma and dependency (cactus-d)

Mrs Eleanor Van Den Heuvel | 01 May 2013

Continence problems occur in up to 50 per cent of women as they age. Urine leakage is a common health problem that can affect a person’s quality of life and health. The brunel has partnered with canadian researchers to learn from the canadian e ...

The performance of autonomous local service delivery agencies

Professor C Pollitt | Political Science and International Relations | 01 September 1993

Application abstract: the project aims to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of opting out for public service agencies. Opting out, nhs trust units, grant maintained schools and housing voluntary transfers have all been the subject of wides ...

Understanding software development standards in commercial settings.

Sociology | 01 April 1993

Application abstract: during the last few years there has been growing concern over the reliability of sensitive computer software- programs in which an error could lead directly to significant financial or physical damage to property or human beings ...

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