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Selection and cataloguing of papers in the duncan black archive

Professor Iain Mclean | Political Science and International Relations | 01 November 1993

The papers of duncan black (1908-91) were rescued from his house after his death , saved by the inestigators with the assistance of glasgow university archives and business record centre, and conserved an catalogued through this grant. The aims of th ...

Policy as practice: understanding the work of policy-makers

Dr Steven Griggs | Political Science | 01 December 2008

This seminar series investigated how we might better develop models of policy making that are informed by the actual practice of policy-makers. It addressed fundamental questions about what policy-makers do when they go to work and how this is repres ...

Integrated waste planning

Professor David Shaw | Environmental Planning | 01 March 2008

The aim of this research was to critically explore waste planning and management at the local level to determine the effectiveness of the 2004 planning and compulsory purchase act, and the ability of the new spatial plan making regime to facilitate v ...

Dynamics of power in contemporary media policymaking

Dr Des Freedman | Sociology | 01 October 2004

Despite the political, economic and cultural importance of the media industries, there is relatively little public discussion about how they should be structured, organised and regulated. There is even less understanding of the material processes thr ...

Business models: fasttracking competitive advantage

Professor Nicholas O'regan | 06 February 2014

The collapse of well-known uk high street names has shown the importance of having a business model that is capable of both creating and capturing value. Business models describe how the firm differentiates itself and deals with competition. Yet, rec ...

Causal framing and decision making

Dr Cherng-Horng Lan | Psychology | 01 April 2009

Decision making under uncertainty is an important activity in different domains of life (eg, investment decisions, risk management, economic forecasting, assessing impacts of new policies, etc).   to act efficiently and effectively in the uncert ...

A decision-by-sampling account of decision under risk

Professor Neil Stewart | Psychology | 01 April 2008

There are many existing models of how people make risky decisions. The models suggest people use distorted estimates of risk and reward and, given these distortions, give a good description of the decisions people make. But they do not explain why pe ...

Improving people's protective decision-making

Professor Peter Ayton | Psychology | 02 October 2006

For protective products such as life, health or property insurance, people must decide whether - and how much - to invest and how much risk they are prepared to take with their life, health or property. We aim to generate insights into precautionary ...

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