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2006 - American Political Science Association Pages: 25 pages || Words: 8816 words || 
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1. Thorson, Greg. "The Effects of Funding Education through Fixed Per-Pupil Funding Formulas: Evidence of Resource Inequality between Large and Small Schools" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott, Loews Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 31, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-03-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p151932_index.html>
Publication Type: Proceeding
Abstract: The State of Minnesota funds its public schools primarily through a funding formula that provides school districts the same amount of revenue per pupil regardless of the size of their enrollment. In an earlier paper (Thorson and Edmondson 2000), we demonstrated that, similar to other areas of the economy, larger school districts incur less cost per pupil due to savings attributed to increased efficiency derived from the economic principle of “economies of scale.” The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether smaller school districts, as a result of their higher costs per pupil, experience greater hardship in the areas of infrastructure, resources, and staffing. To test this hypothesis, we surveyed school superintendents throughout Minnesota. Over 88 percent of public school superintendents responded to the survey. Some of our most important findings include:

• In many key areas of infrastructure and technology, small school districts had significantly lower quality levels compared to larger school districts in the state.
• Smaller school districts had much more difficulty than larger school districts in attracting and retaining teachers.
• The disparities between small and large school districts are even larger when one compares the low referendum small districts with other school districts in the state.
• To help eliminate these disparities, we recommend altering the state’s basic funding formula (currently $4,601 per student) to provide 8 percent more funding for a district’s first 500 students and an additional 4 percent to the next 500 students. All additional students beyond the first 1,000 in each district would be funded at the $4,601 level. These increased revenues would be available to all school districts in the state. The total cost of the proposal is $77 million (less than 2 percent of state educational revenues).

2018 - MPSA Annual Conference Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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2. Lovell, Darrell. "Public Funding and Civic Pride: Impact of Salience on the Decision to Use Public Funds to Build Sports Stadiums" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 05, 2018 <Not Available>. 2019-03-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1343942_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper seeks to address the level of social and political impact on using public funds when the salience of the sport in question is low.

2006 - International Communication Association Pages: 27 pages || Words: 6791 words || 
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3. Fussell, Hilary. "Who Are Fund Raisers? An Exploratory Look at Role Theory in Fund Raising" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden International Congress Centre, Dresden, Germany, Online <PDF>. 2019-03-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p90569_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Fund raising has been conducted in various shapes and sizes for decades but is only now establishing itself as a true profession. The dynamics involved with certain professional roles include a clear definition of the field and a description of those that perform the tasks and functions of that field. Furthermore, the roles of practitioners exemplify the duties of the profession and the level of competence needed to establish a model for best practices in fund raising.
The purpose of this study is to explore the theory-driven research of role theory in public relations and its application to fund raising. This objective will be accomplished by examining, Broom and Smith’s role theory (1969), Spitzberg and Cupach’s communication competence theory (1984), and Rokeach’s (1973) instrumental values (1966). In accomplishing these objectives, two research questions will be answered and used as a base for further study in fund raising.

2006 - International Studies Association Pages: 18 pages || Words: 10215 words || 
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4. Langley, Paul. "Pension Fund Capitalism, Pension Fund Socialism, and Dissent From Investment" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, Mar 22, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-03-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p100182_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The paper reflects upon the political contestation of pension fund investment practices in the US and UK. Critical understandings of pension fund capitalism shared by academics and activists tend to assert the contemporary hegemony of finance capital. Workers savings are being manipulated through pension fund investment practices that maximise financial returns at the expense of workers welfare. A class politics of resistance follows that seeks to re-insert the interests and values of labour into the investment practices of pension funds. The task for activists becomes to replace short-termism and the drive for shareholder value in investment with the long-term concerns of stakeholders. The paper will argue, however, that this vision of pension fund socialism is more problematic than is often assumed. It is not simply that the corporate governance campaigns of pension fund activists have proved unable up to this point to shake the hold of shareholder value over investment practices. Rather, pension fund socialism calls up a politics of resistance that claims to operate in the name of the working class understood as a cohesive set of interests. Transformations in Anglo-American occupational pensions, most notably the shift from defined-benefit to defined-contribution plans, are at the same time creating multiple identities and perceived interests. Therefore, the paper marks out a broader politics of dissent that imagines and promotes political space in which collectivities can emerge amongst individualised pension savers interested in practicing progressive forms of investment.

2009 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: 21 pages || Words: 7473 words || 
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5. Phillips, Alton. "Charting Antiretroviral Supply Chains in Uganda: A Comparison of Global Fund and PEPFAR Funding Streams" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Aug 07, 2009 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-03-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p306041_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Based on fieldwork in Uganda and interviews with key players in the Ugandan antiretroviral (ARV) supply chains, this research follows the course of ARVs as they travel through the country from planning forecasts to their physical arrival at Entebbe International Airport and to the pharmacies of HIV treatment programs across the country. The research centers on a comparison of the Ministry of Health supply chain, which is largely supplied through money from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the supply chain of a local NGO funded by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The former has faced drug expiries and regular stock-outs; the latter, a steady stream of ARVs. Using interviews and business process mapping, the research identifies a series of structural differences between the two chains and discusses their relation to the challenges currently faced by the Ministry, as well as the differential development of sustainable national capacity between the funding streams.

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