Illustrates the impact a research organization can have on a variety of social issues.
IC2 is a research institute which is active in developing programs in a variety of areas, from possible pricing strategies on the Internet to approaches to aid insurance regulators. This book examines the strategies and applications developed to forward these programs.
What can research contribute in the way of innovative approaches to deal constructively with the burgeoning problems related to juvenile delinquency? How can the Internet and the World Wide Web be used to advance health care? How should the services of the Internet be priced when the US government ceases its support? These are some of the questions addressed in this volume illustrating the impact of IC2.
The book is divided into three sections: the first examines new programs being developed by IC2; the second looks at new methodologies; and the third reviews new science. The research topics covered point to potential ways of bringing research into practical use. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers interested in the improvement of management and social policy issues.
Preface New Programs The Austin Project, 1989-1994: Interim Report on an Ongoing Innovation by Walt W. Rostow Telemedicine: Its Place on the Information Highway by Frederick Williams and Mary Moore Pricing of Services on the Internet by Alok Gupta, Dale O. Stahl, and Andrew B. Whinston Needed Innovations in Capital Expenditure Planning by Richard L. Tucker and G. Edward Gibson, Jr. Interdisciplinary Research in Materials and Devices for Electronics and Photonics by J.M. White and B.G. Streetman New Methodologies The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Management Science for Solving Management Problems by Gerald L. Thompson Using Computer-Intensive Technologies to Aid Insurance Regulators: Early Detection of Insolvency and Fraud by Patrick L. Brockett, Linda L. Golden, and Xiaohua Xia A Two-Stage DEA Approach for Identifying and Rewarding Efficiency in TexasSecondary Schools by V.L. Arnold, I.R. Bardhan, and W.W. Cooper A Management System for Monitoring and Analyzing the Productivity of Armed Forces Recruiting by D.B. Learner, Fred Young Phillips, and J.J. Rousseau The Competitiveness of Nations by Boaz Golany and Sten Thore Instability, Complexity, and Bounded Rationality in Economic Change by Ilya Prigogine, Ping Chen, and Kehong Wen Diversification Strategy, Strategy Change, Performance and State-Defined Risk: Some Longitudinal Evidence by Timothy W. Ruefli, Donde P. Ashmos, and James M. Collins New Science The Role of Basic Research in Developing New Treatments for Parkinson's Disease by Creed W. Abell and Sau-Wah Kwan Drugs as Probes for Intrinsic and Protein-Induced Bending of DNA by Laurence H. Hurley and Daekyu Sun Potential Agents for the Commercialization of Virus-Resistant Transgenic Plants by Maureen S. Bonness, Nilgun E. Tumer, and Tom J. Mabry Biography: George Kozmetsky by Nancy Richey and Laraine Siegel