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Trapped in a Treadmill: Bureaucratic Constraints on Aid ProgramsHoben, A. - 1992 - Harvard International Review, 15(1), 22–62
America’s Most Successful Export to Japan: Continuous Improvement ProgramsDean M., S., & Robinson, A. G. - 1991 - MIT Sloan Management Review
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Programs (CIPs) unleash employee experience and I creativity to improve both products and processes. They are often cited as the most important difference between the Japanese and Western management styles and as a major factor in Japan’s economic success.2Yet the CIP was conceived, developed, and brought to maturation in the United States. After World War II, the U.S. government helped to export it to Japan, where it was well received and promptly flourished. Despite...
When Knowledge is Power: Three Models of Change in International OrganizationsHaas, E. B. - 1991 - University of California Press
Do governments seeking to collaborate in such international organizations as the United Nations and the World Bank ever learn to improve the performance of those organizations? Can international organizations be improved by a deliberate institutional design that reflects lessons learned in peacekeeping, the protection of human rights, and environmentally sound economic development? In this incisive work, Ernst Haas examines these and other issues to delineate the conditions under which...
his guide from the US General Accounting Office outlines good practice in case study evaluation and establishes a set of principles for applying case studies to evaluations. The paper outlines new ways of thinking about case studies and examines the methodology necessary to get the best from a case study analysis.
Integrating blueprint and process: A structured flexibility approach to development managementBrinkerhoff, D. W., & Ingle, M. D. - 1989 - Public Administration and Development, 9(5), 487–503
Managing socio-economic development according to highly detailed pre-implementation plans rigidly applied has not had a high degree of success in generating sustained progress in the world's poorer nations. At the other end of the spectrum is the process approach that avoids specifying targets in advance, and concentrates upon building problem-solving capacity among the people involved. Many international donor and developing country agencies favour the blueprint model, despite its...
Strengthening Farmers’ Capacity for Technology DevelopmentHaverkort, B., Hiemstra, W., Reijntjes, C., & Essers, S. - 1988 - ILEIA Newsletter, 4(3), 3–7
First Reference to Participatory Technology Development
The New New Product Development GameTakeuchi, H., & Nonaka, I. - 1986 - Harvard Business Review, 1986(1)
In today’s fast-paced, fiercely competitive world of commercial new product development, speed and flexibility are essential. Companies are increasingly realizing that the old, sequential approach to developing new products simply won’t get the job done. Instead, companies in Japan and the United States are using a holistic method—as in rugby, the ball gets passed within […]
Evolutionary Delivery Versus the “Waterfall Model”Gilb, T. - 1985 - SIGSOFT Softw. Eng. Notes, 10(3), 49–61
The conventional wisdom of planning software engineering projects, using the widely cited "waterfall model" is not the only useful software development process model. In fact, the "waterfall model" may be unrealistic, and dangerous to the primary objectives of any software project.The alternative model, which I choose to call "evolutionary delivery" is not widely taught or practiced yet. But there is already more than a decade of practical experience in using it. In various forms. It is...
Adaptive environmental assessment and management: a new approach to environmental impact assessmentJones, M. L., & Greig, L. A. - 1985 - In V. MacLaren & J. Whitney (Eds.), New directions in environmental impact assessment in Canada - Methuen
Knowledge-based Communication Processes in Software EngineeringFischer, G., & Schneider, M. - 1984 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Software Engineering, 358–368
A large number of problems to be solved with the help of computer systems are ill-structured. Their solution requires incremental design processes, because complete and stable specifications are net available. For tasks of this sort, life cycle models are inadequate. Our design methodology is based on a rapid prototyping approach which supports the coevolution of specification and implementation. Communication between customers, designers and implementors and communication between the humans...
Projects as instruments of development administration: A qualified defence and suggestions for improvementRondinelli, D. A. - 1983 - Public Administration and Development, 3(4), 307–327
Projects have become an important instrument of international assistance and of development administration because they seem to offer major advantages over other forms of planning and management. But projects have also come under increasing criticism in recent years. The benefits they offer to various interests involved in development ensure, however, that they are unlikely to be abandoned or to diminish in importance in the near future. Thus, ways must be found to make them more flexible...
Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and DevelopmentKolb, D. A. - 1983 - Prentice Hall
Drawing from the intellectual origins of experiential learning in the works of John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, and Jean Piaget, this comprehensive and systematic book describes the process of experiential learning. The author proposes a model of the underlying structures of the learning process based on research in psychology, philosophy, and physiology, and bases its typology of individual learning styles and corresponding structures of knowledge in different academic disciplines and careers on...
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