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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Contract closeout pathologies and recovery strategies

Busansky, Michael D. 06 1900 (has links)
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. / The primary purpose of this thesis is to classify contract closeout pathologies, identify the root causes of these pathologies, and provide a series of strategies to regain control of the contract closeout process all within the context of the Organizational Systems Framework Model. Critical pathologies identified include process friction, inadequate information technology, contract complexity, personnel skill level, contract financial issues, management concern, perceptions, timeliness, problematic steps, existing backlogs, inadequate manpower, and poor quality records/documentation. Recommendations included taking the appropriate steps to make contract closeout a command priority throughout the Department of the Navy, developing specialized contract closeout training, taking an immediate look at the four most problematic steps of the contract closeout process and implement immediate measures to alleviate the problems that have historically plagued them, and centralizing the contract closeout function in as many commands as practical. / Department of the Navy author (civilian).

Three Essays on Matching with Contracts

Aygun, Orhan January 2014 (has links)
Thesis advisor: Tayfun Sonmez / This dissertation consists of three theoretical essays. In all essays matching with contracts is a key factor. The first essay tries to explain effects of choosing primitives of the model and irrelevance of rejected contracts condition on some key existence theorems and results in matching with contracts literature. The second essay analyzes the properties of cumulative offer algorithm and presents an application of matching with contracts. It studies the achievability of responsive choices under a constrained setup. The last essay presents a new market design application of program-student matching where affirmative action policies are effective. The first essay develops a hospital-doctor many-to-one matching with contracts model. Doctor preferences over contracts are part of primitive of the model. The other primitive of the model, our first essay suggests, hospital choice functions on sets of contracts. The first essay shows that if choice functions of hospitals are primitives of the model, then existence theorems used in many papers do not hold even when they satisfy strongest conditions. As a remedy, we introduced Irrelevance of Rejected Contracts (IRC) which guarantees stability if it is satisfied along with one substitutes condition. Next, we show the relation between IRC and law of aggregate demand (LAD) conditions. Since LAD is satisfied by many application naturally, many models satisfying LAD and the strongest substitutes conditions are immune to our criticism. On the other hand, many of the new and exiting applications satisfy only weakened substitutes condition. Therefore, assuming IRC explicitly does not only make their proofs accurate and also close the gap between theory and application. The second chapter studies properties of cumulative offer algorithm under weakened substitutes condition. In this part we showed that in many-to-one matching with contracts problems order of proposals of COA does not change the outcome, under bilateral substitutes and IRC conditions. Also, bilateral substitutes and IRC conditions make COA equivalent to generalized deferred acceptance algorithm which produces the outcome in fewer steps. This chapter also presents a new application area of matching with contracts. We used cadet-branch matching problem in USMA. In this application our main objective is, for a given branch, increasing cadet quality without giving up useful properties of allocation mechanism, such as stability and strategy-proofness. The third essay studies a college admission with affirmative action problem. With this application, for the first time in the literature, we presented an affirmative action problem where students need to claim privilege if they want to be subject to affirmative action. We analyzed the current system and showed that current guideline is unfair and causes incentive compatibility issues. Also we showed that it fails to satisfy affirmative action requirements described in affirmative action law. To solve these problems with the current system, we introduced a new choice function which is fair, respects affirmative action requirements and makes student optimal stable allocation stable and incentive compatible when used in conjunction with generalized deferred acceptance algorithm. / Thesis (PhD) — Boston College, 2014. / Submitted to: Boston College. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. / Discipline: Economics.

Essays on incomplete information in economic development

Steele, Jennifer Lynn, January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2007. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references.

Mistake in contract; a study in comparative jurisprudence ...

McKeag, Edwin Corwin. January 1905 (has links)
Thesis (PH. D.)--Columbia University, 1905. / Vita: p. 133. Pub. also as Studies in history, economics and public law, v. 23, no. 2. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record.

Contract closeout pathologies and recovery strategies /

Busansky, Michael D. January 2003 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (M.S. in Contract Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, June 2003. / Thesis advisor(s): David V. Lamm, Ralph E. Olson. Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-141). Also available online.

Essays on incomplete information in economic development

Steele, Jennifer Lynn 28 August 2008 (has links)
This thesis studies the effects of incomplete information on economic development. Relaxing the assumption that information is complete allows for corruption to occur, even in equilibrium, and for poverty traps to develop. The first paper looks at how the lack of enforcement mechanisms affects contracts, and how a more efficient contracting mechanism can be developed in aid settings. I find that as the level of corruption increases, the contract will encompass more stages. In the second paper, the agent's level of corruption is unknown, and the principal may screen agents by including corruption with positive probability. This would account for the corruption seen in development projects as an equilibrium effect. The third paper looks at the effect of uncertainty about foreign productivity on a firm's foreign direct investment (FDI) decision. Dependent on the form of the information, this may result in either an underinvestment of FDI, or no FDI at all.

Mistake in contract; a study in comparative jurisprudence ...

McKeag, Edwin Corwin. January 1905 (has links)
Thesis (PH. D.)--Columbia University, 1905. / Vita: p. 133. Pub. also as Studies in history, economics and public law, v. 23, no. 2. Also issued in print.

Managing the contract closeout process

Patton, Janet Johnson. January 1992 (has links)
Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, March 1992. / Thesis Advisor: Matsushima, Rodney F. "March 1992." Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-195). Also available in print.

Der Vertragsabschluss mittelst des Telephons : unter Berücksichtigung des Schweizerischen Zivilgesetzbuches (V. Teil+ Obligationenrecht) /

Baur, Max. January 1912 (has links)
Thesis (doctoral)--Universität Bern.

Uitlegging van overeenkomsten /

Jansma, Kornelis. January 1913 (has links)
Thesis (doctoral)--Universiteit van Amsterdam.

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