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Connecting with Reality – the Contemporary Challenge to Research and Teaching in Marketing

Roger A. Layton
2002 Australasian Marketing Journal  
Required is a willingness to revisit the basics or foundations of our discipline, searching for macro and micro insights into both under-developed and developed communities.  ...  In response to global concerns, marketing academics and professionals need to re-consider the emphasis and content of the discipline.  ...  Environment You will also note the blend of macro and micro concepts. I cannot help but feel that our disinterest in macro work in marketing has been to our disadvantage in the world of policy ideas.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1441-3582(02)70146-8 fatcat:snkfnijykfc4po2wvba7dhvw4a

From the McDonald Report to the Kelly Committees: The Government Research and Policy Making Process Connected to Oppositional Political Terrorism in Canada

Jeffrey Ian Ross
2011 Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management  
This article presents an analysis of the Canadian government's research and policy-making processes in connection with oppositional political terrorism during the time between the McDonald Report (1977  ...  The article concludes with a list of factors that impeded government research and policy development connected with this subject and policy area and a handful of suggestions for overcoming these difficulties  ...  The Federal Government's Approach to Research and Policy Development on Terrorism Anti-terrorism policies can be divided into two types: macro and micro (Hewitt, 1984) .  ... 
doi:10.2202/1547-7355.1756 fatcat:24rph3nqezeobnfa2jvaldmwum

Towards Agents for Policy Making [chapter]

Frank Dignum, Virginia Dignum, Catholijn M. Jonker
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Since macro-models do not suffice, science has turned to develop and study agent-based simulations, i.e., micro-level models.  ...  This way, simulations can be made that support the differentiation of behaviors in multi-cultural societies, and thus can be made to support policy makers in their decisions.  ...  The authors are grateful to W. Jager and B. Hoevenaars for their contributions and comments to earlier versions of this paper. The research of V.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01991-3_11 fatcat:b53crty6nnd7vfge5yxp4j7qfe

Modeling Foreign Policy and Ethnic Conflict: Turkey's Policies Towards Syria

Carolyn C. James, Özgür Özdamar
2009 Foreign Policy Analysis  
The first section of the study begins by presenting a particular ontological approach-a system-oriented model that facilitates understanding of the connection between domestic, or micro, variables and  ...  In the third section, this case is used to evaluate the explanatory power of the model. The conclusion provides overall generalizations and implications for further research and policy.  ...  A theory that deals with society comprehensively must include the connections between units and systems, in other words, the connections between micro and macro variables.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1743-8594.2008.00081.x fatcat:afcltr7fizhytfzwmany7v7vpy

The ineffectiveness of entrepreneurship policy: is policy formulation to blame?

Norin Arshed, Sara Carter, Colin Mason
2014 Small Business Economics  
This stage in the policy process is seldom visible to those outside of government departments and has been largely ignored by prior research.  ...  The application of institutional theory provides a detailed theoretical understanding of the actors and the process by which enterprise policy is formulated.  ...  It holds potential to offer new insights in interpreting and gaining a greater understanding of the processes and the actors involved at both the macro and the micro-level in the field of enterprise policy  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11187-014-9554-8 fatcat:bgtxkoifkbfcjke6vibjmjtpjm

Policy learning and policy change: theorizing their relations from different perspectives

Stéphane Moyson, Peter Scholten, Christopher M. Weible
2017 Policy & Society  
Drawing on these data, policy actors acquire, translate, and disseminate new information and knowledge toward achieving political endeavors and for revising or strengthening their policy-related beliefs  ...  All politics and policy issues involve the accumulation of data about problems and solutions in context of social interactions.  ...  We are grateful to the participants for their useful comments. Disclosure statement No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14494035.2017.1331879 fatcat:2qkhw7btcvfjrjpa7jr4b5ftly

Action Research and Social Movement

Stephen Kemmis
1993 Education Policy Analysis Archives  
This article discusses different traditions of action research in relation to their views about the connection of research and social movement, touching on the so-called "macro-micro" problem which bedevils  ...  Large-scale policy research on topics of concern to teachers may assist in changing educational theory, policy and practice, as may educational action research.  ...  , macro research has been employed in the service of big bureaucracy and abstracted policy; on the other, micro research has been employed by those who want to look at ordinary folks in their own "home  ... 
doi:10.14507/epaa.v1n1.1993 fatcat:btwqviowp5cgvekevd2cafgbwm

Analyzing policy processes as complex systems: The case of Mesoamerican Sustainable Development Initiative.Analyzing policy processes as complex systems: Mesoamerican Sustainable Development Initiative

Patricia Almaguer-Kalixto, José A. Amozurrutia, Chaime Marcuello Servós
2014 Journal of Sociocybernetics  
Understanding the policy process as a complex system, this paper proposes analyzing macro, meso and micro levels as subsystems of the total process, identifying the interrelations between policy action  ...  This paper presents a research methodology for analyzing policy processes that are defined at the global level but implemented locally.  ...  Most policy process analysis refers to macro or micro levels due to the difficulty of explaining the interrelations between their elements.  ... 
doi:10.26754/ojs_jos/jos.20141/2791 fatcat:q3tl7t77erfhbniqdxwjgrff6q

Non-Equilibrium Social Science and Policy [chapter]

Jeffrey Johnson, Paul Ormerod, Bridget Rosewell, Andrzej Nowak, Yi-Cheng Zhang
2017 Understanding Complex Systems  
This is due to two factors: advances in statistical theory enabling better estimates of policy consequences at the microlevel, and the rise of behavioural economics which looks at how people, firms and  ...  In this context, this chapter briefly reviews the contributions of this book across the social sciences and ends with a discussion of the research themes that act as a roadmap for further research.  ...  With notable exceptions, our research community has not connected well with policy makers.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-42424-8_1 fatcat:rcl6bpadyvbolhblo3ap2mn74q

Complex Systems View of Educational Policy Research

S. Maroulis, R. Guimera, H. Petry, M. J. Stringer, L. M. Gomez, L. A. N. Amaral, U. Wilensky
2010 Science  
Although it is tremendously helpful to know that, on average, students in small classes do better, this alone is not enough to fully understand what changes policy-makers and school leaders should implement  ...  " processes with evidence about aggregate, "macro-level" outcomes that emerge from those processes.  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.1195153 pmid:20929795 fatcat:36ccawwsqrgstievcjkau5iqc4

Knowledge Economy and Regional Innovation Policy Milieu

Maria Patrizia Vittoria, Pasquale Persico
2014 Advanced Engineering Forum  
Under the current EU policy framework the concepts of region and city are the result of an inductive, exploratory cognitive process.  ...  This paper discusses the methodological capacity of a hybrid theoretical approach to discovery and design of smart specialization.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was developed within the framework of the EU REPOS project "Reti, Politiche pubbliche e Sviluppo (Networks, Public Policies and Development)", POR Campania FSE 2007-2013,  ... 
doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/aef.11.614 fatcat:dnzem3qgtfao7ladtcjbyejyli

Locating and applying critical discourse analysis within education policy

Jessica Nina Lester, Chad R. Lochmiller, Rachael Gabriel
2016 Education Policy Analysis Archives  
We conclude by pointing to future directions for research at the intersection of education policy and discourse studies.  ...  We highlight some of the ways in which policy researchers have applied the theories and methods associated with CDA and note the methodological and substantive contributions of this work.  ...  resources available to policy-makers and lobbyists during the policymaking process.  ... 
doi:10.14507/epaa.24.2768 fatcat:g6chbowhgrbyzftvbs45mvkxeu

Can power be made an empirically viable concept in policy process theory? Exploring the power potential of the Narrative Policy Framework

Tjorven Sievers, Michael D. Jones
2020 International Review of Public Policy  
To that end, we examine how power has been treated in policy process theory, with focus on the Advocacy Policy Framework (ACF), Social Construction and Policy Design, and-primarily-the Narrative Policy  ...  In this article, we argue that it is necessary to integrate an empirically viable power concept into policy process theory which allows researchers to systematically assess the role of structural power  ...  through its differentiation between micro, meso and macro narratives to tease out the second and third dimension of power in the policy process.  ... 
doi:10.4000/irpp.942 fatcat:7e4voxmy7jh5lm5wvbm25iyiaq

Muddling through and policy analysis*

David Colander
2003 New Zealand Economic Papers  
The goal of macro policy was assumed to be full employment and zero inflation, without any connection of those goals to individual welfare.  ...  Thus the evolutionary hiring and retirement process affects research.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00779950309544384 fatcat:ucf7dpvlfvd2xfzhkz2g3hzbgy

Student Engagement: Towards A Critical Policy Sociology

Michael Tomlinson
2017 Higher Education Policy  
We need to understand the background and context of policies, including their historical antecedents and relations with other texts, and the short-and longer term impacts of policies in practice.  ...  Based on a critical policy sociology approach, this article analyses the levels through which student engagement can be conceptualised: macro, meso and micro.  ...  We need to understand the background and context of policies, including their historical antecedents and relations with other texts, and the short-and longer term impacts of policies in practice.  ... 
doi:10.1057/s41307-016-0035-3 fatcat:3yncifzicbb2zb6xyn6pchnc2a
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