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This essay comments on Stuart Henry’s important contribution to our thinking about the administration of interdisciplinary programs. Though I quibble with a few of the arguments he makes in the last volume of Issues, I focus my remarks on adding to Henry’s suggested strategies for defending...
An organizing schema for human science is constructed, which consists of a hierarchical list of the phenomena of interest to human scientists, and the causal links (influences) among these phenomena. Such a schema has been suggested by previous scholars but never constructed. The schema can be...
The absolute and relative impact of current quality and reputation variables on consumer decisions are examined using data from the market for Bordeaux wine. The estimates indicate that a model of consumer decision making which incorporates information on reputation (past quality) and collective...
The risk premium, exchange rate expectations, and the forward exchange rate: Estimates for the Yen-Dollar rateDownload
The forward rate is often used as the market's prediction of the future spot exchange rate even though the hypothesis that the forward rate is an unbiased predictor of the future spot rate has been rejected in a large number of empirical studies using data for different countries and time...
Our understanding of the process of interdisciplinary research has expanded considerably over the last decades. The purpose of this brief paper is to take stock of where we are going. The first section addresses definitional issues and discusses the relationship between teaching and research....
Resource prices, and petroleum prices in particular, are volatile and difficult to predict, so government revenue in resource-producing regions is also uncertain and volatile. Adjusting government expenditure in response to these revenue movements involves economic, social and political costs....
While the theoretical literature on firm reputation is well developed, there exist few empirical studies that quantify the importance of reputation effects. This paper and reputation using data from the market for Bordeaux wine. A model is proposed in which price is a function of current quality...
I apply the schema I developed in a recent Issues in Integrative Studies (IIS ) paper (consisting of a hierarchically organized list of the phenomena of interest to human scientists, and the causal links or influences among these) to the case of social structure, which is defined in terms of the...
While postmodernist and modernist approaches to a range of epistemological and methodological issues are well established, there is less explicit attention given to the contribution of interdisciplinarity to these same questions. Through a comparison/contrast format, this paper will examine the...