Share this page | Email | Contact Us

Special Report on

Too much bureaucracy

too much bureaucracy special research report Photo by
The work of the European Research Council, the body charged with boosting science in Europe, has been hampered by too much bureaucracy, its new president told a European Parliament Committee last month. Helga Nowotny wants the fledgling body to be an autonomous and permanent fixture in the EU's complex scientific landscape. She told the European Parliament's committee on industry and research that its original structure was deeply flawed. Internal wrangling over the ERC's legal status and governance structures has been an issue since the council's launch in February 2007. The commission has consistently ...
Weber's assertion that capitalism had deep Christian origins was, ultimately, a political defense of the market system. His work stands in sharp contrast to socialists like Sombart or RH Tawney , who argued that capitalism was fundamentally un-Christian.
School finance in CA: Will it take a lawsuit (or two) to fix it ...
Most people I’ve spoken to about California’s school finance system, regardless of their political views, seem to agree that it’s a mess. The researchers on the Governor’s Committee on Education Excellence described it as “the most complex in the country, lacking an underlying rationale and transparency,” inequitable, inefficient, unpredictable, unstable and inadequate. Mike Kirst, the Stanford University education professor emeritus I interviewed today, said he wouldn’t even call it a system. He did call it ”an accretion of incremental actions that don’t fit together and ... market research, surveys and trends
Cool runnings: way to run a country!
So what’s wrong with just a little song, dance and calisthenics? I really don’t get it that so many people, many of whom are folks I really, really like, are up in arms against the idea that the Nigerian government should have a 10 billion naira party to celebrate Independence day. Aw, come on guys, people have to party, right? Would you folks after scraping together your savings over the course of a few years and finally buying that car, or other prized item you’d long dreamed of, think twice before hitting the local bar to have a few beers or full-blown owambe with the lads and lasses in your circle of friends? Well, it’s ... market research, surveys and trends


Globally, patients pay the price for insufficient nursing staff ...
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – Nurses believe that heavy workloads and insufficient staff are impacting patient care and health outcomes around the world, according to research presented at the International Council of Nurses' 24th Quadrennial Congress. The results are part of an extensive global attitudinal survey, which asked more than 2,000 nurses about the challenges and opportunities nurses face.   “Nurses represent the largest group of healthcare providers in the world,” said ICN Chief Executive Officer David Benton. “We are keen to better understand nurses’ views of their work and the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Comments (0) - History News Network
[Cutting Edge Economic Crisis Analyst James Quinn is a senior director of strategic planning for a major university. This article reflects the personal views of James Quinn. It does not necessarily represent the views of his employer, and is not sponsored or endorsed by them.] General Motors was founded in 1908 in Flint, Michigan and grew to be the largest corporation in the world. Its market capitalization reached $50 billion in 2000. In the past week its market capitalization has dropped below $1 billion to levels last seen during the 1920�s. The story of General Motors is in many ways the story of America. In 1953, at the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Guest essay: Let's have reform that will actually improve health care
I have been a practicing physician in the region for the past 33 years and have been proud to serve our people. Because of the recently passed health-care reform bill by Congress, I feel that it is necessary to comment on what this “reform” will do to the current patient-doctor relationship. Pages 148-149 of the bill gives the U.S. secretary of health and human services the power to establish care guidelines that your doctor must abide by or face penalties and fines. In making doctors answerable to federal bureaucracy, this bill effectively makes them government employees and no longer in charge of patient health ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
From Russia with love!
For a visa picture, you must make sure your “face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling and with your mouth shut.” The Russian consulate in Montreal does not accept cash or credit cards and if you are paying by cheque, it must be certified, adding another $10 to the cost of the visa. The granting of a visa is at the discretion of the consulate. Payment does not guarantee a visa and the money is not refundable if your application is rejected. Since the fall of the great Soviet empire, Russia has relaxed its grip a lot. In the past, travel was very difficult because of a healthy and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Does the Size of the Bureaucracy Matter?∗
Oct 10, 2001 ... While it has long been suspected that too much bureaucracy hampers economic development, there has been little formal analysis of this point ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Romancing Opiates – Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy
was written by psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple. It is based on his 14 years of experience as a British prison doctor as well as his work in a large UK general hospital serving a lower socioeconomic region of the country. In his own words, Dr. Dalrymple “...seeks to expose the willful misconceptions, the lies and evasions, of the past two hundred years with regard to opiate addiction.”(pg 8) In his self-admitted “personal exorcism or catharsis” he attempts to persuade the reader that addiction to opiates is not an illness at all but a moral or spiritual problem, and that the current system of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Texas Politics - Bureaucracy
Most people don't think much about the government bureaucracy, except to gripe about it: it's too big, too slow, too inefficient, et cetera, et cetera. But the bureaucracy is more than just a faceless processor of government policy. It wields considerable influence over public policy, and its leadership plays a critical role in complex relationships between the various parts of the government, economic elites and the public. In the video clip on the right side of this page, Barry McBee, a long time public servant who has worked in various parts of the government as an appointed official, suggests that most folks ...
  1. profile image annemich928 Too much bureaucracy --> not effective, not efficient.. MAJOR #FAIL
  2. profile image Desdecuba The #US government added so much bureaucracy to its intelligence agencies that they have become too expensive and too inefficient: #WPost
  3. profile image HARRYGERRARD8 @guardiannews Agree with Clinton's assessment. Too much wastage on bureaucracy.
latest webinars
  2. Lessons Learned: Lean Enterprise Institute webinar, April 28
Join these Webinars to learn more about current research, trends and surveys.
What is the definition of Bureaucracy? - Yahoo! Answers
Bureaucracy is the collective organizational structure, procedures, protocols, and set of regulations in place to manage activity, usually in large organizations and government. As opposed to adhocracy, it is represented by standardized procedure (rule-following) that guides the execution of most or all processes within the body; formal division of powers; hierarchy; and relationships, intended to anticipate needs and improve efficiency. Asker's Rating: Asker's Comment: Straight to the point! There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . ...
When did people first start to delegate authority?
I was thinking about how annoying bureaucracies can be and got to wondering at what point in social development there originated the idea of delegating authority to someone else, which is the organizing principle behind bureaucracies. Hunter-gatherers live in small groups based on extended families and are fairly egalitarian. What about nomads? Do flocks ever get large enough to require hiring someone to tend them and to hire others to act as supervisors? I would think that delegating authority came into its own with the start of agriculture when land ownership made it possible for a single family to produce enough to require ...