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CONTEXT Public health services and systems research (PHSSR) is the field of study charged with evaluating the public health system. PHSSR currently lacks a clear identity integrating the many theories, approaches, and disciplines contributing to the field. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION Experts in PHSSR were consulted to identify 11 key published PHSSR studies.(More)
OBJECTIVE The importance of the built environment for physical activity has been recognized in recent decades, resulting in new research. This study aims to understand the current structure of physical activity and built environment (PABE) research and identify gaps to address as the field continues to rapidly develop. METHODS Key PABE articles were(More)
After more than a decade of research in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere, debate continues on the definition and conceptual lenses for understanding the phenomenon of social enterprise. Several schools of thought contest the territory. One school, developed by the EMES network in Europe, argues that there is an ideal type of social enterprise, to which all(More)
Effectiveness as a measure of organizational success has for decades attracted scholarly attention across many social science disciplines. For non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations (NGOs/NPOs) in the United States, the question of effectiveness has recently gained urgency as a growing number of rating agencies and watchdogs have gained(More)
In this paper, we studied the kinetics of the adsorption of poly(methyl methacrylate), PMMA, onto native aluminum oxide surfaces by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and reflection-absorption infrared spectroscopy, with the intent of tracking the various changes observed in the infrared spectrum of the adsorbed polymer layer as a function of adsorption time.(More)
In the last three decades, armed conflict has increasingly been fought among civilian populations, resulting in greater physical and mental tolls. Soldiers returning from combat with psychological trauma are now receiving medical and policy attention for reintegration into the workforce. However, there is little attention on the impacts and options(More)
The nonprofit starvation cycle is a debilitating trend of under-investment in organizational infrastructure that is fed by potentially misleading financial reporting and donor expectations of increasingly low overhead expenses. Since its original reporting in 2008, the phenomenon has been referenced several times, but seldom explored empirically; this study(More)
This article looks at the impact of meta-analysis and then explores why meta-analysis was developed at the time and by the scholars it did in the social sciences in the 1970s. For the first problem, impact, it examines the impact of meta-analysis using citation network analysis. The impact is seen in the sciences, arts and humanities, and on such(More)
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