John M. McConnell

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  • Mara Faccioa, M. Ameziane Lasferb, +4 authors Jonathan Sokobin
  • 2001
We analyze the monitoring role of occupational pension funds, the largest category of shareholders in the UK. Our hypothesis is that, unlike other financial institutions, occupational pension funds are expected to monitor companies in which they hold large stakes because of their objectives, structure and overall share holding. After controlling for size(More)
BACKGROUND It is generally agreed that acceptance criteria for dialysis have varied and changed over time and that implicit rationing, to some extent forced on clinicians by limited capacity, has been widely practised. Our objective was to study the basis and extent of variation in dialysis decision making among nephrologists in one NHS region. DESIGN AND(More)
We exploit a unique dataset and quasi-experiment to identify the impact of competition on public hospital management practices. We use a new double-blind management scoring tool to interview 161 physicians and managers in English National Health Service (NHS) hospitals, covering 61% of acute hospitals. We find this management measure is strongly correlated(More)