Michelle Benson

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Nonprofit organizations are increasingly using Internet-based technologies to address accountability. In this paper we present a set of conceptual, theoretical, and empirical innovations to help understand this phenomenon. First, we present a conceptual framework that delineates two key dimensions of Web-based accountability practices: " disclosure " and "(More)
  • Jana Von Stein, Michelle Benson, Charles Boehmer, Bill Clark, Han Dorussen, Dan Drezner +26 others
  • 2008
A considerable challenge for the creators of international environmental agreements is how to design mechanisms that deter defection without deterring participation. Relatively ''soft'' law often garners widespread participation, but it creates few concrete incentives for states to improve behavior. ''Harder'' commitments make shirking more difficult, but(More)
As the June 2010 issue goes to press, IT industry players are forecasting greater profits as part of a brighter economic outlook. The articles in this issue focus on strategic IT architecture decisions that will be important for client firms seeking to increase their IT investments today, as well as client firms seeking to better leverage their IT(More)
We demonstrate the use of "click" chemistry to form electrochemically and photoelectrochemically active molecular interfaces to SnO(2) nanoparticle thin films. By using photochemical grafting to link a short-chain alcohol to the surface followed by conversion to a surface azide group, we enable use of the Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne [3 + 2] cycloaddition(More)
BACKGROUND In surgical planning for epileptic focus resection, functional mapping of eloquent cortex is attained through direct electrical stimulation of the brain. This procedure is uncomfortable, can trigger seizures or nausea, and relies on subjective evaluation. We hypothesize that a method combining vibrotactile stimulation and statistical clustering(More)
  • Gregory D Saxton, Michelle Benson, Thomas Rochon, Gary Segura, Elizabeth Crighton, Jacek Kugler +1 other
  • 2003
25 Introduction Ernest Gellner (1983: 45) once argued that 'for every effective nationalism, there are n potential ones. .. which do not bother to struggle, which fail to activate their potential nationalism, which do not even try'. In fact, there are vastly more linguistic, ethnic, and cultural communities than there are nationalist movements or states.(More)
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