Unanticipated Consequences (unanticipated + consequence)

Distribution by Scientific Domains


Selected Abstracts


Controlling pension costs: Why is it so difficult?

JOURNAL OF CORPORATE ACCOUNTING & FINANCE, Issue 3 2006
Jon Duchac
Companies continue to struggle with the ballooning costs of defined pension benefit plans. The authors explain why this is such a tough task. And although regulatory reforms may be coming soon, they could have unanticipated consequences,making it even more difficult to manage costs. 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. [source]


"SAVING" MALAWI: FAITHFUL RESPONSES TO ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN

ANNALS OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL PRACTICE, Issue 1 2010
Andrea Freidus
Malawi is scrambling to deal with one million orphans while contending with state rollbacks resulting in economic, political, and social breakdowns. As a result, a new space is emerging for faith-based organizations. Their presence is justified through a global discourse of connection rooted in the western ideology of childhood as a state of innocence and immaturity in need of protection and intervention. These organizations function with myriad ideologies, projects, and resources as they develop intimate linkages with children and communities. This article highlights the disjuncture between western conceptualizations and Malawian understandings of orphans, illustrating how this disjuncture results in unanticipated consequences as material resources are deployed and programs implemented. Two faith-based organizations focusing on orphans and some unanticipated outcomes of these emerging global ties are examined. [source]


The structuration of blended learning: putting holistic design principles into practice

BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, Issue 2 2006
Mark Stubbs
This paper considers the challenges faced by those seeking to design effective blended learning. Using a 2-year case study involving cohorts of approximately 200 students, it demonstrates how Anthony Giddens' structuration theory can provide a metaframework for assisting educational designers in creating coherent blended learning experiences that reinforce intended learning outcomes. It calls for educational designers to be sensitive to both their audience and the unintended and unanticipated consequences of their actions and shows how a holistic annual review framework can reinforce or suppress emergent behaviour through unit development. [source]


Regionalizing Healthcare in Alberta: Legislated Change, Uncertainty and Loose Coupling

BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, Issue 2003
C. R. Hinings
In this paper,we examine the re-organizing attempts of the Alberta government in healthcare from the viewpoint of uncertainty,loose coupling and the frequently unrecognized consequences of such change. We suggest that our understanding of change processes can be enhanced by conceptualizing the impact of task and environmental uncertainty through the nature of coupling between organizational elements.Based on our .ndings,we propose that the greater the degree of loose coupling in an organization,the more di .cult change is likely to be,and the more likely the occurrence of unanticipated consequences. [source]