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Principal Investigator: Mary O'Mahony
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 44
Status: Completed

Metrics, Targets and Performance

The aim of performance measurement and target setting by government is to improve the quality, performance and accountability of public services such as health and education. But do targets… read more

Principal Investigator: Tim Blackman
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0079
Status: Completed

Performance Assessment and Wicked Issues: the Case of Health Inequalities

Yes, people across Britain are living longer, but, no, the gap between life expectancies of rich and poor has not closed by one iota. In fact, it may even… read more

Principal Investigator: Jane Broadbent
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 57
Status: Completed

Performance Management of Higher Education

Systems put in place to measure performance have been shown to be quite effective in influencing how individuals behave and, in consequence, how organisation’s work and the results they… read more

Principal Investigator: Andrew Goddard
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 17
Status: Completed

Performance, Strategy and Accounting

The drive to complement financial performance measures with broader measures of performance in the private sector has led to the widespread introduction of a ‘balanced scorecard’ approach. This approach… read more

Principal Investigator: Stephen Osborne
ESRC REF: RES-RES-153-25-00 51
Status: Completed

The Innovative Capacity of Voluntary and Community Organisations

Being able to innovate (in other words, the ability to develop new ways of responding to existing needs or develop new services in response to emerging needs) is seen… read more

Principal Investigator: Bruce Guthrie
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 43
Status: Completed

What changes when incentives change in primary medical care?

Launched in April 2004, the new general practice General Medical Services (GMS) contract for general practitioners (GPs) in effect pays doctors for performance. Significantly increased resources are now available,… read more

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