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Brown, Trevor L.

Works: 7 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 37 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Trevor L Brown
Public private partnerships : infrastructure, transportation and local services( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subnational government decision-making and performance in post-Soviet nations : the case of Ukraine by Trevor L Brown( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for agency leaders on federal acquisition : major challenges facing government by Trevor L Brown( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report assists government executives in understanding the complex federal procurement system. Understanding this system is a key ingredients to a successful tenure in government, preventing significant issues related to a lack of knowledge about federal contracting and improving management of the acquisition process in an era of tight budgets. This report answers seven key questions that government executives should know about the procurement process, including: Why do federal agencies contract for goods and services? What is the overarching goal for any purchase? What are the three basic phases of the federal acquisition life cycle? This report also discusses the three acquisition challenges facing government executives, including navigating the regulatory and oversight landscape, mitigating acquisition risk through contract design, and improving the acquisition workforce. For each of these areas, the author sets forth strategies for overcoming the challenges. --
Elite attitudes and democratic stability : analysing legislators' attitudes towards the separation of powers in Ukraine by Vladimir Pigenko( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contracting for Complex Products( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The US Federal Government spends just under twenty percent of its budget buying everything from paper clips to complex weapons systems. Effective contracting promises win-win exchanges: governments gain efficiency and qualities not available through in-house production, and vendors win because the price is above their production costs. Markets are most likely to produce win-win outcomes when buyers and sellers can easily define and verify product cost, quality and quantities. We call these simple products. Markets for simple products tend to have large numbers of buyers and sellers who are well informed about each others' offerings, can easily enter and exit the market, and can clearly define the terms of exchange. In such ideal circumstances, contracts are relatively complete in that there are few unanticipated circumstances in which the buyers' and sellers' roles are not clearly defined. If for some reason a buyer or seller fails to live up to her obligations, the transgression is quickly and easily recognized and a richly competitive market provides a replacement partner seeking similar terms. When markets fail, the win-win outcomes of contracting are replaced by lose-lose or win-lose outcomes where the winner's gains are greater than the loser's losses. One source of market failure is buyer and seller uncertainty about the product in the exchange, what we call complex products. Unlike simple products, the cost, quality and quantity parameters of complex products can not be easily defined or verified, leaving buyers and sellers unable to clearly and completely define exchange terms (Bajari & Tadelis, 2001). The risk is that the government is the only purchaser and once the contract is let, the vendor is the only viable supplier, leaving each with no easy exit from the contract, limited information about costs and quality, and engaging a partner relatively unconstrained by market pressures
National security policy complexity: an analysis of U.S. defense security cooperation program effects on political terror by Rudolph L Hightower( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examined whether participation in US Defense Security Cooperation (DSC) programs leads to reductions in a regime’s willingness to inflict political terror such as extrajudicial killing, torture, disappearances, and political imprisonment. Two objectives framed the research: first, to identify structural factors that give rise to political terror, and second, to assess the efficacy of non-kinetic US intervention policies in allied nations. Though DSC programs are widely studied, the programs have been primarily evaluated in output terms such as dollars (Foreign Military Sales), the number of foreign officers trained (International Military Education and Training), and the number and cost of engagement events (National Guard State Partnership Program; SPP). To advance knowledge on DSC programs in outcome terms, this research started by recreating the key components of Poe and Tate (1990, 1994) causal frameworks on personal integrity rights. The initial objectives were to confirm or refute predictor variable results and to determine if the Poe and Tate-derived Political Terror Scale (PTS) was an appropriate measure to evaluate the efficaciousness of DSC programs
The separation of powers in Ukraine by Charles R Wise( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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