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The tyranny of metrics

Author: Jerry Z Muller
Publisher: Princeton Princeton University Press [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The argument in a nutshell -- Recurring flaws --The origins of measuring and paying for performance -- Why metrics became so popular -- Principals, agents, and motivation -- Philosophical critiques -- Colleges and universities -- Schools -- Medicine -- Policing -- The military -- Business and finance -- Philanthropy and foreign aid -- Excursus -- When transparency is the enemy of performance: politics, diplomacy,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Z Muller
ISBN: 9780691174952 0691174954
OCLC Number: 1017756736
Description: Seiten cm
Responsibility: Jerry Z. Muller

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The argument in a nutshell -- Recurring flaws --The origins of measuring and paying for performance -- Why metrics became so popular -- Principals, agents, and motivation -- Philosophical critiques -- Colleges and universities -- Schools -- Medicine -- Policing -- The military -- Business and finance -- Philanthropy and foreign aid -- Excursus -- When transparency is the enemy of performance: politics, diplomacy, intelligence, and marriage -- Unintended but predictable negative consequences -- When and how to use metrics: a checklist

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"A timely and important critique of the pervasive tendency to define success in terms of quantifying human performance, accountability and transparency, a trend that has invaded every profession." * Read more...

 
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