Research Paper On Mutual Fund Performance
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Overview of Performance Management
This 5 page paper begins with an explanation that the term performance management refers to everything from the performance of the entire company to employee performance to the performance of a department. Since it is more often used in terms of employee performance, the essay addresses this area. Specifically, three theories of motivation are briefly described and three approaches to employee appraisal are discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.
Financial Investment Model Limitations and Long Term Capital Management
A 9 page overview of the applicability of financial models to investment. The author reveals the investment strategy of the “Long Term Capital Management” fund to contend that this strategy was based largely on models such as that accounted for by the Black-Scholes Formula. The failure of this fund serves to exemplify the fact that models are based on normal behavior, when normal behavior is replaced by abnormal behavior even the most advanced financial models fail to perform. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
IMF's History and Performance
This 25 page paper looks at the development and history of the IMF, its' aims and goals, and how they may be criticized as needing reform. The writer then goes on to illustrate this argument for reform by looking as specific countries including the UK, South Korea, Indonesia, Russia and Argentina. The bibliography cites 20 sources.
Athletic Performance and Ritualistic Behavior
An 8 page assessment of the effectiveness of ritualistic behavior in improving athletic performance. The author emphasizes that in the modern world of sports psychology ritualistic behavior is not longer limited to superstition like carrying a lucky charm to improve athletic performance. Sports psychologist now encourage the use of such rituals as visualization to accomplish this goal. While there are obvious limitations of ritualistic behavior in effecting an improved athletic performance, there are numerous studies demonstrating its usefulness.
Bibliography lists 7 sources.