Collaborative Public Management
New Strategies for Local Governments
Publication Year: 2004
Published by: Georgetown University Press
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Our concern in this book is with the formidable task of dissecting the extent and nature of the process whereby public and nonpublic organizations work together. The era of the manager’s cross-boundary interdependency challenge has arrived, as has the world of working in the network of organizations. ...
1. Collaboration at the Core
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The government of Beloit, Wisconsin, works actively with Beloit 2000, a nonprofit redevelopment association, to transform a blighted area on the Rock River that runs through the heart of town into a combined venue of civic center, industrial site, and moderate- and low-income housing. Among other activities, ...
2. Managing in an Age of Collaboration
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This study is framed from many theoretical and applied management perspectives. As a result, the propositions that we test empirically reflect this vast and disparate literature stream. Researchers from many different academic disciplines and subfields—public administration and management, urban studies, ...
3. Models of Collaborative Management
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Is the city government just another actor in an array of organizations and agencies or does it engage in purposive action? If it takes action, how does a city approach its multiorganizational environment? These questions go to the heart of policymaking and administration within governance arrangements. We argue that ...
4. Collaborative Activity and Strategy
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Garfield Heights, like so many cities, engages in a whole complex of collaborative activities. Vertically, its director of economic development, who doubles as city grants coordinator, is involved in the preparation of ten to twenty grants a year. The city regularly contacts the state of Ohio and federal agencies regarding ...
5. Linkages in Collaborative Management
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Beloit had just over two days to put together a competing bid for the location of a large electronics factory. City officials secured the cooperation of the Chamber of Commerce and the Beloit Economic Development Corporation (BEDCOR) in formulating a plan and facilitating permits and licenses, and they gained ...
6. Policy Design and Collaborative Management
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Cincinnati sought to use virtually every type of development policy instrument in its arsenal as a means to grow the local economy, especially those that targeted small business development and expansion in service, medical and health care, chemicals and printing, tourism, and international industries. To accomplish ...
7. Jurisdiction-Based Management
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The foregoing analysis documents thoroughly the extensiveness of the collaborative context for cities and economic development. A reconfiguration of intergovernmental relationships in the federal system as a result of the processes of devolution and dwindling resources, increased policy diversity and ...
8. The Future of Public Management and the Challenge of Collaboration
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The contacts, activities, policy tools, and other connections discovered in this study lead us to conclude that the capacities required to operate successfully in collaborative settings are different from the capacities needed to succeed at managing a single organization. The classical, mostly ...
Appendix: A. Survey Design and Administration
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Appendix: B. Economic Characteristics of the Sample Cities
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Page Count: 232
Publication Year: 2004
Series Title: American Governance and Public Policy series