In this Advanced Introduction, Christopher Pollitt starts a penetrating account of the theories, methods and possible trajectories of the study of public management, also examining the academic community itself, and its relationship to the world of practice. There is no more authoritative – or lively – text of such scope and focus.
This is a stimulating analysis by a leading international scholar. It includes:
· a global overview
· a critical and authoritative analysis of the current state of the field
· the location of academic research firmly in the real world context of austerity, climate and demographic change, and technological transformation
· an examination of the relationship between academic study and the practice of public management
· a look inside the ‘ivory tower’, at the forces changing the way the subject is studied and practised
This truly unique work will be of particular interest to graduate students, advanced scholars, lecturers and trainers in public administration, public management, government, public policy, political science and development administration. Middle level and senior practitioners in public administration and public management will also find this an invaluable and sophisticated introduction.
After introducing the innovative framework, the book offers seven empiricalchapters—cases from seven countries and a range of policy areas (health,education, taxation, and local governance)—that show how management affects performance in different contexts. Following these empirical tests, the bookexamines themes that emerge across cases and seeks to set an agenda forfuture research. Intended for students and scholars of public administration and public policy, this book will be the first to provide a comprehensive comparative assessment of management’s impact on organizational performance.
SUPPLY CHAIN RISK: A Handbook of Assessment, Management, and Performance provides the parameters of risk management as applied to Supply Chain Management. The book outlines these parameters in six sections, which are: (1) Risk Analysis, Assessment, and Tools; (2) Risk Theory; (3) Supply Chain Design and Risk; (4) Supply Chain Risk Management; (5) Risk and Performance Measurement in Supply Chains; and (6) Supply Chain Security. The book’s introductory chapter covers the development of the field, reviewing both its recent research and practical developments. The final chapter outlines open questions and discusses future directions where research and practice may take Supply Chain Risk as a field. The individual chapters report both quantitative and qualitative studies while emphasizing the relevance, understanding and application by those in the research community, knowledgeable practitioners, and policy makers.
This new volume brings together key experts in the field to offer unique, wide-ranging answers. From the United States, Europe, and Australia, the contributors focus on the creation, meaning, measurement, and assessment of public value in a world where government, nonprofit organizations, business, and citizens all have roles in the public sphere. In so doing, they demonstrate the intimate link between ideas of public value and public values and the ways scholars theorize and measure them. They also add to ongoing debates over what public value might mean, the nature of the most important public values, and how we can practically apply these values. The collection concludes with an extensive research and practice agenda conceived to further the field and mainstream its ideas.
Aimed at scholars, students, and stakeholders ranging from business and government to nonprofits and activist groups, Public Value and Public Administration is an essential blueprint for those interested in creating public value to advance the common good.