When globalization affects jobs and economies, policy makers strive to plan, design and implement actions to support their communities and businesses (Ansell and Gash 2007). Furthermore, local development policies are at the core of international cooperation programs or more in general represent a challenge for emerging countries. They could refer to infrastructure, entrepreneurship innovation or urban renewal. However, more frequently than not, development policies, which involve different institutional levels and public and private players, fail due to poor implementation management. This research book presents a managerial approach (the so called Managerial Flow) that could help the closure of gaps that hamper an efficient and effective policy execution.
The managerial flow model observes the phenomenon of policy implementation for economic development through managerial lens. In the book, the research team has empirically identified five gaps in practice whereupon public policy implementation falls down. As a response Managerial Flow model outlines sets of managerial actions that can be adopted to facilitate a clear ‘flow’ from policy development through to implementation.
This book expands on the Managerial Flow model, and acts as both a practical guide to stimulate evidence based policy implementation in governments and as theoretical contribution to policy and strategy execution.
Written for researchers and academics, this book begins by outlining the theoretical foundations of Managerial Flow and moves to unpack application and cases, based in different sectors and countries, in order to discuss and show how the Managerial Flow approach can concretely support managers in the implementation of economic development policies. It reviews and discusses how the managerial flow could be relevant in the implementation of a set of sectorial policies and uses the managerial flow concept to analyse cases of economic development and establish lessons for broader management scope.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction and Overview 1. Go With The Flow: a look at the past and present of managerial flow Vecchi, V. and Brusoni, M 2. Evaluating the Potential Impact of Development Policies Farr-Wharton, R., Farr-Wharton, B., and Brunetto, Y. 3. Making Sense of the Complexity of Managerial Flow: The Case of Urban Regeneration in the UK
Nicholds, A. Part 2: Innovation and Managerial Flow 4. Implementing Innovation Policy: the Function of Strategic Orientation, Networks and Relationships Kelly, S., Scott, J., Trischler, J., and Wojtarowicz, N. 5. Transforming Singapore’s Innovation System: An Analysis using the Managerial Flow Model Wang, P. and Kuah, A. 6. Fostering Innovation in Chinese Industrial Parks Wang, P. and Yuan, L. Part 3: Economic Development and Managerial Flow 7. Bottom-Up Local Government Change and Managerial Flow – A Regional Australian Case Study Cairncross, G. 8. Evaluating Economic Development Officers through the lens of Managerial Flow Farr-Wharton, R., Farr-Wharton, B., and Brunetto, Y. 9. Managerial Flow and Paradox; Post-Conflict Development in the Balkans
Martin, E. and Comas, J. Part 4: Clusters, Entrepreneurship and Managerial Flow 10. Managing Complexities through Flow in Industry Clusters: An emergent framework and case study evidence from Australia Farr-Wharton, B. and Brown, K. 11. SME Innovation: Using Collaborative Networks to Bridge Policy and Praxis Donnelly O’Connor, C. 12. Souk At-tanmia: an integrated approach to entrepreneurship development in Post-revolution Tunisia Santi, E. and Ricaldi, F. Part 5: Investments, Public Private Partnerships and Managerial Flow 13. Urban Regeneration in the Netherlands: Managerial Flow and Organizational Form. Kort, M. 14. Gaps in SME policy implementation: the case of the Italian Central Guarantee Fund Casalini, F. and Rossolini, M. 15. Closing PPP’s gaps in Italy: from legal microsurgery to managerial flow Vecchi, V., Airoldi, M., and Caselli, S.
Manuela Brusoni, is senior SDA Professor of Public Management and Policy at SDA Bocconi, Bocconi University School of Management
Veronica Vecchi, is professor SDA Professor of Public Management and Policy at SDA Bocconi, Bocconi University School of Management
Rodney Farr-Wharton is Program Leader, Entrepreneurship; Senior Lecturer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Faculty of Business, University of the Sunshine Coast