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Problem Solving with the Private Sector

A Public Solutions Handbook, 1st Edition

Edited by Daniel E. Bromberg


214 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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Problem Solving with the Private Sector presents advice and solutions for fruitful government–business alliances from the perspective of everyday public management. With a focus on job training, economic development, regulation, and finance and innovation, each chapter discusses a traditional tool of government presented in a practical and applied manner, as well as the implementation of the tool with clear examples. Content-rich case studies on a wide range of policy issues, including regulatory policy, natural resources, manufacturing, financial services, and health care highlight opportunities for government and business to collaborate to pursue the public good.

This book offers current and future public managers possible solutions to complex problems for effective government–business alliances in a range of settings. It is essential reading for all those studying public management, public administration, and public policy.


"Problem Solving with the Private Sector: A Public Solutions Handbook by Daniel E. Bromberg: An essential work comprising an objective and comprehensive analysis of thematics of modern public sector management instruments which lead to an effective and efficient service delivery."Christopher H. Bovis, University of Hull, UK

Table of Contents

Part 1: Job Training 1. Public-Private Collaboration in Workforce Development: Examining the Intersection of Public Education Programs and Private-Sector Employer Needs Lauren Bock Mullins, Alexander C. Henderson, and Linda L. Vila 2. Pathways to Partnership: The City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission and Google LA Coproduction of Youth Capacity Brian Robert Calfano, Joumana Silyan-Saba, and Sheldon Cruz Part 2: Regulation 3. Business-Government Collaboration in Rulemaking: Regulating Carbon Emissions from Motor Vehicles Ian C. Graig 4. Smart Community Engagement: Challenges and Opportunities in Transforming and Emerging Industries Jian Cui 5. Balancing Environment and Business through Governance: Nature Protection Policies in De Alde Feanen National Park, the Netherlands Katharine A. Owens Part 3: Economic Development 6. A Collaborative Approach to Innovation-Based Economic Development: The Triple Helix Jonathan Q. Morgan 7. Improving Administrative Outcomes through Collaborative Governance: Evidence from the City of Tallahassee Carrie Blanchard Bush and Karen Jumonville Part 4: Finance and Innovation 8. Public-Private Collaboration and Trust Funds of the U.S. States Joshua Franzel and Ryan Gregory 9. The Public Good in the Accountability of Businesses: The Functions and Uses of Benefit Corporations Quintus Jett and Arturo E. Osorio 10. Sorting Out Social Impact Bonds Daniel Bromberg and Jonathon Justice

About the Editor

Daniel E. Bromberg is Assistant Professor of Public Administration and the MPA Director at the University of New Hampshire, USA.

About the Series

The Public Solutions Handbook Series

The Public Solutions Handbook series is designed to help public sector practitioners build the necessary competencies needed to respond to emerging issues, deliver services that policymakers have promised to the public, carry out their missions efficiently and effectively, and work in partnership with their stakeholders. The series is also geared towards students in graduate-degree programs who are seeking succinct, pragmatic, grounded guidance that will help them succeed in their public administration careers. This includes students in master of public administration (MPA), master of public policy (MPP), master of nonprofit management (MNPM) and even some master of business administration (MBA) and doctor of law (LLD) programs.

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