The study and practice of public management has undergone profound changes across the world. Over the last quarter century, we have seen
In reality these trends have not so much replaced each other as elided or co-existed together – the public policy process has not gone away as a legitimate topic of study, intra-organizational management continues to be essential to the efficient provision of public services, whist the governance of inter-organizational and inter-sectoral relationships is now essential to the effective provision of these services.
This series is dedicated to presenting and critiquing this important body of theory and empirical study. It will publish books that both explore and evaluate the emergent and developing nature of public administration, management and governance (in theory and practice) and examine the relationship with and contribution to the over-arching disciplines of management and organizational sociology. Books in the series will be of interest to academics and researchers in this field, students undertaking advanced studies, and reflective policy makers and practitioners.
Public Service Logic Creating Value for Public Service Users, Citizens, and Society Through Public Service Delivery
Governing the Reformed University
Networks and Collaboration in the Public Sector Essential research approaches, methodologies and analytic tools
The Projectification of the Public Sector
Stephen P. Osborne
September 22, 2020
This book is based upon and extends the theoretical and empirical work of the author over the last decade. It integrates material deriving from his previous conceptual and empirical work in this field, combined with new empirical evidence gathered from a large cross-European Commission H2020 ...
Usman W. Chohan
September 04, 2020
Public value theory speaks to the co-creation of value between politicians, citizens, and public managers, with a focus on the public manager in terms of her contributions, initiatives, and limitations in value creation. But just who are public managers? Public value regularly treats the "public ...
Niels Ejersbo, Carsten Greve, Signe Pihl-Thingvad
December 02, 2019
Universities are important public institutions and are seen as key drivers for a country’s economic and intellectual development. Their ability to deliver relevant research and education at the highest level have an impact on growth and progress in society, and governments attempt to control and ...
Denita Cepiku, So Hee Jeon, David K. Jesuit
November 11, 2019
Although collaborations for local and regional economic development have been popular in recent years, it is not yet wholly clear when or how such efforts bring successful outcomes. Using an integrative conceptual framework for collaborative governance, this innovative collection provides a ...
Joris Voets, Robyn Keast, Christopher Koliba
August 22, 2019
Networks and other collaborations are central to the public sector’s ability to respond to their diverse responsibilities, from international development and regional governance, to policy development and service provision. Great strides have been made toward understanding their formation, ...
June 17, 2019
Co-production occurs when citizens actively participate in the design and delivery of public services. The concept and its practice are of increasing interest among policymakers, public service managers and academics alike, with co-production often being described as a revolutionary solution to ...
Liza Ireni-Saban, Galit Berdugo
June 07, 2019
Ethics Management in the Public Service offers a new perspective for ethics management in the Public Administration. The traditional approaches, relying on codified rules, regulations, and guidelines, have not yielded the results expected of them and have not managed to serve as an effective tool ...
Paresh Wankhade, Leo McCann, Peter Murphy
May 29, 2019
Critical Perspectives in Emergency Services Management makes an important contribution to the subject of emergency services management and to public administration and organization studies more generally. It critically assesses developments in emergency services management by examining the ...
Damian Hodgson, Mats Fred, Simon Bailey, Patrik Hall
March 18, 2019
In recent decades, we have witnessed an increasing use of projects and similar temporary modes of organising in the public sector of nations in Europe and around the world. While for some this is a welcome development which unlocks entrepreneurial zeal and renders public services more flexible and ...
Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Mahmud Shareef, Sanjay K Pandey, Vinod Kumar
August 23, 2018
In an attempt to instil trust in their performance, credibility, integrity, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and good governance, many public organizations are in effect viewing tax-paying citizens as consumers. Little research exists to explore synergies between the market economy, public ...
Luke Craven, Helen Dickinson, Gemma Carey
November 26, 2018
This book aims to develop four key challenges that remain unresolved in the boundary-spanning literature, which span from the conceptual, to the practice, to the translational. In doing so, it tackles the question of boundary-spanning from four different angles, providing an in-depth investigation ...
Robyn Keast, Myrna P Mandell, Robert Agranoff
October 25, 2018
Networks have been described in terms of metaphors, governance arrangements and structural or institutional arrangements. These different perspectives of networks come out of a variety of disciplines, including political science, public administration, urban affairs, social welfare, public ...