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Strategic Public Management

Book Description

Real-life Solutions to the Challenges Facing Public Administrators!
Complex management issues in the public sector can't be addressed with limited, short-term fixes. Strategic, well-conceived approaches are critical to meet your organization's long-term needs. Through expert advice and real-world examples, Strategic Public Management: Best Practices from Government and Nonprofit Organizations presents the solutions that today's public administrators are putting into practice to address a variety of challenges, including planning and managing core mission functions, integrating new technology, and pursuing measurable results.
Nineteen contributors representing local and federal government, nonprofit organizations, and the academic world offer guidance, direction, and examples that focus on the many areas of concern to public sector professionals, including:
• Program operations
• Human capital issues
• Risk management
• Acquisition hurdles
• IT solutions
• Performance parameters
This critical resource is easy to read and navigate, and the expert viewpoints provide essential best practices for mid- and senior-level professionals. Tackle your organization's complex issues today by applying proven strategies!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. About the Editors
  5. About the Authors
  6. Contents
  7. Editors’ Preface
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Part 1 - Strategic Program Operations
    1. Chapter 1 - Planning and Managing Core Mission Functions at the Municipal Level
    2. Chapter 2 - Planning and Managing Core Mission Functions in San Diego County, California
    3. Chapter 3 - Planning and Resource Decision-Making at the Federal Level
  10. Part 2 - Strategic Budget and Financial Management
    1. Chapter 4 - Managing Risk in the Federal Fiscal Environment
    2. Chapter 5 - Minimizing Risk to Recovery: Avoiding Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Federal Recovery Project Spending
    3. Chapter 6 - Managing a Governmental Health Plan
  11. Part 3 - Strategic Human Capital Management
    1. Chapter 7 - A Road Map for Federal Strategic Human Capital Planning
    2. Chapter 8 - Fostering Professional Development through Certified Public Manager Programs
    3. Chapter 9 - Fostering Ethics and Accountability in the Public-Sector Workplace
    4. Chapter 10 - Creating a Healthy Workplace Culture in Hard Times: Managing Workers through Deficits and Downturns in Austin, Texas
    5. Chapter 11 - Maximizing Public Organization Talent Strategically and Systemically
  12. Part 4 - Strategic Knowledge and Technology Management
    1. Chapter 12 - Technology Challenges for 21st-century Government
    2. Chapter 13 - Webcentricity and Five Challenges for Public Management
    3. Chapter 14 - Web 2.0’s Knowledge Management Potential in the Public Sector
  13. Part 5 - Strategic Acquisition Management
    1. Chapter 15 - Contracting for Services in State and Local Government
  14. Part 6 - Strategic Performance Management
    1. Chapter 16 - Citistat: Evaluating City Management in Baltimore, Maryland
    2. Chapter 17 - Comparing Local Performance Management in the United Kingdom and United States
  15. Index