Strategic Public Management: Best Practices from and Nonprofit Organizations - Howard Balanoff, Warren Master
Strategic Public Management: Best Practices from and Nonprofit Organizations -  Howard Balanoff, Warren Master

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© 2010, 6" x 9" hardcover, 192 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-276-6
Product Code B766
Edited by Howard Balanoff and Warren Master

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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!


Part 1: Strategic Program Operations • Planning and Managing Core Mission Functions at the Municipal Level • Resource Decision Making at the Federal Level • Part II: Strategic Budget and Financial Management • Managing Risk in the Federal Fiscal Environment • Avoiding Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Recovery Project Spending • Managing a Governmental Health Plan • Part III: Strategic Human Capital Management • A Roadmap for Federal Strategic Human Capital Planning • Fostering Professional Development through Certified Public Manager Programs • Maximizing Public Organization Talent Strategically and Systemically • Part IV: Strategic Knowledge and Technology Management • Technology Challenges for 21st Century Government • Webcentricity • Web 2.0’s Knowledge Management Potential • Part V: Strategic Acquisition Management • Contracting for Services in State and Local Government • Part VI: Strategic Performance Management • Citistat: Evaluating City Management • Comparing Local Performance Management in the U.K. and U.S.

About the Editors

Howard Balanoff, professor of political science at Texas State University, is chair of the university’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service and serves as director of the Texas Certified Public Manager program. He holds a master’s degree and doctorate in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University and is chair of the American Society for Public Administration section for certified public management.

Warren Master, president and editor-in-chief of The Public Manager, served for more than 29 years as a career manager in the federal government, holding a number of senior executive and high-level policy, program management, and administrative posts. He has consulted on public management in the U.S. and abroad.

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