© 2010, 6" x 9" hardcover, 192 pages
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.