Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments
Georgetown University Press, 2004 M01 29 - 232 páginas
Local governments do not stand alone—they find themselves in new relationships not only with state and federal government, but often with a widening spectrum of other public and private organizations as well. The result of this re-forming of local governments calls for new collaborations and managerial responses that occur in addition to governmental and bureaucratic processes-as-usual, bringing locally generated strategies or what the authors call "jurisdiction-based management" into play.
Based on an extensive study of 237 cities within five states, Collaborative Public Management provides an in-depth look at how city officials work with other governments and organizations to develop their city economies and what makes these collaborations work. Exploring the more complex nature of collaboration across jurisdictions, governments, and sectors, Agranoff and McGuire illustrate how public managers address complex problems through strategic partnerships, networks, contractual relationships, alliances, committees, coalitions, consortia, and councils as they function together to meet public demands through other government agencies, nonprofit associations, for-profit entities, and many other types of nongovernmental organizations.
Beyond the "how" and "why," Collaborative Public Management identifies the importance of different managerial approaches by breaking them down into parts and sequences, and describing the many kinds of collaborative activities and processes that allow local governments to function in new ways to address the most nettlesome public challenges.
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Anchoring Salem's activity is the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership (WCEGP), a local development corporation whose members include the city and county governments, the Chamber of Commerce, the Salem Redevelopment Commission, ...
The local development corporation, the Beloit Economic Development Corporation (BEDCOR), serves the City of Beloit, the Township of Beloit, and South Beloit, Illinois. It is funded by the three government jurisdictions and by private ...
Economic activities are promoted within the town by the Woodstock Economic Development Corporation, which is a cooperative venture of the Chamber of Commerce and the city but operates within the city government orbit.
The city's local development corporation, the Beloit Economic Development Corporation (BEDCOR), reports that it makes one or two contacts a week with state and federal agencies. The most frequent state contacts are with the Wisconsin ...
tional development infrastructure is the lead development agency in the city. ... area businesses yet functioning with the full support of the local government; and (3) local development corporations, which involve business, community, ...
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8 The Future of Public Management and the Challenge of Collaboration
B Economic Characteristics of the Sample Cities