“Run It Like A Business!”

  • Street Level Bureaucrats
  • Re-Invention Movement
  • New Public Management
  • Accountability
  • Performance Management (GAO, PART/GRPA/GRMA, etc.)

ReadingPlease note, you have to log on to the NSU library to complete the links below. The links above are attachments from government documents – just read the executive summaries.

Battilana, J., Leca, B., & Boxenbaum, E. (2009). How actors change institutions: Towards a

theory of institutional entrepreneurship. The Academy of Management Annals3(1), 65–

107. doi: 10.1080/19416520903053598

http://lib.nova.edu/149 (Links to an external site.)

Bernie, Luc, & Hafsi, Taleb (2007). The changing nature of public entrepreneurship. Public Administration Review, 67, 3, 488-503.

http://lib.nova.edu/334 (Links to an external site.)

[Professor’s Special Note: The next article is the basis of one of the most important theories in public administration about the practice and how services are provided. There are numerous versions of it in a variety of publications. This is the original Lipsky presentation. Read as much of it as you feel comfortable with to get an understanding, in the time allotted to get through the other assigned material .]  

Lipsky, M. (1969, September). Toward a theory of street level bureaucracy. Paper presented at

the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New York. Retrieved

from the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison web site: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp4869.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Petchy, R., Williams, J., & Carter, Y. H. (2008). From street level bureaucrats to street level policy entrepreneurs? Central policy and local action in lottery funded community cancer care. Social Policy and Administration, 42(1), 59-76. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9515.2007.00588.x
https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2007.00588.x (Links to an external site.)

Poister, T. H. (2010). Performance measurement: Monitoring program outcomes. In J.S. Wholey,

H.P. Hatry, & K.E. Newcomer (Eds.), Handbook of practical program evaluation (pp.     100-124). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

http://novacat.nova.edu:80/record=b2873932~S13 (Links to an external site.)

Due: Essay 5 Question: Adopting private sector practices takes us to where we are now in public administration. How do you tie entrepreneurial public management into this topic? For those students in the non-profit, you may take that angle in your response.

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