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Description - Unlocking the Power of Networks by Stephen Goldsmith

The era of textbook top-down, stovepiped public management in America is over, and the traditional dichotomy between public ownership and privatization is an outdated notion. Public executives have shifted their focus from managing workers and directly providing services to orchestrating networks of public, private, and nonprofit organizations to deliver those services. In this new book, Stephen Goldsmith and Donald Kettl head a stellar cast of policy practitioners and scholars exploring the potential, strategies, and best practices of high-performance networks while identifying next-generation issues in public sector network management.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815731870
ISBN-10: 0815731876
Format: Paperback
(152mm x 229mm x mm)
Pages: 330
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen Goldsmith

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of Government and director of the Innovations in American Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and he served two terms as mayor of Indianapolis. He is the coauthor (with William D. Eggers) of Governing by Network: The New Shape of the Public Sector. Donald F. Kettl is the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also a professor of political science. Among his many books are The Next Government of the United States and The Global Public Management Revolution.

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