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High performance Government

High performance Government Author Robert E. Klitgaard
ISBN-10 0833036629
Release 2005
Pages 490
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Improving how our government works is urgent business for America. In this book experts from the RAND corporation provide practical ways for government to reorganize and restructure, enhance leadership, and create flexible, performance-driven agencies.

Economics of Education

Economics of Education Author Dominic J. Brewer
ISBN-10 0080965318
Release 2010-01-26
Pages 382
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A collection of short, stand-alone chapters divided into five sections including overview of the field; private and social returns to human capital investments; production, costs and financing of education; teachers and teacher labor markets; and education markets, choice and incentives. The collection provides international perspectives that describe the origins of these subjects, their major issues and proponents, their landmark studies, and opportunities for future research. The 70 contributors are each well-regarded economists whose research has advanced the topic on which they write, and this book fulfills an undersupplied niche for a text in the economics of education. The chapters come from the acclaimed International Encyclopedia of Education, 3e (2010), edited by Eva Baker, Barry McGaw, and Penelope Peterson. The Encyclopedia contains over 1,350 articles in 24 sections that stretch from educational philosophies and technologies to measurement, leadership, and national systems of education. This single volume textbook presents a cohesive view of this increasingly important area of economics Superb contributions from well-regarded economist convey unique and useful perspectives Chapters contain an extensive bibliography and further readings to enable interested researchers to extend their knowledge into each specific topic

Modernizing the Federal Government

Modernizing the Federal Government Author Silvia Montoya
ISBN-10 9780833044419
Release 2008-01-02
Pages 54
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In 2003, the Volcker Commission recommended that explicit pay-for-performance (PFP) systems be adopted more broadly throughout the federal government. In this occasional paper, the authors compare several proposals aimed at enhancing the role of such PFP schemes for federal civil servants, and examine the pros and cons of PFP schemes compared with seniority-based salary systems, as well as the proposals to change the General Schedule system.

Public Budgeting Systems

Public Budgeting Systems Author Robert D. Lee Jr.
ISBN-10 9781449627904
Release 2012-07-30
Pages 656
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Now in its Ninth Edition, Public Budgeting Systems is a complete and balanced reference that surveys the current state of budgeting throughout all levels of the United States government. The text emphasizes methods by which financial decisions are reached within a system as well as ways in which different types of information are used in budgetary decision-making. It also stresses the use of program information, since, for decades, budget reforms have sought to introduce greater program considerations into financial decisions. The Ninth Edition has been updated to give particular attention to several recent developments in public budgeting and finance including: • Steps that have been taken by governments to battle the effects of the “Great Recession” and to enhance economic recovery. In the US, this includes the actions of the Federal Reserve as well as legislative efforts, such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. • Significant increase in use of fiscal policy tools to stimulate economic recovery, in contrast to most recent previous 20 year period. • The federal government’s direct role in the operations of the private sector will be explored. The government has become a major stockholder and therefore has a financial stake in seeing that corporations succeed. • Unprecedented federal deficits, as well as extreme budgetary challenges at the state and local level, including a discussion of causes and possible solutions. • Other changes during the Obama presidency, including the passage of comprehensive health care reform and changes in the management agenda. • Continued developments in financial and debt management, including additional GASB requirements and the effects of the recent economic contraction on the borrowing prospects for state and local governments. • Additional recognition of the effects of the global economy, resulting in an increase in the pages devoted to discussing international examples.

The Four Pillars of High Performance

The Four Pillars of High Performance Author Paul C. Light
ISBN-10 007146641X
Release 2005-01-04
Pages 304
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How to stay on course and achieve extraordinary performance in a sea of change In today's change-or-die business environment, companies that achieve the highest levels of performance are "robust organizations"--those that adapt quickly and without losing their strategic direction. Distilling decades of research conducted by Rand, one of the nation's most respected business think tanks, The Four Pillars of High Performance explores the strategies to truly manage change. Using examples, author Paul C. Light extracts powerful lessons for managers and executives, and he provides readers with: Never-before-published research by Rand on the shared traits of the highest-performing companies Cutting-edge techniques for improving performance across an organization Valuable insights into the five major attributes of agility, alignment, metrics, incentives, and impact Case studies and vignettes drawn from the experiences of industry leaders in every sector

Civil Service Reform

Civil Service Reform Author Donald F. Kettl
ISBN-10 0815707355
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 120
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The authors of this book contend that the civil service system, which was devised to create a uniform process for recruiting high-quality workers to government, is no longer uniform or a system. Nor does it help government find and retain the workers it needs to build a government that works. The current civil service system was designed for a government in which federal agencies directly delivered most public services. But over the last generation, privatization and devolution have increased the number and importance of government's partnerships with private companies, nonprofit organizations, and state and local governments. Government workers today spend much of their time managing these partnerships, not delivering services, and this trend will only accelerate in the future. The authors contend that the current system poorly develops government workers who can effectively manage these partnerships, resulting too often in a gap between promise and performance. This short, lively, and bipartisan volume, authored by the nation's leading experts on government management, describes what the government of the future will look like, what it will need to work well, and how in particular the nation can build the next generation of workers required to lead it.

The Public Manager

The Public Manager Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066365183
Release 2005
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The Public Manager has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Public Manager also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Public Manager book for free.

Organizational Assessment

Organizational Assessment Author Charles Lusthaus
ISBN-10 0889369984
Release 2002
Pages 202
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Organizational Assessment: A framework for improving performance

Scientific American

Scientific American Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822018489922
Release 2005
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Rand Review

Rand Review Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822033978644
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Affirmative Action Around the World

Affirmative Action Around the World Author Thomas Sowell
ISBN-10 0300107757
Release 2005-03
Pages 239
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An eminent authority presents a new perspective on affirmative action in a provocative book that will stir fresh debate about this vitally important issue

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066099238
Release 2006
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The British National Bibliography has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The British National Bibliography also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The British National Bibliography book for free.

From bureaucracy to hyperarchy in netcentric and quick learning organizations

From bureaucracy to hyperarchy in netcentric and quick learning organizations Author L. R. Jones
ISBN-10 1593116055
Release 2007-02
Pages 277
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Focuses on the inherent contradiction between bureaucracy, hierarchy, and the vision inspired by the architecture of modern information technology of a more egalitarian culture in public organizations.

Communicable crises

Communicable crises Author Deborah E. Gibbons
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123235546
Release 2007-03-07
Pages 382
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This volume makes a significant contribution to the crisis management literature. It also adds to our inchoate understanding of network governance: temporary teams and task forces, communities of practice, alliances, and virtual organizations. It hints that the distinction between networks and organizations may be somewhat spurious, a matter of degree rather than kind. Indeed, it seems that this distinction may derive more from mental models in which we consistently reify organizations than anything else. Finally, the volume emphasizes the functional importance of leadership in network governance and puzzles over its provision in the absence of hierarchy. As such, it adds to the contributions made by Marc Granovetter (1973), John Seeley Brown and Paul Duguid (1991), Bart Nooteboom (2000), Paul J. DiMaggio (2001), John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt (2001), Laurence O'Toole and Ken Meier (2004), and others, as well as Nancy Roberts' seminal work on wicked problems and hastily formed teams. The result is a product the editor and the contributors can be proud of. Overall, it is one that will edify, surprise, and delight its readers.

Developing High Performance Leadership Teams

Developing High Performance Leadership Teams Author Lynda McDermott
ISBN-10 9781562869595
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 20
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Today’s work challenges often demand the best and brightest to come together, each one offering expertise in her special niche. However, when “leaders of leaders” come together to form a leadership team, challenges often arise. Leaders are used to having the final say, and are often unaccustomed to the collaborative, team-oriented relationships required of leadership teams. In this TD at Work, you will: • Define what leadership teams do. • Determine whether or not you have the right leadership structure. • Discover the challenges and benefits of leadership teams. • Learn how to launch a new leadership team. • Determine how to measure the success of a leadership team.

Qualifying Military Health Care Officers as joint

Qualifying Military Health Care Officers as  joint Author Sheila Nataraj Kirby
ISBN-10 083304625X
Release 2009
Pages 83
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The challenges facing the U.S. military at home and abroad have highlighted the need for officers, including health care officers, who are educated and trained in joint matters and prepared to take on the new roles and responsibilities demanded by the current environment. This research, part of a larger project examining the preparation and support of leaders in the medical field in the civilian and military sectors, evaluates the need for and feasibility of qualifying health care officers as "joint" officers. Traditionally, officers could attain joint qualification by attending joint professional military education courses and serving in billets that provide them with joint duty experience and are included on the Joint Duty Assignment List (JDAL). New policy states that officers can also receive this experience in non-JDAL billets. However, both the traditional and current policies preclude the inclusion of certain positions, particularly health care officer positions, on the JDAL and allow waivers on a case-by-case basis from the joint requirement for promotion to general or flag officer positions. In addition to an extensive policy review, the study included an assessment of data from the 2005 Joint Officer Management Census survey suggesting that some health care officers are indeed serving in billets that need and provide joint duty experience for which they should receive credit.

Policy Options for Interventions in Failing Schools

Policy Options for Interventions in Failing Schools Author Connor P. Spreng
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062476562
Release 2005
Pages 194
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In accountability frameworks for public education, the focus on the performance of individual schools is increasing. The introduction of parental choice is designed to help low performing schools improve or close. Relatively little attention has been paid, however, to the underlying assumptions of these mechanisms. This dissertation examines the responses to failing schools by discussing the theory of such responses and motivating the need for government intervention in failing schools. After the existing literature on interventions is examined, a case study of New Zealand's experience with failing schools offers some evidence of the limited ability of market forces to deal with school failure. Contrary to the assumptions that guided the initial reforms, school failure persisted and spurred the Ministry of Education into developing a strategy for intervening in the failed schools. To estimate the impact of interventions on school performance, this study examines the strategy of interventions in underperforming schools in California. Using publicly available data on school level test scores, models are estimated that take the selection procedure into account explicitly. An impact of 6 points in API growth in the planning year can be detected with no significant effect during the actual implementation. The findings suggest that a priori assumptions about school failure are not useful. An application to the education reform in the Emirate of Qatar further illustrates the practical implications of the recommendations.