Performance Management in Governance Networks—Critical Concepts and Practices

Published on Jun 1, 2011in Public Performance & Management Review2.745
· DOI :10.2753/PMR1530-9576340404
Christopher Koliba18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UVM: University of Vermont)
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What do public administrators and policy analysts have in common? Their work is undertaken within networks formed when different organizations align to accomplish some kind of policy function. To be effective, they must find ways to navigate complexity and generate effective results. Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy describes a variety of trends and movements that have contributed to the complexity of these systems and the challenges that must be faced as a result. ...
#1Kaifeng Yang (FSU: Florida State University)H-Index: 28
The increasing importance of network governance challenges researchers to rethink the meaning of responsiveness in the theory and practice of public administration. This article, as an introduction to a mini-symposium on this topic, presents an overview of the concept, the theme, and the symposium. It briefly reviews the concept of responsiveness in recent public administration theories, outlines how network governance affects our thinking of responsiveness, and introduces the four symposium art...
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#2Jacob TorfingH-Index: 42
Introduction E.Sorensen & J.Torfing Theoretical Approaches to Governance Network Dynamics E.Sorensen & J.Torfing Mechanisms of Governance Network Formation: A Contextual Rational Choice Perspective N.Hertting Virtuous and Viscous Circles in Democratic Network Governance B.G.Peters Decentred Theory, Change and Network Governance M.Bevir & R.A.W.Rhodes Theoretical Approaches to Governance Network Failure E.Sorensen & J.Torfing Closure and Governance L.Schaap Consensus and Conflict in Policy Networ...
IllustrationsAcknowledmentsAbbreviations and Acronyms 1. Introduction: Federal Performance Measurement 2. Setting the Stage: Third Parties, Fiscal Federalsim, and Accountability 3. Performance Measurement as Political and Administrative Reform 4. Performance as Grants to Third-Party Service Providers: The Health Resources and Services Administration 5.Performance as the Provision of Health Financial Security: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 6. Performance as Grants to Third Party Research ...
#1Beryl A. RadinH-Index: 18
List of TablesPreface 1. The Ubiquitous Nature of Performance 2. The Performance Mindset 3. One Size Fits All 4. Demeaning Professionals: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater? 5. Competing Values: Can the Performance Movement Deal with Equity? 6. The Reality of Fragmentation: Power and Authority in the U.S. Political System 7. Intergovernmental Relationships: Power and Authority in the U.S. Political System 8. Information, Interests, and Ideology 9. Competing Values in a Global Context: Perf...
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This text is an introduction to complexity theory and its application to public services management. In a clear and comprehensible manner it: argues that the complexity of the public policy process limits the usefulness of the 'new public management' approach; challenges management techniques used in key areas of the public sector, such as performance management, staff development leadership, strategic management and the use of IT; and proposes alternative approaches that are based on a correct ...
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Tables, Figures, and Exhibits. Preface. The Author. Part 1: The Management Framework for Performance Measurement. 1. Introduction to Performance Measurement. 2. Developing Effective Performance Measurement Systems. Part 2: Methodological Elements of Performance Measurement. 3. Identifying Real Outcomes and Other Performance Measures. 4. Clarifying Program Goals and Objectives. 5. Defining Performance Indicators. 6. Analyzing Performance Data. 7. Reporting Performance Data. 8. Processing Performa...
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