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26 May 2017 | Should Public Management be an Experimental Discipline?, By Oliver James

PMRA (Public Management Research Association)

There has been substantial growth in the use of experiments in public management over recent years. We asked a set of leading experimental researchers of public management to contribute and were delighted when all agreed to participate. Experiments should take their place alongside other methods in public management.

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26 July 2017 | The Creation of Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, By Ken Meier

PMRA (Public Management Research Association)

The Public Management Research Association—through its flagship journal, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory ( JPART )—has always stressed building knowledge through theoretically informed analysis. The role of nonprofits and nonprofit research needs to be better integrated into public management.

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22 October 2017 | Tear Down the Distinction Between Applied and Basic Research in Public Management, By Lotte B. Andersen

PMRA (Public Management Research Association)

As public management scholars, we invest a lot of energy in doing research on public organizations, and most of us need answers to a very simple question: Why? Why should we use so much time to do public management research? How can public management research then actually contribute to solve real world problems?

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Calibrating Public Accountability

First State Insights

Daniel Bromberg is the Director of Academic Programs at the Carsey School of Public Policy and Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Étienne Charbonneau is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Public Management at École nationale d’administration publique in Montreal, Canada.

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30 November 2017 | Rethinking the Government-Nonprofit Partnership: Who’s Funding Whom?, by Kelly LeRoux

PMRA (Public Management Research Association)

To many scholars in the field of public administration and public management, the study of nonprofit organizations is viewed as a narrow niche, a handful of people working at the margins of the field on topics that largely sit outside of mainstream concerns for public managers. Is this a desirable trend?

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Paper in print: “Genetics and sector of employment”

Andy Whitford

Our new paper is now in print at the International Public Management Journal. Here’s the abstract: In this twin study we show that the penchant for a particular sector of employment has a genetic element: monozygotic twins evidencing a greater similarity of sector choice than dizygotic twins.

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One Working Capital Management Strategic Tool: Interfund Transfers

Death and Taxes

For example, a public manager can use interfund transfers to move money from the General Fund, the primary fund used for government activity, to a Capital Project Fund to help pay for the construction of a new government administrative building.