At last, here is a textbook that covers the field of technology and public management in an informative and engaging style. Ever since the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration required greater infusion of technology into the curriculum, faculty and administrators have struggled with finding the right course materials designed specifically for the public administration environment. Technology is no longer the sole domain of an information technology office, as it has evolved into a growing set of complex tools that influence every area of government. To be effective, every public manager needs to be actively engaged in technology decisions. This textbook is designed for students of public administration at every level who need to know and understand how technology can be applied in today’s public management workplace. The book explores the latest trends in public management, policy, and technology and focuses on best practices on governance issues. Finally, this book provides real-life examples about the need for policies and procedures to safeguard our technology infrastructure while providing greater openness, participation, and transparency. Technology and Public Management covers: How information system design relates to democratic theory How and where public policy and technology intersect Skills and tools that are useful in information management, information technology, and systems dedicated for the effective flow of information within organizations Understanding the role of e-government, m-government, and social media in today's society and in public organizations Possibilities and challenges associated with technology applications within public organizations How technology can be managed, through various governance models The latest technology trends and their potential impact on public administration.
"Information Technology and Computer Applications in Public Administration: Issues and Trends constitutes a survey of many of the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. In Part I, chapters address general policy and administrative issues. The chapters of Part II represent applied information technology skills needed by public managers"--Provided by publisher.
Public Administration and Information Technology provides a foundational overview of the impact of information technology (IT) on modern public organizations. The focus is on what public managers need to know about managing IT to create more efficient, effective, and transparent organizations. This book is unique in that it provides a concise introduction to the subject area and leaves students with a broad perspective on the most important issues. Other books in the field either examine e-government, or are large reference volumes that are not easily accessible to most students. This textbook shows the practical application of IT to the most important areas of public administration. Public Administration and Information Technology is ideal for use in traditional public administration courses on IT as well as management information systems courses in schools of business. Divided into 3 parts, the book covers: - Public Organizations and Information Technology I- nformation Technology, Evaluation, and Resource Management - Emerging Issues in for Public Managers
Outlining the origins, motivations, strategies, implementations, and effectiveness of reform policies and programs, Handbook of Public Management Practice and Reform examines changes and challenges in major areas of public administration, including budgeting, finance, human resources, and organizational management, reviews the lessons of reform, and addresses new ideas and emerging issues. Discussing the development and contribution of public administration education, research, and professional associations, the book covers decentralization and deregulation, institutional arrangement and support, and cooperation between public and nonprofit organizations.
Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues constitutes a survey of many of the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. Written by noted academics and public administration practitioners, this book addresses general policy and administrative issues in this arena as well as the information technology skills needed by public managers.
All organizations, whether for profit, not for profit, or government, face issues of information technology management. While the concerns involved may differ from organization to organization, the principles of good information technology management remain the same. Using a compilation of articles on various topics relating to technology management, Handbook of Technology Management in Public Administration addresses the management, implementation, and integration of technology across a wide variety of disciplines. The book highlights lessons learned to assist you in solving contemporary problems and avoiding pitfalls. It discusses the creation of innovative paradigms, new boundaries, diversity frameworks, and operational breakthroughs emanating from technology. It also raises questions about the productivity, violence, and intrusions of technology into the personal, organizational, and social environments as we move forward. This book identifies the potential ethical, legal, and social implications of technology from electronic signatures to genetic screenings to privacy interventions to industrial applications. It raises issues, problems, and concerns arising from technology and its effects on nurturing or nullifying the foundations of life and liberty in a constitutional democracy. With the development of new tools and techniques, technology promises to make organizations more productive and efficient. Handbook of Technology Management in Public Administration identifies effective technology management approaches while balancing the repercussions of technological growth.
An examination of how information technology (IT) can be used in public administration, Information and Communication Technologies in Public Administration: Innovations from Developed Countries examines global perspectives on public administration and IT innovations. This book illustrates the theoretical context of current policies, issues, and implementation. It highlights e-government success stories from developed regions such as the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia then presents future trends and innovation. It explores innovative solutions with added value and impact to your organization. The book covers important issues such as open government, best practices, social media, democracy, and management challenges as well as topical issues such as systems failures, innovations in inter-organizational e-government projects, virtual currencies, and a cross-domain open data ecosystem. The authors outline four strategies to achieve success in e-governance: upgrading ICT infrastructure, improving human resource management, creating a corresponding political environment, and promoting administrative performance that you can put to immediate use. Governments have used information and communications technologies (ICT) to drastically change how the public sector interacts with citizens and businesses. It can improve government performance in delivering effective or highly sophisticated public services, reengineering or improving internal organization and processes, engaging social participation and dialogue, enabling transparency in procedures and outcomes to the public, and improving public sector’s efficiency in general. This book provides a roadmap that leads you from problem definitions to problem-solving methods and innovations for future progress.
Examines the most important dimensions of managing IT in the public sector and explores the impact of IT on governmental accountability and distribution of power, the implications of privatization as an IT business model, and the global governance of IT.
Includes contributions, which revolve around the application of ICT in the activities and structures of Public Administration (PA) of some European countries. In this book, these contributions discuss the various development stages of the implementation of e-government as well as the different actors of PA itself.
A unique, wide-ranging exploration of the issues and problems in which business, government, and the academic community find themselves embroiled as they sort through the conflicts that inevitably emerge from the technology transfer enterprise.
Web 2.0 has become the buzz word for describing social media available on the Internet, such as blogs, photo and file sharing systems and social networking sites. These Web 2.0 applications are rapidly transforming citizen-citizen and citizen-government interactions in a manner not seen before. In recognition of these trends, governments are already taking a very close look at Web 2.0 and online communities in order to leverage them for designing products and services and for providing citizen services. This book brings together international scholars to provide the theoretical and practical contexts for understanding the nature of Web 2.0 technologies and their impact on political, public policy and management processes, and to explore how best Web 2.0 applications can be leveraged and aligned with the strategic goals of government organizations to add value and ensure effective governance. Drawing from experiences from countries around the globe, the book provides the theoretical context of the potential for Web 2.0 applications to transform government services, as well as practical examples of leading public sector institutions that have attempted to use Web 2.0 applications to enhance government operations, policy making and administration. There are three parts to the book, namely 1) Perspectives on Web 2.0 and Democratic Governance, 2) The Political, Policy and Management Impacts of Web 2.0 in Government, and 3) Leveraging Web 2.0 Applications for Effective Governance. This book differs from existing edited books on Web 2.0 technologies that focus primarily on politics and e-democracy because it examines the impact of the applications on politics, policy and public management. The book contributes toward the literature by filling the existing void and expanding knowledge in the field of public administration and policy, making it of interest to both academics and policy-makers.
"This book provides real world examples of the successes and pitfalls faced by public sector organizations, including coverage of the process of adopting technology from the perspective of complicated social, practical, administrative, cultural, and legal pitfalls and opportunities"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Rosemary O'Leary,David M. Van Slyke,Soonhee Kim
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Category: Political Science
A once-in-a-generation event held every twenty years, the Minnowbrook conference brings together the top scholars in public administration and public management to reflect on the state of the field and its future. This unique volume brings together a group of distinguished authors—both seasoned and new—for a rare critical examination of the field of public administration yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The book begins by examining the ideas of previous Minnowbrook conferences, such as relevance and change, which are reflective of the 1960s and 1980s. It then moves beyond old Minnowbrook concepts to focus on public administration challenges of the future: globalism, twenty-first century collaborative governance, the role of information technology in governance, deliberative democracy and public participation, the organization of the future, and teaching the next generation of leaders. The book ends by coming full circle to examine the current challenge of remaining relevant. There is no other book like this—nor is there ever likely to be another—in print. Simply put, the ideas, concepts, and spirit of Minnowbrook are one-of-a-kind. This book captures the soul of public administration past, present, and future, and is a must-read for anyone serious about the theory and practice of public administration.
The author is a specialist in governance and public sector management at the World Bank. He addresses ten key issues in public administration in Africa, including four issues that have come to the forefront in the 1990s: governance, new public management, information technology, and partnerships involving the public, private and voluntary sectors. Each issue is treated with a definition of concepts, followed by descriptive and analytical overviews, with illustrations from within Africa, other developing countries, and from the industrialised countries. Knowledge of the public administration systems in Africa is considerably enhanced by eleven case studies covering Benin, Botswana, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Most of these case studies are written by experts from within the countries. The study illustrates that economic policy reform and public administration reform go hand in hand, although the majority of the countries have had to undertake administrative reforms in the context of structural adjustment programmes, and thus external actors have largely determined the thinking and implementation of reform programmes.
Recently, the public sector has given an increasing amount of national and international attention to electronic government systems. Therefore, it is inevitable that the theoretical implications and intersections between information technology and governmental matters are more widely discussed. Public Information Management and E-Government: Policy and Issues offers a fresh, comprehensive dialogue on issues that occur between the public management and information technology domains. With its focus on political issues and their effects on the larger public sector, this book is valuable for administrators, researchers, students, and educators who wish to gain foundational and theoretical knowledge on e-government policies.
"This book compiles estimable research on the global trend toward the rapidly increasing use of information technology in the public sector, discussing such issues as e-government and e-commerce; project management and information technology evaluation; system design and data processing; security and protection; and privacy, access, and ethics of public information technology"--Provided by publisher.
Author: W. Bartley Hildreth,Gerald J. Miller,Jack Rabin
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Political Science
Since the publication of the previous edition, the best-selling Handbook of Public Administration enters its third edition with substantially revised, updated, and expanded coverage of public administration history, theory, and practice. Edited by preeminent authorities in the field, this work is unparalleled in its thorough coverage and comprehensive references. This handbook examines the major areas in public administration including public budgeting and financial management, human resourcemanagement, decision making, public law and regulation, and political economy. Providing a strong platform for further research and advancement in the field, this book is a necessity for anyone involved in public administration, policy, and management. This edition includes entirely new chapters on information technology and conduct of inquiry. In each area of public administration, there are two bibliographic treatises written from different perspectives. The first examines the developments in the field. The second analyzes theories, concepts, or ideas in the field’s literature.
A Systems Theoretical Approach to Managerial Technologies
Author: Niels Thygesen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Business & Economics
The editor and authors of this book aim to show how systems theory can help us to understand the reproductive effects of technology upon management. They bring together a series of empirical cases that draw upon the work of German sociologist Niklas Luhmann, and particularly his systems theoretical concept of technology. Each case singles out specific regulatory tools and explores how existing paradoxes of control emerge within public organizations or efforts to organize the public