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The Public Solutions Handbook Series


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The Public Solutions Handbook series is designed to help public sector practitioners build the necessary competencies needed to respond to emerging issues, deliver services that policymakers have promised to the public, carry out their missions efficiently and effectively, and work in partnership with their stakeholders. The series is also geared towards students in graduate-degree programs who are seeking succinct, pragmatic, grounded guidance that will help them succeed in their public administration careers. This includes students in master of public administration (MPA), master of public policy (MPP), master of nonprofit management (MNPM) and even some master of business administration (MBA) and doctor of law (LLD) programs.

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Problem Solving with the Private Sector: A Public Solutions Handbook

Problem Solving with the Private Sector: A Public Solutions Handbook

1st Edition

Daniel E. Bromberg
April 05, 2016

Problem Solving with the Private Sector presents advice and solutions for fruitful government–business alliances from the perspective of everyday public management. With a focus on job training, economic development, regulation, and finance and innovation, each chapter discusses a traditional tool...

Government Contracting: A Public Solutions Handbook

Government Contracting: A Public Solutions Handbook

1st Edition

Robert A Shick
December 10, 2015

Government contracting is one of the most important issues facing federal, state, and local governments. As governments contend with lower tax revenues and a growing belief that smaller government is better government, contracting has become a fundamental means of providing goods and services to...

Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors: A Public Solutions Handbook

Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors: A Public Solutions Handbook

1st Edition

Patria De Lancer Julnes, Ed Gibson
December 01, 2015

In the organizational context, the word "innovation" is often associated with private sector organizations, which are often perceived as more agile, adaptable, and able to withstand change than government agencies and nonprofit organizations. But the reality is that, while they may struggle, public...

Partnership Governance in Public Management: A Public Solutions Handbook

Partnership Governance in Public Management: A Public Solutions Handbook

1st Edition

Seth A. Grossman, Marc Holzer
October 27, 2015

The ability to create and sustain partnerships is a skill and a strategic capacity that utilizes the strengths and offsets the weaknesses of each actor. Partnerships between the public and private sectors allow each to enjoy the benefits of the other: the public sector benefits from increased...

Managing the Next Generation of Public Workers: A Public Solutions Handbook

Managing the Next Generation of Public Workers: A Public Solutions Handbook

1st Edition

Madinah F Hamidullah
October 07, 2015

Managing the Next Generation of Public Workers is a fresh and energetic look at the changing climate of diversity in the public and nonprofit workplace. The workforce of the twenty-first century represents unparalleled complexity: Baby Boomers, GenX, GenY, and Millennials. Although that...

E-Government and Websites: A Public Solutions Handbook

E-Government and Websites: A Public Solutions Handbook

1st Edition

Aroon Manoharan
November 18, 2014

This book presents a citizen-centric perspective of the dual components of e-government and e-governance. E-government refers to the practice of online public reporting by government to citizens, and to service delivery via the Internet. E-governance represents the initiatives for citizens to...

Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation: A Public Solutions Handbook

Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation: A Public Solutions Handbook

1st Edition

Alexander Henderson
September 30, 2014

Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation provides a comprehensive and clear review of the theories and practices of structuring and managing complex local government services. Intended for both students and practitioners, this volume in the Public Solutions Handbook Series addresses concepts and...

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