Public Administration Research

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 1, 2013

An Analysis on Violence and Suicide among Police Officers
AbstractIncreased consumption and intensive computerization have generated an increasing interest in the production process and increased productivity at the expense of the human factor and its performance, and the progressive brutalization of occupations...
A Stroke of Genius? Religion, the Founding Fathers and the Creation of the American Polity
AbstractThe place of religion in the United States has been hotly contested ever since the establishment of the American polity. This article revisits the origins of national identity in that country and argues that while religion played a crucial role...
Corruption and Insecurity in Nigeria
AbstractThe increasing incidence of the twin evils of corruption and insecurity in Nigeria in spite of efforts made by successive administrations aimed at reducing their tide have been issues of public concern. The major objective of this paper is to...
Federalism, Decentralization, and Health Care Policy Reform in India
AbstractThis article explores how the Indian federal structure impacts health care. India has a history of central planning and concentration of power at the federal level. This concentration of power has left state and local levels of government in...
Human Resource Management Practices on Organizational Performance in Libya Firm
AbstractThe business world is concerned with improvement of organizational performance. Consequently, Human Resource Management (HRM) practices outcome on organizational performance has been the major concern of the previous scholars. Therefore, any...
Impact of Knowledge Management Strategies on Organizational Performance in the Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe
AbstractThe research identifies the knowledge management strategies and how they impact on organizational performance in the hospitality industry in Zimbabwe. This research makes use of the Processes, Intellectual capital, Culture and Strategy (PICS)...
Knowledge Management and Organizational Activity Results in a Sample of Companies in Bogota
AbstractKnowledge Management (KM) especially in developing countries in recent years has generated much interest to be incorporated as a strategy to enhance business competitiveness. However the results of several recent studies on the subject especially...
Leadership and Its Place in Organisations: A Theoretical Synthetic Analysis (Note 1)
AbstractThe issue of leadership in the context of its place in our organisation and, in various human terrains has elicited series of scholarly attentions over the years. Leadership has become a key concern in organisations within both the private and...
Preparing Public Administration Scholars for Qualitative Inquiry: A Status Report
AbstractThis paper reiterates in succinct form the discipline's discussion of how qualitative inquiry stands to contribute substantively to public affairs knowledge and why it is therefore a necessary skill to develop as scholars in the field and its...
Social Business Responsibility: The 'Magarpatta'
AbstractThis case deals with the win-win situation of the social enterprise model of business. The case focuses on the aspect that the economic aspect of maximizing wealth for the shareholders can be integrated with the social objective of 'Doing good'....