Public Administration Quarterly

Public Administration Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Politics

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring

A Tradition of Participation and Consensus: Learnings from Native America
Humankind has not woven the web of life.We are but one thread within it.Whatever we do to the web we do it to ourselves.All things are bound together.All things connect.Whatever befalls the earth befallsthe children of the earth.Chief SeattleTo the American...
Dimensions of Organizational Commitment in the Public Sector: An Empirical Assessment
INTRODUCTIONOrganizational commitment has been a popular research topic among organizational and behavioral researchers for decades. This interest is due, in part, to the fact that employee commitment is generally recognized as one of the major determinants...
Participant Action Research: A Case Study of Community Economic Development in Chicago
Economic development took an interesting turn in Chicago in the early 1980s. With the collapse of the steel industry on the city's South Side and the neighboring communities of South Chicago and Gary, it was clear that the old industrial base had disintegrated....
Re-Engineering TQM and Work Redesign: An Integrative Approach to Continuous Organizational Excellence
INTRODUCTIONTraditionally, organization development (OD) professionals have focused on planned change. Today we are beginning to see more collaboration by professionals from functional areas outside OD such as Strategic Planning, Quality Management,...
Shifting the Paradigm: Labor-Management Relations Change In
CRISIS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEMThe American public school system is under siege.(1) Poor academic results, high dropout rates, a rapidly changing demographic mix, and now budget shortfalls and widespread layoffs have shaken a system which was for long a...
The Strategic Visioning Process
The "Strategic Visioning Process" is a series of activities which can effectively push a group of leaders of an organization to an inspiring, rich, and beyond-the-present paradigm view of a positive future for their organization. In this situation we...
Total Quality Management: Its Relationship to Administrative Theory and Organizational Behavior in the Public Sector
INTRODUCTIONNew frontiers are opening for Organizational Development (OD) practitioners as experience in both the public and private sectors demonstrates the enormous potential of Total Quality Management (TQM) to meet today's organizational challenges....

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