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Applying an Implementation Lens
Balanced Scorecard as a Strategy for Performance Improvement
Building Coalitions
Bureaucratic Politics, Organizational Design and Decision-Making
Cognitive Biases
Defining Policy Problems and Policy Making Under Pressure
Developing Networks for Improvement
Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Instrument Choice
Financing and Fundraising in the Third Sector
Implementation and Policy
Implementation and Policy
Implementation and Risk
Implementation and the Budget Context
Implementation Environment
Implementing through Markets
Implementing with Partners
Improving Organizational Performance Through Competition
Learning as a Performance Strategy
Leveraging Diversity
Managing a Global Team
Managing Conflict
Managing Partnerships: Multi-Party Arrangements
Managing Risk: The “New” Way Forward in Managing?
Mission and Strategy
Models of Policy Making
Modernization of Public Sector Organizations
Multi-Level Governance
Network Assessment and Analysis
Operations and Marketing Strategy
Organizational Alignment
Organizational Behaviour
Organizational Culture
Organizational Performance and Management Reform
Organizing for Collaboration and Partnership
Organizing for Performance
Overview of Recent Trends in Public Administration
Performance Information as a Management Tool
Policy Analysis and Contemporary Governance
Policy Design and Instrument Choice
Policy Evaluation
Public Services in the Age of Restraint - new public service delivery models and the quest to do better with less
Public-Private Partnerships
Recent Trends from Comparative Public Administration
Rules vs. Discretion
The Crisis of “Governability” (1970s) and its Effects
The Meaning of Strategy in Public Management
The Role of Leadership in Strategy and Implementation
The Role of the Board and Strategic Governance in Third Sector Organizations
The Shift to Public Governance
Theories of Human Motivation and Decision Making: Rational Choice
Working in Teams


A Teaching Topic in Strategy and Structure

Organizing for Collaboration and Partnership

This teaching topic deals with concepts and techniques for strengthening collaboration and partnership to improve public management performance.

Recommended Reading (Harvard MLD-110A)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: The Campaign to Save 100,000 Lives (Stanford Business School Case L-13)

Everett Rogers, Diffusion of Innovations (fifth edition), The Free Press, New York, 2003 pp 300-316, 330-342, 349-364

Atul Gawande, The Checklist, The New Yorker, December 10, 2007

Andrew D. Hackbarth, C. Joseph McCannon, Lindsay Martin, MSPH, Robert Lloyd, PhD, and David R. Calkins, MD, MPP, The Hard Count: Calculating Lives Saved in the 100,000 Lives Campaign

Robert M. Wachter, MD and Peter J. Pronovost PhD, The 100,000 Lives Campaign: a Scientific and Policy Review, Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Vol. 32, No. 11, November 2006

W. Richard Scott and Gerald Davis, chapter 11, Networks in and Around Organizations, pp. 278-309, in Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems Perspectives, Pearson Prentice Hall , 2007 [B]

HBS Note on Building Coalitions

Leigh Thompson, Win-Win Negotiation: Expanding the Pie in The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp.74-95

Parks and Partnership in NYC: Adrian Benepe’s Challenge(A) (HKS C16-04-1743.0)

John D. Donahue and Richard J. Zeckhauser, Collaborative Governance, Princeton, 2011, pp 3-24, 27-38

Source: MLD-110 Syllabus, Peter Zimmerman,  (accessed 11 February 2013).

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