Managing Effectively in a Networked World

The Public Manager, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 33-38, 2007

8 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2011

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Muhittin Acar

Hacettepe University

Chao Guo

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Gregory D. Saxton

Schulich School of Business, York University

Date Written: May 6, 2007

Abstract

In an era of globalization, devolution, decentralization, the “New Governance,” advanced information and communications technology, and the growing complexity of public problems, public-private partnerships have become an increasingly popular vehicle for delivering services and generating solutions to our most pressing societal problems. Others have already discussed the growing use of partnership arrangements and looked at the benefits that derive from these arrangements. Here we are interested in something else – an elaboration of the specific skill sets managers need to excel in this increasingly decentralized, collaborative, and “networked” environment. Based on in-depth interviews with over two dozen educational partnership directors, we elaborate the nine key management skills, values, and attitudes that are essential for success in managing partnership arrangements.

Keywords: public management, partnerships, networked world

Suggested Citation

Acar, Muhittin and Guo, Chao and Saxton, Gregory D., Managing Effectively in a Networked World (May 6, 2007). The Public Manager, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 33-38, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1738710

Muhittin Acar

Hacettepe University ( email )

Ankara
Turkey

Chao Guo

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214
United States

Gregory D. Saxton (Contact Author)

Schulich School of Business, York University ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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