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CFP - Cannabis Policy: Challenges and Opportunities for PA
Cannabis policy is changing quickly at the state level. We contend that there are far more interesting questions regarding cannabis policy in the United States and its impact on public administration than have been touched by policy and administration scholars. The aim of this special issue is to foster greater attention to cannabis policy research within public administration. While cannabis lends itself to puns and plays on words about drug culture, we prefer titles and approaches that do not reinforce stereotypes or diminish the seriousness of cannabis policy. It is a significant industry that is reshaping American drug policy and requires rigorous social science research for understanding its implications on citizens and governance. See the attached call for details.
Draft Call for Papers: How Covid-19 Has Affected Social Inequalities
The Section for Professional and Organizational Development (SPOD) is requesting papers for a special edition of the Public Administration Quarterly that illuminates inequities in institutions since the onset of Covid-19. Some possible topics include:
• Government services and products
• Workplace relationships, such as collegial and superior-subordinate
• Financial and technological structures and processes on human systems
• Job security and promotability
• Retirement and healthcare benefits
• Community well-being and sustainability
• Leadership trust, particularly among elected and appointed leaders, in achieving social, racial, and economic equities
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How to Improve Performance of Public Universities? A Strategic Management Approach
NUNZIO ANGIOLA, PIERVITO BIANCHI, and LETIZIA DAMATO
PAQ, Vol. 43 No. 3,
Strategic management literature supposes that strategic planning and implementation processes can improve public administrations performance. However, there is little empirical evidence about this linkage and it could prevail a bureaucratic approach in strategic planning. Therefore, using one of the strategic management levers (the quality of performance measurement systems), the paper examined whether strategic planning and implementation processes of public universities actually improve organizational performance levels.
At first, the performance measurement systems of n. 29 Italian public universities were analyzed from 2011 to 2014.
By way of statistical methodologies (multiple regression analysis) it was examined the impact (through outcome indicators) of performance measurement systems on public universities performance.
The results show a little improvement in the quality of performance measurement systems of public universities in the period considered and a positive impact of strategic management on public universities results.
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