Innovation in the Administration of Public Airports

This report examines the innovative approaches taken by five publicly owned and operated airports to adjust to the evolution of America’s air transport system. The study provides examples of how to make public enterprises more efficient, and includes a study of innovation as a critical component of the American transportation system. Innovation

Internet Voting: Bringing Elections to the Desktop

This report explores the benefits, detriments, and legal issues of Internet voting. The study empirically examines the first U.S. poltical election to include internet voting (the Arizona Democratic presidential primary, March 2000). Technology and E-Government

Labor-Management Partnerships: A New Approach to Collaborative Management

This report addresses the issues of privatization through a study of the Indianapolis privatization and labor-management partnership experience. The study verifies the success of the Indianapolois labor-management partnership and identifies the factors that led to its success. Through interviews with key participants, focus groups, survey research, and data analysis, a complete picture of the Indianapolis privatization and their labor-management experience is consolidated and a conceptual model of collaborative management for the public sector is developed and tested.

Leveraging Networks to Meet National Goals: FEMA and the Safe Construction Networks

This report analyzes the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) work with the private sector in implementing FEMA's goals via public-private partnerships. The project includes an assessment of FEMA's Project Impact Program. The objective of the study is to assess and compare the achievement of national policy goals through private sector partnerhsip programs. Collaboration: Networks and PartnershipsMissions and Programs


Leveraging Networks: A Guide for Public Managers Working Across Organizations

This project examines the changing operational challenges faced by today’s public managers as they participate in collaborative undertakings with other governments and the nongovernmental sector. The lessons are derived from experiences in several Midwestern states, where many established networks operate. Collaboration: Networks and PartnershipsMissions and Programs


Leveraging Technology in the Service of Diplomacy: Innovation in the Department of State

This report focuses on seeking out examples of information technology applications that advance the practice of diplomacy. Best practices in government agencies, international organizations and foreign ministries of other countries are highlighted. Technology and E-Government

Managing the New Multipurpose, Multidiscipline University Research Center: Institutional Innovation in the Academic Community

One of the most dramatic changes in U.S. policy in decades, largely undocumented, is the gradual shift from funding individual projects to funding science centers. This study includes historical analysis of the evolution of science centers, focusing on the new (post-1975) science and technology centers and explores what are the management imperatives resulting from this new mode of organizing scientific research. nsf, national science foundationCollaboration: Networks and Partnerships


New Tools for Improving Government Regulation: An Assessment of Emissions Trading and Other Market-Based Regulatory Tools

This report examines the use of market-based regulatory tools by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal and state regulatory agencies. These regulatory tools, including emissions trading programs and marketable permits and emission taxes, have been widely heralded as central to the next generation of regulatory laws and programs. They promise to dramatically reduce the cost of achieving environmental goals, giving regulated industries more flexibility, and integrating regulatory requirements into overall business goals.

Public-Private Strategic Partnerships: The U.S. Postal Service-Federal Express Alliance

In recent years, postal services around the world have been transformed, adopting private sector operational modes and efficiencies. Services have acquired for-profit firms in delivery, logistics and freight forwarding, or established strategic alliances with them. This project reviews government and for profit postal operation alliances around the world to identify the best practices to guide future alliances. usps, postal service, federal express, Collaboration: Networks and Partnerships

San Diego County's Innovation Program: Using Competition and a Whole Lot More to Improve Public Services

This report focuses on the lessons learned during the first year of welfare-to-work managed competition in San Diego County, California, where for-profit, non-profit and government organizations competed for welfare-to-work case management service contracts in an effort to cut costs and improve the quality of services. The lessons learned from San Diego are used to make recommendations for other jurisdictions that may consider introducing competition to the public sector. Innovation