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The challenges facing the founder and executive director of a small nonprofit organization related to organizational growth, issue advocacy, and board development.
This case presents a dilemma facing Cheryl Chase, the founder and Director of the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), an organization whose mission is to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted geni
This case is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
This case is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who
This report is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), signed by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009, provided America with a $787 billion investment package to ―… boost the fai
This case can be used in a graduate level public management and leadership course to allow students to consider different approaches for Vice Minister Quesada in implementing major organizational change and how he handles the pressures upon him as a person and leader. This case can also be used in a leadership and organizational performance course to evaluate Quesada’s restructuring approach in managing rural health implementation and how to monitor and focus attention. Finally, this case could be used in a management course related to international development in the health sector to analyze the complex environment public manager’s face in implementing sweeping organizational changes in the developing world as well as his tactics for dealing with institutional opposition.
The case narrator is doing research on the health sector in Portobello—an alias for a Central American country—and follows Vice Health Minister Jose Manuel Quesada as he implements several major po
This case presents challenges in linking policy analysis and development to implementation when confronted with conflict from within and without a public organization. It is appropriate for use in a graduate level public management course and would also work well in a leadership or ethics class.
The California Bureau of Public Lands is responsible for the management of all state-owned lands. It contracts with private timber companies to harvest timber.
A popular and rich case to resolve customer service, accountability, and staff motivation problems ossified in a tradition of hierarchical decision making and unproductive meetings.
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At the monthly meeting of the beach cities chief of police meeting a relatively new member to the group proposes the regionalization of SWAT services. The lack of response to his proposal leaves the chief wondering "what happened and what next?".
The case focuses on the experience of a relatively new, but highly regarded, chief of police using the monthly meeting of police chiefs to see if they would consider a regional approach for deployi
When a Japanese economic development advisor introduces management techniques that emphasize devolution of decision making, he finds Uruguayan managers decidedly unresponsive to his ideas.
For 18 months, Mr. Kazuo Sakamoto had been in Uruguay under the sponsorship of Japan Aid, the major implementing agency for Japan's international cooperation projects.
With a focus on daily operations, this piece shows students viable alternatives to "command control" management styles. Accompanied by thorough teaching notes, this four page case provides important lessons in the politics of the administration of small integrated practices and creating accountability for production through local tracking systems.
In the rush to integrate physician practices into PHO-like structure, accountability for physician productivity is frequently ignored.
Larry Frymire, founding Executive Director of New Jersey Public Television, opens the case pondering his sudden removal from his leadership post.