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Compelling history of the EPA's first administrator and his influence on the mission and direction of the agency. Describes external pressures and political landscape of U.S. environmental policy and how a senior manager sets agency strategy.
When William D.
A suburban town experiences controversy and service gridlock over construction and land use permit processing. Students work on how to find tools to correct these service and political problems.
Instructors may use this case to teach operations analysis, and demonstrate the use of "continuous improvement" or "work re-engineering," inclusive decision-making and strategic organizational deve
A new technique for recreational shrimping sets off opposition from commercial shrimpers and concern among environmentalists, while the situation raises questions about an administrator.
This medium length case confronts students with the challenges facing an administrator whose state agency lacks much regulatory authority, as he grapples with a policy dispute set off by a new tech
Washington State government creates new agency to plan comprehensive water quality control. Building consensus approach among constituencies and gaining support for funding prove challenging for agency head.
Puget Sound Water Quality Authority describes a new governmental entity's attempt to focus planning and action on restoring an invaluable natural resource, within a narrow window of opportunity.
Set in the context of urban renewal, a classic case of a manager making a professional judgment that fails to adequately consider the political dimension.
This case concerns the 1971 Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) plan to develop the Park Plaza area of downtown Boston.
This five part case series focuses on a manager charged with overseeing worker health and safety, who discovers some surprising results in the data he has about a program that dispel his previous assumptions, and other results that leave him with more questions.
This case focuses on Monty Paradis, a manager charged with overseeing farm worker health and safety, who discovers surprising results in the data he has about a state regulatory program called the
The decision cases in this collection differ from the cases commonly used in social work education. Whatever their experience with the case method of teaching or with end-of-life care, most instructors will benefit from the extensive teaching notes written for each of the cases.
The decision cases in this collection differ from the cases commonly used in social work education.