15th Anniversary of PUBLIC

23/07/2019 |   Editorial Board

A big thank you to the 500-plus people who have written in PUBLIC and the 10,000-plus who read it, in more than 100 countries !

Collaboration as Public Service Reform?

23/07/2019 |   Clare FitzGerald & Franziska Rosenbach

Motivating Public Employees

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

Víctor Lapuente Joins ESADE

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office


On the Future of Public Policy Schools

23/07/2019 |   Helmut K. Anheier

Initially created as schools of public administration to help consolidate and advance the functioning of the expanding nation state, these institutions evolved into public policy or governance schools over time. As they evolved, they encountered many tensions inherent in the triad of management and administration – policy analysis and academia – policy making and politics (Figure 1). Each of the corners of the triad represents a distinct and relatively powerful constituency: academia mostly interested in analytics; public administrators eager to optimize processes; and policy makers looking for actionable answers.

Social Value Investing: A Framework for Effective and Efficient Partnerships

23/07/2019 |   Howard W. Buffett & William B. Eimicke

In the 1960’s, Americans took to the streets in great numbers, demanding that their government grant basic civil rights to all citizens (regardless of gender, race, or religion), end the Vietnam War and use the savings to fund what Lyndon B. Johnson called a “War on Poverty”. Progress has been made here and around the world on all these issues (although we are still at war; just the place has changed). Among the more significant positive changes in the world in recent decades, extreme poverty has been cut in half,[1] billions have gained access to clean water,[2] and child mortality is down nearly 60 percent.[3] Yet we still face extreme and worsening income inequality, droughts, flooding, extreme weather, wild fires, dislocations brought on by climate change, and so on.

The public interest: problems and possibilities – An Australian Perspective

24/07/2019 |   Tom Frame

When a public figure claims that an action has been taken in the public interest, members of the public are encouraged, if not exhorted, to believe that the action reflects a higher motivation and embodies a superior spirit; that it transcends personal aspiration and private gain; and, that it deserves to be seen as serving the greater good. Because the term ‘public interest’ has a near sacred resonance, it is employed to justify, if not ennoble, a wide range of assertions, statements and decisions.

Measuring Bureaucratic Reputation from the Viewpoint of Citizens

24/07/2019 |   Danbee Lee & Gregg G. Van Ryzin

Reputation matters for government agencies because it enhances their autonomy, resources, and power within the political system (Busuioc and Lodge, 2017; Carpenter, 2010; Maor, 2016). Bureaucratic reputation has been defined by Daniel Carpenter (2010) as a set of beliefs about an agency’s unique capacities, roles, and obligations that are held by multiple audiences, including citizens. In an article we recently published in Governance (Lee and Van Ryzin 2018), we report on the development of a new scale to measure bureaucratic reputation in the eyes of citizens and other stakeholders. Here we provide a brief summary of our motivation and methods for developing and testing this new Bureaucratic Reputation Scale (BRS).

Creating Positive Experiences for Crowdsourcing Government

24/07/2019 |   Helen K. Liu

Crowdsourcing has emerged as an important focal point in many professional fields, and has a growing impact on the public sector. Crowdsourcing serves as “the act of a company or institution taking a function once performed by their own employees and outsourcing it to an undefined network of people in the form of an open call” (Howe 2006). Crowdsourcing government refers to governments’ efforts to incorporate citizens into coproducing public services and policies through technology (Liu 2017). For example, the US Patent Office involved the public in the review of patent applications in a project named Peer-to-Patent (Noveck 2009). Also, both federal and city governments in the US adopt crowdsourcing for policy making, through initiatives such as Challenge.gov (Mergel and Desouza 2013) and Next Stop Design (Brabham 2012). When training workshops on crowdsourcing government are conducted for civil servants, a question is always raised: “does adopting crowdsourcing really generate more effective policies and services or does it increase the trust between citizens and governments?” 

The practice of leading in inter-organisational networks

24/07/2019 |   Matthias Mitterlechner

Organisations increasingly collaborate in inter-organisational networks — separate social systems in which the activities of at least three legally independent organisations are co-ordinated in time-space. In the private sector, they collaborate to sustain competitive advantage. In the public sector, they co-ordinate activities to tackle grand societal challenges such as environmental protection, migration, poverty alleviation or integrated healthcare. 


“Administration 2030: A Transformative Vision”

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

First report by the ESADE-PwC Observatory for the Transformation of the Public Sector.

Dinner-Debate with Víctor Lapuente and Carlos Sebastián and Closing Session of the Executive Program in Public Sector Governance

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

In the framework of the ESADE-PwC Observatory for the Transformation of the Public Sector.

The Health Technology Sector Analyzes the Impact of Innovation on the Health System and Patients at ESADE

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

The ESADEgov Institute for Healthcare Management hosted the event, organized in conjunction with Fenin.

The Social Interest of Public–Private Partnerships: Proposals to Face the Main Challenges of these Partnerships

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

PARTNERS Program session with La Unió.

Leadership for Global Healthcare Challenges at Georgetown University

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

Participants in the Executive Master in Healthcare Organizations Leadership (EMDOS) leveraged their international experience at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

‘The State and the New Social Contract for the 21st Century’

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

Talk by Antón Costas, within the framework of the graduation ceremony for the 16th Executive Master in Public Administration (EMPA).

Urban design, city model and mobility management: Construction Site at Plaça de les Glòries

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

The ESADE Alumni Public Management Club organized this visit to the largest construction site in the city of Barcelona, with the civil engineer Francisco Alcañiz, assistant technical director of the Infrastructures Department of Barcelona d’Infraestructures Municipals, SA (BIMSA).

Mobility in large cities. Vision, proposals and impacts for the 21st century

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

During this colloquium organised by the ESADE Alumni Public Management Club executive managers in charge of services and mobility in Madrid and Barcelona discussed the ways in which such cities deal with these policies and what their future aims are.

Management model of the Royal Theater of Madrid

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

This institutional visit organised by the ESADE Alumni Public Management Club gave an insight into the running of the Teatro Real, one of the foremost entities in Spain’s cultural landscape.

“Affordable Housing: The Role of City Planning and the Administration”

23/07/2019 |   Editorial office

The session was called by the Cerdà Institute, ESADE, Barcelona Global and La Vanguardia, with the support of Sogeviso, to conduct an in-depth debate on this topic.

Branko Milanovic at ESADE: "Balancing education quality is the key to reducing inequality"

24/07/2019 |   Editorial office

"We need to achieve an egalitarian form of capitalism in which wealth is distributed more equitably and people are less dependent on the welfare state," declared Prof. Milanovic at ESADE.

Maurici Lucena, Chairman and CEO of Aena, at ESADE: “By 2026, 70% of the energy used by our airports will come from self-consumption of solar power”

24/07/2019 |   Editorial office

“Airports are key pieces of regional infrastructure and have a galvanising effect on the economy of the region where they are located”, declared the Chairman and CEO.

Francesc Pardo i Bosch, Acclaimed in the Scientific and Technological Development Category of the ‘Ten Outstanding Young People’ (TOYP) Awards and by the Societat Econòmica Barcelona d’Amics del País (SEBAP)

24/07/2019 |   Editorial office

The TOYP awards are organized by the Catalan chapter of Junior Chamber International to recognize and make more visible ten young talents. The purpose of SEBAP’s recognition is to enable the prizewinner to continue his research on cities at University College London (UCL).


What PISA tells us about balancing school choice and equity

24/07/2019 |   Pauline Givord & Andreas Schleicher

Many countries are struggling to reconcile their aspirations for greater flexibility and more opportunities for parents to choose their child’s school with the need to ensure quality, equity and coherence in their school systems.


Determinants of Public–Private Partnership Policies

24/07/2019 |   Editorial office

Article by Jordi Rosell & Angel Saz-Carranza in Public Management Review.

Is Private Production of Hospital Services Cheaper than Public Production? A Meta-Regression of Public Versus Private Costs and Efficiency for Hospitals

24/07/2019 |   Editorial office

Article by Germà Bel & Marc Esteve.

Papers presented at The Public Management Research Conference (PMRC) 2019 by ESADEgov authors

24/07/2019 |   Editorial office

Papers by Sahar Awan, Angel Saz-Carranza & Marc Esteve.

A New PhD thesis by an ESADEgov candidate

24/07/2019 |   Editorial office

Sahar Awan (2019), The Micro Foundations Of Public Employee Behavior. Co-supervised by Dr. Marc Esteve & Dr. Tamyko Ysa.

Greater effort needs to be put into achieving a sustainable economy by 2030

24/07/2019 |   Editorial office

The new report warns that incorporation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Spanish companies’ strategies is going too slowly to hit the 2030 target date for a sustainable economy.


Creating and Recognising Public Value

03/02/2016 |   Mark H. Moore

An Approach to Democratic Accountability and High Performance Government. I hope those who assume the burden of public leadership, and who have the continuing responsibility to call such leaders to account will find the ideas valuable and useful.


Links to other interesting international bulletins

08/04/2019 |   Editorial Office


Welcome to PUBLIC !

01/12/2018 |   Koldo Echebarría

I am delighted to present the e-bulletin published by ESADE's Center for Public Governance. This newsletter will create a forum for ideas, dissemination, training, and debate with regard to public management.

Welcome to the ESADE Center for Public Governance (ESADEgov) !

03/09/2018 |   Mònica Reig

The ESADE Center for Public Governance consists of a group of experts in government and public sector organisations. Created in 1993, the IGDP has served to consolidate the experience already accumulated by ESADE since the 1980s when it began its initial endeavours in the public management field. Since then, more than 2,000 public leaders and managers have participated in the numerous activities organised, and the extensive research, books, conferences, scientific articles, case studies and other material published attest to ESADEgov members' academic activity.

People who have contributed to PUBLIC...

01/09/2019 |   Editorial Office

PUBLIC's editorial board would like to thank all those whose articles have made this publication possible.

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