Public Value And Public Administratio by Bryson John M. Crosby Barbara C. Bloomberg Laura
Governments and nonprofits exist to create public value. Yet what does that mean in theory and practice? This new volume brings together key experts in the field to offer unique wide-ranging answers. From the United States Europe and Australia the contributors focus on the creation meaning measurement and assessment of public value in a world where government nonprofit organizations business and citizens all have roles in the public sphere. In so doing they demonstrate the intimate link between ideas of public value and public values and the ways scholars theorize and measure them. They also add to ongoing debates over what public value might mean the nature of the most important public values and how we can practically apply these values. The collection concludes with an extensive research and practice agenda conceived to further the field and mainstream its ideas. Aimed at scholars students and stakeholders ranging from business and government to nonprofits and activist groups Public Value and Public Administration is an essential blueprint for those interested in creating public value to advance the common good.