Public management is a field of study and practice concerning the ways in which public policies are adopted, implemented and evaluated; the role of governmental bureaucracy in a democratic society; and the goals, structures, processes, administrative functions and behavior observed within public organizations. Major foci in the field of public management include the political environment surrounding public organizations; public organizations’ relationships with citizens, organized interests, elected officials, legal institutions, private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and other public organizations; government accountability and performance; the structure and design of public organizations and public policy implementation regimes; organizational strategy, decision making and leadership in public organizations; public employee motivation, job satisfaction and other work-related attitudes; governmental reform and organizational change; administrative rulemaking; policy implementation and service delivery; administrative law; and government procurement and outsourcing.
Professor and Dean, Hutton Honors College
Clinical Assistant Professor
Associate Professor and Director, Ph.D. Programs in Public Affairs and Public Policy
Professor of Practice, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Professor and Director, Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Clinical Professor of Public Affairs and Philanthropic Studies
Professor and Managing Editor, Public Administration Review
Distinguished Professor, Director of Online Education
Clinical Associate Professor
Professor and Executive Associate Dean for Bloomington
Senior Lecturer and Director, Undergraduate Programs
Professor and Director, West European Studies and the European Union Center
When schools are failing, new research from Indiana University suggests, administrators should focus on a single, annual goal if they want to obtain higher graduation rates.
A new forecast from the U.S. intelligence community that incorporates analysis from several Indiana University professors paints a mixed view of the world in 2030.
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Good360, formerly Gifts In Kind International, have completed the first year of a unique, ongoing collaboration designed to measure the impacts of corporate gifts-in-kind to non-profit organizations.
Michael McGuire discusses the state of emergency management in the U.S. in light of past disasters….are we prepared for the next one?
A year ago, two Indiana University professors helped organize a summit of national technology, science, policy and regulatory experts through the Indiana Office of Energy Development. The summit focused on the opportunities and challenges of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and its relevance in Indiana. Now, a summary of the summit's findings is available from the State of Indiana's Web site.
Public managers increasingly make decisions and address problems as part of networks of agencies and organizations. As a result, they need to develop skills that are essential to collaborative problem-solving, says a new report co-authored by an Indiana University professor.
Carbon capture and storage, or CCS, is a promising tool that may help the United States meet future energy needs while controlling emissions of greenhouse gases linked to climate change, Indiana University researchers say in a new policy brief.