TITLE

Defining the Implementation Problem: Organizational Management versus Cooperation

AUTHOR(S)
Cline, Kurt D.
PUB. DATE
July 2000
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jul2000, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p551
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this article is to determine which definition of the implementation problem, organizational management or cooperation, provides the best understanding of the implementation process. In order to do this, I will compare models of the implementation process that use different conceptions of the problem. The models that are used in this analysis are (1) Goggin et al's. communications model of intergovernmental policy implementation (CM) and (2; implementation regime framework (IRF). The CM conceives of the implementation problem as one of organizational management; the IRF conceives of the implementation problem as achieving cooperation. These models are evaluated using four criteria: the treatment of both the top-down and bottom-up approaches; the role of communication in the implementation process; the level of conflict/cooperation in the implementation process and applicability to the concept of networks. The results of this analysis reveal that Stoker's IRF, which defines the implementation problem as achieving cooperation, provides a better understanding of the implementation process. The CM, which is based on the organizational management perspective, is much more limited. The implications this analysis has for future research of the implementation process are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
3538685

 

Related Articles

  • Speed limit zero. Mele, Jim // Fleet Owner;Jan1999, Vol. 94 Issue 1, p6 

    Focuses on zero latency, an organizational tool for any time-sensitive service industry such as trucking. Advantage of speeding up any business functions; Importance of integrated management systems in businesses; Other benefits of zero latency.

  • DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE TRUSTED? Maccoby, Michael // Research Technology Management;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p59 

    Focuses on the implication of trust on the effectiveness of any organization. Discussion on trust management problem; Importance of interactive communication to trust in management; Features of a required course for electrical engineering and computer science students taught by C. Dianne Martin...

  • One Thing at a Time. Flaum, Sander A. // Executive Excellence;Jul2003, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p13 

    Discusses the importance of focus in industrial management. Disadvantage of multitasking; Allocation of time to attend to business communication; Tips on achieving efficiency.

  • A Board Member's Toolkit.  // Association Management;Jan2002, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p75 

    Offers tips on organizational and leadership success for board members. First rule of volunteering; Leadership legacy considerations; Strategy for dealing with crises and emergency situations; Tips on communication within the organization.

  • Speak like a true leader.  // Communication Briefings;Feb2016, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p2 

    The article offers advice for business managers on how to make their employees take them seriously and follow their lead with authority and confidence in speaking.

  • Fighting cybercrime. Nykodym, Nick; Ariss, Sonny // Journal of General Management;Summer2006, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p63 

    The article discusses the proliferation of cybercrime as any form of criminal activity that involves use of the Internet. Although many organizations have devised their own ways of controlling the problem, they appear to be working in isolation rather than pooling their forces together. However,...

  • Take control of communication.  // Communication Briefings;Jan2012 Supplement, Vol. 31, p1 

    The article offers tips and suggestions on how to take control of communication in business to improve relationships and productivity. It states that the goal for the communication must be clarified before reacting. It suggests not to into conclusions to prevent straining relationships and...

  • PROBING performance. Home, Suzie // Crops;7/15/2006, p38 

    The article reports that thirty companies in Great Britain's cereals supply chain have undertaken Promoting Business Excellence (PROBE) sessions to identify their strengths and weaknesses. The main aim of PROBE is to promote business excellence by assessing in detail the way an organization...

  • BOUNDARIES OF COOPERATIVE ORGANIZATION. Jiancai Pi // Actual Problems of Economics / Aktual'ni Problemi Ekonomìki;Oct2011, Vol. 124 Issue 10, p452 

    This paper analyzes the effect of cooperative surplus on the existence and size of cooperative organization in the presence of moral hazard in teams. The analytical results suggest that the existence condition for cooperative organization is that the unit cooperative surplus reaches or surpasses...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics