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This article outlines a strategy for examining the effect of environmentally induced change on organizational behavior. The major concern is the response of organi zations to demands to hire greater numbers of women and minorities. Central to predicting organizational response to change is a...
In the searchfor innovations which might generate productivity gains in local govern ment, substantial attention has focused on the utilization of computers and automated information systems. The evaluations of more than 2,600 local government personnel in 42 American cities reveal that local...
This article investigates resistance to the implementation of a federal program of coastal zone planning. Interviews were conducted with officials in New York State and Washington, D.C., to explore the dynamics of state and local responses to a federal grant-in-aid. Resistance was found at every...
The literature on policy implementation suggests three major reasons for the failure of program personnel in public bureaucracies to implement policy as expected by upper-level administrators and legislators: (1) lack of understanding of policy ob jectives, (2) lack of resources or capability,...
Budget reforms often have two goals that are not necessarily compatible. The primary goal is improving agency performance; the second implicit goal is exercising fiscal restraint to curb expenditure growth. The author describes four different budgetary environments to show that while fiscal...
This article analyzes the origins, interpretations, and impacts of anonymous letters in the municipal system of Thailand. First, these letters are one form of political communication. Second, they have political origins and result in political interpreta tions and actions. Third, they have...
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