Public Policy Analyzing

Introduction Sometimes, understanding public policy and its effect on the people becomes challenging. Often, many people seem to complain about the impacts of the policy document without actually understanding its provisions. This makes it difficult for them to have an overview of the implications of the policy. Therefore, this research paper focuses on the importance […]

The Case of Stolen Donation Money

Introduction: The Challenges of Accountability in Public Organisation Preventing the instances of fraud within an organisation or a specific community is extremely hard, since the phenomenon and mechanics of accountability, which is being pushed as the key to succeeding in inspiring people for being responsible, have not been studied yet to understand the issues that […]

Ethical Implications of Data Mining By Government Institutions

Introduction Data mining can be defined as the process of extracting useful information from the large amount of data stored in databases. With the rapid development in computer and information technologies, large databases are used to gather, store and retrieve data (Vaidya & Clifton 2004). Data mining systems exploit these data sources for the purposes […]

Civil Rights Movement

Introduction Since time in memorial, different groups of people in human history have received varied treatment based on their gender, race and ethnicity. This means that some injustices and inequalities exist in various parts of the world. In this regard, human rights groups and civil movements have emerged to challenge the existing social structure and […]

Intelligence and Leadership in “Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid” by Ray Hyman

Course Themes In chapter one of the book Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid, Ray Hyman investigates several issues that relate with the terms ‘smart’ and ‘stupid’. The text uses the two terms as direct opposites. The word ‘smart’ can be a synonym the notion of cleverness as used in psychology meaning that smartness […]

Public Program Evaluation

Introduction Program evaluation is the application of the practical social science research technique to the method of judging the effectiveness of the organizational policies, programs, or projects as well as their management and implementation for decision making purposes (Langbein & Felbinger, 3). Therefore, the main aim of program evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of […]

Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement for Wounded Warrior Project

Historical background Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) was started in 2002 by John Melia who had been wounded in Somalia in 1992. Melia’s initiative was supported by the members of his family and other veterans Al Giordano and Steven Nardizzi. Until 2005, WWP operated as a division of another non-profit organization the United Spinal Association of […]

Public Policy Rulings

The US amended its constitution in 1965 to include everybody in national voting process. The law outlawed discriminations based on ethnic and racial qualities that had been practiced since independence. In this regard, Africans had been disenfranchised because they could not elect leaders of their choice. The Act followed the 15th amendment, which prohibited states […]

US Social Security vs. Canadian Social Security

Introduction The increasing challenge posed by an increase in the elderly population creates the need to deploy social security services. Demographic patterns on the provision of social services are estimated to increase drastically in the future. In the United States, the notable demographic trends that are likely to impose significant pressures on social security includes […]

Parking Solution

Driving to the necessary destination is pleasant and convenient. People manage their time and get to their destinations on time. However, this pleasant experience is often overshadowed by the chase after a parking lot. Parking has become a burning issue nationwide. Notably, representatives of parking businesses gathered earlier this year to discuss the most topical […]

Working Across Boundaries Analysis

Introduction Companies often encounter boundaries when it comes to creating efficient business processes whether in the form of distance or differences in business culture, however, by overcoming such boundaries better business operations can be attained. As indicated by Piercy (2006) in order for any company to continue to be competitive within the present day global […]

Critical Analysis of the Role of Leadership in Improving Performance in Public Sector Organisations

Introduction Distributed leadership is a post-heroic understanding of leadership that advocates the liberation from bureaucracy and strengthening of stakeholder involvement (Jackson 2000, p. 70). It has traits that make it relevant for public firms that are in need of a turnaround in performance (Harris, 2005, p. 82). Integrity or openness to criticism, delegation of duties […]

Influence of Government Paradigms on Public Accountability: Public Administration and Network Governance

Introduction Accountability is a dominant concept in the democratic political discourses. It reflects trustworthiness and transparency in public administration. However, depending on the dimension from which one looks at it, accountability may mean different things (Behn, 2001, p. 3: Pollitt, 2003, p. 89: Considine, 2002, p. 22). In the most fundamental sense, accountability bridges the […]

The Public HRM Systems Based on Relatively Old Theories, Goals, and Processes

The foundations of public HRM Scholars have asserted that effective human resource management is fundamental towards realizing the success of a public organization (Hays & Kearney, 2001). Traditionally, the personnel manager (PM) was charged with the responsibility of effective human resource management. However, prior to experiencing the incessant transformation, the management of people within public […]

An Analysis of Accountability in Traditional, New and Networked Public Management

Introduction Articles such as Considine (2002) and Kluvers & Tippett (2011) detail the importance of accountability in governance and how it is an integral aspect in establishing proper public management and policy networks. It is quite interesting to note though that traditional public management as well as new public management have different views and criticisms […]

Globalization and Its Implications

Globalization means a lot to international corporate organizations and governments across the world, particularly when it comes to governance and public administration. The different forms of globalization define the numerous challenges facing corporate organizations and the public administrative institutions of many countries. Here, note that globalization plays the role of shaping the current trends in […]

How Do NGOs Deal with Other Public Actors such as Government and CBOs?

The relations of NGOs with other public actors like Government or CBOs are usually based on the following factors: the size, scope, and nationality of the members (Turner 1988, p. 173). Still, in order to introduce a clear and thorough evaluation of the relations between these three different organizations, it is crucially important to remember […]

Ethics Evaluation

Introduction Allegations of corruption mean different things to different people. Traditionally, has been defined as the use of position or status for personal gain. This could be in the form of an economic or other favors which may include sexual favors, among others (Martinelli & Thomas, 2006). This means that corruption is a form of […]

The Public Value of Urban Parks

Introduction Public administration refers to the execution of government policy and strategies. The concept stipulates how appointed officials ought to conduct themselves in order to enable the control and running of the state. State employees manage public programs and transform politics into tangibles so that citizens can benefit from them. Public administration entails the manner […]

Corporate Social Responsibility at Bristol-Briston-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is one of the biggest privately owned pharmaceuticals in the world. The company not only manufactures drugs, but it also participates in clinical drug trials that aim to improve the conditions of the critically ill by using diverse and intense futuristic treatment methods (Romano, 2001). The company was accused of fraud in 2002. […]

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Introduction The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is a not-for-profit organization that was started in 1978 with the primary objective of ending violence against women (NCADV, 2015). The organization has worked with legislators to develop public policies. Among the organization’s success stories is its involvement in the passage of the Violence against Women Act […]

Host Country Analysis and International HRM Issues

Background of the organisation Brunt Corporation entails a group of hotels incorporated in the United Kingdom (UK), but the management has started investing in foreign countries. The corporation runs a chain of clean and reasonably priced hotels that provide budget accommodation to its clients. The corporation provides hotel services to leisure and business travellers, depending […]