Public management research: Towards relevance

Head, Brian William (2010) Public management research: Towards relevance. Public Management Review, 12 5: 571-585. doi:10.1080/14719031003633987

Author Head, Brian William
Title Public management research: Towards relevance
Journal name Public Management Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-9037
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14719031003633987
Volume 12
Issue 5
Start page 571
End page 585
Total pages 15
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Are public management researchers sufficiently addressing the contemporary challenges and changes in the real world of public management, including the challenges identified by public management practitioners themselves? If research is to be relevant for senior public managers, it should engage with these contemporary trends and challenges. The article thus raises some normative as well as analytical aspects of research. Research effort should place considerable weight on understanding and responding to the challenges articulated by public management practitioners. This will enable researchers and practitioners to navigate better the ‘swamp’ of complex and wicked problems, rather than be content with theory-building on the ‘high ground’. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Keyword Management priorities
Research agenda
Research priorities
Research relevance
Theory and practice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
Official 2011 Collection
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