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International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management

by Patria deLancer Julnes et al SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
09/2007
ISBN:
9781412940122
Format:
Hbk 560 pages
Price:
AU$284.00 NZ$294.78
Product Status: Title is Print on Demand - May take 4 weeks
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Within the field of Evaluation, performance measurement is fast becoming a prevalent framework or set of tools to use in implementation analysis, formative and summative evaluations, and even needs assessments. Many of the measurement techniques that evaluators employ overlap with those of performance management, so evaluators are able to learn and use this framework quite readily. Recent approaches have acknowledged limitations in the implemented measurement systems and developed new practice-based strategies for effective ongoing measurement of program activities and use in guiding management. Significantly, these new strategies are being developed both in the United States and internationally and need to be brought together for collaborative learning and dissemination to practitioners and scholars.

The International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management serves as a vehicle for the dissemination of these new performance measurement strategies. The book combines conceptual and practical applications with an emphasis on cutting-edge practices in the U.S. and abroad. This Handbook boasts two unique features: it represents the most notable examples of performance measurement in Canada, Latin America, Asia, Oceania, Europe as well as the U.S.; second, the book supports the integration of theory and practice, with linked chapters that introduce the literature on key topics.

Prologue - Patria de Lancer Julnes, Frances Stokes Berry, Maria P. Aristigueta, and Kaifeng Yang Part I. State of the Art Chapter 1: Emerging Developments in Performance Measurement: An International Perspective - Harry P. Hatry Chapter 2: Assessing Pe

"The immensely valuable volume, edited by Patricia de Lancer Julnes, Frances Stokes Berry, Maria P. Aristigueta and Kaifeng Yang, has chapters on varied topics, including performance budgeting, improving accountability, citizen-involved performance measurement, and application of techhnology, with examples from across the globe. Recommended addition to the watchdogs' shelf."
Maria P. Aristigueta is Professor and Director of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, and Policy Scientist in the Institute of Public Administration at the University of Delaware. Her teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of public sector management and include performance measurement, strategic planning, civil society, and organizational behavior. She is the author of Managing for Results in State Government, co-author of Managing Behavior in Public and Non-Profit Organizations, and co-editor of the International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management .