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Business Groups and the State: The Politics of Expansion, Restructuring, and Collapse

Ben Ross Schneider.

in The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Business Strategy. 9243 words.

Business groups combine empirically a variety of features that have fascinated researchers from a range of disciplines. However, debate and theorizing, both generally and in relation to...

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Conclusion

Rafael Ramírez and Angela Wilkinson.

in Strategic Reframing

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Business Strategy. 5407 words.

In the concluding chapter we recap the seven key premises and three distinctive characteristics of the OSPA, i.e. learner-centric, designed for specific purpose and use, and suited for TUNA...

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Corporate Governance and Nonprofits

Jenny Harrow and Susan D. Phillips.

in The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance

March 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Business Strategy. 11568 words.

This chapter discusses the context of nonprofit organizations, which are under pressure to demonstrate how they act for the benefit of the public in transparent ways with obvious impact. It...

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Governments And Management Consultants: Supply, Demand, And Effectiveness

Denis Saint-Martin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Management Consulting

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Business Strategy; Public Management and Administration. 8037 words.

This article considers the role of consultants in public service reforms in different European and North American countries. It first studies the supply and demand for consultants. It then...

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How scenario planning is done

Rafael Ramírez and Angela Wilkinson.

in Strategic Reframing

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Business Strategy. 12592 words.

This chapter explains the OSPA methodology and describes method choices to help skilled practitioners to improve the effectiveness of scenario planning in practice. A major choice is...

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Introduction

Rafael Ramírez and Angela Wilkinson.

in Strategic Reframing

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Business Strategy. 8483 words.

This book is about how the Oxford Scenario Planning Approach (OSPA) enables individuals and groups to enhance their understanding of a particular situation and develop new strategies. It...

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Learning and teaching

Rafael Ramírez and Angela Wilkinson.

in Strategic Reframing

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Business Strategy. 8115 words.

This chapter provides insights for readers aspiring to become “reflective practitioners,” i.e. those keen to develop skills to mastery level. Based on the experience of conducting the...

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The OSPA as social process

Rafael Ramírez and Angela Wilkinson.

in Strategic Reframing

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Business Strategy. 11584 words.

In this chapter, scenario planning is assessed as an inherently social process. We show how it acts to either interrupt the “continuous,” backgrounded sense (in particular, one’s sense of...

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Private Provision of Public Services

Demi Chung.

in The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Business Strategy; Public Management and Administration; Business and Government. 9270 words.

The first public–private partnership (PPP) motorway in Australia was open to traffic more than two decades ago, and yet no comprehensive evaluation of PPPs in the road transport sector has...

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Public Service Quality Improvement

John Øvretveit.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

June 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Business Strategy. 9891 words.

In many respects quality originated as a collection of poorly theorized methods which were developed through practice in the workplace. The “quality movement” was built by adherents who...

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