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Expertise-Centered Behaviors

Laura Evans

in Power from Powerlessness

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199742745
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895052 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742745.003.0004
Expertise-Centered Behaviors

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This chapter considers the particular types of expertise that tribes have built as a result. Specifically, the chapter details how knowledge changes organizations and how it alters political strategies. When tribes develop specialized knowledge about problems, problem-solving routines, and environments, they are better positioned to envision and implement new strategies on their own. This chapter examines four critical expertise-centered behaviors. Two expertise-centered behaviors are manifestations of analytic capacity: diagnosing and anticipating. Two others are manifestations of capacity for action: initiating and partnering. Greater expertise increases all four behaviors. This chapter is of particular interest to scholars of public management and administration.

Keywords: expertise-centered behavior; diagnosing; anticipating; initiating; partnering; organizations; management; American Indians; tribal governments

Chapter.  9228 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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