We combine in-depth scholarly expertise about the public, nonprofit, and private sectors with extensive practical experience in local, state, national, and international arenas. Although we come from a wide range of disciplines, we share a vision of the nature of governance and management for the 21st century.
In the United States and in other countries, government is no longer the only—or even the principal—actor in providing public services and addressing public concerns. Complex networks, involving private and nonprofit organizations, as well as informal groups and traditional governmental institutions, are increasingly responsible as well. Some are local, some national, some transnational, and many cut across such boundaries.
Our research seeks to understand these relationships, evaluate them, and develop the kinds of tools future public servants and leaders will need, including new ways of improving communications, promoting change, developing resources, fostering collaboration, resolving disputes, and enhancing accountability.