Transforming Organizations / Edition 240

Transforming Organizations / Edition 240

by Mark A. Abramson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742513157

ISBN-13: 9780742513150

Pub. Date: 07/20/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Transforming Organizations provides in-depth case studies of outstanding government executives who dramatically changed both the performance and management of their organizations. The book includes case studies of Dan Goldin of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ken Kizer of the Veterans Health Administration, James Lee Witt of the Federal Emergency

Overview

Transforming Organizations provides in-depth case studies of outstanding government executives who dramatically changed both the performance and management of their organizations. The book includes case studies of Dan Goldin of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ken Kizer of the Veterans Health Administration, James Lee Witt of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and four high-ranking government officials who changed procurement in the Department of Defense. In addition, the book includes interviews with NASA Administrator Goldin and FEMA's Director Witt. The volume also includes an essay by Ken Kizer on his experience transforming the Veterans Health Administration. From these case studies, Mark A. Abramson and Paul R. Lawrence develop eight lessons that all executives can learn from in transforming their organization: select the right person, involve key players, engage employees, and persevere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742513150
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/20/2001
Series:
IBM Center for the Business of Government Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Challenge of Transforming Organizations: Lessons Learned about Revitalizing Organizations1
Introduction
Lessons Learned
Chapter 2Transforming the Department of Defense: Creating the New Defense Procurement System11
Introduction
The Leaders
Key Factors for Success
Conclusions and Recommendations
Endnotes
AppendixMajor Defense Procurement Reforms
Chapter 3Transforming the Federal Emergency Management Agency: The Renewal and Revitalization of FEMA57
Lessons Learned From the Transformation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The FEMA Case Study
Bibliography
Appendix IAn Interview with James Lee Witt, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Appendix IIHistory of Federal Emergency Management
Appendix IIIMethodology
Chapter 4Transforming the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Dan Goldin and the Remaking of NASA91
Lessons Learned from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The NASA Case Study
Endnotes
AppendixA Conversation with Daniel S. Goldin Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Chapter 5Transforming the Veterans Health Administration: The Revitalization of VHA139
Lessons Learned from the Transformation of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
The VHA Case Study
The VHA Transformation As Viewed by Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer
Endnotes
Appendix IKenneth W. Kizer's Key Principles of Transformation
Appendix IIStudy Methods
Chapter 6Transforming the United Kingdom's National Health Service and the United States Veterans Health Administration: Trans-Atlantic Experiences in Health Reform173
Introduction
Study Findings
Conclusions
Lessons Learned
Implications for the Future
Endnotes
Bibliography
Appendix IStudy Framework
Appendix IIStudy Methods
About the Contributors219
About The PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for The Business of Government224

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