Monday, March 12, 2018

There is No Place Like Home... and Dorothy's Ruby Slippers | APPAM Leadership Blog Series

Having spent my childhood in Kansas, I’m all about Dorothy’s ruby slippers. There is in fact no place like home, and I’m proud to call APPAM my professional home for the past three plus decades. This will be APPAM’s 40th research conference—our ruby anniversary. Never has rigorous policy evidence been more important. We must continue to attract and support young professionals to grow and improve our field.


How Does the Form and Structure of Collaborative Management Relate to Environmental Outcomes?

June 16, 2014 09:00 AM

Tyler Scott, University of Washington, presented his paper How does the form and structure of collaborative management relate to environmental outcomes? at the 2013 Fall Research Conference. In it, Scott seeks to address the question of whether collaborative governance improves environmental outcomes. Scott found that while collaborative groups are strongly associated with environmental improvements in a watershed, it is not necessarily clear what accounts for the predicted impact.

The central takeaway is that policy scholars and practitioners need to think more deeply about why we believe that collaborative groups are an effective vehicle for service delivery and how such delivery can be improved.

Read the full paper from APPAM's Online Paper Collection.


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