Handbook of American Public Administration
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Handbook of American Public Administration

Edited by Edmund C. Stazyk and H. G. Frederickson

The Handbook of American Public Administration draws on the expertise of established and emerging scholars to provide national and international audiences a comprehensive review of the current state and future direction of theory and practice in US public administration. The authors provide a cross-disciplinary, holistic review of the field and pave an agenda for future research.
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Chapter 20: Collaborative public management: the US perspective

Rosemary O’Leary

Abstract

This chapter reviews the major research and theory concerning collaborative public management. Topics include: what is collaboration? Who are the participants? What is the process? How are collaborations structured? What are the sought outcomes? Why might collaboration be used as a public management tool (for both theoretical and practical reasons)? What are the conditions and skills necessary for successful collaboration? What are the challenges of collaboration? What is the future of collaboration in public management?

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