Administration

A decision support system: Automated crime report analysis and classification for e-government
This paper investigates how text analysis and classification techniques can be used to enhance e-government, typically law enforcement agencies' efficiency and effectiveness by analyzing text reports automatically and provide timely supporting information to decision makers. With an increasing number of anonymous crime reports being filed and digitized, it is generally difficult for crime analy...


Transparency, participation, and accountability practices in open government: A comparative study
In a comparative national study addressing the fiscal domain, we explored relationships between socio-cultural, political, economic, and government conditions and concepts critical to open government, defined as (a) budget transparency (b) participation in budget processes, and (c) accountability information. We found that democracy, human capital, and budget document disclosures are consistent...
Citizen Participation in the Public Policy Process in China: Based on Policy Network Theory
This article based on policy network theory analyzes the internal and external factors affecting citizen participation in the public policy process in the Chinese context. It displays that the policy network resources possessed by citizen are in a lower level and that their policy belief perform unreasonable or obscured, which belong to the internal factors. Besides, it also shows how the exter...


Determinants of Information and Communication Technology Adoption in Municipalities
Local governments use various technologies to enhance responsiveness to citizens’ demands and to improve efficiency. However, the determinants for technology adoption may vary by the type of technology used. We separately examine the adoption of two different types of information and communication technologies (ICTs): intranet, which increases efficiencies within an organization, and e-se...
The Impact of Employee Compensation and Financial Performance on Nonprofit Organization Donations
This study focuses on the complex interaction between employee compensation and organizational financial performance. In particular, we investigate the impact of higher than median employee compensation on nonprofit donations and whether such impact is conditional on the financial performance of the organization. Using recent panel data from 10,206 nonprofit organizations across multiple tax de...


Strategies of Professional Ethics and Communal Governance
Promoting ethical orientation can facilitate the transition from the logic of government to that of governance involving participation, responsibility, transparency, and accountability. Therefore, it is interesting to define a strategy of professional ethics allowing the establishment of action reference framework which determines the general values and principles regulating action and future a...
The Role of Accounting in the Municipal Performance: An Empirical Study in the Central Region of Portugal
This article examines the differences in the adoption and implementation of the reform of financial accounting in the Portuguese municipalities. This study is based on a questionnaire sent to the financial officers of the Portuguese municipalities of Central Region of Statistics of Portugal, who had previously adopted the double entry accounting based on Official Accounting Plan of Local Author...

Participatory Budgeting in Bangladesh Local Government Context
This study aims to examine the spaces for citizen participation in the municipal budgeting process and to access the extent of citizen participation in local government decision-making with specific focus on citizen participatory budgeting in Bangladesh. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Nabigonj Municipality of Habigonjin Bangladesh. Both social survey method and in-depth interview have...
Strategy as Discursive Practice in a Brazilian Public University: A Look under the Perspective of Critical Discourse Analysis
The aim this article a critical discursive analysis of the “management plan” genre of a public institution of higher education, from 2012 to 2015, located in southeast Brazil. The aforementioned plan is inserted in the discursive practice of strategic management, specifically the institutional, bureaucratic management, and is used as an instrument for decision-making. The goal of this analy...

Goals, Trust, Participation, and Feedback: Linking Internal Management with Performance Outcomes
Much recent work in the study of public administration has emphasized new challenges and relatively unusual aspects of management. However, it is likely that the core features of traditional public administration play a crucial role, particularly regarding the delivery of performance. The most venerable of these aspects of public management have to do with "internal" management. We focus here o...
Organizational Tenure and Employee Performance: A Multilevel Analysis
Previous research has investigated the relationship between organizational tenure and performance by focusing primarily on organizational tenure of the individual employee. We propose that this approach is limited because organizational tenure should be conceptualized as relating to multiple entities including teams and their leaders. As predicted, analysis of two objective performance indicato...

Public Administration in a Disenchanted World: Reflections on Max Weber's Value Pluralism and His Views on Politics and Bureaucracy
Although Max Weber was pessimistic regarding the effects of rationalization and bureaucracy on human life and freedom, he saw the disenchantment of the world that results from the ascent of science and rationalism and the decline of religious and mystical interpretations of human experience as expanding the capacity for human freedom and moral responsibility. Moreover, he saw agonistic politics...
A Tale of Two Hatchet Men: Emergency Financial Management in Michigan
Fiscal stress in local governments has reached catastrophic levels in Michigan, which has implemented emergency management legislation in an attempt to keep apace of the problems it faces, including Detroit’s bankruptcy. It is time to consider what kind of public administrator is needed to address the problems of modern fiscal distress. Whereas the political approaches and policies for em...
Trial by Space: Articulating Value in the Context of a Shrinking City
Successfully guiding the transition of space within shrinking cities presents a challenge to public administrators, urban designers, and planners faced with developing policies and practices to cope with declining conditions. This project examines a particular site, "The Flats," the waterfront area of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, and asks how assumptions about desirable uses have shif...
Does the Sun revolve around the Earth? A comparison between the general public and online survey respondents in basic scientific knowledge
We conducted an online survey using a set of factual science questions that are commonly administered to assess fact-based scientific literacy. We report that the online population performed substantially better on this standard assessment than the traditional survey population. For example, it has been widely reported that 1 in 4 Americans does not know that the Earth revolves around the Sun, ...