Case Research in Public Management
Highly readable and non-technical, this handbook is designed to help students and non-profit managers gain a working knowledge of the principles and practices of conducting qualitative case study research in public organizations. The book is a motherload of practical and comprehensive guidance to planning, conducting, analyzing, and reporting case research project findings.
McNabb begins with a detailed rationale for the use of the case research approach in public administration, nonprofit organizations, and political science. Then it provides step-by-step instructions on how to conduct single-case, multicase, and meta-analysis research, with guidelines on organizing and writing the case report.
Case Research in Public Management also includes many examples of case studies in a wide range of important topics in public administration, including performance management, sustainable government, technology management, security issues, emergency and disaster management, social and health services, infrastructure, public transportation, and transforming the work of government.
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PART I The What and How of Case Research
1 What Is Case Research?
2 When to Do Case Research and How to Pick Cases
3 The Range of Case Research Designs
4 SingleCase Research Designs
5 Multicase Research Designs
6 Getting Started in SingleCase and Multicase Research
7 MetaAnalysis Research Designs and Processes
12 Case Research in Performance Management
13 Case Research in Sustainable Government
14 Case Research in Technology Management
15 Case Research in National Security Issues
16 Case Research in Emergency and Disaster Management
17 Case Research in Social and Health Services
18 Case Research in Public Infrastructure
19 Case Research in Public Transportation