Did You Miss Today's Reflection Seminar with Professor John Alford?
Today, Professor of Public Sector Management at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and Professor at the Melbourne Business School (MBS), University of Melbourne John Alford was keynote speaker at a reflection seminar on ‘Public Value Management and How to Manage External Providers in Public Service Delivery’.
In his presentation ‘Deciding whether to utilize external providers of public service – A public value perspective’ John presented an argument about how public value management has become a dominant and important trend in research and practice in public management and governance. Taking his cue from Mark Moore’s concept of “creating public value”, John Alford explored how government managers can work with external providers in a variety of ways to create value that is appreciated by the public. In his talk he elaborated on how to find out what is valuable to the public and brought in some examples of how there is a need for on-going public deliberation and that public managers need to act as explores and entrepreneurs rather than building their practice solely on instructions from the ministers. Alford presented a cost – benefit model through which he e.g. argued for an understanding of the process of deciding whether to externalize public service.
As a response to John Alford’s presentation Professor and Academic Co-director at the PP Platform Paul du Gay elaborated on the role of the state in the task of providing and externalizing public service.
Afterwards, an open discussion with the seminar’s participants were moderated by Professor and Academic Co-director at the PP Platform Carsten Greve.
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