Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Acquisition Research Symposium Thursday Sessions Volume II. Acquisitions Research: Creating Synergy for Informed Change

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NPS Acquisition Research Program
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Symposium Proceedings
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Date of Issue
2008-04-01
Date
01-Apr-08
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
One hundred years ago, William H. Allen --of the then-newly founded Bureau of Municipal Research--issued a call in the Journal of Accountancy for "1,000 accountants for municipal research." Allen's call followed the Bureau's early and remarkable successes, both in exposing waste and corruption in New York City''s government as well as in devising and installing managerial systems for increased efficiency and transparency. History has not recorded the extent to which Allen''s call for 1,000 accountants was answered. History has recorded, however, the very clear and significant contributions of his Bureau's work, particularly its research agenda to the formation of the field of American Public Administration.[3] Thus, while Allen certainly perceived the potential contributions of administrative research, it's highly doubtful he could have imagined the development and maturation over the next century of this entirely new field of study in the US. Public Administration today includes hundreds of graduate degree programs, dozens of academic journals and conferences, and thousands of scholars. The objects of its study have expanded from municipal administration to include federal, state, international, and, more recently, not-for-profit administration.
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Technical Report
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)
Department
Acquisition Management
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NPS Report Number
NPS-AM-08-023
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Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Program
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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