All Together Now: Stakeholders in Government Agencies

Beach, Sandra, Brown, Kerry A., & Keast, Robyn L. (2008) All Together Now: Stakeholders in Government Agencies. In Brown, Kerry A., Mandell, Myrna, Furneaux, Craig W., & Beach, Sandra (Eds.) Contemporary Issues in Public Management: The Twelfth Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM XII), 26 – 28 March, Brisbane, Australia.

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Government agencies in Queensland undertake a broad spectrum of policy and service delivery work and operate in different political and organisational contexts. Within this paradigm, each of these organisations will have diverse approaches to stakeholder identification and engagement. This research will show the similarities and differences in approach across nine government agencies. Given that government agencies interact with a broad range of actors in an effort to satisfy the public interest, this research will reflect on how agencies manage the large and unwieldy task of engaging with stakeholders and what mechanisms they use to achieve this. This study will also provide a snapshot of the developmental trajectory of the stakeholder approach in the agencies by revealing the shifts in how agencies now perceive and deal with stakeholders. Finally this research will provide an indication of whether or not the benefits of engaging with stakeholders outweigh the costs.

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ID Code: 15315
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Third Sector, Governance, Stakeholders Public Sector, Government Agencies
ISBN: 1741072158
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Administration (160509)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:46

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