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Concepts relevant to public management in a pair of encyclopedias on business and management

The Reference for Business site (click image on right or go to http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/) provides hundreds of well-written essays on concepts relevant to public management.

This table below lists the 447 entries from the Encyclopedia of Business and the Encyclopedia of Management that we believe to be highly relevant to public management.

As we develop the concept entries on the Atlas, we plan to draw on many of these entries for content as well as to use the list to help ensure the completeness of our selection of “core concepts” – those with which we believe all MPP and MPA graduates should be familiar.

In other words, we believe that our list of MPP/MPA core concepts will include most of the terms in the table below.

447 entries in Encyclopedia of Business and Encyclopedia of Management
judged highly relevant to public management
Accounting

Affirmative Action

Activity-Based Costing

Agency Theory

Algorithms

Amortization

Arbitrage

Arbitration and Mediation

The Art and Science of Management

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Auditing

Autonomy

Balance of Trade

Balance Sheet

Balanced Scorecard

Benchmarking

Board of Directors

Body Language

Bookkeeping

Brainstorming

Brands and Brand Names

Break-Even Analysis

Break-Even Point

Bribery

Budgeting

Business Continuity Planning

Business Cycles

Business Education

Business Ethics

Business Literature

Business Plan

Business Planning

Capital Budget

Capital Gain/Loss

Capital Markets

Capital Structure

Capitalism

Capitalization Rate

Capitalized Costs

Career and Family Issues

Career Development

Cartel

Cash Cow

Cash Flow Statement

Cash Management

Case Method of Analysis

Cash Flow Analysis and Statement

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

Chain of Command Principle

Chaos Theory

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Coalition Building

Communication

Competition

Competitive Advantage

Complexity Theory

Compliance Auditing

Computer Networks

Computer Security

Confidence Interval

Conflict of Interest

Conflict Management

Conflict Management and Negotiation

Consulting

Consumer Behavior

Contingency Approach to Management

Contingent Workers

Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Trends

Continuous Improvement

Corporate Governance

Corporate Social Responsibility

Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

Cost Accounting

Cost Benefit Analysis

Cost Control

Cost of Capital

Costs

Creativity

Credit

Crisis Management

Critical Path Method

Customer Relationship Management

Cycle Time

Data Processing and Data Management

Debt vs. Equity Financing

Decision Making

Decision Rules and Decision Analysis

Decision Support Systems

Delegation

Deregulation

Discrimination

Diversity

Downsizing and Rightsizing

Economics

Economies of Scale and Economies of Scope

Effectiveness and Efficiency

Empathy

Employee Assistance Programs

Employee Benefits

Employee Compensation

Employee Evaluation and Performance Appraisals

Employee Handbook and Orientation

Employee Recruitment Planning

Employee Screening and Selection

Employment Law and Compliance

Empowerment

Enterprise Resource Planning

Entrepreneurship

Ethics

Experience and Learning Curves

Expert Systems

Facilitator

Feedback

Financial Issues for Managers

Financial Ratios

First-Mover Advantage

Five S Framework

Forecasting

Futuring

Gap Analysis

Generic Competitive Strategies

Globalization

Goals and Goal Setting

Database Management Systems

Debit and Credit System

Debt

Decision Making

Decision Support Systems

Decision Tree

Default

Delphi Technique

Depreciation

Derivative Securities

Devaluation (Money)

Development Banks

Direct Investment

Discount Rate

Discounted Cash Flow

Discretionary Income

Discriminant Analysis

Diversity Culture

Dividends

Due Diligence

Dumping

Duopoly

Durable Goods

Econometrics

Economic Conditions

Economic Development

Economic Forecasts

Economic Policy

Economies of Scale

Economies of Scope

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Embezzlement

Employee Motivation

Employee Rights

Employee Turnover

Employment

Empowerment

Entrepreneurship

Error Analysis

Excess Profits Tax

Expected Value

Experience and Learning Curves

Expert Systems

Externalities

Factor Analysis

Fascism

Fiduciary Duty

Finance

Financial Engineering

Financial Institutions

Financial Ratios

Financial Statements

Flow Charts

Focus Groups

Forecasting

Free Trade

Futures/Futures Contracts

Game Theory

Gender and Leadership

Gender Discrimination

Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

Government-University-Industry Partnerships

Gray Market

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Gross National Product (GNP)

Groupthink

Group Decision Making

Group Dynamics

Handbooks and Manuals

Hawthorne Experiments

Hedging

Hours of Labor

Human Capital

Human Resource Information Systems

Human Resource Management

Hypothesis Testing

Income and Revenue

Income Statements

Independent Contractors

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Industrial Relations

Inflation

Information Technology

Infrastructure

Injunction

Input-Output Analysis

Initial Public Offering

Innovation

Instant Messaging

Intangible Assets

Intellectual Capital

Intellectual Property

Interest Rates

Internal Auditing

International Cultural Differences

International Exchange Rate

International Finance

International Law

International Management Societies and Associations

International Organization for Standardization

Internet and World Wide Web

Internships

Intrapreneurship

Investment Analysis

Investment Banking

Japanese Management

Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances

Junk Bonds

Knowledge Management

Knowledge Workers

Labor Economics

Labor Unions

Labor-Management Relations

Laissez Faire

Layoffs

Leadership

Leadership Styles and Bases of Power

Leadership Theories and Studies

Leading Economic Indicators

Lean Manufacturing and Just-in-Time Production

Leasing

Least Squares

Leverage

Liabilities

Licensing Agreements

Licensing and Certification, Occupational

Line-and-Staff Organizations

Listening

Loans

Lobbying

Macroeconomics

Macroenvironmental Forces

Maintenance

Make-or-Buy Decisions

Management

Management Audit

Management Control

Management Functions

Management Information Systems

Management Levels

Management Science

Management Styles

Management Thought

Management and Executive Development

Managerial Accounting

Managerial Economics

Managing Change

Market Research

Market Segmentation

Market Value

Marketing

Marketing Strategy

Matching Concept

Matrix Management and Structure

Marketing Research

Mechanistic Organizations

Meeting Management

Mentoring

Mercantilism

Metrics and Measurement

Microeconomics

Miles and Snow Typology

Mission and Vision Statements

Mission and Vision Statements

Mixed Economy

Models and Modeling

Monetarism

Money Market Instruments

Money Supply

Monte Carlo Method

Morale

Mortgages/Mortgage-Backed Securities

Motivation and Motivation Theory

Multicultural Workforce

Multivariate Analysis

Multiple-Criteria Decision Making

Mutual Funds

National Debt

Negligence

Nepotism

Nondurable Goods

Nonparametric Statistics

Nonprofit Organizations

North American Industry Classification System

Occupational Information Network

Occupational Mobility and Retraining

Office Automation

Office Management

Oligopoly

On-the-Job Training

Open and Closed Systems

Open Economy

Operations Management

Operations Strategy

Opportunity Cost

Options/Options Contracts

Organic Organizations

Organization Theory

Organizational Chart

Organizational Culture

Organizational Development

Organizational Learning

Organizational Structure

Organizing

Overhead Expense

Participative Management

Partnerships

Patents and Trademarks

Performance Appraisal and Standards

Performance Measurement

Personal Income Tax

Personality and Personality Tests

Peter Principle

Pioneers of Management

Planning

Policies and Policy Making

Popular Press Management Books

Porter’s 5-Forces Model

Present Value

Price Indexes

Prime Rate

Prisoner’s Dilemma

Privatization

Pro Forma Statement

Problem Solving

Problem-Solving Styles

Process Management

Productivity Concepts and Measures

Professional Readings for Managers

Program Evaluation and Review Technique and Critical Path Method

Project Management

Public Debt

Public Relations

Purchasing and Procurement

Purchasing Power

Quality Control

Quality Gurus

Quality and Total Quality Management

Quality of Work Life

Queuing Theory

Random Walk Theory

Ranking

Reinforcement Theory

Recession

Regression Analysis

Reliability

Replacement Cost

Request for Proposal

Research and Development

Resumes

Resumes and Cover Letter Trends

Risk Management

Sales Tax

SWOT Analysis

Scenario Planning

Securities and Investments

Self-Employment

Sensitivity Training

Sexual Harassment

Simple Interest

Simulation

Sinking Fund

Socialism and Communism

Span of Control

Speculation

Spirituality in Leadership

Spreadsheets

Stakeholder Theory

Stakeholders

Standard Industrial Classification System (SIC)

Standardization

Statistical Analysis for Management

Statistical Process Control and Six Sigma

Statistics

Stochastic Processes

Stock Market

Strategic Alliances

Strategic Planning Failure

Strategic Planning Tools

Strategy

Strategy Formulation

Strategy Implementation

Strategy Levels

Strategy in the Global Environment

Stress

Stress in the Workplace

Subsidies

Succession Planning

Supervision

Supply Chain Management

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Growth

Synergy

Systems Analysis

Systems Design

Task Analysis

Taxes and Taxation

Teams

Teams and Teamwork

Technological Forecasting

Technology Management

Technology Transfer

Theory of Constraints

Theory X and Theory Y

Theory Z

Time-Based Competition

Time Management

Time Series Analysis

Total Quality Management (TQM)

Trade Barriers

Trade Deficit

Training and Development

Training Delivery Methods

Transaction Costs

Transfer Pricing

Treasurer

Trends in Organizational Change

Trusts and Trustees

Underground Economy

Utilitarianism

Utility Theory

Valuation

Value-Added Tax

Value Creation

Venture Capital

Virtual Organizations

Vocational Education

Wealth

White Collar Crime

Women and Minorities in Management

Workforce

Working Capital

Zero-Based Budgeting

Zero Sum Game

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 2 March 2016.

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