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Faculty of Management Research Workshop; Michael Barzelay, LSE

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Thu, 05 Dec 2019

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row

106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ, UK

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Finding a Path Not Taken: Management as a Design-Oriented Professional Discipline

Michael Barzelay, LSE

This talk is based on a recently published book, Public Management as Design-Oriented Professional Discipline. While this book is a manifesto for public management, it also opens up possibilities for a reorientation of fields of management concerned with other forms of enterprise. The possible reorientation marries up two historical rivals to the “modern medical school” approach to the field of management, one of which is due to Herbert Simon’s internal opposition to that approach at the Carnegie School in the 1950s-1960s. The talk will draw on Mie Augier and Jim March’s The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of Change: North American Business Schools After the Second World War (2011), suggesting an a path not taken, against the modern medical school approach, that they did not fully identify.

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Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row

106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ, UK


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Michael Barzelay

Michael Barzelay is professor of public management in LSE’s Department of Management. He teaches courses on the MPA Public Policy and Management, MSc Health Economics, Policy, and Management programmes. He is also affiliated with the Department of Government and the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, within the Department of Accounting. Professor Barzelay is widely known for his 1992 book, Breaking Through Bureaucracy: A New Vision for Managing in Government. He has served as Co-Editor of Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions and as an Associate Editor of the International Public Management Journal. He has also taught on executive programmes for civil service colleges and universities in the USA, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Italy, and Thailand. Professor Barzelay has consulted widely, including, recently, for the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, U.S. Department of Defense, Brazil's Ministry of Planning, Budgeting and Management, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Before joining LSE in 1995, he was Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received both his PhD in Political Science and his Master's in Public and Private Management from Yale University and his A.B from Stanford University.