Shui Yan Tang presentation in Shanghai
Dr Shui Yan Tang gave a presentation, titled “Comparative Institutional Analysis and Public Management Research in China,” at a public management conference in Fudan University in Shanghai, July 19-20, 2014. The presentation examined public management research from a comparative institutional analysis perspective. It focused on several general principles for designing and using rules to solve pubic problems, and the obstacles for applying these principles in varying institutional contexts. It examined two specific problems—cross-jurisdictional collaboration and mechanisms to uphold official accountability—and illustrates how and why the United States and China differ in their approaches to addressing them. The lecture concluded by outlining an agenda for public management research in China.