Managing Out The Community Practice Dimensions of Effective Agency Management


With the advent of welfare reform and managed care, the nature of managerial practice has increasingly shifted from a primary focus on internal operations to a more external, community focus which involves actively monitoring and managing the boundary between the external environment and internal organizational arrangements. This article explores the boundary spanning aspects of community practice, the related theories of inter-organizational relations, and the process of “managing out” by those in top management and middle management positions in human service organizations.

Austin, M.J.
Publication date: 
September 22, 2008
Publication type: 
Journal Article