Organizational Leadership of Local governmental agencies (Emergency Management)
Organizational Leadership of Local governmental agencies (Emergency Management).
Continue to build on my the topic statement & the topic proposal listed below.
The final paper should be between 30 and 35 pages, double-spaced on 8 12 x 11 page layout in Times New Roman, 12-point font with one-inch margins all round. Use APA Style.
Each of the items in BOLD must be listed as a heading in this paper. (note: the headings themselves are not bolded in the paper) The final product must include the following:
Cover Page (consult an APA style guide) Abstract/Executive Summary (Provides a summary of the report. In less than two
pages, it summarizes the Project, including the issue or problem examined the method
of inquiry and your conclusions and recommendations.)
Table of Contents (Provides the organization of the report. Lists the major section and sub-section headings of your report and the pages on which these subjects can be found.)
Introduction (Here you are introducing your topic and the problem statement or research question you will answer in your literature review, do not use a heading)
oDescribe or summarize the law, policy or program. oWhat is the problem statement or research question? oWhat are the goals or desired outcomes of the policy or program? oWhy are the goals or outcomes important?
LITERATURE REVIEW (Everything in this section should relate back to your problem statement or research question, begins on a new page after the introduction.)
oUses research techniques to locate the issue or problem you are addressing with similar issues/problems and resolutions. It connects your research/internalorganizational work to a larger body of experience and grounds your work in the current knowledge of the field.
oWhat does the literature (academic journal articles, books on your topic) have to say about your topic? Is there literature regarding how other researchers have evaluated the law, policy or program? What were their conclusions?
oWhat human resource management theory or theories connect the law, policy or program to its goals or desired outcomes?
METHODOLOGY (Research Design) (Describes what you did and how you did it. The methods section describes all the steps and processes by which you determined the resolution to the issue or problem.) HELPFUL WEBSITE: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/contents.php
While you will not actually conduct this research I want a complete methodological section that includes your research design:
What type research design would you use and why, qualitative or quantitative, experimental, non- experimental, etc. and why
What data would you collect, how would you collect it: this depends on if your research is qualitative or quantitative
Are you using focus groups and interviews or are your surveying? Regardless of which how are you selecting the people who are providing the data, entire population or sample, what method of sampling are you using, random, nonrandom, probability, quota, selective etc; If surveying a population/sample, what kind of survey instrument would you use, how would you determine the population/sample to be surveyed, is it a random or non-random
survey, what kind of process would you use to survey to ensure the
construct validity(internal/external) of your survey results What are the independent, dependent and control variables of your
research design What are the limitations of your research design, how can you control
for bias etc…
Findings (Report what you found. This section methodically lists the information you found to be true or un-true in an organized format, which allows the reader to consider the outcomes of your research.)
Discussion, Recommendations, Conclusions (The final chapter is your interpretation of the data where you make recommendations based upon your interpretation of the findings. In this section you draw conclusions make recommendations and reflect on the process of your investigation. You would also state the limitations of your data and conclusions in this section.)
REFERENCES (must be in APA style, not all citation generation programs will produce a correct APA reference page, you must double check)
Appendix (Research data, tools, explanatory notes and lists are organized as appendices, and do not count toward the 35-page maximum.)
*******My Thesis / Topic: Statement:
Although according to the theory of new public management public organizations that embrace a collaborative organizational structure are better suited to meet the needs of its stakeholders, Emergency Management public sector organizations must employ a rational legal bureaucratic organizational structure because emergency management public sector organizations must have in place hierarchical systems to efficiently prepare for and execute operations in emergency situations.
*******This is my thesis / topic proposal:
This capstone project will present an analysis of the activities that are required to come up with strong and effective emergency management organizations especially on the fundamental running of the local emergency management agency. The project will give a precise analysis of Rational Legal Bureaucratic theory that is put forward by Max Weber and its application in ensuring that there is efficient management of the local government. This theory proposes the most effective method of the administration of the organization based on some of its framework of operations. According to Max Weber, to establish an effective and efficient emergency management organization, it is important to understand the relationships that exist among involved stakeholders. The intention of Max Weber is to help in handling any unresponsive aspects that may arise from very powerful persons with the mandate to protect bureaucracies. According to this theory, Weber argues that organizational management should be typically based on definite jurisdictional areas. Those individuals at relatively higher positions take part in engagement in the specific official functions where leaders delegate duties to junior members without necessarily following the procedure. What is very important is to note that leadership positions are earned depending on the level of training, qualifications, and competencies. This theory is highly applicable to most of the managers’ especially human resource managers in terms of hiring professional for different positions (Waugh & Streib, 2006). The local emergency leaders in most cases establish memoranda of agreement with the agencies at the same level so as to provide both personnel and material support during an emergency.
Waugh, W. L., & Streib, G. (2006). Collaboration and leadership for effective emergency management. Public Administration Review, 66(3), 131.