Title page for ETD etd-05222007-091401

Type of Document Dissertation
Author McMullin, Steve L.
URN etd-05222007-091401
Title Approaches to management effectiveness in state fish and wildlife agencies
Degree PhD
Department Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Nielsen, Larry A. Committee Chair
  • Employee-management relations in government United
  • Wildlife conservation Management.
  • Fishery management.
  • Wildlife management United States States.
Date of Defense 1993-04-01
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Agency directors, program administrators and planners as well as U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service regional federal aid supervisors provided input that defined 22 factors considered most important in determining management effectiveness of state fish and wildlife agencies. I grouped the factors into the following six categories: public support and awareness, conflict resolution, politics, planning and funding, agency management and personnel.

State agency directors, commissioners and legislators ranked the factors.

In cooperation with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Organization of Wildlife Planners, I conducted case studies of nine state fish and wildlife agencies widely recognized by their peers as being particularly effective relative to the identified factors. Questionnaires and interviews with 845 agency members and constituents revealed effective fish and wildlife agencies had much in common with the excellent companies described by Peters and Waterman

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