William B. Eimicke

William B. Eimicke is the director of the Picker Center for Executive Education of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Eimicke teaches courses in public management, policy analysis, management for international affairs, and management innovation. He also teaches at the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia. He is a graduate of Syracuse University (1970) and holds an M.P.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1973) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

San Diego County's Innovation Program: Using Competition and a Whole Lot More to Improve Public Services

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The Use of the Internet in Government Service Delivery

This report examines the use of e-commerce and the Internet in government service delivery and communications. A national study was conducted that included a content analysis of the best federal, state, and local websites. The study describes and compares the ways in which government agencies are using the Web to improve the delivery of services. Technology and E-Government

 
Director, Picker Center for Executive Education
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
420 West 118th Street Room 1402, MC 332
New York, NY 10027
United States
854-5593
William B. Eimicke is the director of the Picker Center for Executive Education of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Eimicke teaches courses in public management, policy analysis, management for international affairs, and management innovation. He also teaches at the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia. He is a graduate of Syracuse University (1970) and holds an M.P.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1973) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He previously taught at Syracuse University, Indiana University, Russell Sage College, the State University of New York at Albany, and Baruch College of the City University of New York.
 
Dr. Eimicke served as director of Fiscal Studies for the New York State Senate from 1975 to 1978, assistant budget director of the City of New York from 1978 to 1979, and deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development from 1979 until 1982. He served as New York Governor Cuomo’s deputy secretary for Policy and Programs from 1983 through 1985. From 1985 until 1988, he served as housing “czar” of New York State, managing the state’s six housing management, finance, and regulatory agencies. In 1993, he provided housing policy and management consulting services to Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review.
 
Dr. Eimicke is the author of Public Administration in a Democratic Context (1974), and the co-author of Tools for Innovators (1998) and The New Effective Public Manager (1995), and has written numerous articles on public management innovation, ethics, competition and welfare-to-work programs. Dr. Eimicke has also served as a management consultant to a wide array of public, private, and nonprofit agencies seeking to improve performance, reorganize, develop strategic planning, and improve productivity.

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