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1772.0 A Change of Management
Abstract:
This case tells the story of the establishment and growth of public television in New Jersey, focused on the rise and fall of its first executive director, Lawrence Frymire. It implicitly raises the question of why Frymire-someone with a distinguished broadcasting career who had overseen the network of publicly-owned stations for a decade and had been responsible for getting them on the air in the first place-seemed suddenly to lose the confidence of the gubernatorially-appointed board to whom he reported. Were the motives of the board, and perhaps New Jersey's Governor, high-minded or narrowly political? What warning signs might Frymire have noted to forestall his dismissal? The case provides a vehicle for discussion about the politics of public authorities and the careers of those who work for them.
Learning Objective:
The case provides a vehicle for discussion about the politics of public authorities and the careers of those who work for them.
Date Published: 10/1/2004
Format: PAPER
Pages:
(incl. exhibits)
15
Authors: Dan H. Fenn, Jr.
Sponsors: Dan H. Fenn, Jr.
Curriculum Area:Democracy, Politics, & Institutions
Management, Leadership, & Decision Sciences
Policy Area:Communication, Public Opinion, and the Press
Democracy and Democratization
Leadership
Management
Politics: Elections, Participation, Advocacy and Social Movement
Urban Planning and Politics
Issue/Topics:Change Management
Communications
Politics of Policy Making
Public Management
Sector:State or Provincial Government
Methods:Normative Evaluation
Continent:North America
Region:Americas, North
US States:New Jersey
Language:English

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