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ERIC Number: ED539674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 197
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2671-4539-0
Awaking the Public Sector with Strategic Corporate Philanthropy: Revitalizing the Public Servant's Organizational Knowledge, Innovative Capability, and Commitment
Jackson, Janese Marie
ProQuest LLC, D.M. Dissertation, University of Maryland University College
Given the perils of today's dynamic and resource-constrained environment, intellectual capital has become a source of competitive advantage for public sector organizations. Composed of three elements--organizational knowledge, innovative capability, and organizational commitment--intellectual capital is an asset that cannot simply be bought or acquired through education. Rather scholars have suggested an epistemology of practice, beyond traditional workplace employee development initiatives. This study examined the impact of experiential learning initiatives (community service projects) on the level of intellectual capital within the public sector. Specifically, by aligning the strategic objectives of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) to the needs of the community in which it operates, mission-focused community service projects were suggested to actualize strategic philanthropic potential. To accomplish this effort, the methodology employed was a scholar-practitioner approach to evidence-based research. A comprehensive literature review of the major themes and constructs specific to intellectual capital, innovation, and mission-focused community service projects was provided. Understanding these components of the study's premise provided a framework for asserting the conceptual model. Recommendations were provided to leverage the model as a source of strategic competitive advantage and validate its appropriateness via scholarly analysis. It is argued that a mission-focused community service model specifically crafted for the context of the public sector adds value to management scholarship and practitioner trends by serving as a benchmark model for integrating service learning into management practice from a multiple stakeholder perspective. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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