Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

CEOs as volunteer leaders: A case study of public private partnership
by McAfee, Michael A., Ed.D., The George Washington University, 2008, 193; 3296980
Abstract (Summary)

The case study seeks to gain an understanding of the way private-sector chief executive officers (CEOs) impact a major community development initiative and to determine whether or not the initiative is positively served by CEO leadership. The case study's context is the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation. The Plan represents the largest reconstruction of public housing in the nation's history. The study found that the CEOs positively impacted the Plan by sharing and leveraging their time, money, intelligence, and social capital and that those CEOs had primarily social motives for participating in the Plan. Additionally, major stakeholders involved with the Plan perceived the CEO roles as providing leadership, assisting in fundraising, setting policy, guiding the Plan, and serving as mentors.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chalofsky, Neal, Marquardt, Michael
Commitee: Franklin, Bernard
School: The George Washington University
Department: Education and Human Development
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-A 69/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Public policy
Keywords: CEO, Chicago Housing Authority, Community development, Leadership, Philanthropy, Public housing, Public-private partnership, Public-private partnerships, Social change, Volunteer leaders
Publication Number: 3296980
ISBN: 978-0-549-43589-1
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