Implementing State Government Export Programs

Hardcover | June 1, 1992

byMichael Frazier

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During recent years, American states have launched programs to promote direct foreign investment and product export, but there has been little self-scrutiny of these efforts. This book presents the findings of Michael Frazier's detailed empirical study of four, state-supported export trade agencies. Using the evaluation techniques of Mazmanian and Sabatier (the M-S Model), Frazier pinpoints the factors that determine how well states develop an international business orientation. He also expands the M-S model by identifying additional variables that should be considered in future program evaluations. This book provides a survey of the literature on implementation research, and argues in favor of both theoretical and empirical evaluation. Using the the M=S Model for export trade agency evaluation, Frazier examines the public export trade agencies of four states: Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, and Virginia. He concludes that four factors--geographic location, state politics, economic interdependence and federal government involvement--heavily influence a state's level of success. The political leadership of the agency director and his supervisors, including the governor, is especially crucial. This is a useful handbook for legislators, policymakers, administrators, and students of program evaluation.

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During recent years, American states have launched programs to promote direct foreign investment and product export, but there has been little self-scrutiny of these efforts. This book presents the findings of Michael Frazier's detailed empirical study of four, state-supported export trade agencies. Using the evaluation techniques of M...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.76 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:June 1, 1992Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275938506

ISBN - 13:9780275938505

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?Professor Michael Frazier has written a thoughtful and significant contribution to the literature dealing with issues surrounding the evaluation of government export development programs. Such a work is particularly timely in the context of an international economy which is increasingly interdependent, and in which export promotion has been targeted by most nations as a central policy tool for promoting economic growth.?-Publius