MPA Major Research Papers

 

All Western Master of Public Administration students complete a faculty-supervised Major Research Paper. At the time of submission, students may opt to publicly release their papers. This series contains all publicly available papers completed since 1990.

The program does not endorse the content of these papers which are the independent research of the students. The papers are owned by the authors and posted here with their permission.

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Major Research Papers from 1998

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The Birth of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Richard Ramsay

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Why A Strategic Plan?: A Review of Strategic Planning in Selected Ontario Municipalities, Moira Winch

Major Research Papers from 1997

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Toward an Economic Development Strategy for the County of Middlesex, Stephen Evans

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Humanizing the Downsizing Process: A Review of a Recent Downsizing Process in Three Conservation Authorities, Thomas Prout

Major Research Papers from 1996

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GTA Reform: City of Burlington – Identification and Analysis of the Process Used by the City to Evaluate the “Golden” Report, Mickey Frost

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An Investigation of Strategic Planning and Organizational Change: Halton Regional Police Service, Laurie McGinn

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Interorganizational Networking in the Local Government Sector: Case Study of the Municom Network, Geoffrey Singer

Major Research Papers from 1995

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Intermunicipal Servicing Agreements: Four Case Studies in Huron County, Jennifer Hosack

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The Economic Impact of a Short Term Event on Tourism: 1994 National Slo-Pitch Tournament, John MacDonald

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Evaluation of Leadership in Ontario Public Libraries, Reed Osborne

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The Incidence and Impact of Strategic Human Resource Management in Canadian Municipalities, Cheryl Smith

Major Research Papers from 1994

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An Evaluation of the jobsOntario Training Program, Michael Schuster

Major Research Papers from 1993

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Implementing and Managing Change in the Fire Service, Terence Allen

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Employee Assistance Programs: Suitable Tools for Ontario Boards of Health, Michael Bragg

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Human Services: The Future Role of Local Government in Ontario, Stephen Cairns

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The Municipal Role in Child Care – Ontario, Karen Chan

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A Model of Organizational Learning and Its Application to the Realities of Public Sector Organizations, Curry Clifford

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Restructuring Local Government in Ottawa-Carleton, George Vadeboncoeur

Major Research Papers from 1992

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Fiscal Impact Analysis: Applications and Usage in Ontario Municipalities, Jeffrey Celentano

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The Boundary Adjustment Process: The Case of Arbitration in the Greater London Area, Bruce Curtis

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Issues in the Unorganized Areas of Northern Ontario, Dean Nickerson

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Municipal Staff-Council Relations in Theory and Practice: Examining the Hamilton Gore Park Fiasco, Vincent Sferrazza

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An Investigation of Privatization: A Local Government Service – The Waterloo County Board of Education School Bus Fleet, Christopher Smith

Major Research Papers from 1991

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Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1989: Organizational Change in the Region of Hamilton-Wentworth, Thomas Plant