Title

Forum—In Honor of Larry D. Terry (1954-2006): Sowing and Reaping at the Big Dig: The Legacies of Neomanagerialism

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The article discusses a theory on public administration by Larry Terry, former editor in chief of "Public Administration Review," as it relates to a tragedy occurring during the Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts. The tragedy took the life of Milena Del Valle, a Boson area resident. The author suggests the tragedy of the Big Dig was the result of the empowerment of managers and an emphasis on the marketing of public sector activity. The author links this change in managerial philosophy to Frederick Salvucci, transportation manager for the State of Massachusetts under Governer Michael Dukakis.

Publication Date

3-2007

Journal Title

Administrative Theory & Praxis

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/10841806.2007.11029567

Document Type

Article