Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic : A Tale of Two Cities

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-504
Journal / PublicationAmerican Review of Public Administration
Volume50
Issue number6-7
Online published17 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This study compares the experiences of Shanghai in China and Los Angeles in the United States to illustrate four tension points in pandemic responses: immediacy versus thoroughness, transparency versus secrecy and security, centralization versus decentralization, and state-driven solutions versus coproduction. Based on the case analysis, strategic management and planning practices in six stages of pandemic response are recommended. The study also suggests research questions for future comparative research to examine more carefully how pandemic responses should vary due to institutional differences and local contextualization and adaptation.

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  • comparative public management, COVID-19, emergency management, pandemic response, public governance

Citation Format(s)

Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Tale of Two Cities. / Weng, Shi-Hong; Ni, Anna Ya; Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei et al.
In: American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 50, No. 6-7, 08.2020, p. 497-504.

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