• Mark T. Imperial is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Public Administration program in Department of Public and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020-01-01 How does collaborative governance evolve? Insights from a medium-n case comparison.Policy & Society.  39:617-637. 2020-01-01
    2019-01-01 Conceptualizing the Collaborative Toolbox: Dimensions of CollaborationAmerican Review of Public Administration.  49:792-809. 2019-01-01
    2017-04-01 Making the Transition to Co-Management Governance Arrangements in Hawai’i: A Framework for Understanding Transaction and Transformation Costs.International Journal of the Commons.  11:388-421. 2017-04-01
    2016-04-01 Sustaining the Useful Life of Network Governance: Life-Cycles and Developmental ChallengesFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment.  14:134-144. 2016-04-01
    2016-04-01 Understanding Leadership in a World of Shared Problems: Advancing Network Governance in Large Landscape ConservationFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment.  14:126-134.. 2016-04-01
    2008-01-01 Collaborative Watershed Governance in Lake Tahoe: An Institutional AnalysisInternational Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior.  10:503-546. 2008-01-01
    2007-07-01 Effective Service Learning in Public Affairs: Lessons from the LiteratureJournal of Public Affairs Education (J-PAE).  13:243-264. 2007-07-01
    2005-07-01 Taking Institutions Seriously: Using the IAD Framework to Analyze Fisheries PolicySociety & Natural Resources.  18:493-509. 2005-07-01
    2005-07-01 Using Collaboration as a Governance Strategy: Lessons from Six Watershed Management ProgramsAdministration and Society.  37:281-320. 2005-07-01
    2001-09-01 A Decade of Service-Related Research: A Map of the FieldNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.  30:462 – 479. 2001-09-01


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    2022-06-01 Using Service Learning in Public Administration Programs: Best Practices and Challenges. -- Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Public Administration and Management.  EE Elgar. 384. 2022-06-01
    2021-06-01 Implementation Structures: The Use of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches to Policy Implementation..  Oxford University Press. 2021-06-01
    2018-01-01 Collaboration and the environment..  Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 2018-01-01
    2006-01-01 Intergovernmental Challenges of Watershed Management: Strategies for Improving Watershed Governance.  Water: Global Commons and Global Problems. 297-323. 2006-01-01


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    2009-06-01 Holden Beach CAMA Land Use Plan: Core Plan. 2009-06-01
    2009-06-01 Ocean Isle Beach CAMA Land Use Plan: Core Plan. 2009-06-01
    2007-05-01 Holden Beach CAMA Land Use Plan Update: Phase I Report. 2007-05-01
    2007-02-01 Ocean Isle Beach CAMA Land Use Plan Update: Phase I Report. 2007-02-01
    2007-01-01 Town of Carolina Beach Water Use and Harbor Management PlanCarolina Baeach, NC. 2007-01-01
    2006-05-01 Wrightsville Beach’s CAMA Land Use Plan: Core PlanTown of Wrightsville Beach. 2006-05-01


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    2017-02-01 Retrospective Governance Analysis for Narragansett Bay Watershed and Airshed Project: Analysis of Governance Response to Ecosystem Change in the Narragansett Bay Watershed.Warren, RI: Lighthouse Consulting Group.. 2017-02-01
    2017-02-01 Retrospective Governance Analysis for the Narragansett Bay: Summary of Methods and Lessons Learned.Warren, RI: Lighthouse Consulting Group.. 2017-02-01
    2008-06-01 Town of St. James Community Center Survey: Final Report. 2008-06-01
    2006-05-01 Citizen Participation PlanTown of Holden Beach. 2006-05-01
    2006-04-01 Citizen Participation PlanTown of Ocean Isle Beach. 2006-04-01
    2005-01-01 The Economic Impacts of the Brunswick County, NC, Communities in Schools ProgramBrunswick County Communities in Schools Program, Inc.. 2005-01-01
    2004-01-01 Wrightsville Beach, NC, 2003 Survey of BeachgoersCity of Wrightsville Beach, NC. 2004-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Collaboration Institutional analysis Interorganizational Networks Public policy process
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    Teaching Overview

  • Public Management Policy Analysis Environmental Policy Coastal and Ocean Policy
  • Full Name

  • Mark T Imperial