Dale Krane

University of Nebraska at Omaha
School of Public Administration

6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE

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Current research includes analysis of collaborative governance in the context of civic events, and examination of similarities and differences in CIO behavior in public agencies versus commercial firms.

Krane, Dale, and Carol Ebdon. 2017. "Collaborative Governance of Civic Events: The Case of the U.S. College World Series." Chapter 7 in Social Entreprise and Special Events: Market-Based Approaches to Mission-Driven Gathering, pp. 89-111, edited by Julie Cencula Olberding. New York: Routledge.
Abstract: Civic events are among the most common community activities, yet their governance, not their management, has been largely ignored.The need to collaborate is essential to the creation and maintenance of large-scale civic events because they require a diverse and extensive set of resources -- fiscal, human, legal, political, and technical -- that usually must be obtained from public and private entities. The essay explores the question of how cross-sectoral collaboration was fostered and sustained in support of the College World Series men's baseball championship over its 64 year existence. Analysis of the event from its inception to the present day provides an opportunity to clarify and better understand the relationships in the cross-boundary governance of civic events.
Noh, Shihyun and Dale Krane. 2016. "Implementing the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchanges: State Government Choices and Policy Outcomes." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 46 (3): 416-440.
Abstract: Intense partisan conflict characterized the Affordable Care Act’s passage and continues to influence its implementation.The Act granted state officials significant discretionary authority over the implementation of health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion. Decisions by state officials vary from full state involvement to partial involvement to refusal to administer a state health exchange or expand Medicaid. The federal government administers a health exchange in those states choosing not to operate an exchange. The article examines whether variation in state program choices affects citizen decisions to enroll in an exchange. Also examined is whether health insurance premiums vary by which level of government administers the exchange. The analysis provides evidence that the Act’s goals of increased enrollment in health insurance and affordable premiums are influenced by state government decisions on the extent of state involvement in health exchanges and Medicaid expansion.
DOI: 10.1093/publius/pjw010
Franklin, Aimee, Dale Krane, and Carol Ebdon. 2013. "Multi-Level Governance Processes -- Citizens & Local Budgeting: Comparing Brazil, China, & the United States." International Rewview of Public Administration 18 (1):121-144.
Abstract: Modifications to policymaking processes and actors are crucial when transitioning to multilevel governance. Civic engagement in budgeting processes, where crucial policy decisions are determined, is an important component of shared governance. Understanding the new roles for citizens in the budget process, then, can extend our knowledge of multilevel governance. This research explores the ways in which the budget process incorporates citizen participation to foster an ideal of civil society in the United States, Brazil, and China. The comparative case analysis probes the extent to which institutional changes have occurred, why they have occurred, and the degree to which municipal budget processes are characterized by multilevel governance.
Cabral, Sandro, Dale Krane, and Fagner Dantas. 2012. “A Danca dos Blocos, Empresarios, Politicos e Technicos: Condicionantes da Dinamica de Colaboracao Inter-organizacional do Carnaval de Salvador (The Dance of Troupes, Impresarios, Politicians and Technocrats: The Dynamic Conditions of Inter-organization Collaboration in Salvador’s Carnival), Organizacoes e Sociedade (Organization and Society)."
Abstract: Case study of the operation of the Carnival festival in Salvador, Brazil. Focus on the interaction of local and state governments, artistic and neighborhood groups, private entertainment producers, and specialized staff of public agencies. Develops propositions about the inter-organizational collaboration required to plan and manage cultural mega-events.

Substantive Focus:
Governance PRIMARY
Comparative Public Policy
Urban Public Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation