Public Value Creation: The Essence of Strategic Management in Public Administration


  • Mark Harrison Moore Harvard University, Cambridge



Public Value, Strategic Management, Government, Democratic Legitimation, Public managers


This insight highlights the concept of creating public value by public managers through the assets entrusted to them by the public, including public money, authority to regulate private actors, and the pre-existing public spirit. To achieve this, public managers need to have entrepreneurial skills and a restless, value-seeking imagination to identify and exploit opportunities for public welfare. However, this management style requires a full understanding and adherence to democratic legitimation and public accountability processes. Finally, I emphasizes the importance of public managers focusing on creating public value, as it provides a framework for effective public service delivery and the advancement of the common good.

Author Biography

Mark Harrison Moore, Harvard University, Cambridge

Mark H. Moore is the Hauser Professor for Nonprofit Organizations and Faculty Chair of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also the author of a strategic management book called Creating Public Value.


Moore, Mark H. "Commentaries on “Public Value is Unknowable”: Valuing the Dimensions of Public Choices." Administration & Society 53.10 (November 2021): 1603-1609.




How to Cite

MOORE, Mark Harrison. Public Value Creation: The Essence of Strategic Management in Public Administration. ESG Studies Review, São Paulo (SP), v. 5, n. ssue, p. e01595, 2022. DOI: 10.37497/esg.v5issue.1596. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 jul. 2024.



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