Organization design for a changing world

CORD research brings organization design to the systems level. Organizations that are structured well are able to meet and respond to needs in a changing world and achieve meaningful public value.


CORD is dedicated to conducting theoretically-driven high impact research about how public, not-for-profit, and private organizations interact and manage within complex ecosystems. 

Through our work we aim to:

  • Strengthen the understanding of effective public management within and across organizations, policy domains, sectors and national boundaries.

  • Generate new knowledge that has meaning in real world applications to inform organization design in public-serving contexts.

  • Strengthen teams and organizations through evaluation of processes, outputs and outcomes of public research and other program investments.

  • Engage students and other early career scholars in interdisciplinary research that addresses today’s and future societal challenges.

  • Study and learn in the dynamic and innovative living lab of the New American University.



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