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Management in central and local government

Author: John Bourn, Sir
Publisher: London : Pitman, 1979.
Series: Government and administration series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a clear and straightforward account of the use that has been made of management ideas and techniques in the United Kingdom together with a preliminary assessment of their value. The author explains the academic and theoretical background to these, gives examples of how they have been used, and analyses the reasons for their resulting failures and successes.
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Bourn, John, Sir, 1934-
Management in central and local government.
London : Pitman, 1979
(OCoLC)891431516
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Bourn, Sir
ISBN: 0273009893 9780273009894
OCLC Number: 6170370
Description: xi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: MANAGEMENT IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES IN CENTRAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: What is management? ; Management in the public service ; FOUR REPORTS CONCERNING MANAGEMENT IN CENTRAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Central government ; Local government ; Management as conceived in the four reports ; FORECASTING, SETTING OBJECTIVES AND PLANNING: The principles of output budgeting and PPBS ; Financial planning in central government ; Output budgeting, PPBS and corporate planning in central government ; Programme analysis and review ; The central policy review staff, advisers and planners ; Output budgeting, PPBS and corporate planning in local government ; General lessons ; ANALYSIS, VALUE AND CHOICE: Cost- benefit analysis ; Cost-effectiveness analysis and smaller scale studies ; Operational research ; Management accounting ; Wider issues ; ORGANISATION: The organisation as a system ; Organisational development ; General factors ; PERSONNEL: Personnel management --
general factors ; Research and personnel management ; Developments in personnel management ; Job appraisal reviews ; Job satisfaction studies ; The interchange of staff and the use of outside experience ; AUDIT, REVIEW AND CONTROL: The political approach ; The legal approach ; The procedural approach ; The organisational approach ; The responsive approach ; The managerial approach ; Examples of audit, review and control ; Controls and democracy ; CONCLUSIONS: General lessons ; Management in the future ; Conclusions and summary.
Series Title: Government and administration series.
Responsibility: John Bourn.

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This book presents a clear and straightforward account of the use that has been made of management ideas and techniques in the United Kingdom together with a preliminary assessment of their value. The author explains the academic and theoretical background to these, gives examples of how they have been used, and analyses the reasons for their resulting failures and successes.

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