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Public management and performance : research directions

Author: Richard M Walker; George A Boyne; Gene A Brewer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Public services touch the majority of people in advanced and developing economies on a daily basis: children require schooling, the elderly need personal care and assistance, rubbish needs collecting, water must be safe to drink and the streets need policing. In short, there is practically no area of our lives that isn't touched in some way by public services. As such, knowledge about strategies to improve their  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Walker; George A Boyne; Gene A Brewer
ISBN: 9780521116633 0521116635
OCLC Number: 636566546
Description: xi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Richard M. Walker, George A. Boyne and Gene A. Brewer --
Extending goal ambiguity research in government: from organizational goal ambiguity to program goal ambiguity / Hal G. Rainey and Chan Su Jung --
Budgets and financial management / Donald P. Moynihan and Matthew Andrews --
Organizational structure and public service performance / Rhys Andrews --
Red tape: the bane of public organizations? / Gene A. Brewer and Richard M. Walker --
Managerial networking, managing the environment, and program performance: a summary of findings and an agenda / Kenneth J. Meier and Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr. --
Public service motivation and performance / Gene A. Brewer --
Organizational diversity and public service performance / David W. Pitts --
Performance management: does it work? / George A. Boyne --
Strategy: which strategic stances matter? / Richard M. Walker --
Methods / Alisa Hicklin --
Conclusion: enriching the field / George A. Boyne, Gene A. Brewer and Richard M. Walker.
Responsibility: edited by Richard M. Walker, George A. Boyne, Gene A. Brewer.
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