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Advancing public management : new developments in theory, methods and practice

Author: Jeffrey L Brudney; Laurence J O'Toole; Hal G Rainey
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Georgetown University Press ; Wantage : University Presses Marketing, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Public management involves leading, coordinating, and stimulating public agencies and programs to deliver excellent performance. This title address topics such as: the nature and impact of public  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey L Brudney; Laurence J O'Toole; Hal G Rainey
ISBN: 0878408592 9780878408597
OCLC Number: 47823808
Description: 320 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Public Management in an Era of Complexity and ChallengeJeffrey L. Brudney, Lawrence J. O'Toole, Jr., and Hal G. Rainey, University of Georgia Part I: A Symposium: In Government, Does Management Matter Introduction to Part ILawrence E. Lynn, Jr., University of Chicago 2. Different Public Managements? Implications of Structural Context in Hierarchies and NetworksLawrence J. O'Toole, Jr., University of Georgia 3. Is Silly Putty Manageable? Looking for the Links between Culture, Management and ContextAnne M. Khademian4. Public Management, Administrative Leadership, and Policy ChoiceThomas H. Hammond, Michigan State University, and Jack H. Knott, University of Illinois Part II: Methodological Frontiers in Understanding Public Management 5. Optimal Performance versus Risk Aversion: An Application of Substantively Weighted Analytical TechniquesKenneth J. Meier, Texas A&M University, Jeff Gill, California Polytechnic University, and George Waller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 6. The Art of Partnering across Sectors: The Influence of Centrality Strategies of State R&D ProjectsGordon Kingsley, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Julia Melkers, Georgia State University 7. Stories from the Front Lines of Public Managment: Street-Level Workers as Responsible ActorsSteven Maynard-Moody, University of Kansas, and Suzanne Leland, Kansas State UniversityPart III: Reform, Reinvention, Innovation and Change 8. Making Sense of ChangeEugene B. McGregor, Jr., Indiana University 9. Local Heroes? Reinvention Labs in the Department of DefenseMark T. Green, University of Colorado at Denver, Lawrence R. Jones, Naval Postgraduate School, and Fred Thompson, Willamette University 10. Reforming State Social Services through Contracting: Linking Implementation and Organizational CultureBarbara S. Romzek and Jocelyn M. Johnston, University of Kansas 11. Quasi Markets and Strategic Change in Public OrganizationsJames R. Thompson, University of Illinois-Chicago Part IV: Models and Frameworks: New Approaches to Public Management 12. Organizational Configurations: Four Approaches to Public Sector ManagementNancy C. Roberts, Naval Postgraduate School 13. Dissecting the Black Box: Toward a Model and Measures of Government Management PerformancePatricia W. Ingraham and Amy E. Kneedler, Syracuse University 14. Concluding PerspectivesJeffrey L. Brudney, Lawrence J. O'Toole, Jr., and Hal G. Rainey, University of Georgia Biographies of Authors Bibliography Index
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey L. Brudney, Laurence J. O'Toole and Hal G. Rainey.

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Anyone interested in assessing the vitality and strength of the field of public management need look no farther than this book. There is no orthodoxy here. Indeed, the book is a far-ranging and Read more...

 
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