Understanding and Managing Public Organizations

ISBN-10: 047040292X
ISBN-13: 9780470402924
Edition: 4th 2010
Authors: Hal G. Rainey
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Book details

List price: $52.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/29/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244

This book offers a thoroughly revised edition of the classic bestseller on managing public organizations. Written by an expert in the field, this revised edition includes new information on developments in Homeland Security management and the government workforce; collaboration and networks; public values; contracting out; performance assessment; diversity management; and innovation and organizational change in the public and contains a newly added instructor′s manual with updates on collaboration, networks, diversity management, and more. This book is an effective resource for public management professionals and students.

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Preface
The Author
The Dynamic Context of Public Organizations
The Challenge of Effective Public Organization and Management
Understanding the Study of Organizations: A Historical Review
What makes Public Organisations: A Historical Review
Analyzing the Environment of Public Organizations
The Impact of Political Power and Public Policy
Key Dimensions of Organizing and Managing
Organizational Goals and Effectiveness
Formulating and Achieving Purpose: Power, Strategy, and Decision Making
Organizational Structure, Design, Technology, and Information Technology
Understanding People in Public Organizations: Values and Motives
Understanding People in Public Organizations: Theories of Work Motivation and Work-Related Attitudes
Leadership, Managerial Roles, and Organizational Culture
Teamwork: Understanding Communication and Conflict in and Among Groups
Strategies For Managing and Improving Public Organizations
Managing Organizational Change and Development
Advancing Effective Management in the Public Sector
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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