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Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

ISBN-10: 0761924744
ISBN-13: 9780761924746
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $92.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

This book covers all of the essential topics in management and organizational behaviour from the perspective of public and non profit management. It focuses on the importance of understanding the behaviour, motivations, and actions of individuals in the public service and the distinctiveness of management and leadership in public organizations. It contains cases studies, self-assessment exercises, simulations, and evaluative instruments. This book will assist all public managers to develop the skills and understanding they need in order to be effective and responsible.

Maria P. Aristigueta is the Charles P. Messick Professor, director of the School of Public Policy and Administration, and Policy Fellow in the Institute of Public Administration at the University of Delaware. Her teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of organizational behavior, performance management, and strategic planning.nbsp; She authored Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Managing for Results in State Government and Managing Behavior in Public and Non-profit Organizations ; and was co-editor of the International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management .nbsp; Dr. Aristigueta will be president of the American Society for Public Administration in 2015.

Janet V. Denhardt is the Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration and Director of the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento.nbsp; Her teaching and research interests focus on organization theory, organizational behavior, and leadership. She is co-author of Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Third Edition. Her most recent book, The Dance of Leadership, was preceded by The New Public Service, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Non-Profit Organizations, and Street-Level Leadership: Discretion and Legitimacy in Front-Line Public Service. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Denhardt taught at Arizona State University, Eastern Washington University, and served in a variety of administrative and consulting positions.

Robert B. Denhardt is Professor of Leadership in the Sol Price School at the University of Southern California, Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware. Dr. Denhardt is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Denhardt has published a dozen books, including Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Dance of Leadership; The New Public Service, Theories of Public Organization; Public Administration: An Action Orientation; In the Shadow of Organization; and The Pursuit of Significance.

Organizational Behavior as a Way of Thinking and Acting
Knowing and Managing Yourself
Fostering Creativity
Managing Stress
Decision-Making
Motivating Yourself and Others
Leadership in Public Organizations
Power and Organizational Politics
Communicating Effectively with Others
Working in Groups and Teams
Managing Conflict
Organizational Change
Representing Your Organization 'On the Outside'
Managing Behavior in the Public Interest

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