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Understanding and Managing Public Organizations

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ISBN-10: 0787965618

ISBN-13: 9780787965617

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Hal G. Rainey

List price: $70.00
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In this third edition, Rainey provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of research on public organizations and management. The text draws on a comprehensive review of current research about government organizations and managers, and about effective and ineffective practices in government.
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
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 Organizations Distinctive
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
Name Index
Subject Index