Improving Public Management / Edition 2

Improving Public Management / Edition 2

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by Les Metcalfe, Sue Richards
     
 

Now in paperback in an Enlarged Edition, this volume explores the lessons of one of the most comprehensive attempts to improve public management.

Metcalfe and Richards describe and assess Thatcher's Efficiency Strategy as an exercise in improving public management. They explain how the strategy has gone about improving administrative performance by increasing

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Overview

Now in paperback in an Enlarged Edition, this volume explores the lessons of one of the most comprehensive attempts to improve public management.

Metcalfe and Richards describe and assess Thatcher's Efficiency Strategy as an exercise in improving public management. They explain how the strategy has gone about improving administrative performance by increasing cost-consciousness in the use of resources and creating flexibility for managing change. They analyze major themes such as: decentralization, information systems and budgets as management tools, organization design, and the management of interdepartmental relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803984004
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/01/1991
Series:
European Institute of Public Administration Series, #1
Edition description:
Enlarged Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Thatcherism and Raynerism
Management and Efficiency in Government
Management Information and the Minister as Manager
Centralize In Order To Decentralize
Spend to Save
Statisticians as Professionals in Government
The Efficiency of the Efficiency Strategy
Market Approaches to Public Management
The Financial Management Initiative
The Politics of Efficiency and Management of Change

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