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Overview

Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations is the first core textbook specifically written for the management and organizational behavior course taught in undergraduate and graduate programs in public administration, particularly in Masters in Public Administration (MPA) programs. Designed to help students develop the skills and understanding they need in order to become effective and responsible public managers, the book covers all of the essential topics in management and organizational behavior from the perspective of public and non-profit management.

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Editorial Reviews

International Review of Administrative Sciences
"This book is a valuable addition t o the literature on public administration and management. It will serve as an excellent text for both current and aspiring public servants. It provides a creative interweaving of the theoretical and practical dimensions of public sector organizational behavior. Especially notable is the combination of succinct summaries of theoretical material with cases, simulations and other techniques that will make organizational behavior come alive in the classroom."— Kenneth Kernaghan
International Review of Administrative Sciences - Kenneth Kernaghan

"This book is a valuable addition t o the literature on public administration and management. It will serve as an excellent text for both current and aspiring public servants. It provides a creative interweaving of the theoretical and practical dimensions of public sector organizational behavior. Especially notable is the combination of succinct summaries of theoretical material with cases, simulations and other techniques that will make organizational behavior come alive in the classroom."

Winter 2002 - PAQ
"This book offers a thorough summarization of organizational behavior, including almost all major topics in the field… the book rises above other textbook choices by its unique potential for helping the readers overcome the knowledge-doing gap through constant self-reflection and practice "
PAQ Winter 2002

"This book offers a thorough summarization of organizational behavior, including almost all major topics in the field… the book rises above other textbook choices by its unique potential for helping the readers overcome the knowledge-doing gap through constant self-reflection and practice"

Booknews
This is a core text in management and organizational behavior as taught in undergraduate and graduate programs in public administration, especially in M.P.A. programs. It covers essential topics in management and organizational behavior from the perspective of public and nonprofit management. There are chapters on fostering creativity, managing stress, decision making, motivation, and leadership, as well as communication, working in groups, managing conflict, and representing the organization to the media. Exercises, cases, and simulations are included. Denhardt is affiliated with Arizona State University and the University of Delaware. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761924746
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert B. Denhardt is Professor and Director of Leadership Programs in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, Regents Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Affairs 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 22 books, including Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Dance of Leadership, Theories of Public Organization, Public Administration: An Action Orientation, In the Shadow of Organization, and The Pursuit of Significance.

Janet V. Denhardt is the Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Price School Sacramento in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and her teaching and research interests focus on organization theory, organizational behavior, and leadership. She has authored numerous books including Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Dance of Leadership, The New Public Service, 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 and at Eastern Washington University, and she has served in a variety of administrative and consulting positions.

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 public sector management and include performance measurement, strategic planning, civil society, and organizational behavior. She is a coauthor of Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3rd edition), author of Managing for Results in State Government and Managing Behavior in Public and Non-Profit Organizations, and coeditor of the International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management.

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Table of Contents

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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