Understanding and Managing Public Organizations / Edition 1

Understanding and Managing Public Organizations / Edition 1

by Hal G. Rainey
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555423442

ISBN-13: 9781555423445

Pub. Date: 11/28/1991

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Understanding and Managing Public Organizations provides a comprehensive analysis of research and practice on public organizations and management. It this fourth edition of this award-winning best seller, Hal Rainey reviews topics including organizational goals and performance, decision making and strategy, leadership, motivation, organizational structure and

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Understanding and Managing Public Organizations provides a comprehensive analysis of research and practice on public organizations and management. It this fourth edition of this award-winning best seller, Hal Rainey reviews topics including organizational goals and performance, decision making and strategy, leadership, motivation, organizational structure and design, organizational change, and others. He analyzes effective and ineffective practices, with suggestions for managing contemporary and classic challenges in public organizations, and with illustrative vignettes and examples. Carefully revised and updated, this edition of Understanding and Managing Public Organizations extends previous editions with deeper coverage of collaboration and networks, public values, public service motivation, managerial strategy, performance assessment, innovation and organizational change, and recent trends in public sector management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555423445
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1991
Series:
Public Administration Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 10.43(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
Preface
The Author
Pt. 1The Dynamic Context of Public Organizations
1The Challenge of Effective Public Organization and Management3
2Understanding the Study of Organizations: A Historical Review22
3What Makes Public Organizations Distinctive55
4Analyzing the Environment of Public Organizations79
5The Impact of Political Power and Public Policy99
Pt. 2Key Dimensions of Organizing and Managing
6Organizational Goals and Effectiveness127
7Formulating and Achieving Purpose: Power, Strategy, and Decision Making151
8Organizational Structure, Design, Technology, and Information Technology180
9Understanding People in Public Organizations: Values and Motives219
10Understanding People in Public Organizations: Theories of Work Motivation and Work-Related Attitudes248
11Leadership, Managerial Roles, and Organizational Culture289
12Teamwork: Understanding Communication and Conflict in and Among Groups332
Pt. 3Strategies for Managing and Improving Public Organizations
13Managing Organizational Change and Development355
14Advancing Effective Management in the Public Sector390
References425
Name Index463
Subject Index471

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