Understanding and Managing Public Organizations / Edition 3

Understanding and Managing Public Organizations / Edition 3

by Hal G. Rainey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787965618

ISBN-13: 9780787965617

Pub. Date: 07/11/2003

Publisher: Wiley

In the third edition of his award-winning book, Hal G. Rainey provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of research on public organizations and management. Drawing on a review of the most current research about government organizations and managers— and about effective and ineffective practices in government— this important resource offers specific

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In the third edition of his award-winning book, Hal G. Rainey provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of research on public organizations and management. Drawing on a review of the most current research about government organizations and managers— and about effective and ineffective practices in government— this important resource offers specific suggestions for managing these challenges in today's public organizations. Using illustrative, real-life vignettes and examples, the book provides expert analysis of organizational design, goals, power, effectiveness, leadership, motivation and work attitudes, decisionmaking, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787965617
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/11/2003
Series:
Jossey-Bass Public Administration Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.55(d)

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.

Preface.

The Author.

PART ONE: THE DYNAMIC CONTEXT OF PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS.

1. The Challenge of Effective Public Organization and Management.

2. Understanding the Study of Organizations: A Historical Review.

3. What Makes Public Organizations Distinctive.

4. Analyzing the Environment of Public Organizations.

5. The Impact of Political Power and Public Policy.

PART TWO: KEY DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZING AND MANAGING.

6. Organizational Goals and Effectiveness.

7. Formulating and Achieving Purpose: Power, Strategy, and Decision Making.

8. Organizational Structure, Design, Technology, and Information Technology.

9. Understanding People in Public Organizations: Values and Motives.

10. Understanding People in Public Organizations: Theories of Work Motivation and Work-Related Attitudes.

11. Leadership, Managerial Roles, and Organizational Culture.

12. Teamwork: Understanding Communication and Conflict in and Among Groups.

PART THREE: STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING AND IMPROVING PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS.

13. Managing Organizational Change and Development.

14. Advancing Effective Management in the Public Sector.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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