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

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

Overview

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
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

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits vii

Preface xi

The Author xix

Part 1 The Dynamic Context of Public Organizations

1 The Challenge of Effective Public Organization and Management 3

2 Understanding the Study of Organizations: A Historical Review 24

3 What makes Public Organisations: A Historical Review 24

4 Analyzing the Environment of Public Organizations 89

5 The Impact of Political Power and Public Policy 110

Part 2 Key Dimensions of Organizing and Managing

6 Organizational Goals and Effectiveness 145

7 Formulating and Achieving Purpose: Power, Strategy, and Decision Making 170

8 Organizational Structure, Design, Technology, and Information Technology 201

9 Understanding People in Public Organizations: Values and Motives 241

10 Understanding People in Public Organizations: Theories of Work Motivation and Work-Related Attitudes 273

11 Leadership, Managerial Roles, and Organizational Culture 314

12 Teamwork: Understanding Communication and Conflict in and Among Groups 359

Part 3 Strategies For Managing and Improving Public Organizations

13 Managing Organizational Change and Development 383

14 Advancing Effective Management in the Public Sector 419

References 457

Name Index 503

Subject Index 513

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