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Managing Public Organizations : Lessons from Contemporary European Experience - Jan Kooiman

Managing Public Organizations

Lessons from Contemporary European Experience

By: Jan Kooiman (Editor), Kjell A. Eliassen (Editor)

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Published: 1st September 1987
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<B>Managing Public Organizations </B>presents the case for the development of public management and indicates the directions it should take. It reviews the progress of new management initiatives in the European public sphere; examines the role of the public manager and the organization of public bodies; and considers the potential for change. <P></P><P>The contributors reject the notion that there are formulas for management innovation or that general rules from private sector management can be applied. They emphasize the need to develop a concept of management that is appropriate for public organizations.</P>

Preface
Introduction
What is Public Management?
Public Management in Transition
Perspectives on Public Management
Public and Private Leadership
Evolving Public Management Cultures
The Public Manager
Bureaucrats or Contingent Actors?
The Public Manager as Decision-maker
Public Managers in the Middle
Public Managers and Politics
Managing Public Organizations
Designing Public Organizations
Personnel and Public Management
Information and Public Management
Financial Management in the Public Sector
The Future of Public Management
The Tools of Public Management
Privatization
Opportunities for Public Management
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ISBN: 9780803980617
ISBN-10: 0803980612
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st September 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2