Release on 1990-01-01 | by Marcia Lynn Whicker,Todd W. Areson
Author: Marcia Lynn Whicker,Todd W. Areson
Pubpsher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
Intended as a text for master's level students in public administration and public policy, this volume provides an introductory survey of the field that focuses on the structures of operation, management, and environments of modern governments. The contributors address federal, state, and local governments as well as intergovernmental relations, discussing such topics as fiscal management, policy analysis, program evaluation, management and administration, marketing, and the developmental progress of national governments. Their aim throughout is to distill for the reader a solid base of current knowledge about the field of public administration and the challenges it offers to practitioners as we move into the 1990s. The volume begins with an introductory chapter which addresses current and evolving issues in U.S. public administration and demonstrates the ways in which political, social, and economic trends impact upon modern governments and their managers. The functions and structure of the federal bureaucracy and state and local governments are described in detail in two chapters, followed by a chapter by editor Marcia Whicker that explores intergovernmental relations. The contributors then turn to an examination of government operations in the fiscal management, policy analysis, and program evaluation arenas. Three chapters discuss management issues, including organizational theory, leadership, and personnel administration. Finally, the text addresses the use and adaptation of private sector marketing techniques, the developmental progress of national governments, and the evolution of historical/philosophical values that constitute the framework for future governance.
Release on 2016-12-05 | by Norman Flynn,Alberto Asquer
Author: Norman Flynn,Alberto Asquer
Category: Political Science
The seventh edition of the bestselling Public Sector Management is a rich and insightful description, analysis and critique of the management of the public sector by the UK government. NEW to the seventh edition: Now set in an international context with comparative global examples throughout Three new chapters covering: strategy and planning in the public sect∨ transparency, accountability and ethics; and non-profit management, including the role of social enterprise and the voluntary sector Examines the impact of the continuing financial crisis on public spending An updated companion website with tutorial videos, free access to full-text journal articles, policy documents, links to useful websites and social media resources: www.sagepub.co.uk/flynn7 Public Sector Management is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying public sector management as part of a business, management or politics degree.
Tourism looks set to replace oil as the most important global industry. James Elliot explores the ways in which governments of both developed and developing countries manage this increasingly diverse and volatile industry, providing a historic and economic overview as well as the reasons why and how governments are involved in tourism management. Using case studies from the UK, Australia and the Third World this wide ranging book covers: policy-making and planning; local governments; airlines and airports; and environmental control and sustainable development. Detailed information boxes and excerpts of official documents illustrate government management of the tourism system and provide critieria for evaluation
Release on 1994-03-15 | by David McKevitt,Alan Lawton
Theory, Critique and Practice
Author: David McKevitt,Alan Lawton
Category: Business & Economics
Drawing together key contributions to the field, this innovative Reader provides a broad-ranging overview of both the theory and practice of public service management. The book: outlines the social, political and economic contexts in which management has emerged as a crucial issue in the public sector of modern democratic countries; introduces the major theories, issues and concepts involved in defining and understanding public sector management; analyzes some of the key values underpinning the idea of the public domain; and examines some of the main challenges in terms of particular strategies, techniques and competences which have been proposed to improve management for public services. Public Sector Management is
Pubpsher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Business & Economics
Public sector organizations are facing unprecedented problems due to the influence of population ageing, globalisation and the public deficit crisis facing developed nation economies. Public Sector Management: Mission Impossible offers a contemporary and stimulating assessment of the challenges facing these public sector organizations. Most public sector management theories evolved during the economically stable second half of the 20th century and need to be reconsidered in an increasingly uncertain world. Taking an innovative new approach, this book uses both theory and case material to examine how development of strategic plans driven by entrepreneurship and innovation can assist public sector organisations implement solutions to sustain delivery of most or all of their service despite facing major budget cuts. The book is accompanied by a companion website featuring over 300 powerpoint slides for lecturers. Public Sector Management: Mission Impossible is an essential resource for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students studying public sector management and MPA students. IAN CHASTON taught marketing and undertook research in entrepreneurship at Plymouth Business School. He also founded the University's spin off company Moustraining Ltd which researches on-line learning applications to reduce higher education delivery costs. Ian has led projects on entrepreneurship for Government agencies and Universities in the UK and overseas. Currently he is a Visiting Professor at Centrum Catolica Business School in Peru.
Revised and updated second edition of a text first published in 1992. Includes recent empirical research and a new section on management in practice. Addresses issues relating to the design and structure of governmental bodies, the utility and impact of alternative management techniques and public sector ethics and accountability. Includes references and an index. The authors have senior positions at the Centre for Australian Public Sector Management and have published extensively in their field.
Release on 1987 | by John W. Langford,Institute of Public Administration of Canada,Institute for Research on Public Policy
Public Sector Management Today
Author: John W. Langford,Institute of Public Administration of Canada,Institute for Research on Public Policy
Pubpsher: Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Category: Administrative agencies
From the Prefatory Note: ...some 250 public service sector managers came together from April 23 to 23 1986, to reflect on the impact that contemporary changes in their environment were having on their work as managers. They were joined by a small number of academics, consultants and private sector managers. The conference consisted of plenary sessions on restraint, contracting out, information technology, public access to information, conflict of interest, risk taking, employment equity and political rights....The ninth and final plenary session was a panel discussion on the question of whether or not a new model was emerging for the public sector manager. What follows is a summary of the discussion at the conference and a collection of plenary and workshop papers around the nine themes.