Grover Starling Managing the Public Sector

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Managing the Public Sector

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9780155068599: Managing the Public Sector

Combining the most current public management thinking and research with examples of how organizations apply these ideas, MANAGING THE PUBLIC SECTOR is a comprehensive introduction to the field. Written in a manner that is both interesting to students and rigorous in its scholarship, the text aims to balance theory and practice. This Sixth Edition incorporates such issues as new technology, the National Performance Review, and new research on the relationship between personality and performance.

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Grover Starling is Professor of Management and Public Policy at the School of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. His research interests include knowledge representation, information processing, and analogical reasoning by executives. Professor Starling is a prolific writer with numerous books and articles published. Such books include THE CHANGING ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (South-Western), STRATEGIES FOR POLICYMAKING (Dorsey Press), and THE POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC POLICY (Dorsey Press), and THINKING ABOUT PUBLIC POLICY (Longman, forthcoming). He has also authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters.

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"The Starling text can be described as the flagship of the textbooks on managing the public sector.... In each chapter, the student is guided through several concepts and definitions against a backdrop of real life people and events.... The case studies provide students with provocative material for deliberation and raise their awareness of the nuances and subtleties of the public sector."

"MANAGING THE PUBLIC SECTOR provides the clearest and most succinct presentation of the political and economic environment of public policy administration; is up-to-date in content, and futuristic in outlook in anticipating developments in the field; and offers probably the most comprehensive comparative treatment of administrative managerial concept and issues in the public sector."

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