Managing the Public Sector (Wadsworth Series in Public Administration)

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9780534193201: Managing the Public Sector (Wadsworth Series in Public Administration)

In this revision of his text, the author continues to apply management ideas to real problems, conveying to readers the excitement, challenge and adventure of contemporary public administration. This book is illustrated with case materials and offers full coverage of the tools, techniques and varieties of public management (both government and non-profit, such as hospitals, foundations and universities). Taking into account recent research and the latest experiences of practitioners, the book is up-to-date in content and futuristic in outlook.

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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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