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Main Title Understanding and managing public organizations /
Author Rainey, Hal G.
Publisher Jossey-Bass,
Year Published 1991
OCLC Number 22984232
ISBN 1555423442; 9781555423445
Subjects Public administration. ; Entscheidungsfindung ; Management ; Verwaltung ; èOffentliches Unternehmen ; Openbaar bestuur. ; Entscheidungsfindung.--(DE-588)4113446-1 ; Management.--(DE-588)4037278-9 ; Verwaltung.--(DE-588)4063317-2 ; èOffentliches Unternehmen.--(DE-588)4075581-2 ; USA.--(DE-588)4078704-7
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJDM HRD JF1351.R27 1991 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 03/18/1994
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xix, 337 pages ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and indexes.
Contents Notes
What makes public organizations distinctive: reexamining common views -- The environment of public organizations -- The impact of political power and public policy -- Formulating and achieving purpose: power, strategy, and decision making -- Organizational structure, design, and technology -- The individual in the organization: values, motivation, and work attitudes -- Leadership, managerial roles, and organizational culture -- Teamwork: understanding communication and conflict in groups -- Understanding and measuring organizational effectiveness -- Organizational change and development -- Managing for excellence in the public sector -- Appendix: The study of organizations: a historical overview. Bringing together generic management literature with research literature on public organizations, Rainey addresses the management of public organizations, including organizational environments, strategy, decisionmaking, structure and design, effectiveness, change, communication, conflict, leadership, and motivation. He also discusses issues of managing the political environments of public organizations; attaining power and influence; developing managerial strategy and organizational mission; motivating employees; developing effective leadership; and managing organizational change and development. ISBN 1-55542-344-2: $34.95.