This book presents a comparative empirical analysis of public efforts to improve rice production in Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. It explores theoretical questions in the field of comparative and development administration of rice production. .
1. Rice Production and the Role of Administration: The Design of Comparative Empirical Research 2. Achieving Agricultural Development: The Administration of Change 3. Rice Production in Comparative Perspective: The Programs and their Accomplishments 4. Rice Production Program Personnel: Personal Histories in Developing Contexts 5. Rice Production Program Personnel: Attitudes Identifying Attitude Sets 6. The Administrative Setting: Position Characteristics, Career Development, and Administrative Relations 7. Administrative Cultures in the Rice Production Programs 8. Evaluating the Rice Production Programs 9. The Context and Complexity of Development Programs: The Case of Rice Production in Asia