In view of the approaching age of austerity for the public sector, leadership is likely to continue to become a key theme. This edited volume brings together a host of material from the public sector to analyze the issue internationally.
Teelken, Dent & Ferlie lead a team of contributors in examining three key aspects of this increasingly important theme:
- the meaning of public sector leadership, and how this changes in different contexts
- the implications for leadership style given the growing role of the private sector
- the response to the leadership issue from professionals moving into senior management roles
With contributions from respected academics such as Jean-Louis Denis, Mike Reed and Mirko Nordegraaf, this book will be an invaluable supplementary resource for those undertaking studies across public sector management and administration.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Overview and Conceptualisations Part I: The Meaning of the Public Sector Leadership and its Changing Forms 2. 'Leaderism' and the Discourse of Leadership in the Reformation of UK Public Services 3. Leading Transformation in the Public Delivery Systems: A Political Perspective 4. Respond and Deliver? Change Leadership in Complex Organizations Part II: Leadership Style in the Public Services 5. After Privatisation: The Public Management of Private Employment Services 6. Medical Leadership and Management Reforms in Hospitals: A Comparative Study 7. Quality Development and Professional Autonomy in Modern Hospital Fields Part III: Leadership and Public Sector Professionals 8. Universities under New Labour: Senior Leaders' Responses to Government Reforms and Policy Levers - Findings from an ESRC Project on Public Service Leadership 9. Academic Leadership and its Effects on Professional Autonomy 10. The University and the Public and Private Good 11. The Making of Professional Public Leaders: Leadership as Practical Myth 12. Concluding Discussion: Paradigms and Instruments of Public Management Reform - The Question of Agency
Christine Teelken is Associate Professor of Organization Science at VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ewan Ferlie is Professor of Management at King's College London, UK
Mike Dent is Professor of Health Care Organization at Staffordshire University, UK