This title, originally published in 1972, explores the nature of management in an organisation close to Parliament and subject to the pressure of political forces. The author examines the development of thought and practice on management in the civil service in both the United Kingdom and other countries, and quotes from an extensive range of literature on both the public and private sectors. This title will be of interest to students of management, business studies, and government.
Preface; 1. Management, Administration and Policy 2. Definitions, Boundaries and Assumptions 3. Criteria for Management Decisions 4. A Systems Approach to the Public Service 5. Administration, Management and Diplomatic Systems 6. Assessment of Performance in Management in Government 7. Change in the Public Service 8. Management in Government and in Business 9. British Experience and Prospects 10. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
The 53 volumes in this set, originally published between 1955 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of management and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine management techniques, managing for profit and non-profit organisations, and management training and development. This set will be of particular interest to students of Business Studies.