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Masters in Public Management


About the Series

Providing students and practitioners a series of concise and coordinated learning resources, this series offers an integrated and up-to-date collection of applied textbooks across public management and administration.

Books in the series go beyond the "toolkit" or "recipe" format, instead encouraging readers to develop the core managerial skills and critical thinking required to excel in the field.

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Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management An Introduction

Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management: An Introduction

2nd Edition

By Sandra van Thiel
August 30, 2021

Research in Public Administration and Public Management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. The standard methodologies for researching from the social sciences can be difficult to follow in the complex world of the public sector. In a dynamic ...

Digital Government Managing Public Sector Reform in the Digital Era

Digital Government: Managing Public Sector Reform in the Digital Era

1st Edition

By Miriam Lips
July 30, 2019

Digital Government: Managing Public Sector Reform in the Digital Era presents a public management perspective on digital government and technology-enabled change in the public sector. It incorporates theoretical and empirical insights to provide students with a broader and deeper understanding of ...

Marketing Management and Communications in the Public Sector

Marketing Management and Communications in the Public Sector

2nd Edition

By Martial Pasquier, Jean-Patrick Villeneuve
August 24, 2017

This updated edition of Marketing Management and Communications in the Public Sector provides a thorough overview of the major concepts in public sector marketing and communications, two fields that have continued to grow in importance for modern public administrations. With extended coverage of ...

Strategic Leadership in the Public Sector

Strategic Leadership in the Public Sector

2nd Edition

By Paul Joyce
August 29, 2016

In good times and bad, in the different situations of renewal, crisis, and chronic resource constraints, the strategic leadership of public services is crucial. Good leaders are essential in helping the public sector to adapt and solve ‘wicked’ problems, and they are also integral to the reform and...

Performance Management in the Public Sector

Performance Management in the Public Sector

2nd Edition

By Wouter Van Dooren, Geert Bouckaert, John Halligan
February 13, 2015

In times of rising expectations and decreasing resources for the public sector, performance management is high on the agenda. Increasingly, the value of the performance management systems themselves is under scrutiny, with more attention being paid to the effectiveness of performance management in ...

Strategic Management in the Public Sector

Strategic Management in the Public Sector

1st Edition

By Paul Joyce
February 05, 2015

Strategic management is widely seen as essential to the public services, leading to better performance and better outcomes for the public. In fact, the private sector idea of strategic management has become so powerful in the public sector that politicians and policy makers have begun to talk about...

Risk and Crisis Management in the Public Sector

Risk and Crisis Management in the Public Sector

2nd Edition

By Lynn T Drennan, Allan McConnell, Alastair Stark
December 17, 2014

Every decision that is made by managers and policy-makers in a public sector organization requires an evaluation and a judgement of the risks involved. This vital requirement has been recognised in the growth of risk management. However, risks can never be fully prevented, which means that public ...

Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector

Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector

2nd Edition

By Gary Bandy
December 01, 2014

The impact of the global financial crisis on government funds has been significant, with squeezed budgets having to satisfy ever-increasing demands for public services. Managers working in the public sector are confronted daily with targets and demands that are often set in confusing accounting and...

Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management An Introduction

Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Sandra van Thiel
February 26, 2014

Research in public administration and public management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. Periods of change and upheaval in the public sector provide ample opportunities and cases for research, but the standard methodologies for researching in ...

Making and Managing Public Policy

Making and Managing Public Policy

1st Edition

By Karen Johnston Miller, Duncan McTavish
September 25, 2013

Understanding how public policy is made and managed is a key component in studying the disciplines of public management and administration. Such are the complexities associated with this topic, a deeper understanding is vital to ensure that practising public managers excel in their roles. This ...

Managing Local Governments Designing Management Control Systems that Deliver Value

Managing Local Governments: Designing Management Control Systems that Deliver Value

1st Edition

By Emanuele Padovani, David W. Young
February 10, 2012

Local Government is an area where management skills are tested to the extreme. With political considerations evident both locally and nationally, managing resources can be complex and subject to change. This book introduces new concepts and new ways of doing business that can greatly enhance the ...

Ethics and Management in the Public Sector

Ethics and Management in the Public Sector

1st Edition

By Alan Lawton, Julie Rayner, Karin Lasthuizen
January 31, 2013

Grappling with ethical issues is a daily challenge for those working in organizations that deliver public services. Such services are delivered through an often bewildering range of agencies and amidst this constant change, there are fears that a public service ethos, a tradition of working in the ...

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