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Public Management

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Stephen P. Osborne


2,210 pages

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Hardback: 9780415233804
pub: 2001-12-13
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Since the 1980s, the public sector throughout the Western industrialized world, the transitional economies of Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and South East Asia has undergone major changes. The main thrust of these changes has been to bring public sector management practices closer to those of the private sector. This raises the question of how far public and private sector management are comparable.

This comprehensive five volume set examines the relationships between public and private sector management in terms of both classical management theory and the new public management that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. While the collection concentrates on articles from the last twenty years, some historical pieces are also included, and a detailed index is also provided. Individual volume introductions as well as a general introduction place the articles in their historical context, making this an invaluable public management reference.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Foundations of Contemporary Public Management

Volume II: The Plural State

Volume III: Reforming Public Management

Volume IV: Expanding the Scope of Public Management

Volume V: Policy-Making, Ethics and Accountability in Public Management.

About the Series

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

Global Business is changing at an ever-faster rate. This has been paralleled by an unprecedented growth of activity at undergraduate and graduate levels of study. Covering the key disciplines within business and management studies, this series makes available collections of the most important literature within the field. Each set has a strong international focus and is supplemented with a substantial introduction and thorough index.

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