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Public Organizations in Asia

1st Edition

By Tobin Im


206 pages | 31 B/W Illus.

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Public Organizations in Asia introduces students to the fundamental theories of organizations and teaches them how to analyze different types of public organizations in East and Southeast Asia. Moving away from traditional Western theory and examples, this textbook provides numerous case studies of Asian organizations where different ideologies, administrative tradition, and social circumstances prevail.

Key pedagogical features of Public Organizations in Asia include:

  • Learning objectives for each chapter
  • End of chapter discussion questions
  • Short student exercises
  • Concise case studies throughout the chapters

Training students to be future leaders of Asian public organizations, this book is an essential text for undergraduate and graduate courses on public administration in Asia. It will also be a useful supplementary text for courses on comparative public administration.

Table of Contents

1. Why Should We Study Public Organizations?

2. Administering a Public Organization

3. Organizational Structure

4. Power in and around Public Organizations

5. Missions, Goals, and Planning

6. Bureaucratic Expansion

7. Environment and Public Organization

8. How to Motivate Bureaucrats?

9. Organization and Culture

10. Communicating and Networking in and around Public Organizations

11. Organizational Change and Decision-Making

12. Performance Management in Public Organizations

About the Author

Tobin Im is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University, South Korea.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies