1st Edition

Public Organizations in Asia

By Tobin Im Copyright 2017
    218 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    218 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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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.

    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


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