Public Sector Management
By Norman Flynn
Financial Times / Pearson Education
302 Pages, Illustrated, 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"
$82.50 paper original
Respected by both academics and practitioners alike, this popular text has been
fully revised for this 4th edition, including the most up-to-date research and
comment on changes in public sector management in the UK since the arrival of
the Blair government. The book maintains its highly accessible yet analytical
style and examines in detail the major management issues of strategy, competition,
co-operation and collaboration, service design and delivery, people management,
organizational structures, financial management and the management of performance.
This textbook offers insights into the organization and management of the public
sector in the United Kingdom. It examines the major management issues of strategy,
competition, service design and delivery, organizational structures and the
management of performances.
Features and Benefits include: New chapters on control through audit
and inspection, contracting to collaboration and on managing money in the public
sector; Discussion of highly relevant topics such as the minimum wage, public-private
partnerships, new deal for schools, developments within the NHS and the theory
behind the decisions; Uses the theme of the search for appropriate modes of
control within the public sector; Covers the Third Way approach to policy and
management; Quotes from speeches of relevant politicians; Further reading sections
at the end of each chapter; Contains an abundance of case studies and examples
of the impact of policy on managers and of managers' efforts to improve management
throughout. Includes some spectacular failures, such as government ICT procurement
and examines the reasons for them.
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