Managing Public Organizations
Lessons from Contemporary European Experience
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Managing Public Organizations by Jan Kooiman
Book DescriptionManaging Public Organizations presents the case for the development of public management and indicates the directions it should take. It reviews the progress of new management initiatives in the European public sphere; examines the role of the public manager and the organization of public bodies; and considers the potential for change. The contributors reject the notion that there are formulas for management innovation or that general rules from private sector management can be applied. They emphasize the need to develop a concept of management that is appropriate for public organizations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803980617
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jan Kooiman
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Modern Governance, Paperback (January 1993)» View all books by Jan Kooiman
Chronicles the reaction against the 1980s tendency for governments to opt out and leave social change to market forces, and the return of some West European governments to an interaction with concerned sections of society to cope with difficult problems and create new opportunites.
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Author Biography - Jan Kooiman
Kjell A Eliassen is Professor and Director of European and Asian Studies (CEAS) at the Norwegian School of Management. CONTRIBUTORS Esther Barbe Universitat Autonoma Barcelona Yves Boyer CREST Paris Michael Clark King's College University of London Catriona Gourlay Universite Libre Bruxelles Esben Oust Heiberg Norwegian School of Management Eric Remacle Universite Libre Bruxelles Marit Sjovaag Norwegian School of Management Reimund Seidelmann Universitat Giessen and Universite Libre Bruxelles Arnhild Spence NATO and EC Bruxelles David Spence NATO and EC Bruxelles G Pinar Tank Norwegian School of Management Pierre de Vestel Universite Libre Bruxelles
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