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Description - Understanding and Managing Public Organizations by Hal G. Rainey

?This is the definitive place for all serious students of
public administration to start. It is the most comprehensive book
in the field. It is required reading for MPA students, Ph.D.
students, and all scholars in the field.?

?Kenneth J. Meier, Charles H. Gregory Chair in Liberal
Arts, Texas A&M University
?This is the bible for public management scholarship. It
is the first place to turn when looking for an accessible but
rigorous analysis of research on basic aspects of organizational
life in the public sector, such as how culture, leadership, and
motivation matter. The interdisciplinary array of research on
public management has become so voluminous as to seem overwhelming
at times. Rainey?s extraordinary curatorial prowess allows
him to turn these fragments of work into a coherent and insightful
body of knowledge. Anyone interested in how research can inform
governance should start with this book.?

?Donald Moynihan, professor of public affairs, Robert
M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of
?This is the Encyclopedia Britannica of public
management; if you want to find out what has been written, and what
is collectively said about the practice and theory of public
management, look no further than Rainey?s updated and
comprehensive fifth edition.?

?Richard M. Walker, chair professor of public
management and associate dean, City University of Hong Kong
?For more than a decade, Rainey?s book has been a
must-read for everyone in the community of public management in
Korea, just like in many places all over the world. Undoubtedly, it
provides a valuable resource for researchers and students who are
interested in public management and applications of organization
theory to public organizations. It is quite simply the best
investigation of public organization and management that I?ve

?Young Han Chun, associate dean, Graduate School of
Public Administration, Seoul National University

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118583715
ISBN-10: 111858371X
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 177mm x 28mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Hal G. Rainey

Hal G. Rainey is the Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, where he teaches public administration and organization theory and behavior. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

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