This fully updated and revised edition of Norman Flynn's successful textbook offers new insights into the organisation and management of the public sector in the UK. The past five years have seen fairly drastic changes in public sector management under conservative rule. Changes in government also have a lasting effect on the running of the public sector. The new edition takes into account both these factors, potential and actual. It offers new chapters on 'politics and the public sector', 'managing people', and 'managing new contracts', widening the scope of the book and focusing on ew issues in managing the public sector. At the same time, the book maintains its straightforward and accessible coverage, and still examines in detail the practical elements of service provision, including strategy, competitve behaviour, pricing and performance management.
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Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Melbourne, Australia.
"The book aims to help 'anyone in the public sector to understand and cope with the recent changes, and places them in the context of the development of the welfare state'.
This it does and this it does well. Norman Flynn's Public Sector Management is now in its fourth edition and there is no reason why it should not continue for many more."From the Author:
Features in the new edition include: summary-introduction for each chapter;
a list of sources, including reading and weblinks, for students writing
assignments; and a website containing sources, tables and links to
government departments and other sites useful for students.
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Book Description Prentice Hall (UK), 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3 Sub. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0132692597