UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS, FIFTH EDITION “This is the definitive place for all serious students of public administration to start. It is the most comprehensive book in the field.
Author: Hal G. Rainey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS, FIFTHEDITION “This is the definitive place for all serious students ofpublic administration to start. It is the most comprehensive bookin 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 LiberalArts, Texas A&M University “This is the bible for public management scholarship. Itis the first place to turn when looking for an accessible butrigorous analysis of research on basic aspects of organizationallife in the public sector, such as how culture, leadership, andmotivation matter. The interdisciplinary array of research onpublic management has become so voluminous as to seem overwhelmingat times. Rainey’s extraordinary curatorial prowess allowshim to turn these fragments of work into a coherent and insightfulbody of knowledge. Anyone interested in how research can informgovernance should start with this book.” —Donald Moynihan, professor of public affairs, RobertM. La Follette School of Public Affairs, University ofWisconsin—Madison “This is the Encyclopedia Britannica of publicmanagement; if you want to find out what has been written, and whatis collectively said about the practice and theory of publicmanagement, look no further than Rainey’s updated andcomprehensive fifth edition.” —Richard M. Walker, chair professor of publicmanagement and associate dean, City University of Hong Kong “For more than a decade, Rainey’s book has been amust-read for everyone in the community of public management inKorea, just like in many places all over the world. Undoubtedly, itprovides a valuable resource for researchers and students who areinterested in public management and applications of organizationtheory to public organizations. It is quite simply the bestinvestigation of public organization and management that I’veread.” —Young Han Chun, associate dean, Graduate School ofPublic Administration, Seoul National University