3rd Edition

Organizational Behavior and Public Management, Revised and Expanded




ISBN 9780824701352
Published March 3, 1998 by Routledge
430 Pages

USD $145.00

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Book Description

Organizational Behavior and Public Management reveals how organizational behavior enables managers to direct resources that advance the programs and policies of public and government. This edition offers a public sector perspective of core topics, such as communication, decision-making, leadership, management ethics, motivation, organizational change, participation and performance appraisal. Contemporary Psychology called this book "skillful and comprehensive…There is a need for a text like this…the device of juxtaposing theory and application is a sound one." The authors discuss such topics as communication, decision making, worker participation and total quality management, organizational change, management systems, information, computers and organization theory in public management.

Table of Contents

Introduction to organizational behaviour in the public sector; approaches to organization theory; motivation in organizations; leadership; role behaviour - individuals and groups; communication; decision-making; worker participation and total quality management; organizational change; management systems; information, computers and organization theory in public management; performance appraisal; management ethics.

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Michael L. Vasu, Debra W. Stewart, David G. Garson, Jack Rabin

Reviews

"Praise for the Previous Edition . . .skillful and comprehensive. . . There is a need for a text like this. . .the device of juxtaposing theory and application is a sound one. "
---Contemporary Psychology