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The Effective Public Manager: Achieving Success in a Changing Government, 3rd Edition

The Effective Public Manager: Achieving Success in a Changing Government, 3rd Edition

Steven Cohen, William Eimicke

ISBN: 978-0-787-96802-1

Feb 2003, Jossey-Bass

336 pages

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$36.99

Description

Since it was first published more than a decade ago, The Effective Public Manager has become the standard manual for public administrators and students. This practical provides core concepts to help real-world managers and mangers-to-be meet the demands of their jobs head on rather than work around the constraints of government and gives them the tools to shape events rather than be shaped by them. This thoroughly revised third edition
  • Presents an updated and detailed examination of management innovation
  • Examines the centrality of government in an era of global communication and transportation, economic interdependence, and the threat of global terrorism
  • Contains information on the opportunities and challenges of managing public policy from and with private and nonprofit organizations
Preface.

The Authors.

1. The Crisis in Public Management.

2. Defining Effective Public Management.

3. How to Find and Keep Good People.

4. Developing Effective Working Relationships.

5. Structuring Systems, Tasks, and Responsibilities.

6. Understanding and Applying InnovationStrategies in the Public Sector.

7. The Art and Craft of Contracting.

8. Gathering, Organizing, and Using Information.

9. Mastering the Budgetary Process.

10. Shaping Organizational Goals and Strategies.

11. Dealing with the Media, Legislative Bodies,and Interest Groups.

12. Surviving and Thriving in Public Service.

References.

Additional Resources.

Index.
The new edition will feature a new chapter on the opportunities and challenges of managing public policy from and with private and nonprofit organizations. This new chapter will note that the trend toward multi-sectoral public service delivery creates several critical and difficult operational problems that must be addressed. The third edition will also include a new chapter on innovation, as well as updated and multi-sectoral examples.
This is the thoroughly revised edition of the leading book in the field.
  • New material on innovation and cross-sector management.
  • Offers a wealth of information for nonprofit as well as public managers and students.
  • This new edition features a chapter on the opportunities and challenges of managing public policy from and with private and nonprofit organizations.
  • Also includes a new chapter on innovation, as well as updated and multi-sectoral examples.