Book News: April 21st, 1999

By Paul Joyce

This is an accessible introduction to the theory and practices of strategic management in the public sector. It is written for new and experienced managers, undergraduates and post graduate students of the public services.
Strategic Management for the Public Services:
Provides an understanding of the theory of strategic management
Introduces ideas which guide the effective practice of strategic management (and which     do not copy blindly private sector habits)
Gives conceptual tools and material
Explores key issues for public sector managers including governance, involving the           public, tranformational strategies, managing crisis, and interorganizational strategic planning
Draws on research from various countries
Examines how strategic management can be applied and developed to help improve the public services.

ISBN 0 335 200478 Paperback 19 pounds 99p. ISBN 0335 200486 Hardback sixty pounds. Published by Open University Press.