Book News: May 16th, 2002

By Hal G. Rainey

This new edition provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of research on public organizations and management. Using numerous real-life vignettes and examples, the book summarizes expert analysis on goals, power, effectiveness, motivation and work attitudes, and decision making. It deals with topics such as total quality management, privatization, and managing for excellence. Drawing on a comprehensive review of current research about government organizations and managers–and about effective and ineffective practices in government–it offers specific suggestions for managing these challenges in today’s public organizations.

Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0- 787-90251-9 Cloth 448 Pages. 45.00 US dollars.