Organization theory and the public sector : instrument, culture and myth / Tom Christensen, Per Lægreid, Kjell Arne Røvik.

By: Christensen, Tom, 1949- [author.]Contributor(s): Lægreid, Per [author.] | Røvik, Kjell Arne [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020Edition: Second editionDescription: xii, 206 pagesContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780367428907; 9780367428914Subject(s): Public administration | Organizational sociologyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Organization theory and the public sectorDDC classification: 302.3/5 LOC classification: JF1351 | .C462 2020
Contents:
1 Organization theory for the public sector2 An instrumental perspective3 A cultural perspective4 A myth perspective5 Goals, values and motivation6 Leadership and steering7 Reform and change8 Effects, learning and implications9 Understanding and designIndex
Summary: "Public-sector organizations are fundamentally different from their private-sector counterparts. They are part of the society's political organizations and are major political actors. They are multifunctional, follow a political leadership, and the majority do not operate in an external market. In an era of rapid reform, reorganization and modernization of the public sector, this book offers a timely and illuminating introduction to the public-sector organization that recognizes its unique values, interests, knowledge and power base. Drawing on both instrumental and institutional perspectives within organization theory, as well as democratic theory and empirical studies of decision-making, the book addresses five central aspects of the public-sector organization: goals, values and motivation; leadership and steering; reform and change; effects. learning and implications; understanding and design The book challenges conventional economic analysis of the public sector, arguing instead for a political-democratic approach and a new prescriptive organization theory. A rich resource of both theory and practice, Organization Theory and the Public Sector: Instrument, culture and myth is essential reading for anybody studying the public sector. This second edition of the book contains a range of new and updated themes, examples and references"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1 Organization theory for the public sector2 An instrumental perspective3 A cultural perspective4 A myth perspective5 Goals, values and motivation6 Leadership and steering7 Reform and change8 Effects, learning and implications9 Understanding and designIndex

"Public-sector organizations are fundamentally different from their private-sector counterparts. They are part of the society's political organizations and are major political actors. They are multifunctional, follow a political leadership, and the majority do not operate in an external market. In an era of rapid reform, reorganization and modernization of the public sector, this book offers a timely and illuminating introduction to the public-sector organization that recognizes its unique values, interests, knowledge and power base. Drawing on both instrumental and institutional perspectives within organization theory, as well as democratic theory and empirical studies of decision-making, the book addresses five central aspects of the public-sector organization: goals, values and motivation; leadership and steering; reform and change; effects. learning and implications; understanding and design The book challenges conventional economic analysis of the public sector, arguing instead for a political-democratic approach and a new prescriptive organization theory. A rich resource of both theory and practice, Organization Theory and the Public Sector: Instrument, culture and myth is essential reading for anybody studying the public sector. This second edition of the book contains a range of new and updated themes, examples and references"-- Provided by publisher.

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