UWI BOOKSHOP » Faculty of Social Sciences » Government » GT0305 » STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS
Model: GT0305
ISBN: 9780415855389
Authors: FERLIE, E.
Publishers: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN & HALL
Price: $9,480.00JMD
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Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations sets out to connect the two traditionally disparate academic literatures of public management and strategic management. The authors argue that some models of strategic management are now of enhanced relevance for contemporary public services organizations, especially when considering successive New Public Management reforms. This observation has important consequences for the requisite work practices, skills and knowledge bases of current public managers, as they are increasingly being asked to act as strategic as well as operational managers. Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations takes a strongly comparative and international perspective in addressing the fundamental issue of strategic management within diverse public administrative traditions. The impact of strategic management on the performance of public agencies is examined and it is argued that the appropriate use of strategic management models depends on the politico-administrative and cultural contexts of the public services organization in question, concluding that there is no single best way to strategically lead public organisations.