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Title Comparative public management : why national, environmental, and organizational context matters / Kenneth J. Meier, Amanda Rutherford, and Claudia N. Avellaneda, editors
Published Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 249 pages)
Contents Introduction : comparative public management : a framework for analysis / Laurence J. O'Toole and Kenneth J. Meier -- Administrative capacity and health care in Africa : path dependence as a contextual variable / Cameron Wimpy, Marlette Jackson, and Kenneth J. Meier -- Environmental complexity and public service performance in England : does organizational strategy matter? / Rhys Andrews -- Do public/private differences matter? Managerial characteristics and organizational performance across sectors of U.S. higher education / Amanda Rutherford and Claire Stieg -- The better you look, the more you see : non-linear effects of managerial networking hidden in the research setting of Dutch primary education / René Torenvlied and Agnes Akkerman -- Loyal agents or saboteurs? Performance-increasing policies and public service motivation among hospital workers in Denmark / Mads Leth Jakobsen, Anne Mette Kjeldsen, and Thomas Pallesen -- The delegation of municipal spending in Honduras : does the decision context matter? / Claudia N. Avellaneda -- Explaining the expansion of Brazilian municipal revenues : does political context or managerial background influence grant acquisition? / Ricardo C. Gomes and Claudia N. Avellaneda -- Conclusion : the future role of context : the international research agenda / Amanda Rutherford, Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr., and Kenneth J. Meier
Summary The field of public management has become increasingly international, but research and policy recommendations that work for one country often do not work in another. Why, for example, is managerial networking important in the United States, moderately effective in the United Kingdom, and of little consequence in the Netherlands? Comparative Public Management argues that scholars must find a better way to account for political, environmental, and organizational contexts to build a more general model of public management. The volume editors propose a framework where context influences the types of managerial actions that can be used effectively in public organizations. After introducing the innovative framework, the book offers seven empirical chapters--cases from seven countries and a range of policy areas (health, education, taxation, and local governance)--showing how management affects performance in different contexts. Following these empirical tests, the book examines themes that emerge across cases and seeks to set an agenda for future research. This book will be the first to provide a comprehensive comparative assessment of the impact of management on organizational performance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 02, 2017)
Subject Public administration.
Form Electronic book
Author Avellaneda, Claudia N., editor
Meier, Kenneth J., 1950- editor
Rutherford, Amanda, editor
LC no. 2016040084
ISBN 1626164029 (electronic bk.)
9781626164024 (electronic bk.)