Public management and performance

Research directions

Richard M. Walker*, George A. Boyne, Gene A. Brewer

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    Abstract

    Public services touch the majority of people in advanced and developing economies on a daily basis: children require schooling, the elderly need personal care and assistance, rubbish needs collecting, water must be safe to drink and the streets need policing. In short, there is practically no area of our lives that isn't touched in some way by public services. As such, knowledge about strategies to improve their performance is central to the good of society. In this book, a group of leading scholars examine some of the most pressing issues in public administration, political science and public policy by undertaking a systematic review of the research literature on public management and the performance of public agencies. It is an important resource for public management researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who wish to understand the state of the field and the challenges that lie ahead.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages288
    ISBN (Electronic)9780511760587
    ISBN (Print)9780521116633, 9781107411678
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2010

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    Research directions
    Public management
    Politicians
    Pressing
    Resources
    Systematic review
    Public agencies
    Political Science
    Science policy
    Personal needs
    Developing economies
    Child schooling
    Drinks
    Public Administration
    Public policy
    Water

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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    Public management and performance : Research directions. / Walker, Richard M.; Boyne, George A.; Brewer, Gene A.

    Cambridge University Press, 2010. 288 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Walker, Richard M. ; Boyne, George A. ; Brewer, Gene A. / Public management and performance : Research directions. Cambridge University Press, 2010. 288 p.
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