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Public Sector Management

Public Sector Management

Seventh Edition
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December 2016 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The seventh edition of the bestselling Public Sector Management is a rich and insightful description, analysis and critique of the management of the public sector by the UK government.

NEW to the seventh edition:

  • Now set in an international context with comparative global examples throughout
  • Three new chapters covering: strategy and planning in the public sector; transparency, accountability and ethics; and non-profit management, including the role of social enterprise and the voluntary sector 
  • Examines the impact of the continuing financial crisis on public spending
  • An updated companion website with tutorial videos, free access to full-text journal articles, policy documents, links to useful websites and social media resources:

Public Sector Management is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying public sector management as part of a business, management or politics degree.

Chapter 1: The Public Sector in the United Kingdom in a Global Context
Chapter 2: Politics and the Public Sector
Chapter 3: Public Policy and Strategy
Chapter 4: Public Spending and Financial Management
Chapter 5: Managing Performance
Chapter 6: E-Government
Chapter 7: Accountability, Transparency and Ethics
Chapter 8: Outsourcing
Chapter 9: Public-Private Partnerships
Chapter 10: Regulation of Infrastructure and Utilities
Chapter 11: Social Enterprises, Non-Profits and the Third Sector

Target group is not yet ready for using the book due to a different competence level. The book will be used at a later stage in the same programme.

Professor Stefan Handke
Business Administration, Dresden University of Applied Sciences
March 6, 2020

Accessible and informative.

Miss Amy Allen
School of Health & Social Care, Nottingham Trent University
February 25, 2019

This is an excellent supplementary text. Discourse is expertly crafted in a methodological sequence.

Dr Michael David Hall
Business Administration, University of Seychelles
June 13, 2018

Sample Materials & Chapters

Flynn - Public Sector Management - Chapter 1

Norman Flynn

Norman Flynn was the Director of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies, SOAS, University of London.  He was previously been Chair Professor of Public Sector Management at City University of Hong Kong and  held academic posts at London School of Economics, London Business School and the University of Birmingham. He has written about public sector management in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, public sector reform in developing countries and about the relationship between business government and society in Asia. Recent books include Public Sector Reform: An Introduction (European Commission); Public Sector... More About Author

Alberto Asquer

Dr Alberto Asquer is Senior Lecturer of Public Policy and Management at the School of Finance and Management of SOAS University of London, where he acts as Director of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies. He is convenor of the on campus MSc Public Policy, Finance and Management programme, and of the distance learning MSc Public Policy and Management and MSc Public Financial Management programmes. After a degree in economics and a doctorate in Italy, he attained a MSc Management and a PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests are in the areas of regulation, organisational change, and... More About Author

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