Critical Perspectives on Business and Management
Edited by Stephen P. Osborne
Introduction by Stephen P. Osborne
Routledge – 2002 – 2,210 pages
Since the 1980s, the public sector throughout the Western industrialized world, the transitional economies of Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and South East Asia has undergone major changes. The main thrust of these changes has been to bring public sector management practices closer to those of the private sector. This raises the question of how far public and private sector management are comparable.
This comprehensive five volume set examines the relationships between public and private sector management in terms of both classical management theory and the new public management that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. While the collection concentrates on articles from the last twenty years, some historical pieces are also included, and a detailed index is also provided. Individual volume introductions as well as a general introduction place the articles in their historical context, making this an invaluable public management reference.
Volume I: Foundations of Contemporary Public Management
Volume II: The Plural State
Volume III: Reforming Public Management
Volume IV: Expanding the Scope of Public Management
Volume V: Policy-Making, Ethics and Accountability in Public Management.