In an era of cut-backs, privatisations, corporatisations and out-sourcing, the challenges and responsibilities of a manager in the public sector have never been greater. Here is a voice which offers, with an engaging clarity, a keen understanding of the complexities of management issues in an increasingly turbulent environment. Australian Public Sector Management is a primary textbook on public adminstration and management, yet its style and appreciation of the practical issues makes it a standard for the public sector manager. Blending theory and practice, David Corbett covers the critical problems facing the public sector at the federal, State and local levels. After introducing the framework of and stakeholders in government, he explores strategic planning and budgeting, guiding and managing people, accountability and ethics, funds management, performance evaluation and, uniquely, decision making theory. This second edition offers new chapters on privatisation, regulation and the increasingly important issue of international public sector cooperation and structures. A fresh and welcome development of a much admired text.
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