This title, originally published in 1972, explores the nature of management in an organisation close to Parliament and subject to the pressure of political forces. The author examines the development of thought and practice on management in the civil service in both the United Kingdom and other countries, and quotes from an extensive range of literature on both the public and private sectors. This title will be of interest to students of management, business studies, and government.

chapter 1|15 pages

Management, Administration and Policy

chapter 2|9 pages

Definitions, Boundaries and Assumptions

chapter 3|34 pages

Criteria for Management Decisions

chapter 4|16 pages

A Systems Approach to the Public Service

chapter 7|19 pages

Change in the Public Service

chapter 8|15 pages

Management in Government and in Business

chapter 9|39 pages

British Experience and Prospects

chapter 10|7 pages