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The Effective Public Manager: Achieving Success in a Changing Government 4th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0470282441
ISBN-10: 0470282444
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Editorial Reviews

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"...groundbreaking work...It offers a fresh approach" ( PublicNet, September 11, 2008)

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Praise for the Previous Editions

"An essential guide for practitioners on reinventing government and
effective public management."
— David Osborne, author, Reinventing Government

"A serious, straight-ahead treatment of the challenges and prospects of
public management in a time of political turbulence. Cohen and Eimicke do a first-rate job of telling us how to do public management and, more
important, how to do it right."
— George Frederickson, Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public
Administration, University of Kansas

"A real-world recipe for success in the public sector containing a roadmap for innovators."
— Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor, Indianapolis

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 4 edition (September 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470282444
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470282441
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bought this book (Kindle version) as required reading for my sustainability management class at Columbia. Excellent read on public management.

Some of my fave quotes: "...a vision of a new kind of public manager, an innovative and effective public manager, one who seeks to shape events rather than be shaped by them", "In the public sector, political factors replace market forces, intensely complicating an organization's strategic decisions. In the private sector, an organization must decide if anyone will buy the proposed produce and if the organizations has the capability to produce, market, and distribute the product. In the public sector, an organization must receive permission and gain resources from elected officials before a product or service can be marketed. A public organization's strategy is highly constrained by political factors."
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This is a helpful text in understanding some of the roles and dynamics for a Public Administrator--not for profit and public organizations and governmental departments. It is an easy read. And while it is a basic level text, it does a nice job of tackling some of the complicated issues for Public Administration. The focus is on building infrastructure; staff and program implementation; budget and finances; and public relations issues. A thorough accounting for the general needs in the field of Public Management.
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I so appreciate the time and consideration of shipping at the beginning of the standard date, I received it before my assignments for school are due and it is in great condidtion. I really like that it has no highlights or lines or scribbles. I will look for this third party next time I order.
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This fourth edition is nicely updated, and is a valuable text for pre-graduate level college students. I find the book to be current in regards to public safety management, and I use it as my current text as an instructor.
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If you have the slightest interest in Public Management you need to have this book in your library! well organized, comprehensive, and easy to read. Genius!
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This book was not in the best shape but the price was right. I received it just a few days after ordering it which was appreciated.
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