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Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations Third Edition Edition

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“Excellent in scope, approach and appeal.” (Nevin Smith 2011-11-02)

“This book is so practical and easy to understand. I have used this book for 4 years. I have changed books in other courses, but this one has worked so well I have not changed.” (Anne Swafford 2011-11-02)

“Based on over 34 years in the public sector, I find the text has presented the challenges in dealing with human behavior in a very valid and useful manner.” (Larry Bustetter 2011-11-02)

“The single most impressive aspect of this book is its focus on organizational behavior within the public and nonprofit sectors. Most organizational textbooks focus on the private for profit sector with an occasional reference to the public sector. This textbook makes the subject more relevant to the public administration or nonprofit management student.” (John J. Donohue 2011-11-02)

“I like the book’s action science approach to the topic. I teach experientially. I link this to organization learning models. So this book is a perfect format for me.” (Nancy Adams 2011-11-02)

About the Author

Robert B. Denhardt is Professor and Director of Leadership Programs in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, Regents Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware. Dr. Denhardt is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Denhardt has published 22 books, including Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Dance of Leadership, Theories of Public Organization, Public Administration: An Action Orientation, In the Shadow of Organization, and The Pursuit of Significance.



Janet V. Denhardt is the Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Price School Sacramento in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and her teaching and research interests focus on organization theory, organizational behavior, and leadership. She has authored numerous books including Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Dance of Leadership, The New Public Service, and Street-Level Leadership: Discretion and Legitimacy in Front-Line Public Service. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Denhardt taught at Arizona State University and at Eastern Washington University, and she has served in a variety of administrative and consulting positions.



Maria P. Aristigueta is the Charles P. Messick Professor, Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration, and Policy Fellow in the Institute of Public Administration at the University of Delaware. Her teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of public sector management and include performance measurement, strategic planning, civil society, and organizational behavior. She is a coauthor of Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3rd edition), author of Managing for Results in State Government and Managing Behavior in Public and Non-Profit Organizations, and coeditor of the International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; Third Edition edition (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141299165X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412991650
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Amira S. on October 30, 2012
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I am very pleased to say that this item was listed as new and came to me new. It was in perfect condition. The book itself is filled with so much information. I am using it for a class and it is really informative and helpful.
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Large print, easy to read. Interesting read.
Clearly covers the topics we discussed in class.
Clearly identifies what type of manager you will be,
very helpful and easy to understand.
Seriously very interesting....
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This is one of three books in a public administration class this quarter that I plan to keep. It tries to cover a huge swath of theories and this is at the expense of a more refined discussion. However, I see this book more as a starting point for readers to learn about organizational behavior.
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Great book to support MPA Program. Easy to read and understand concepts. I would recommend even as a reference book.
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I received this product in a timely manner but it was missing the front cover when I got it! I know I didn't pay as much as I did for a product that is frankly, not in good condition. It's readable, but seriously? Be careful buying from these people.
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Excellent book, easy to read and full of helpful HR information. Got an "A" in the class.
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By UNLV on February 2, 2015
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Required Text for class. Hardly read it unless it's mandatory. It's an okay read on master level.
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Interesting reading material I bought for my MPA class. Some sections were a bit dryly written.
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