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.
Preface; 1. Management, Administration and Policy 2. Definitions, Boundaries and Assumptions 3. Criteria for Management Decisions 4. A Systems Approach to the Public Service 5. Administration, Management and Diplomatic Systems 6. Assessment of Performance in Management in Government 7. Change in the Public Service 8. Management in Government and in Business 9. British Experience and Prospects 10. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index