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Public Management : A Research Handbook
Price per Unit (piece): KRW 33,000
USD 24.04
Author: Sung Min Park
Publisher: Daeyoung Moonhwasa
Pub. Date: Jul. 2013
Pages: 604
Cover: Hardcover
Dimensions (in inches): 7.08 x 9.92 x 1.18
ISBN: 9788976444523
Language: English
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This book has been conceptualized as a broad overview of the critical issues,
theoretical and practical, involved in public organizations and trends pertaining to their
management. The emphasis is on the implication of these issues at both the “micro” (i.e.,
internal issues) and “macro” (i.e., external issues concerning relations and strategy) levels
in an organization. This book also discusses important aspects of effective management in
public organizations. Specifically, it looks at various aspects of theories on public organization,
management, research and practices, regarding (1) organizational environment; (2) publicprivate
distinctions; (3) structure, design, and technology; (4) leadership, culture, and
motivation; and (5) effectiveness of goals.
All articles in the book discuss the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological
considerations that are appropriate to each topic; they also provide a critique of existing
work on the respective topics. Additionally, they delineate the implications of future theory
and research, and reflect on the implications of policy and practice at the individual,
organizational, and societal levels. Specifically, this is a research handbook that includes
literature on interdisciplinary research pertaining to management of public organizations,
and covers several academic disciplines such as psychology, leadership studies,
organizational theory/behavior, public values/ethics, and NGO studies. Moreover, it has a
multilevel approach, addressing issues from the individual, managerial, organizational, and
socio-cultural perspectives. Acknowledging the global and universal nature of issues related
to public management, the editor has included research articles from several countries
(Korea, China, Indonesia, and the US) and ensured that both the “East and West” have
been represented in the book.
Based upon Dr. Rainey’s “A framework for Organizational Analysis” (Rainey, 2009,
p. 19–23), the 16 empirical studies in this book have been broadly conceptualized,
categorized, and arranged according to 8 key themes: (1) Auspices: Public, Nonpublic,
and so on; (2) Environments; (3) Leadership; (4) Culture; (5) Structures; (6) Processes;
(7) People; and (8) Organizational Performance and Effectiveness. At the end of each
section, relevant cases studies have been included in order to give readers access to
the key managerial issues in virtual circumstances, and they are followed by a set of
discussion questions. The case studies prompt discussion on a number of topics, including
but not limited to the administrative environments, authority and structures, managing
for effectiveness, leadership and culture, and the relationship between government and
nonprofit organizations. For example, the case study in Section 7 has been introduced
to illustrate the human element of motivation in public and nonprofit sectors. Some case
studies introduce students to the nature and complexities of the management of public
organizations and provide an opportunity to explore the competencies required for their
effective management. The discussion questions that follow the case studies are linked to
the topics illustrated in each chapter. These case studies and questions can be used in class
to prompt discussions on key themes or assigned to students as homework. In the Appendix,
a different set of public agency websites have been included to guide and facilitate class
activities, for example, developing group application project papers and presentations. This
book is expected to serve as a useful reference source for academics and researchers, a
guide for public managers, policy makers, and practitioners, and as a teaching resource for
undergraduate and graduate courses.


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Section1 Auspices : Public and Nonpublic

Driven to Service
: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation for Public and
Nonprofit Managers

Serving the Mission
: Organizational Antecedents and Social Consequences of Job
Choice Motivation in the Nonprofit Sector

Section2 Environments

Of Alternating Waves and Shifting Shores
: The Configuration of Reform Values in the US Federal Bureaucracy

Analyzing Value Creation of Electronic Human Resource Management
: An Indonesian Case

Section3 Leadership

Leadership and Public Service Motivation
in U.S. Federal Agencies

Toward the Trusted Public Organization
: Untangling the Leadership, Motivation, and Trust Relationship in
U.S. Federal Agencies

Section4 Culture

Determinants of Positive Job Attitude and Behaviour
in the Asian Work Context
: Evidence from Korean Central Government Agencies

The Roles of Integrative Leadership in Enhancing
Organizational Effectiveness in the Chines Public Sector
: A Research Note

Section5 Structures

Working Across the Divide
: Job Involvement in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

Research on Accountability in the Korean Central Government
: Exploring Antecedent and Moderating Effects of Public Service
Motivation, Goal Clarity, and Person–Organization Fit

Section6 Processes

Work Motivation and Social Communication
among Public Managers

The Effects of Personnel Reform Systems
on Georgia State Employees’ Attitudes
: An Empirical Analysis from a Principal-Agent Theoretical Perspective

Section7 People

Antecedents, Mediators, and Consequences of
Affective, Normative, and Continuance Commitment
: Empirical Tests of Commitment Effects in Federal Agencies

Exploring the Antecedents and Consequences of
the Acceptance of Performance Appraisal Systems
: The U.S. Federal Case

Section8 Organizational Performance/ Effectiveness

Exploring the Topography of Performance
and Effectiveness of U.S. Federal Agencies

Determinants of Job Satisfaction and
Turnover Intentions of Public Employees
: Evidence from U.S. Federal Agencies



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