Managing Change and Innovation in Public Service Organizations

by Kerry Brown, Stephen P. Osborne

Part of the Routledge Masters in Public Management Series

Managing Change and Innovation in Public Service Organizations Synopsis

The context and environment of public services is becoming increasingly complex and the management of change and innovation is now a core task for the successful public manager. This text aims to provide its readers with the skills necessary to understand, manage and sustain change and innovation in public service organizations. Key features include: the use of figures, tables and boxes to highlight ideas and concepts of central importance a dedicated case study to serve as a focus for discussion and learning, and to marry theory with practice clear learning objectives for each chapter with suggestions for further reading. Providing future and current public managers with the understanding and skills required to manage change and innovation, this groundbreaking text is essential reading for all those studying public management, public administration and public policy.

Managing Change and Innovation in Public Service Organizations Press Reviews

'This is a book that teachers of public management will find invaluable. Change and innovation have special characteristics in the public sector and this book recognizes that and the constraints and opportunities facing public managers. Written in a clear and accessible way, it is nevertheless comprehensive in its coverage of the English-language literature on both topics. This listing of learning objectives, key points, new terms and discussion points make it a useful tool for teachers and learners, whether advanced undergraduates, postgraduates or practitioners.' - Norman Flynn, University of London, UK

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415328982
Publication date: 14th April 2005
Author: Kerry Brown, Stephen P. Osborne
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Business & management,

About Kerry Brown, Stephen P. Osborne

Stephen P. Osborne is Professor of Public Management and Head of the Public Management Group at the Aston Business School, UK. Kerry Brown is Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and Director of the Work and Industry Futures Research Program at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

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