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Public Management

April 15, 2014

Public management is a field of study and practice concerning the ways in which public policies are adopted, implemented and evaluated; the role of governmental bureaucracy in a democratic society; and the goals, structures, processes, administrative functions and behavior observed within public organizations. Major foci in the field of public management include the political environment surrounding public organizations; public organizations’ relationships with citizens, organized interests, elected officials, legal institutions, private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and other public organizations; government accountability and performance; the structure and design of public organizations and public policy implementation regimes; organizational strategy, decision making and leadership in public organizations; public employee motivation, job satisfaction and other work-related attitudes; governmental reform and organizational change; administrative rulemaking; policy implementation and service delivery; administrative law; and government procurement and outsourcing.