Public Sector Management

Public Sector Management

3.25 (8 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


The seventh edition of the bestselling Public Sector Management is a rich and insightful description, analysis and critique of the management of the public sector by the UK government.

NEW to the seventh edition:

Now set in an international context with comparative global examples throughout
Three new chapters covering: strategy and planning in the public sector; transparency, accountability and ethics; and non-profit management, including the role of social enterprise and the voluntary sector
Examines the impact of the continuing financial crisis on public spending
An updated companion website with tutorial videos, free access to full-text journal articles, policy documents, links to useful websites and social media resources:

Public Sector Management is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying public sector management as part of a business, management or politics degree.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 15.24mm | 420g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 1473925185
  • 9781473925182
  • 1,346,813

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Public Sector in the United Kingdom in a Global Context
Chapter 2: Politics and the Public Sector
Chapter 3: Public Policy and Strategy
Chapter 4: Public Spending and Financial Management
Chapter 5: Managing Performance
Chapter 6: E-Government
Chapter 7: Accountability, Transparency and Ethics
Chapter 8: Outsourcing
Chapter 9: Public-Private Partnerships
Chapter 10: Regulation of Infrastructure and Utilities
Chapter 11: Social Enterprises, Non-Profits and the Third Sector
show more

About Norman Flynn

Norman Flynn was the Director of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies, SOAS, University of London. He was previously been Chair Professor of Public Sector Management at City University of Hong Kong and held academic posts at London School of Economics, London Business School and the University of Birmingham.

He has written about public sector management in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, public sector reform in developing countries and about the relationship between business government and society in Asia. Recent books include Public Sector Reform: An Introduction (European Commission); Public Sector Management (Sage, London); The Market and Social Policy in China (edited with Linda Wong) (Palgrave Macmillan); Miracle to Meltdown in Asia: Business, Government and Society (Oxford University Press) (last two both translated in Chinese), and (with Franz Strehl) Public Sector Management in Europe (Pearson). Further publications are listed on his website:

He has training experience in Slovenia, China, Kenya, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Georgia, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Scotland.

Alberto Asquer is Lecturer of Public Policy and Management at SOAS University of London, where he act as director of the Public Policy and Management and Public Financial Management programmes. He also acts as director of the SOAS Centre for Water and Development. His background studies include an MSc and a PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests are in the areas of public management, public financial management, and regulation of infrastructure and utilities.
show more

Rating details

8 ratings
3.25 out of 5 stars
5 25% (2)
4 38% (3)
3 0% (0)
2 12% (1)
1 25% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X