Management, organisation, and ethics in the public sector

Bishop, Patrick, Connors, Carmel, & Sampford, Charles (2003) Management, organisation, and ethics in the public sector. Law, ethics and governance series. Ashgate, United Kingdom, Aldershot.

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Since the 1980s, in Australia and other developed nations, public sector management philosophies and how the public sector is organized have changed dramatically. At the same time, there have been many demands, and several attempts, to preserve and promote ethical behaviour within the public sector - though few go much beyond the publication of a code. Both developments require an understanding of how public organizations operate in this new environment. Organizational and management theory are seen as providing important potential insights into the opportunities and pitfalls for building ethics into the practices, culture and norms of public organizations. This book brings together the experience and research of a range of "reflective practitioners" and "engaged academics" in public sector management, organizational theory, management theory, public sector ethics and law. It addresses what management and organization theory might suggest about the nature of public organizations and the institutionalization of ethics.

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ID Code: 26792
Item Type: Book
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ISBN: 0754622800
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Business Ethics (220102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Ashgate
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2009 03:50
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:16

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