Public administration is like any other administration which is carried out in public interest. ''Public Management'' is an approach to government and non-profit administration that resembles private-sector management in some important ways. In particular, the use of management tools appropriate to public and in private domains, tools that maximize efficiency and effectiveness is at issue. A contrast is drawn with the study of public administration, which emphasizes the social and cultural drivers of government that many contend makes it different from the private sector. Given the array of duties public administrators find themselves performing, the professional administrator might refer to a theoretical framework from which he or she might work. Indeed, many public and private administrative scholars have devised and modified decision-making models. This new, comprehensive and reader-friendly book will be of great value to students, organizational and management specialists, behavioural scientists, sociologists, administrators, and policymakers.