Leadership in the public sector: Promises and pitfalls

Christine Teelken*, Ewan Ferlie, Mike Dent

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In view of the approaching age of austerity for the public sector, leadership is likely to continue to become a key theme. This edited volume brings together a host of material from the public sector to analyzethe issue internationally.

Teelken, Dent & Ferlie lead a team of contributors in examining three key aspects of this increasingly important theme:

• the meaning of public sector leadership, and how this changes in different contexts

• the implications for leadership style given the growing role of the private sector

• the response to the leadership issue from professionals moving into senior management roles.

With contributions from respected academics such as Jean-Louis Denis, Mike Reed and Mirko Nordegraaf, this book will be an invaluable supplementary resource for those undertaking studies across public sector management and administration.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCRC, Taylor and Francis
Number of pages262
ISBN (Print)9780203119761
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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