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dc.contributor.authorCandreva, Philip J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-18T17:50:04Z
dc.date.available2014-04-18T17:50:04Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationInternational Public Management Review, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp. 58-69, 2004.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/40819
dc.description.abstractThis essay examines the field of public management as explicated in the dialogue between Kelman, Thompson, Jones and Schedler (2003) and others, from the perspective of the philosophy of science. While there may be wide consensus that a substantial body of information about public management exists, Kelman, Thompson, Jones and Schedler are consistent in their view that empirical generalizations and underlying principles do not exist. This assertion notwithstanding, this essay does not attempt to make sense of the theories of public management, rather it tries to make sense of public management as a separate and distinct field of scientific inquiry, and, for that purpose, the philosophy of science is useful. What follows are three views of public management looking through that philosophical lens: the origins of the discipline, the nature of the practice, and the community of scholars.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis of the Field of Public Management: A Response to Kelman, Thompson, Jones, and Schedleren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)


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