Cover: Public Administration and the Contemporary Economic Revolution.

Public Administration and the Contemporary Economic Revolution.

Published 1967

by Burton H. Klein

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This paper views some of the fundamental limitations of systems analysis, and attempts to point out some possible new dimensions for political economy and public administration involving a better understanding of bureaucratic behavior. It is claimed that little of the contemporary economic revolution is relevant to problems of public administration; i.e., the problem is not lack of funds, but finding ways for public organizations at all governmental levels to make better decisions about spending available funds. 18 pp.

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