TITLE

The Public-Private Distinction in Organization Theory: A Critique and Research Strategy

AUTHOR(S)
Perry, James L.; Rainey, Hal G.
PUB. DATE
April 1988
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Apr88, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p182
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Scholars have devoted increasing attention to similarities and differences between public and private organizations. This paper critiques the comparative literature on these organizations in order to assess the usefulness of the public-private distinction in organization theory and concludes that further analysis of this distinction is valuable. Several avenues for improving research are suggested, including clarification of the categories through an extension of previous conceptions, and assessment of a proposed typology of subcategories across the public-private continuum.
ACCESSION #
26182075

 

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