Bureaucracy as an Issue in Third World Management: An African Case Study

@inproceedings{Brown1989BureaucracyAA,
  title={Bureaucracy as an Issue in Third World Management: An African Case Study},
  author={David R. Brown},
  year={1989}
}
Organizational theory has been of surprisingly limited value in illuminating the problems of public sector management in the Third World. One reason for this is the ideal-typical bias of most studies of Third World management. This has led to an emphasis on assumed optimal performance criteria to the detriment of an understanding of how Third World organizations actually perform. The case of public sector administration in Liberia is used to illustrate this theme. The major role of… CONTINUE READING