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POL 601: Public Management

August 31: Comparing Theories of Public, Private, and Nonprofit Organizations: Generalizing Across Sectors

I asked ChatGPT what the differences were between public and private organizations. I thought the answer was rather good. “The Differences between public-sector and private-sector organizations are the factors that distinguish the nature and the functioning of public organizations from those of private organizations. Some examples of differences are the complexity and diversity of stakeholders, the multiplicity and ambiguity of goals, the accountability and transparency requirements, the political and legal constraints, and the social and ethical responsibilities. These differences affect how public organizations design their strategy, structure, culture, and performance measures.”

Empirical Application to Public Policy and Administration