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Title:The transferability of the western management tradition into the public service sectors, an East African perspective
Author:Moris, Jon E.
Periodical:Taamuli: a Political Science Forum
Geographic term:East Africa
Subjects:technical cooperation
public sector
Abstract:Ascertainment of the crisis in rural administration in the 'Fourth World', and the ineffectiveness of major public services, most notably in the fields of agriculture, education, and health. Can the underlying causal factor be attributed to managerial weaknesses within the administration? Analysis of the Western management tradition and its transfer, irrationality in Western management, and irrationality in Fourth World administration. Both types of administrative system must be understood in their own right. their problematic features are systematically rooted and each has a definite but largely unrecognised cultural context, which reinforces the particular administrative style characteristic of each system. Future attempts to promote the transfer of Western managerial practice ionto Fourth World contexts should, at a minimum, start from an inside understanding of how these systems actually work. Notes.