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Running head: Final Essay1Final EssayPublic Administration vs. Private ManagementRickita Mays-FrasierLiberty UniversityPADM 501-D02Dr. Abi OguntuaseDecember 13, 2019
Running head: Final Essay2IntroductionPublic administration and private management are different in many ways. Thedifferences that they share have several implications on decision making, human resourcemanagement, and accountability for the decision-makers involved in the day to day process. Thetextbook advises that “public administration is defined as all processes, organizations, andindividuals associated with carrying out laws and other rules adopted or issued by legislatures,executives, and courts” (to Milakovich & Gordon, p. 11).According to Bozeman (1993), redtape can be defined as rules, procedures, and regulations that remain in force and have acompliance element for the organization but no rules for functional objectivity.Publicadministration is different from private management in which it focuses on maximizingshareholders' wealth, while private management is concerned with the general satisfaction of thepublic.The main reasons that these differ are because of the overall goal or objective of eachorganization and who they are accountable to vary. Public administration is primarily focused onthe greater good of the people, while private management is solely focused on the profit at hand.Their focus differs because of their ultimate primary objective. Additionally, the objectivemandates which the organizations are accountable to. Most public administrations are solelyfocused on the greater good of the public, and feel as if they are responsible for them as well.The assumption of accountability in private management is managed by the shareholders tomaximize the profits of the organization to benefit the shareholders.
Running head: Final Essay3Decision-MakingThe decision-making process also plays an essential role in each process. Milakovich and