• David Rogers
Part of the Springer Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)

Mayoral control in New York City may best be analyzed as a case study in the management of organizational change. Bloomberg and Klein stated early on that the most important issues to be grappled with in their attempts to transform the school system were managerial and organizational. They explicitly incorporated management concepts used widely in business in pursuing their reform. Thus, my assessment of their efforts takes this as a central theme.

There are three questions related to their change-management strategy that I regard as problematic: (1) How effective is such a change-management effort when the main production activities of the target agency are those of professionals, i.e., teachers and principals? (2) Are the management styles and organization designs required to manage public-sector agencies the same as those in business? In other words, can one automatically transfer styles and designs from one to the other and expect positive results? (3) Are there models of how...


Successful School School Autonomy Postindustrial Society City School System Management Consult Firm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Rogers
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  1. 1. Emeritus Professor of Management Leonard N. Stern School of Business New York University NewYorkArgentina

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