Hal G. Rainey, Barry Bozeman, And Udo Pesch

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Over the years, many have argued that there are several differences between public and private organizations. Public organizations are usually owned and operated by the government (influenced by political authority) meanwhile private organizations are not part of the government. These include corporations and partnerships that can be both profit or non-profit. The increase in empirical evidence on the comparison of organizations such as the public and private sectors is due to the research from professors at universities. Hal G. Rainey, Barry Bozeman, and Udo Pesch, all play a role in public administration.
Hal Griffin Rainey was born on July 23, 1946 and he teaches public administration, organizations, and policy at the University of Georgia
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Interestingly, many of their surveys found that federal employees said that a high percentage of managers and executives do not have the authority to remove, hire, promote, or determine the pay of their employees. This contributes to work-related attitudes and values in these organizations because public agencies were reported to have lower work satisfaction compared to private sectors. Not all organizations differ in these ways but this research by Rainy and Bozeman is a start to understanding how private and public organizations operate. Udo Pesch reinforces Rainy (1977), Bozeman (1994) and Falcone (1998) by explaining how public administration theory struggles to find a clear understanding of the publicness of public administration. This literature review gives five approaches that explains the differences between public and private organizations. Pesch also argues that business practices should not be transferred to the public sector. The five approaches these professors constructed are as followed:
1. “The generic approach, which assumes that public and private organizations do not differ
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I related this theory back to my life since I attended a private, catholic school for 10 years from pre-k to eighth grade (Sacred Heart) and a public high school for four years (Suffern High School). For many years, a lot of controversy has been raised over public and private schooling. I have realized major differences, but I don’t regret the experience of attending either organizations. I broke down the similarities and differences of benefits and drawbacks of public and private schooling in six areas. They include the curriculum, athletics, cost, admissions, teachers, and

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