Besturen in commissie (Management by Committee)

Research into the role of committees in public administration
Martin Schulz, Mark van Twist and Henk Geveke
The Hague: Sdu uitgevers (Sdu Publishers), 2006
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9 789012 119382
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Anyone performing a key management role in the Netherlands manages by committee. Whether this involves the fireworks disaster in Enschede or the introduction of an elected mayor or the future of Schiphol Airport: a committee investigates, advises, stimulates or evaluates. The current criticism of ‘managing by committee' for the time being is not producing any concrete changes in current practice.

The authors take the reader into the world of ‘managing by committee'. Not only did they conduct extensive theoretical and empirical research into this complex and interesting phenomena, they also have extensive experience themselves in the role of committee secretary and member.


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