Sunday, 11 September 2011
The field of public administration is the field of business. Comment
‘The field of public administration is the field of business’ was quoted by the father of public administration, Woodrow Wilson in his article ‘the study of administration (1887). He wanted the study of public administration close to that of business administration. He wanted to give importance to the values of economy, efficiency and effectiveness as that of business administration, Also he accepts the wide difference bn public administration and business administration as the later is concerned with the profits where as the prior is concerned with service. In his quote, he means that public administration must be removed from the hurry and strife of politics. He put politics and public administration on two different platforms saying public administration does not involve in profits and it not profit oriented business, nor it involves in politics. He wanted public administration to be merged in the constitution because in a democratic setup public administration can‘t be always neutral.