Hal G. Rainey

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Hal Griffin Rainey (born July 23, 1946) is a professor of public administration and policy at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. He is known for his studies of organizations.


Rainey obtained a bachelor's in English and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after which he served as an officer in the United States Navy.[1] He then obtained a master's in psychology and a Ph.D. in public administration from Ohio State University.[1] Between 1977 and 1987 he was on the faculty of Florida State University.[1] Since 1988 he has been a professor at the University of Georgia, and currently holds the title of Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor.[1]

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Selected publications[edit]

  • Rainey, Hal G.; Backoff, Robert W.; Levine, Charles H. (1976). "Comparing Public and Private Organizations". Public Administration Review. 36 (2): 233–244. doi:10.2307/975145. 
  • Rainey, Hal G. (1979). "Perceptions of Incentives in Business and Government: Implications for Civil Service Reform". Public Administration Review. 39 (5): 440–448. doi:10.2307/3109918. 
  • Rainey, Hal G. (1982). "Reward Preferences among Public and Private Managers: In Search of the Service Ethic". American Review of Public Administration. 16 (4): 288–302. doi:10.1177/027507408201600402. 
  • Rainey, Hal G. (1983). "Public Agencies and Private Firms: Incentive Structures, Goals, and Individual Roles". Administration & Society. 15 (2): 207–242. doi:10.1177/009539978301500203. 
  • Perry, James L.; Rainey, Hal G. (1988). "The Public-Private Distinction in Organization Theory: A Critique and Research Strategy". Academy of Management Review. 13 (2): 182¬201. doi:10.2307/258571. 
  • Rainey, Hal G.; Pandey, Sanjay; Bozeman, Barry (1995). "Research Note: Public and Private Managers' Perceptions of Red Tape". Public Administration Review. 55 (6): 567–574. doi:10.2307/3110348. 
  • Rainey, Hal G.; Steinbauer, Paula (1999). "Galloping Elephants: Developing Elements of a Theory of Effective Government Organizations". Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 9 (1): 1–32. JSTOR 1181850. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.jpart.a024401. 
  • Rainey, Hal G.; Bozeman, Barry (2000). "Comparing Public and Private Organizations: Empirical Research and the Power of the A Priori". Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 10 (2): 447–470. JSTOR 3525651. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.jpart.a024276. 
  • Brudney, Jeffrey L.; O'Toole, Laurence J.; Rainey, Hal G., eds. (2000). Advancing Public Management: New Developments in Theory, Methods, and Practice. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. ISBN 087840760X. 
  • Fernandez, Sergio; Rainey, Hal G. (2006). "Managing Successful Organizational Change in the Public Sector". Public Administration Review. 66 (2): 168–176. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6210.2006.00570.x. 
  • Park, Sung Min; Rainey, Hal G. (2008). "Leadership and Public Service Motivation in U.S. Federal Agencies". International Public Management Journal. 11: 109– 142. doi:10.1080/10967490801887954. 
  • Rainey, Hal G. (2009). Understanding and Managing Public Organizations (4th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 9780470402924. 


  1. ^ a b c d "Vita. Hal Griffin Rainey". March 11, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ American Society for Public Administration (2012). "Charles Levine Award". Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ National Academy of Public Administration (2003). "Fellows Biographies. Hal G. Rainey". Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Lauth, Thomas P. (Fall 2007). "Message from the Dean" (PDF). The Citizen. School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ American Society for Public Administration (2012). "Dwight Waldo". Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ American Political Science Association (2011). "2011 John Gaus Award Winner". Retrieved April 23, 2012. 

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