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Seeking a conceptual explanation of the growth of public sector employment beyond current reform parameters

Abdul Rahman bin Idris (Public Services Department, Government of Malaysia)
Derek Eldridge (Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)

International Journal of Public Sector Management

ISSN: 0951-3558

Article publication date: 1 November 1997

Abstract

Argues that the debate concerning the growth of public employment has remained largely uninformed in a conceptual sense beyond the economic variables. Suggests that the time is now pertinent to identify the additional parameters affecting the situation if an enriched understanding is to evolve on the future role and management of the public sector in the developing state. Reviews the literature contributions that are significant in this respect, not only with the aim of putting the public sector developments of the last ten years in perspective but also to contribute to the current debate on the emergence of new administrative paradigms for developing States that provide a more balanced view of political, economic and social development.

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Rahman bin Idris, A. and Eldridge, D. (1997), "Seeking a conceptual explanation of the growth of public sector employment beyond current reform parameters", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 10 No. 6, pp. 471-484. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513559710190834

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