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Publication date: 16 May 2019

Kuotsai Tom Liou and Qian Hu

The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of technology development to public organizations and related management issues.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of technology development to public organizations and related management issues.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper reviews previous studies about technology development in the public sector and analyzes conceptual and managerial issues about their findings.

Findings

Three major lessons identified and analyzed are: the wide influence of technology to public management, the nature of public organizations and their environment, and the need for more research to test existing theories and develop new theories for future public management.

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Discussions about theoretical and practical contributions and implications are suggested for future studies about technology application and public management.

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International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1093-4537

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Publication date: 1 March 2012

Kuotsai Tom Liou

Incentive policies have been emphasized by many governments as one of the major policy tools to promote economic development in their societies. For this paper I have…

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Incentive policies have been emphasized by many governments as one of the major policy tools to promote economic development in their societies. For this paper I have examined the application of incentive policies in China to improve economic performance during China’s reform years. In the paper are theoretical reviews about various types of incentive policies and different arguments about their effects. The development of Chinese incentive policies is introduced and analysis of their achievements in improving economic growth and attracting foreign investment is presented. Challenging issues of incentive policies have been related to concerns about effectiveness and equity, accountability and transparency, as well as economic upgrade and balance. Implications of the Chinese development experience are provided for future study of incentive policies.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Publication date: 16 May 2019

Kuotsai Tom Liou

The purpose of this paper is to examine critical issues and challenges that are related to the application of technology to improve the management of police organizations.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine critical issues and challenges that are related to the application of technology to improve the management of police organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

First, the study reviews the background of the police service model, the development of police-related technology and the relationship between these technologies and police performance measures. Based on the analysis of managerial concepts, the study provides discussions about risks of technology and human factors, resource limitation, professional attitude and culture, privacy concerns, citizen video and social media, and public trust.

Findings

The study concludes with suggestions to examine police technology application from a broad perspective to address not only technology operational issues but also related organization, management, community and policy concerns.

Originality/value

Findings of this study contribute to the understanding of technology application, contribution and limitation in public management.

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International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1093-4537

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Publication date: 1 March 2011

Kuotsai Tom Liou

Since the late 1970s, Chinese policymakers have implemented many policies to reform their country's administrative systems for the purpose of promoting economic…

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Since the late 1970s, Chinese policymakers have implemented many policies to reform their country's administrative systems for the purpose of promoting economic development. In the area of public budgeting and finance, reform policies have been introduced to improve China's taxation system, budgeting system and intergovernmental fiscal relations. The implementation of these policies has resulted in many changes and improvement to China's society and has also created new challenges to China's future development. This symposium introduction provides a brief review of the development of reform policies and a summary of five articles that examine China's revenue system, public expenditure structure, budgeting control, incentive policy, and education finance.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 23 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Publication date: 1 March 1999

Kuotsai Tom Liou

This symposium examines issues related to local economic development financing. The symposium introduction paper consists of two sections: (1) a review of the literature…

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This symposium examines issues related to local economic development financing. The symposium introduction paper consists of two sections: (1) a review of the literature related to local economic development in general and to the financing economic development in particular; and (2) a summary of major findings from the four symposium papers addressing such issues as rural bank loans, the tax increment financing program, professionalism in economic development, and regional development through tax sharing.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 11 no. 2
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ISSN: 1096-3367

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Publication date: 1 March 1999

Kuotsai Tom Liou

This symposium examines issues related to local economic development financing. The symposium introduction paper consists of two sections: (1) a review of the literature…

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This symposium examines issues related to local economic development financing. The symposium introduction paper consists of two sections: (1) a review of the literature related to local economic development in general and to the financing economic development in particular; and (2) a summary of major findings from the four symposium papers addressing such issues as rural bank loans, the tax increment financing program, professionalism in economic development, and regional development through tax sharing.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 11 no. 3
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ISSN: 1096-3367

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Publication date: 1 March 2010

Kuotsai Tom Liou and Jinqun Wu

This paper examines the development of government-business relations in China’s recent economic reform and development. The paper first provides a review of theoretical…

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This paper examines the development of government-business relations in China’s recent economic reform and development. The paper first provides a review of theoretical issues about the role of government in economic development and the concepts of business promotion and government regulation. Next, the paper introduces major policies and changes that have been developed by the Chinese government. On the business promotion side, it includes major changes in incentive policy, government structure, and management operation that have been implemented during the reform years. On the government regulation side, the paper identifies new challenging issues in consumer, environment, and labor protection that may affect China’s future development. Finally, lessons and implications about the development of Chinese government-business relations are emphasized in the conclusion section.

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International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1093-4537

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Publication date: 1 March 2009

XiaoHu Wang and Kuotsai Tom Liou

This study assesses the change in states’ financial condition by examining their financial data in fiscal years (FY) 2003 and 2004. It explores and explains how much the…

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This study assesses the change in states’ financial condition by examining their financial data in fiscal years (FY) 2003 and 2004. It explores and explains how much the change was, how it occurred, and whether and how closely the change might respond to states’ socioeconomic development. The study finds that states’ financial condition varied significantly from FY 2003 to FY 2004. Changes in different aspects of financial condition are interrelated, although these changes may not occur simultaneously at the same pace. The change in financial condition may result from the multi-year cumulative socioeconomic development in personal income and employment, but not in population. The impact of personal income and employment on financial condition of a government is likely long term; it may take 3-4 years for the growth in personal income and employment to benefit a government’s financial condition. The results also suggest that the cumulative improvement of personal income and employment for consecutive years prior to a fiscal year is more likely to improve the financial condition of that year than a personal income or employment increase that follows an up-and-down pattern of growth. These findings can be used to develop effective strategies to improve financial conditions in government.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 21 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Publication date: 1 March 1994

Kuotsai Tom Liou

This study examines public budgeting experts' perception on the viability and adoptability of the proposed line-item veto. The study reveals that: (1) the line-item veto…

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This study examines public budgeting experts' perception on the viability and adoptability of the proposed line-item veto. The study reveals that: (1) the line-item veto is not considered by the experts as the most favored budgetary reform idea from both measurements of viability and adoptability; (2) the experts believe that the line-item veto may not be adopted in the near future even though they agree it is a viable idea; and (3) there are no significant correlations between the experts' views and their personal characteristics.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Publication date: 1 March 2012

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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