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Publication date: 8 November 2004

Michael Barzelay, Francisco Gaetani, Juan Carlos Cortázar Velarde and Guillermo Cejudo

This chapter presents a conceptual framework and methodological guide for researching the process of public management policy change in the Latin America region. It…

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This chapter presents a conceptual framework and methodological guide for researching the process of public management policy change in the Latin America region. It provides an explicit the methodological approach for case study research on this topic. The focus on the Latin America region is due to the sponsorship of the Inter-American Development Bank, which desired an explicit methodological guide for conducting research on public sector management reform. While the chapter is specifically geared to this purpose, it also exhibits a distinctive general approach to a large class of case study research designs. This class includes instrumental case study research about processes, incorporating variants that are rich in narrative, explicit in their explanatory framework, and comparative (Barzelay, 2002).

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Strategies for Public Management Reform
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-218-4

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Purpose-driven Innovation: Lessons from Managing Change in the United Nations
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80382-143-6

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Publication date: 1 March 2006

M. Jae Moon and Pan Suk Kim

This article examines the rhetoric of recent civil service reform measures in Korea, their initial implementation, and growing concerns about their sustainability. Civil…

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This article examines the rhetoric of recent civil service reform measures in Korea, their initial implementation, and growing concerns about their sustainability. Civil service reform in Korea was initiated by an enthusiasm for New Public Management (NPM) and public calls for reform. The changes initiated by the Korean Civil Service Commission and other government organizations have sought to encourage openness, competition, flexibility, diversity, and performance-based management. Despite the bold rhetoric heralding the reform initiatives, outcomes have fallen short of expectations, and many civil servants are losing their confidence and esprit de corps. Considering both the initial promise and the ultimate reality of Korean civil service reform, this article investigates problems and limitations confronting the sustainability of these reform measures

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International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1093-4537

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Publication date: 8 November 2004

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Strategies for Public Management Reform
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-218-4

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Publication date: 8 November 2004

Lawrence R. Jones, Kuno Schedler and Riccardo Mussari

So much has been written about public management and administrative reform in the past decade that in developing the approach for this book we wondered whether there was…

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So much has been written about public management and administrative reform in the past decade that in developing the approach for this book we wondered whether there was anything new to say. As is the case for most professionals working in our field, we recognize that the topic of New Public Management has been worked over very thoroughly. New public management is no longer “new” and, therefore, we believe in the future it is better to use the words public management change or innovation when speaking and writing about emerging initiatives in the public sector. And, as most in our field also understand, the topics receiving significant attention at present are networking and a set of issues related to what is termed “governance.” Research on networking has been on-going since at least the 1970s. Many issues related to networks and networking remain unresolved so that continued dialogue in this area is constructive. Renewed attention to governance (versus government) appears to have emerged in the public management dialogue and literature in the past five years or so.

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Strategies for Public Management Reform
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-218-4

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Publication date: 15 September 2022

Jens P. Flanding and Genevieve M. Grabman

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Purpose-driven Innovation: Lessons from Managing Change in the United Nations
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ISBN: 978-1-80382-143-6

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Publication date: 8 November 2004

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Strategies for Public Management Reform
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-218-4

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Publication date: 8 November 2004

Kuno Schedler, Lawrence R. Jones and Riccardo Mussari

This book is organized into five sections. The first four sections are devoted to investigation of the seven different strategies to achieve public management reform…

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This book is organized into five sections. The first four sections are devoted to investigation of the seven different strategies to achieve public management reform delineated in this book. The seven strategies are: (1) increased accountability; (2) decentralization and delegation of authority and responsibility for decision making and management; (3) application of information technology to improve management and responsiveness of governments to citizens; (4) developing and improving management control systems in the public sector; (5) measures to reduce corruption in government, business and society; (6) development and use of performance indicators in public organizations; and (7) integration of performance measurement and management in public organizations. The chapters in each of the five sections address the need for and application of strategy, impediments to implementation, and use cases to support their analysis and conclusions.

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Strategies for Public Management Reform
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-218-4

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Publication date: 22 December 2006

Laurence E. Lynn

Bureaucracy, the structural form of the modern administrative state, is, by any credible theory of social development, endogenous to social and political transformation…

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Bureaucracy, the structural form of the modern administrative state, is, by any credible theory of social development, endogenous to social and political transformation. Bureaucracy is not imposed, not exogenous. It is created by polities; it solves problems.

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Comparative Public Administration
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-453-9

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Publication date: 1 December 1997

Laurent Dobuzinskis

Begins with a brief overview of how public administration emerged as the positivist theory and technocratic practice of the modern administrative state. The question then…

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Begins with a brief overview of how public administration emerged as the positivist theory and technocratic practice of the modern administrative state. The question then becomes: To what extent has public administration been affected by the societal shift toward postmodernism? The author argues that public administration has moved some distance away from its positivist origins; however, the transformation of public administration is still incomplete. The author concludes that public administration should pay more attention to the recent developments of post‐positivist methods of analysis rather than attempting to adopt all the tenets of postmodernism. Large bureaucratic organizations remain typically modern, but they should not be either conceptualized or managed as small machines.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-252X

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