Governance of Public Sector Organizations: Proliferation, Autonomy and Performance (BOK)

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Governance of Public Sector Organizations examines recent changes in central governmental administration in contemporary democracies by focusing on organizational forms and their effects. There is a considerable need for such knowledge in a period when governments are constantly restructuring their administration. This book studies and explains how New Public Management (NPM) and post-NPM reforms affect the organizational proliferation and specialization, as well as the autonomy and control of central agencies. New empirical data sheds light on the effects of these changes on organizational performance. The book describes how 'whole-of-government' initiatives with emphasis on reassertion of the centre and horizontal coordination supplement NPM reforms, producing increased layering and complexity in government organizations. The contributors to this volume examine agencies in Australia, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and Hungary. By combining survey, mapping and case study methodologies, they show that structural, cultural, task-related and historical features interact in shaping organizational reforms.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forlag
ISBN 9780230238206 Antall sider 320
Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 22,6cm x 2,5cm Vekt 555 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Koen Verhoest, Per Lagreid
Emner og form Public administration, Political structure & processes, Central government