Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future

IRSPM Panel 32: Comparative Public Mgt

Panel 32: THE EFFECTS OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REFORMS FROM AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

The aim of this panel is to enhance the application of empirical methods and integration of different theories to improve and further our understanding of the effects of management reforms in an international comparative perspective. We are especially interested in comparative and empirical papers which will contribute to a better understanding of

  • international comparative research design and methods for capturing crossnational similarities and differences;
  • institutional, organizational, cultural and structural-functional variables influencing reform dynamics and reform effects;
  • the diffusion pattern of ‘trends’ supposedly generated by NPM and ‘post NPM’ reforms and especially national variations such reforms;
  • the diverse effects of reforms on control, autonomy, accountability, coordination and cohesion;
  • how the reforms had an impact on professions, professional groups, administrative elites, middle managers and street-level bureaucrats in the public sector;
  • the implications of such research on the adoption and translation of uniformsolutions and responses in different international contexts.

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