Abstracts: March 10th, 1999

Economic prescription versus effective organizational change in public agencies

Dixon J, Kouzmin A, Korac-Kakabadse N
The International Journal of Public Sector Management, (UK), 1998 Vol 11 No 2. Start page: 164. No of pages: 24

Explores the meaning of managerialism, its reason for being and the challenges and threats to be confronted before its promise of sustained improvement in public agency performance can be realized. Considers the view of managerialism as a private sector solution to public sector problems, and its role in fostering good public administration and management. Assesses the part which managerialism can play in public sector reform, taking into consideration the requirement for structural and cultural change within public agencies. Concludes that the challenge is to change the culture of risk aversion at all levels in order to allow organizational and management innovation to take place.

Subject(s): MANAGEMENT THEORY, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE, PUBLIC SECTOR, MANAGERIAL POWER, ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN, CORPORATE CULTURE, INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOUR
Database: TMA: Top Management Abstracts
Style: Theoretical with application in practice. Reference: 27AP129

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