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Title Autonomy and control of state agencies [electronic resource] : comparing states and agencies / Koen Verhoest ... [et al.]
Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Descript xiii, 311 p. : ill
Series Public sector organizations
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Central Research Questions and Argument -- Central Concepts -- Theoretical Lenses -- Data andMethods -- Politico-administrative Regimes inNorway, Ireland and Flanders -- Agencification in Norway, Ireland and Flanders: History, Reforms and Types -- Theories on Similarities and DissimilaritiesBetween States -- Comparing Agency Autonomy, Control and Internal Management Between States -- Explaining Similarities and Dissimilarities in Agency Autonomy, Control and Internal Management Between States -- Theories on Similarities and Dissimilarities Between Agencies-- Comparing Autonomy and Control of Agencies -- Comparing Internal Management of Agencies -- Explaining Agency Autonomy, Controland Internal Management: The Importance of Agency Level Characteristics and State Level Characteristics -- Appendix A Distribution on Dependent Variables-- Appendix B Comparing Agency Autonomy, Control and Internal Management. -- The Importance of Agency Characteristics Without and with ControllingforState-level Factors -- Appendix C List of State Agencies Studied
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on July 14, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
Do public organizations with similar tasks or structures differ across states with respect totheir autonomy and control? If so, why? By comparing the autonomy, control and internal management of state agencies, this book shows how New Public Management doctrines actually work in three small European states with different politico-administrative regimes. Using a unique set of similar surveydata on 226 state agencies inNorway, Ireland and Flanders, this study explains differences in agency autonomy, control and management by referring to international isomorphic pressures, state-specific politico-administrative regimes and characteristics of agencies. Therefore, organization theory and neo-institutional schools are used to formulate four competing theoretical perspectives and hypotheses are tested through simple and advanced statisticaltechniques. By comparing practices between states and between types ofagencies, this study substantially enhances scientific knowledge aboutwhy public organizations are granted autonomy, why they are controlledin specific ways, and how autonomy affects internal management
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Link Original 9780230577657 0230577652 (OCoLC)428030656
Subject Administrative agencies -- Norway -- Cross-cultural studies
Administrative agencies -- Ireland -- Cross-cultural studies
Administrative agencies -- Flanders -- Cross-cultural studies
Administrative agencies -- Norway -- Management -- Cross-cultural studies
Administrative agencies -- Ireland -- Management -- Cross-cultural studies
Administrative agencies -- Flanders -- Management -- Cross-cultural studies
Beh©·orde swd
Management swd
Verwaltungskontrolle swd
Norwegen swd
Irland swd
Flandern (Belgien) swd
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Alt Author Verhoest, Koen
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