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ERIC Number: EJ1076626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0144-7394
The Public Manager, the Structure of Public Institution, and Implementation: The 2002-2012 Finnish Senior Bureaucratic Manager Reform
Mukhtar, Mohammed Ibn
Teaching Public Administration, v33 n1 p40-61 Mar 2015
Public management and administration today is about crafting, structuring and instituting. Structuration is a very integral part of all organisations. Unlike the gradualist approach, structural reform transforms the dominant system touching on main elements. Structural reform had largely come and gone without necessarily touching on some public administrations and their core elements. Interviews were conducted for 37 interviewees believed to belong to the policy and implementation network. Characteristically, the structures stand very tall and hierarchically, instituting traditional top-down directives bereft of crafting. Management and managing failed to be understood and actively played. Consequently, structure and capacity remain non-aligned; and implementation is negatively affected as the reform context and management are poorly defined. With managerial leadership responsibilities shirked, silo-slabs systems have become the modern features of organisational gridlocks; thus, increasing manager incompetence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland