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A process (re)turn? Path dependencies, institutions and performance management in Swedish central government

Modell, Sven; Jacobs, Kerry; Wiesel, Fredrika


Recent central government reforms have signalled a transition away from output-based governance and control to a more citizen-orientated and outcome-focused performance management ethos. Prior research suggests that this may give rise to institutional inconsistencies related to conflicting performance management logics. In this paper, we argue that rather than resulting in growing pre-occupation with outcomes and effectiveness, the emerging reform agenda may somewhat paradoxically reinforce...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Management Accounting Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.mar.2006.12.001


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