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Performance auditing-addressing real or perceived expectation gaps in the public sector

Barrett, Patrick

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The growth of performance auditing in Australia (and in many other countries) has led to a range of seemingly conflicting observations about their contribution to better public administration, which basically reflect differing political and public expectations of such audits. Confusion also revolves around the question of just what value is being assessed, reflecting differing perceptions of assurance and performance and of the coverage of administrative and policy effectiveness. A better...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:20:05Z
dc.identifier.issn1467-9302
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/72179
dc.description.abstractThe growth of performance auditing in Australia (and in many other countries) has led to a range of seemingly conflicting observations about their contribution to better public administration, which basically reflect differing political and public expectations of such audits. Confusion also revolves around the question of just what value is being assessed, reflecting differing perceptions of assurance and performance and of the coverage of administrative and policy effectiveness. A better understanding of what needs to be achieved by those responsible and acceptance of accountability for the required results would improve confidence in public administration and in the value that it delivers.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.rightshttp://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0954-0962/..."author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)" from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 15/12/17).
dc.sourcePublic Money and Management
dc.subjectKeywords: Implementation; Independence; Perceptions; Performance; Quality
dc.titlePerformance auditing-addressing real or perceived expectation gaps in the public sector
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume32
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor150102 - Auditing and Accountability
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB3100
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationBarrett, Patrick, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage129
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage136
local.identifier.doi10.1080/09540962.2012.656019
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T09:05:41Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84861564204
local.identifier.thomsonID000302419200008
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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