International Public Management Network (IPMN)

Vol. 1, No. 1

Integrating the New Public Management and the New Political Economy
Lessons from the New Public Management in Commonwealth Nations
New Public Management Reform in New Zealand: The Collective Strategy Phase
Public Management and the Learning Organization

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Public Management and the Learning Organization Public Management and the Learning Organization

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G.B. Reschenthaler, Fred Thompson

This paper examines institutional arrangements that would allow public sector organizations to learn more effectively. According to management strategists and organizational theorists any organization that can learn is inherently equipped to develop a sustain­able competitive advantage. The NPM could help build learning organizations that operate more efficiently and effectively and that also better serve citizens and the public interest.

New Public Management Reform in New Zealand: The Collective Strategy Phase New Public Management Reform in New Zealand: The Collective Strategy Phase

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June Pallot

This Paper examines the New Public Management movement in New Zealand. Specially the focus is on the financial management of central government departments and shifts of emphasis from management in the public sector to management of the public sector, that is, from defining management in terms of where it takes place to defining it in terms of the nature and the outcome of the task.

Lessons from the New Public Management in Commonwealth Nations Lessons from the New Public Management in Commonwealth Nations

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Sandford Borins

The New Public Management (NPM) is unlike any other public sector reform for the simple fact that it is practitioner-driven as well as a global movement. However, what works in one public sector circumstance may not work in another political, social, or economic set­ting. By surveying the Commonwealth countries I find that NPM reforms are taking place in all Commonwealth countries regardless of their various stages of economic and political development. This evi­dence confirms that the administrative reform of NPM measures is truly a global public sector reform movement.

Integrating the New Public Management and the New Political Economy Integrating the New Public Management and the New Political Economy

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Howard Frant

Although New Political Economy ideas have some­times accompanied New Public Management ideas in programs of bureaucratic reform (especially outside the United States), the two schools of thought have remained separate. I argue that the problems of bureaucracy are largely political problems. Therefore, bureaucratic reform must be viewed in tandem with political reform. New Public Management can learn from New Political Economy's emphasis on the incentives of self-interested politicians, and New Political Economy can learn from New Public Management's normative approach and focus on citizens. I use an "exit and voice" framework to discuss and evaluate alternative approaches to reform.