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Better public services

Andrews, Rhys Williams and Boyne, George Alexander 2010. Better public services. Public Management Review 12 (3) , pp. 307-321. 10.1080/14719030903286656

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Abstract

In this article we argue that public management scholars share a purpose that goes beyond scientific understanding of managerial and organizational behaviour and outcomes. A widespread, if seldom explicitly articulated, assumption in the field is that public management research can contribute to better public services, either by offering theoretical critiques of governmental reforms or providing empirical evidence on ‘what works’. In this sense, public management aspires to the status of a ‘design science’ that seeks not only to explain how public services are managed, but also to draw conclusions on how their management arrangements can be improved.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Debate; theory
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1471-9037
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:20
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/19822

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