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Paradoxes of improving performance management (sytems) in public administration.

van Dooren, Wouter and Thijs., Nick (2010) Paradoxes of improving performance management (sytems) in public administration. EIPAScope, 2010 (2). ISSN 1025-6253

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    New public management set off a new wave of performance management efforts in government. Recent performance literature has documented the shortcomings of performance management and provided recommendations on how to improve it. This emerging issues’ contribution revisits this literature and makes a distinction between recommendations for better implementation of what are seen as essentially good systems (single loop learning) on the one hand, and recommendations that target the performance management systems themselves (double loop learning) on the other. It is argued that in complex settings, performance management may benefit from new ways of carrying out performance management. It is suggested that performance management needs to be more agile, more decentralised and more political.

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    Item Type: Article
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > public policy/public administration
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Journals > European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) > EIPASCOPE
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 10:19
    Number of Pages: 6
    Last Modified: 23 Feb 2011 10:19

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