Public sector change in Australia: Are managers' ideals being realized?

Bradley, Lisa and Parker, Rachel (2001) Public sector change in Australia: Are managers' ideals being realized?. Public Personnel Management, 30 3: 349-361.


Author Bradley, Lisa
Parker, Rachel
Title Public sector change in Australia: Are managers' ideals being realized?
Journal name Public Personnel Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-0260
Publication date 2001-09
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 30
Issue 3
Start page 349
End page 361
Total pages 13
Editor S.T. Stern
Place of publication Alexandria, VA, U.S.A.
Publisher International Public Management Association for Human Resources
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
360202 Public Administration
750605 Public services management
Abstract Public sector organizations traditionally have been associated with the internal process (bureaucratic) model of organizational culture. Public choice and management theory have suggested that public sector managers can learn from the experience of private sector management, and need to change from the Internal process model of organizational culture. Due to these Influences an managers, the current research proposes that managers' perceptions of Ideal organizational culture would no longer reflect the Internal process model. Public sector managers' perceptions of the current culture, as well as their perceptions of the Ideal culture, were measured. A mail-out survey was conducted In the Queensland (a state of Australia) public sector. Responses to a competing values culture Inventory were received from 222 managers. Results Indicated that a reliance on the Internal process model persists, while managers had a desire for cultural models other than the Internal process model, as hypothesized.
Keyword Industrial Relations & Labor
Public Administration
Organizational Culture
Values
Model
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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