Superheroes or puppets? Local government chief executive officers in Victoria and Queensland

Jones, Stephen (2011) Superheroes or puppets? Local government chief executive officers in Victoria and Queensland. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 14 2: 6-1-6-25.

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Author Jones, Stephen
Title Superheroes or puppets? Local government chief executive officers in Victoria and Queensland
Journal name Journal of Economic and Social Policy
ISSN 1325-2224
Publication date 2011-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 6-1
End page 6-25
Total pages 25
Place of publication Lismore, NSW, Australia
Publisher Southern Cross University * Centre for Policy Research
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract This article examines the chief executive positions in the Victorian and Queensland local government systems through Mintzberg’s three-dimensional model and Broussine’s capacity model, highlighting the complexities and diversities of these roles. The different approaches to reform taken by the state governments have produced different relationships between chief executives and elected representatives. Of particular interest is the impact of the contract and key performance indicators used by local governments and their ability to facilitate or constrain chief executives in achieving their objectives. The findings suggest that a key challenge for local governments is to establish contractual and performance systems that allow chief executives to achieve their objectives, to deal more effectively with challenges facing communities and contribute to more sustainable local governments.
Keyword Chief executive officer
Local government reform
Victoria
Queensland
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Edition on Local Government and Local Government Policy in Australia. Article no. 6

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