From ‘either or’ to ‘both and’: organisational management in the aftermath of NPM
2015 (English)In: Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2000-8058, E-ISSN 2001-3310, Vol. 19, no 2, 7-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article explores the next phase of public management: the era of paradox. As new public management (NPM) policies and practices were shown to be inadequate to solve the problems of public management, they began to be complemented – rather than replaced – with new reforms and practices. These reforms and practices are often contradictory to existing ones, leaving managers in a difficult position. By extending the debate about contradictions and paradox from the policy level to the organisational level, we show how public sector managers work to resolve these contradictions in a situated manner, keeping the contradictions alive rather than resolving them permanently.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 19, no 2, 7-25 p.
New public management, Post-NPM, Managing contradictions, Local governments, Municipal management
Research subject Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-117030OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-117030DiVA: diva2:809844