Human Resource Management in the Public Sector: Getting the Mix Right

Beattie, Rona & Waterhouse, Jennifer Marie (2007) Human Resource Management in the Public Sector: Getting the Mix Right. In 11th International Research Symposium of Public Management (IRSPM XI), 2 – 4 April, Potsdam, Germany.

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For much of the 20th century, the main governance structure and method of service delivery of the public sector in western democracies was the bureaucracy. In the late 20th century however, public choice theorists proposed that political self-interest, not public concern for providing a range of community services to citizens, caused significant growth in the size of government. Further, it was argued this growth was accompanied by inefficiencies aggravated by the absence of market competition. The response was the implementation of wide scale changes that have been variously described and grouped under New Public Management (NPM). The main thrust of NPM was that the public sector needed to be more market driven and therefore more like its private sector counterparts.

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ID Code: 10140
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Human Resource Management, Public Sector, New Public Management
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Administration (160509)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2015 06:33

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