The application of public asset management in Indonesian local government : a case study in South Sulawesi Province
Hanis, Muhammad Hasbi, Trigunarsyah, Bambang, & Susilawati, Connie (2011) The application of public asset management in Indonesian local government : a case study in South Sulawesi Province. Journal of Corporate Real Estate. (In Press)
Purpose: To identify the challenges faced by local government in Indonesia when adopting a Public Asset Management Framework.
Design: A Case Study in South Sulawesi Provincial Government was used as the approach to achieving the research objective. The case study involved two data collection techniques - interviews and document analysis.
Findings: The result of the study indicates there are significant challenges that the Indonesian local government need to manage when adopting a public asset management framework. Those challenges are: absence of an institutional and legal framework to support the asset management application; non-profit principle of public assets; multiple jurisdictions involved in the public asset management processes; the complexity of local government objectives; unavailability of data for managing public property; and limited human resources.
Research Limitation: This research is limited to one case study. It is a preliminary study from larger research that uses multiple case studies. The main research also investigates opportunities for local government by adopting and implementing public asset management.
Originality/Value: Findings from this study provide useful input for the policy makers, academics and asset management practitioners in Indonesia to establish a public asset management framework resulting in efficient and effective organizations, as well as an increase of public services quality. This study has a potential application for other developing countries.
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