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Competing Values

Title: Competing Values: Local Administrative Reform and Multiple Dimensions of Local Government Performance.
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Name(s): Oh, Youngmin, author
Yang, Kaifeng, professor directing dissertation
Ferris, Gerald. R., committee member
Klay, William Earle, committee member
Feiock, Richard C., committee member
School of Public Administration and Policy, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Over the past several decades, governments have carried out many public administration reforms in order to enhance public sector performance. However, the focus of the research on administrative reforms has been on their adoption and implementation, while their impacts have rarely been carefully tested. At the local level, various reforms are designed, reflecting multiple and sometimes competing values. This study empirically examines the impacts of three major local administrative reforms--e-government, citizen participation and contracting--on three dimensions of local government performance (efficiency, effectiveness, and equity). For the empirical tests, this study carefully reviews the prior studies and measures the three local administrative reforms and their dimensions with data from several national surveys. This study also objectively measures multiple performance variables based on open archival sources, improving on prior studies that largely focused on internal outputs or a single performance dimension. This study finds that (1) three reform areas are usually not associated with efficiency; (2) e-management and administrative participation channels are positively associated with effectiveness; and (3) e-democracy and administrative participation channels are positively associated with equity.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-7535 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Reubin O’D Askew school of Public Administration and Policy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: June 19, 2013.
Keywords: effectiveness, efficiency, equity, performance, reforms, values
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Kaifeng Yang, Professor Directing Dissertation; Gerald. R. Ferris, Committee Member; William Earle Klay, Committee Member; Richard C. Feiock, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Public policy
Public administration
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7535
Owner Institution: FSU

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Oh, Y. (2013). Competing Values: Local Administrative Reform and Multiple Dimensions of Local Government Performance. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7535