Title: Administrative tradition and management reforms : a comparison of agency chief executive accountability in four continental Rechtsstaat countries
Authors : Bach, Tobias
van Thiel, Sandra
Hammerschmid, Gerhard
Steiner, Reto
Published in : Public Management Review
Volume(Issue) : 19
Issue : 6
Pages : 765
Pages to: 784
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 350: Public administration
Abstract: This article investigates perceived accountability patterns of national agencies’chief executives in four countries with a Rechtsstaat tradition and tests theoretical expectations about potential tensions between managerial reforms and administrative values using survey data (N=453). All countries combine old and new forms of accountability requirements, while legal and financial accountability have not been replaced with results accountability. Switzerland and the Netherlands score highest on results accountability, though in combination with legal and financial accountability, which are dominant in Germany and Austria. Nation-specific characteristics seem more important for core values of public administration than generic characteristics of the Rechtsstaat model.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1080/14719037.2016.1210205
ISSN: 1471-9037
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/12741
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