Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Are some countries more prone to pressure evaluators than others? : comparing findings from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland
Authors : Pleger, Lyn Ellen
Sager, Fritz
Morris, Michael
Meyer, Wolfgang
Stockmann, Reinhard
DOI : 10.1177/1098214016662907
Published in : American Journal of Evaluation
Volume(Issue) : 38
Issue : 3
Pages : 315
Pages to: 328
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Sage
ISSN: 1098-2140
1557-0878
Language : English
Subjects : Comparison; Evaluation finding; Evaluation society; Guiding principle
Subject (DDC) : 350: Public administration
Abstract: Pressure on evaluators has been investigated recently by surveys in the USA, the UK, Germany, and Switzerland. This study compares the results of those studies regarding pressure on evaluators in different countries. The findings suggest that independence of evaluations does not exist for many respondents. Moreover, the person who commissioned the evaluator for evaluation is identified by all studies as the primary influencing stakeholder in the evaluation process. In terms of differences, Germany seems to be more prone to pressure on evaluators. However, German evaluators do not show stronger tendencies to surrender to pressure than the other countries’ respondents. We suggest that this pattern may be explained by the strong state tradition in Germany as opposed to the U.S. and Switzerland, in conjunction with evaluators’ profession-based, principled resistance to such pressure.
Further description : Published online: 22 August 2016
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13328
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Management (IVM)
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