Modelling new public management in an Asian context : public sector reform in Malaysia

Dass, Mohan and Abbott, Keith 2008, Modelling new public management in an Asian context : public sector reform in Malaysia, The Asia Pacific journal of public administration, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 59-82.

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Title Modelling new public management in an Asian context : public sector reform in Malaysia
Author(s) Dass, Mohan
Abbott, KeithORCID iD for Abbott, Keith
Journal name The Asia Pacific journal of public administration
Volume number 30
Issue number 1
Start page 59
End page 82
Total pages 24
Publisher University of Hong Kong
Place of publication Hong Kong
Publication date 2008-06
ISSN 0259-8272
Summary This article combines the key elements of new public management theories with theories of privatisation and total quality management. The key elements identified in this review are used to establish a general model of new public management. Based on western theorising, the model is acknowledged as having a cultural bias. As a corrective, the article reviews the empirical experience of Malaysian public sector reform between 1980 and 2000, with the findings being used to identifying country-specific characteristics as a means of refining the model in a way that reflects that experience. The discussion concludes by setting out a revised model of new public management which takes account of its application in a Malaysian context. The contention is that the process of enquiry leading to this contingent model of new public management might be adapted along similar lines for the purposes of analysing the application of public sector reform in other developing countries.
Language eng
Field of Research 150306 Industrial Relations
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
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