Search for dissertations about: "New Public Management"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 242 swedish dissertations containing the words New Public Management.

  1. 1. Icons of New Public Management : four studies on competition, contracts and control

    Author : Roland M Almqvist; Ernst Jonsson; Björn Brorström; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; competition; decentralization; management by contract; management control system; mechanisms of change; new public management; organizational reform; threat of competition; transformation; Business studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Public organizations have undergone major changes over the past few decades. The umbrella term used to characterize these changes in the style of public administration is ‘New Public Management’ (NPM). READ MORE

  2. 2. Public procurement of engineering services : Task characteristics, control modes and effects on adaptability

    Author : Klara Granheimer; Tina Karrbom Gustavsson; Per-Erik Eriksson; Göran Lindahl; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; client; construction management; engineering services; organizational control; public procurement; beställare; infrastrukturprojekt; offentlig upphandling; organisationsteori; tekniska konsulttjänster; Real Estate and Construction Management; Fastigheter och byggande;

    Abstract : Previous research has emphasized the importance of engineering services and adaptability in the early stages of construction projects. Public clients usually procure engineering services from private companies, which makes their procurement strategies important in creating incentives for adaptability and innovation for the service providers. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stories of Achievements - Narrative Features of Organizational Performance

    Author : Hervé Corvellec; Institutionen för service management och tjänstevetenskap; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Narrative; Organizational performance; Management of enterprises; Annual reports.; Public Libraries; Sport; Management literature; Management terminology; Företagsledning; management;

    Abstract : Stories of achievements is a study concerning uses of the notion of organizational performance. It shows the variety of meanings given the notion in dictionaries, management literature, sports, and performance indicators; it also explores how such meanings are constructed and how they are attached to this notion in new contexts, such as in the activity reports of public libraries. READ MORE

  4. 4. Co-creation of Value in Public Transportation - A Quality Management Perspective

    Author : Åsa Rönnbäck; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; public transportation; quality management systems; self-assessment; public procurement; value creation; quality management; Action research;

    Abstract : Outsourcing service provision as a business strategy has become increasingly popular. This has resulted in new managerial challenges in terms of creating value for customers. The establishment of these inter-organisational relationships has resulted in additional actors, who perform a greater number of increasingly complex activities. READ MORE

  5. 5. What logics drive the choices of public decision-makers?

    Author : Jens Nilsson; Carina Lundmark; Annica Sandström; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Decision-making; new institutionalism; rational choice; sociological institutionalism; values; public administration; wildlife management; local parliaments; collaborative management; Political Science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis explores what logics drive the decisions of public decision-makers. More specifically, and drawing on new institutional theory, this topic is investigated from the perspective of how institutions, i.e. the formal and informal patterns of rules and practices, influence public decision-makers. READ MORE