Moving Toward the New Public Management Paradigm

23 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2009

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David William Young

Boston University - Questrom School of Business

Emanuele Padovani

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Date Written: January 20, 2009

Abstract

Most local governments (LGs) have failed to attain the New Public Management Paradigm. Among the reasons for the failure are cross-subsidization policies that violate the benefit-equity and/or generational-equity principles. An LG seeking to achieve these principles must increase the number of programs funded with user fees. It is possible - if an LG has the desire and political will - to establish user fees for many programs that currently are financed with general fund revenues. The shift - which requires rethinking managerial structures, cost-accounting methodologies, outsourcing decisions, and service integration activities - can be implemented by making some relatively minor modifications to the LG's management control system.

Keywords: New Public Management, Enterprise Funds, Management Control, Outsourcing, Performance Measurement

JEL Classification: H21, H23, H71, H72, M41

Suggested Citation

Young, David William and Padovani, Emanuele, Moving Toward the New Public Management Paradigm (January 20, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1389512 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1389512

David William Young

Boston University - Questrom School of Business ( email )

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Emanuele Padovani (Contact Author)

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

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