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Modernization Dreams and Public Policy Reform

Helen Margetts

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter does not attempt to verify the validity of the claims made for modernization, nor to develop the ‘theory of modernization’, but rather to discern from them analytically some meaning of ... More


Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Helen Margetts, Perri 6, and Christopher Hood (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This book explores the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with ‘modernization’ projects and tackles the key question that they provoke: Why do policy-makers persist in such enterprises ... More


Modernization, Balance, and Variety

Helen Margetts, Perri 6, and Christopher Hood

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter asks three kinds of questions about the risks of unanticipated and unintended consequences arising from modernizing reforms. How do we understand and classify these risks? How should we ... More


The Drive to Modernize: A World of Surprises?

Christopher Hood, Helen Margetts, and Perri 6

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter begins by presenting the rationale behind the writing of this book. It then discusses the meanings of ‘modern’, ‘modernity’, ‘modernization’, and ‘modernism’; the notion of unintended ... More


IKA—Striving to Modernize a State Bureaucracy

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in Information Systems and Global Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263424
eISBN:
9780191714252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter presents the case study of IKA, a social security organization in Greece. IKA is a public sector organization with computer services which run as inefficiently as its bureaucracy. From ... More


The Evolution of French Capitalism

PAUL WINDOLF

in Corporate Networks in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256976
eISBN:
9780191719639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256976.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter looks at the evolution of capitalism in France. The analysis concentrates on the question whether the governance structure of large French corporations is an example of a lagged ... More


Analyses of the Chinese System

John Child

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This section considers Max Boisot’s analyses of China as a distinctive cultural and institutional system. He applied his information-based framework to the challenge of making sense of China’s ... More


Evaluation in Reflexive Modernity

in The Evaluation Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776929
eISBN:
9780804778121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776929.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter takes the discussion on reflexive modernity to a more specific level by focusing on evaluation conducted under reflexively modern situations. It shows what evaluation looks like when it ... More


Why Age?

Stephen Fineman

in Organizing Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578047
eISBN:
9780191806704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578047.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book examines why age has been socially constructed in the way it has, why has it become such a master discourse that underpins social divisions and key decisions in organisations, especially in ... More


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