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Personal Work Relations and Managerial Adaptability

Paul Davies and Mark Freedland

in Towards a Flexible Labour Market: Labour Legislation and Regulation since the 1990s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217878
eISBN:
9780191712326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217878.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter considers the area of personal work relations, i.e., relations between employers and workers which are not mediated through the formal institutions of workers' collective representation. ... More


Public Sector Contracting

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter and the following two look at the structural changes that have resulted from the economy‐wide application of contracting out. The public sector is, perhaps, the one that has been most ... More


Function Versus Form in Public-Sector Reform

Brain Levy

in Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199363803
eISBN:
9780199363834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363803.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 8 explores how to achieve a “good fit” between country characteristics and options for public-sector reform. It distinguishes among three types of public-sector reforms: comprehensive reforms ... More


Strong Democracy, Weak State: The Political Economy of Ghana’s Stalled Structural Transformation

Danielle Resnick

in Ghana's Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Performance and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198845348
eISBN:
9780191880599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845348.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Through a comparative analysis of presidential tenures from Jerry Rawlings through John Mahama, this chapter notes that Ghana’s stable but modest growth reflects its long-term democratic stability ... More


Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Michael Ironside and Roger Seifert

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Throughout the 1980s Mrs. Thatcher dominated political life in the UK and Thatcherism became the shorthand for a series of political initiatives all over the world. Most accounts of these years have ... More


Accrual Accounting in the New Zealand Government

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the experience of the New Zealand government in converting to accrual accounting. Evidence suggests that the introduction of accrual accounting has succeeded in achieving its ... More


Constructing Organizations: The Example of Public Sector Reform

Nils Brunsson

in Reform as Routine: Organizational Change and Stability in the Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198296706
eISBN:
9780191860195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198296706.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the social construction of organizations and the way in which this is influenced by the theoretical concept of organization. It considers examples from recent publicsector ... More


Accrual Accounting in the Australian Government

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the experience of the Australian government in converting to accrual accounting. The adoption of accrual reporting by governments in Australia represents an important step in ... More


Resource Accounting in the UK Government

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the experience of the UK government in converting to resource accounting. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his foreword to the green paper described the accounting changes ... More


The Civil Service

K.P. Krishnan and T.V. Somanathan

in Rethinking Public Institutions in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474370
eISBN:
9780199089109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474370.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the institution of the civil service, covering its initial design as conceived by the makers of the Indian Constitution and changes in that design. ... More


Conclusion: Problem-solving Capacity and the Modern State

Martin Lodge and Kai Wegrich

in The Problem-solving Capacity of the Modern State: Governance Challenges and Administrative Capacities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198716365
eISBN:
9780191784880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716365.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The state has remained central to our understanding of governance. However, too little attention has been paid to the importance of administrative capacities of the state in the various literatures ... More


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