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Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Christopher Pollitt, Xavier Girre, Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, Hilkka Summa, and Marit Waerness

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

Performance audit is now in fashion, but has in the past been a somewhat closed world, little studied by outsiders. Now an international team of researchers has studied the work of five national ... More


Definitions and Frameworks: Hilkka Summa

Hilkka Summa

in Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter discusses various definitions of the concept of performance auditing. It suggests that performance audit can be understood by clarifying its distinction with other related activities, ... More


Overview: Christopher Pollitt

Christopher Pollitt

in Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the performance audit of SAIs in Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, and France. It summarizes the answers to the questions in ... More


Products: Marit Waerness

Marit Waerness

in Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter deals with the outs of performance audit or the products that normally appear at the end of the performance of audit investigations. The analysis of the SAIs in Great Britain, Sweden, ... More


The Subjects of Study: Hllkka Summa

Hilkka Summa

in Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter provides an overview of what is actually being done by SAIs. It compares the audit topics covered by the SAIs in Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, and France in order to ... More


Impacts: Jeremy Lonsdale

Jeremy Lonsdale

in Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter evaluates the impact of performance audit work undertaken by the SAIs in Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, and France. The findings reveal that performance audits have led ... More


Performance Audit and Public Management Reform: Christopher Pollitt and Hilkka Summa

Christopher Pollitt and Hilkka Summa

in Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to study the practice of performance audits and relate it to contemporary development public management. This book evaluates audits carried ... More


Criteria: Christopher Pollitt and Robert Mul

Christopher Pollitt and Robert Mul

in Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter discusses the criteria used by SAIs in performance audit of public management. The general basis of public auditing is the three E's: economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. However, ... More


The Management-Audit Interface: Christopher Pollitt

Christopher Pollitt

in Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter examines the management–audit interface and the implications of public management reforms for SAIs. It suggests that the interlinked development of management reform and performance ... More


‘Boomerang effect’: the bottleneck of public policy analysis in Turkey

Akif Argun Akdoğan

in Policy Analysis in Turkey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447338956
eISBN:
9781447338970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338956.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter seeks to explain the poor performance of public policy tools in Turkey through strategic planning and performance auditing utilising the “boomerang effect” concept mainly used in ... More


Practice Assessments

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of how the Scottish Information Commissioner evaluates the country’s public authorities in terms of dealing with complaints from applicants requesting for ... More


Advisory boards and planning bureaus

Peter Scholten and Frans van Nispen

in Policy analysis in the Netherlands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447313335
eISBN:
9781447313359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313335.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In this contribution, a description is provided of the role, methods and recent developments of policy analysis in two High Councils of State – the Council of State and the Court of Audits – as well ... More


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