Where next? Research directions on performance in public organizations

George A. Boyne, Laurence J. O'Toole, Kenneth J. Meier, Richard M. Walker

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The dependent variable in all the articles presented in this symposium issue of JPART was organizational performance in public agencies. Management variables included organizational strategy, resources, leadership, goals, workforce diversity, and representation. The empirical articles also controlled for external effects on performance. Although the collection of articles presented here is a major step forward for research on public organizations, the evidence that management matters needs additional exploration, and the methods used by scholars need to be improved.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)633-639
JournalJournal of public administration research and theory
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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