Differences in the Performance of Public Organizations in Ghana: Implications for Public Sector Reform Policy

dc.contributor.author Owusu, Francis
dc.contributor.author Owusu, Francis
dc.contributor.department Community and Regional Planning
dc.date 2018-02-14T21:01:58.000
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dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2006
dc.date.embargo 2014-10-01
dc.date.issued 2006-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This paper uses survey data from Ghana to examine whether there are significant differences in the characteristics of poor and good performing public organizations. The analysis show that good and poor public organizations differ in two respects: remuneration and hiring criteria. We argue that transforming poor performing organizations is more complex than simply addressing these differences – it requires fundamental changes in the cultures of the organization. We make recommendations for designing comprehensive public sector reform strategies that focus on changing organizational cultures of poor performing institutions. !</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a manuscript of an article from <em>Development Policy Review, </em>24(6) 2006, 675-687.<em> doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2006.00354.x" target="_blank">10.1111/j.1467-7679.2006.00354.x</a>. </em>Posted with permission</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1111/j.1467-7679.2006.00354.x
dc.subject.disciplines Organization Development
dc.subject.disciplines Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
dc.subject.disciplines Urban, Community and Regional Planning
dc.subject.keywords Ghana
dc.subject.keywords Cultures
dc.subject.keywords Public Organizations
dc.subject.keywords Remuneration and hiring criteria
dc.title Differences in the Performance of Public Organizations in Ghana: Implications for Public Sector Reform Policy
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