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Public sector reforms in Fiji: examining policy implementation setting and administrative culture

Rahman, M.H. and Naz, Rafia and Nand, A. (2013) Public sector reforms in Fiji: examining policy implementation setting and administrative culture. International Journal of Public Administration, 36 (13). pp. 982-995. ISSN 0190-0692

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Abstract

For many years, public management reform has been an evolving concept. New Public Management (NPM) and Good Governance have been the two ground–breaking ideas, generating colossal discourse over the past three decades. Inspired by NPM-led policy changes in the developed world, many developing countries have lately joined the reform bandwagon but achieved limited success. Policy analysts observe that the policy planners in the developing world seem to have spent more resources in policymaking than addressing the policy implementation challenges. Also, the policy transfer effort ignored the issue of administrative culture. Focusing on Fiji, this article examines how the country's recent public sector reform initiatives have largely failed to bring about expected results. Based on the case studies of two organizations, it explains that the success and failure of policy change occurs in several ways, manifesting multiple challenges including a lack of well-prepared implementation framework and culture change.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2014 16:27
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2016 12:51
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7175
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