Last week, one of my research projects related to public sector management was published in the academic journal Public Money & Management.
The paper entitled “Management control packages: a literature review and guidelines for public sector research” reviews the literature on management control packages and provides some guidelines for public sector researchers who wish to adopt this approach.
The effectiveness of a management control (MC) element, such as performance measurement, may depend on other MC elements, such as organizational values and training activities. This is why MC elements should be studied ‘as a package’, instead of as isolated elements. Although examining MC elements as a package has the potential to make significant contributions to ongoing debates, this approach is largely absent in the academic public sector management literature. This paper reviews the MC package literature, examines its implications for public sector research and practice, and aids future research by discussing research design choices and research directions.
You can find the full paper here.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the issues discussed in this publication.