The Relations Among the Elements of New Public Management: Analysis of Civil Servants‘ Subjective Evaluations

Gediminas Marcinkevičius, Rimantas Rauleckas


In the article the relations among the extent of New Public Management (NPM), coordination, politicization and autonomy in Lithuania are analysed based on COCOPS data (project „Monitoring public sector reforms“, financed by Lithuanian Science Council, 2012-2013, agreement no. PRO-10/2012). The analysis is based on the propositions that relate coordination, politicization and autonomy in NPM and post-NPM eras. The operationalization of these variables and construction of scales are demonstrated. The analysis of averages and correlations among extent of NPM, coordination, politicization and autonomy confirms some of the postulated propositions, e.g., high politicization and high level of NPM practices are incompatible; higher managerial autonomy is congruent not only with NPM, but also with post-NPM elements.


new public management, coordination, autonomy, politicization, perceptions of public senior executives.

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