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Article: Can Public Managers Reduce Red Tape? The Role of Internal Management in Overcoming External Constraints

TitleCan Public Managers Reduce Red Tape? The Role of Internal Management in Overcoming External Constraints
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherPolicy Press
Citation
Policy & Politics, 2009, v. 37 n. 2, p. 255-272 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study assesses the relative impact of four waves of variables on the level of red tape in English local government services. These variables range from factors that are largely uncontrollable, such as the inherent nature of the service being provided and turbulence in the external environment, to factors that are at least partly within public managers' control, such as organisational integration and management strategy. Data for this study come from a 2004 survey of English local government (785 services). The findings show that many factors affect the level of red tape in public organisations, and while public managers cannot eliminate all burdensome rules and regulations, they can significantly reduce the level of red tape by being vigilant in their efforts and employing appropriate management techniques and strategies. The implications for research on red tape and public management theory and practice are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60923
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.2
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.752
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dc.contributor.authorWalker, RMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBrewer, GAen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:22:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T04:22:01Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPolicy & Politics, 2009, v. 37 n. 2, p. 255-272en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0305-5736en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60923-
dc.description.abstractThis study assesses the relative impact of four waves of variables on the level of red tape in English local government services. These variables range from factors that are largely uncontrollable, such as the inherent nature of the service being provided and turbulence in the external environment, to factors that are at least partly within public managers' control, such as organisational integration and management strategy. Data for this study come from a 2004 survey of English local government (785 services). The findings show that many factors affect the level of red tape in public organisations, and while public managers cannot eliminate all burdensome rules and regulations, they can significantly reduce the level of red tape by being vigilant in their efforts and employing appropriate management techniques and strategies. The implications for research on red tape and public management theory and practice are discussed.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherPolicy Pressen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPolicy & Politicsen_HK
dc.titleCan Public Managers Reduce Red Tape? The Role of Internal Management in Overcoming External Constraintsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0305-5736&volume=37&issue=2&spage=255&epage=272&date=2009&atitle=Can+Public+Managers+Reduce+Red+Tape?+The+Role+of+Internal+Management+in+Overcoming+External+Constraintsen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWalker, RM: rwalker@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityWalker, RM=rp00876en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1332/030557309X39787-
dc.identifier.hkuros165304en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000266399500006-

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