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Article: Institutional reform in the provision of public services in Hong Kong: An efficiency evaluation

TitleInstitutional reform in the provision of public services in Hong Kong: An efficiency evaluation
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherPion Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.envplan.com/epc/epc_current.html
Citation
Environment And Planning C: Government And Policy, 2006, v. 24 n. 4, p. 597-614 How to Cite?
AbstractAlthough efficiency theories have been adopted by governments around the world to improve public services, Hong Kong escaped their prescriptions until recently. In order to evaluate why such policies have been adopted, the authors develop a theory-led evaluation in which public choice theory and transaction-costs economics are synthesised to present a contingent efficiency framework. The study is focused upon the housing, planning, and lands arena, and includes analysis of policy documents and interviews with a range of civil servant, politicians, professional bodies, and private sector providers. The findings indicate that efficiency theories now explain institutional reform in Hong Kong - the variables of competition, size, asset specificity, monopoly, and change in public officials, together with the context within which public organisations in Hong Kong work, explain why such policies have now been pursued. © 2006 a Pion publication printed in Great Britain.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89690
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.664
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.568
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dc.contributor.authorLi, LHen_HK
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dc.description.abstractAlthough efficiency theories have been adopted by governments around the world to improve public services, Hong Kong escaped their prescriptions until recently. In order to evaluate why such policies have been adopted, the authors develop a theory-led evaluation in which public choice theory and transaction-costs economics are synthesised to present a contingent efficiency framework. The study is focused upon the housing, planning, and lands arena, and includes analysis of policy documents and interviews with a range of civil servant, politicians, professional bodies, and private sector providers. The findings indicate that efficiency theories now explain institutional reform in Hong Kong - the variables of competition, size, asset specificity, monopoly, and change in public officials, together with the context within which public organisations in Hong Kong work, explain why such policies have now been pursued. © 2006 a Pion publication printed in Great Britain.en_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWalker, RM: rwalker@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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