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|Title:||Summary Execution: The Impact of Alternative Summarization Strategies on Local Governments||Contributor(s):||Drew, Joseph (author) ; Dollery, Brian E (author)||Publication Date:||2016||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21021||Abstract:||Performance management in the public sector, including local government, has become far more pervasive in recent decades. Often performance indicators are summarized into a single score to enhance understanding and ease dissemination. However, the summation of performance indicators caries a risk that the rating assigned may largely be an artefact of the summarization strategy rather than an accurate representation of municipal performance. We employ the recent evaluation of New South Wales' municipal performance to demonstrate that the performance indicator compilation strategy is indeed a major determinant of the ratings assigned to local councils. Moreover, we illustrate how ratings may exert a constitutive effect on municipalities by altering organizational behavior. A number of policy lessons are drawn from our empirical analysis, including significant methodological considerations and the need for higher levels of transparency.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Public Administration Quarterly, 40(4), p. 814-841||Publisher:||Southern Public Administration Education Foundation Inc||Place of Publication:||United States of America||ISSN:||2327-4433
|Field of Research (FOR):||160509 Public Administration||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://paq.spaef.org/article/1724/Summary-Execution-The-Impact-Of-Alternative-Summarization-Strategies-On-Local-Governments||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 14
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