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Measuring public value in bureaucratic settings: Opportunities and constraints.
Public Value Management, Measurement and Reporting (2014)
  • Enrico Guarini
Abstract
In recent years, public management research has paid increasing attention to the public value paradigm. We do not yet have a comprehensive empirical understanding of what happens when the public value paradigm is translated into practice within organizations. We know little about what conditions drive individual governments towards the adoption of a public value approach and measurement. By deploying and testing the same approach and method of measuring public value in two local governments, this study aims to shed light on barriers to implementing the public value paradigm in practice. Findings show little evidence to support claims for a paradigmatic shift towards the public value paradigm in the Italian case. Managerial implications of public value measurement are also taken into consideration.
Keywords
  • public value,
  • public management,
  • performance management,
  • local government,
  • bureaucratic setting
Publication Date
2014
Editor
J. Guthrie, G. Marcon, S. Russo, & F. Farneti
Publisher
Emerald
Series
Studies in Public and Non-Profit Governance
ISBN
9781784410117
Citation Information
Enrico Guarini. "Measuring public value in bureaucratic settings: Opportunities and constraints." Public Value Management, Measurement and Reporting (2014) p. 301 - 319
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/enrico_guarini/47/