Public Management in Developing Countries



Even if new public management is appropriate for developed countries, at least by comparison with the traditional model of public administration, there is a question as to whether managerialism is applicable in developing countries. It cannot be assumed that a style of management which started in the developed countries of the West would necessarily work in such a different setting. It is possible that new public management is culturally bound in a way that restricts its utility in lesser developed countries when compared to the rich industrialised OECD countries where it started and is most dominant.


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© Owen E. Hughes 1998

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