How Organisations Measure Success: The Use of Performance Indicators in Government, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

How Organisations Measure Success

The Use of Performance Indicators in Government, 1st Edition

By Neil Carter, Patricia Day, Rudolf Klein

Routledge

216 pages

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Throughout the 1980s the British Civil Service devoted much time and energy developing indicators to measure the performance of government. Never before had so much stress been placed on accountability and performance; a trend which will be reinforced as government continues to devolve activities to agencies and looks for methods to assess their performance.

How Organisations Measure Success analyses existing methods from their origins in the 1960s to their revival in the 1980s as part of the Financial Management Initiative and its apotheosis in the 1990s Next Steps Initiative.

How Organisations Measure Success reports on two years of field research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and will be of great interest to students of social policy and public administration as well as professionals working in government and public sector management.

Reviews

`A book that any student of public policy or public administration should read' Public Policy Reports on two years of field research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Examines performance indicators across a variety of government departments and public agencies as well as private businesses.

`Essential reading for anyone grappling with Performance Indicators, which are likely to be here to stay.' - International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work