Failing NPM Reforms: Is it about resistance or lack of creative tensions? The case of the state-owned Hellenic Railway Organization

Stelios Kotsias, Audrey Sadie Paterson, William John Jackson

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    Abstract

    ‘New Public Management’ reforms promote a new form of governance for state-owned enterprises that is based upon managerial independence from ministerial authority. However, there is substantial evidence in the academic literature that questions the applicability and the efficiency of such reforms in the various social contexts where they are applied. Using the Hellenic Railway Organization (OSE) as a case study, this paper attempts to provide a ‘Structuration’ analysis of the NPM reforms in the Greek Public Sector. The paper, seeks to depict the reasons why the strategic and operational plans, were incorporated as formal accountability mechanisms and the reasons why these failed to become integrated parts of the ongoing organizational action or to shift patterns of accountability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages25
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2012
    EventNew Public Sector Seminar on Strategising the Public Services - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Nov 20129 Nov 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceNew Public Sector Seminar on Strategising the Public Services
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityEdinburgh
    Period8/11/129/11/12

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    Kotsias, S., Paterson, A. S., & Jackson, W. J. (2012). Failing NPM Reforms: Is it about resistance or lack of creative tensions? The case of the state-owned Hellenic Railway Organization. Paper presented at New Public Sector Seminar on Strategising the Public Services, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.