Management services and new managerialism

Davies, John; Ryan, Mike
June 2006
Management Services;Summer2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p28
Academic Journal
This article looks at the new concept of managerialism that has emerged in the public and private sectors. Managerialism is an ideology or set of beliefs and practices, at the core of which burns the seldom tested assumption that the application of more and superior management will prove an effective solution for a wide range of social and economic ills. New managerialism within local government is seen to be one of the key drivers for political change at that level: those who opposed the changes were seen to be defending outdated institutions which were in need of reform. The performance related pay became a managerial tool to ensure the goals of an organisation are achieved.


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