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Managerial autonomy in public organizations: Gathering the threads of a scattered concept

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This paper discusses the autonomy of public managers. It is a key concept in many leadership theories, empirical studies of public management, and in steering paradigms. However, the concept is not very clear and it is scattered in many kinds of literature. I argue that seven aspects of managerial autonomy are relevant to consider theoretically. The paper contributes with understanding of the possibilities, constraints and conditions of public management on basis of a discussion on the aspects of managerial autonomy. Finally, the paper proposes a research agenda on managerial autonomy and the relationship to organizational outcomes.
Udgivelsesår17 apr. 2019
Antal sider30
StatusUdgivet - 17 apr. 2019
BegivenhedIRSPM - International Research Society for Public Management 2019 - Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Varighed: 16 apr. 201918 apr. 2019


KonferenceIRSPM - International Research Society for Public Management 2019
LokationVictoria University of Wellington
LandNew Zealand

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