Public Administration

Saner, R., Strehl, F., Yiu, L.; “La Formation Continue Comme un Instrument Pour Le Changement Dans L’Administration Publique“. (English and French). International Institute of Administrative Sciences, 1997.

Yiu, L., Saner, R.; "Lessons Learnt from Implementing A Large System Development Project in China", presentation made at 1998 International Congress of Applied Psychology, San Francisco. CSEND Working Paper. 1998.


Les revendications envers un service public avec un fonctionnement davantage orienté sur l'action, l'efficacité et la réduction des coúts ne se sont pas apaisées au cours de ces dernières années.

Les modifications de l'environnement économique, les exigences accrues de la clientèle, la raréfaction des ressources, l'amélioration des connaissances et les nouvelles technologies constituent autant de nouvelles condition-cadres pour le service public ...

Countries suffering from high transactions costs are often victims of administrative inefficiencies and policy ineffectiveness at central governmental level. The objective of this article is to describe such inefficiencies and ineffectiveness as they presented themselves after Slovenia reached independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991. In particular, the author describes the multiple causes of inefficient administrative and ineffective policies as they presented themselves in the subsequent period of gradual administrative modernization during the years of 1993-1996.

Public administrations in all parts of the world are faced with multiple pressures to innovate and improve effectiveness and efficiency. Reforms range from New Public Administration (NPM) to other forms of reorganizations like ‘‘gestion publique par contrats’’ (France, Belgium) resulting in various forms of New Public Administrations (NPA).

Globalization exerts powerful pressures on our national government and public administrations. Most distinctive are the pressures regarding public management effectiveness and the internationalization of the civil service. The former demands that traditional public administrative culture be transformed into a managerial culture, the latter involves increasing alignment of national policies and relations with the private sector according to international standards and practices. Civil servants are pushed by these trends to expand the definition of their role and to acquire new knowledge and skills in order to meet this challenge of globalization.

Saner, R.;"Globalization and its impact on leadership qualification in public administration". International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 67: 649-661, 2001.

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