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Funck, E. K. & Karlsson, T. S. (2020). 25 years of studying New Public Management: accomplishments and limitations. Financial Accountability and Management, 36(1)
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2020 (English)In: Financial Accountability and Management, ISSN 0267-4424, E-ISSN 1468-0408, Vol. 36, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In 1991, Christopher Hood made a substantial contribution to public administration research when he formulated the concept of New Public Management (NPM). His article can in many ways be understood as an enabler of research focused on public sector reforms. To this day, numerous articles and books have been published, discussing the concept itself and the empirical phenomenon. In celebration of the 25-year period since the concept of NPM was introduced, this article revisits the current knowledge through a systematic literature review of 299 articles published between 1991 and 2016. This approach enables a meta-analysis of research published in five top-ranked international public administration journals. We identify four important themes as emerging from our review: (i) a reform with a vague intention, (ii) the limping concept, (iii) the one-sided perspective and (iv) NPM as the new norm. An important effect of this is that Hood’s framework may have been curtailed, leading to a distorted knowledge base when it comes to future studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2020
Keywords
New Public Management, Management reforms, Future developments, Literature review
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-87104 (URN)10.1111/faam.12214 (DOI)000484821900001 ()
Available from: 2019-08-07 Created: 2019-08-07 Last updated: 2019-09-26
Funck, E. K. (2019). Det medicinska professionella fältet. In: Thomas Brante, Kerstin Svensson & Lennart G. Svensson (Ed.), Ett professionellt landskap i förvandling: (pp. 271-306). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det medicinska professionella fältet
2019 (Swedish)In: Ett professionellt landskap i förvandling / [ed] Thomas Brante, Kerstin Svensson & Lennart G. Svensson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, p. 271-306Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019
Keywords
Profession, Läkarprofession
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Business Administration
Research subject
Social Sciences, Studies of Professions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-87951 (URN)9789144122274 (ISBN)
Projects
Kunskapssamhällets bärare. En studie av professionernas historiska framväxt och nutida samhälleliga betydelse i Sverige
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2019-08-15 Created: 2019-08-15 Last updated: 2019-09-11Bibliographically approved
Funck, E. K. & Karlsson, T. S. (2019). Fyra starka trender efter NPM. Kommunal Ekonomi (3), 37-38
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fyra starka trender efter NPM
2019 (Swedish)In: Kommunal Ekonomi, ISSN 0282-0099, no 3, p. 37-38Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

I efterdyningarna av New Public Management finns ett behov av att förändra synen på organisering och styrning av den offentliga sektorn. Ett samlingsbegrepp för de nya teorierna kring styrning och organisering av offentlig sektor är post-NPM. I en nyligen publicerad rapport diskuterar Elin K. Funck och Tom S. Karlsson fyra starka trender inom ramen för området.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vallentuna: Kommunalekonomernas förening, 2019
Keywords
NPM, Post-NPM
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ekonomistyrning; Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-87103 (URN)
Available from: 2019-08-07 Created: 2019-08-07 Last updated: 2019-09-05Bibliographically approved
Svensson, N. & Funck, E. K. (2019). Management control in circular economy: exploring and theorizing the adaptation of management control to circular business models. Journal of Cleaner Production, 233, 390-398
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Management control in circular economy: exploring and theorizing the adaptation of management control to circular business models
2019 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 233, p. 390-398Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A growing body of literature argues that an organization’s management control needs to adapt as an organization changes business model or strategy for the management control to be consistent with the organization’s objectives and strategies. Nevertheless, scepticism has been raised about the role of management controls in promoting sustainability or the circular economy within organizations. Based on the management control framework of Malmi and Brown (2008), this paper explores empirically how organizations work with the circular economy and how management control has adapted to the business model. The results show that the circular economy can be practiced in different ways and that the adaptation and application of the circular economy affects the whole management control package. The paper identifies the importance of cultural control and long-range planning for communicating circular values and spreading a culture based on circular principles. However, regardless of what circular strategies are used, circular work tends to steer attention to the early phases of the product life cycle. For management controls this means that action plans, cost accounting, and investment appraisals must reflect a higher level of detail and a longer time horizon. The paper highlights how this is associated with challenges for traditional management controls.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Circular economy, Circular strategy, Management control
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ekonomistyrning; Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-87102 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.06.089 (DOI)000479025500030 ()2-s2.0-85067175300 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-07 Created: 2019-08-07 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Funck, E. K. & Karlsson, T. (2018). 25 years of (studying) New Public Management: trends, accomplishments and dilemmas in top ranked journals. In: Paper presented at the 22nd Annual IRSPM Conference, Edinburgh, UK, April 11-13, 2018: . Paper presented at The 22nd Annual IRSPM Conference, Edinburgh, UK, April 11-13, 2018 (pp. 1-43). The International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>25 years of (studying) New Public Management: trends, accomplishments and dilemmas in top ranked journals
2018 (English)In: Paper presented at the 22nd Annual IRSPM Conference, Edinburgh, UK, April 11-13, 2018, The International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) , 2018, p. 1-43Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

25 years ago, Christopher Hood made a substantial contribution to public administration research in his formulation of the concept New Public Management (NPM). In many ways, his article can be understood as an enabler of research focusing on public sector reforms. To this day, numerous articles and books have been published, discussing the concept itself and the empirical phenomenon. In celebration of this anniversary, this article revisits the current knowledge through a systematic literature review of 299 articles published between 1991 and 2016. This approach enables a meta-analysis of research published in five top-ranked international public administration journals. We identify four important themes as emerging from our review; (i) a reform with a vague intention, (ii) the limping concept, (iii) the one-sided perspective and (iv) NPM as the new norm. An important effect of this is that Hoods framework may have been curtailed, leading to a distorted knowledge-base when it comes to future studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), 2018
National Category
Business Administration Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Economy, Ekonomistyrning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73601 (URN)
Conference
The 22nd Annual IRSPM Conference, Edinburgh, UK, April 11-13, 2018
Available from: 2018-04-25 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2018-05-07Bibliographically approved
Funck, E. K. (2018). En kur för sjukvården. Nio-fem : tidskrift om arbetsliv & profession (1), 20-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En kur för sjukvården
2018 (Swedish)In: Nio-fem : tidskrift om arbetsliv & profession, ISSN 2001-9688, no 1, p. 20-23Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: TAM-Arkiv, 2018
Keywords
Profession, läkare, sjuksköterskor
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Studies of Professions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-74455 (URN)
Available from: 2018-05-22 Created: 2018-05-22 Last updated: 2018-05-24Bibliographically approved
Funck, E. K. & Svensson, N. (2018). Management control in circular economy: exploring and theorizing how organizations work with and adopt their management control to circular business models. In: Paper presented at the 14th Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association Annual Conference, Tokyo, Japan, October 29-31, 2018, Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association , 2018: . Paper presented at The 14th Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association Annual Conference, Tokyo, Japan, October 29-31, 2018. Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Management control in circular economy: exploring and theorizing how organizations work with and adopt their management control to circular business models
2018 (English)In: Paper presented at the 14th Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association Annual Conference, Tokyo, Japan, October 29-31, 2018, Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association , 2018, Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association , 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A growing body of literature argues than an organizations management control needs to adapt as an organization changes business model or strategy in order for the management control to be consistent with the organizations objectives and strategies. Nevertheless, scepticism has been raised about the role of management controls in practice to promote sustainability or circular economy within organizations. Based on the management control framework of Malmi and Brown (2008), this paper explores empirically how organizations work with circular economy and how management control adapts to the business model. The results show that circular economy can be practiced in different ways and that adaptation and the application of circular economy affect the whole management control package. The paper identify the importance of cultural control and long range planning for communicating circular values and spreading a culture based on circular principles. However, irrespectively of what circular strategies that are used, circular work tends to steer the attention to the early phases of the product life cycle. For management controls this means that action plans, cost accounting, and investment appraisals must reflect a higher level of detail and a longer time horizon. The paper highlights how this is associated with challenges for traditional management controls.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association, 2018
Keywords
Circular economy, circular strategy, management control
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ekonomistyrning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78857 (URN)
Conference
The 14th Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association Annual Conference, Tokyo, Japan, October 29-31, 2018
Available from: 2018-11-16 Created: 2018-11-16 Last updated: 2018-11-20Bibliographically approved
Funck, E. K. & Karlsson, T. S. (2018). Post-NPM, vad är det?: Trender och empiriska iakttagelser kring alternativa idéer för den offentliga sektorn. Göteborg: KFi- Kommunforskning i Västsverige
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Post-NPM, vad är det?: Trender och empiriska iakttagelser kring alternativa idéer för den offentliga sektorn
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I den här texten diskuterar vi det begrepp som kommit att dyka upp mer och mer i såväl litteratur som i debatt: post-NPM. Vi vet av litteraturen att det handlar om något distinkt annorlunda från NPM, men det är ofta mer otydligt vad detta ’annorlunda’ egentligen är. Vi genomför en litteraturöversikt där vi beskriver fyra starka trender inom ramen för post-NPM: (1) New Public Governance, (2) Public Service Logic, (3) Public Value Management och (4) Digital-Era Governance. Syftet är att beskriva och analysera vad post-NPM är för något, hur det är annorlunda från NPM samt hur (eller om) det kommit att ta sig empiriskt uttryck i en svensk kontext.

Med förankring i såväl internationell litteratur som svensk empirisk kontext, drar vi slutsatserna att post-NPM erbjuder nya sätt att se på och förstå hur den offentliga välfärdsproduktionen ska erbjudas, vad som ska erbjudas och varför välfärdsproduktionen ska erbjudas på detta sätt. Även om post-NPM erbjuder många nya perspektiv, visar vi i den här texten på hur dessa kommit att vara starkt färgade av de dominerande NPM-uttrycken. Vi menar att där post-NPM kommit att erbjuda sådana nya perspektiv så har de i första hand handlat om en samhällsövergripande nivå, där diskussionen kommit att handla om organisering i första hand. När det istället handlar om styrning av verksamheter återfinner vi idéer som är tydligt sprungna ur NPM-reformer.

En slutsats kring detta är att är att NPM och post-NPM fokuserar på delvis olika nivåer och därför med fördel kan förstås som kompletterande snarare än konkurrerande begrepp. I likhet med annan litteratur på området, menar vi att NPM och post-NPM skulle kunna kombineras för att skapa en tydligare struktur för organisering av välfärdstjänster, samtidigt som vi vidmakthåller behovet och förmågan till styrning och ansvarsutkrävande. En sådan kombination skulle kunna medföra en mer inkluderande offentlig sektor, där offentliga resurser och kollektiva nyttigheter används smart och effektivt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: KFi- Kommunforskning i Västsverige, 2018. p. 51
Series
KFi-rapport ; 149
Keywords
post-NPM, NPM
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ekonomistyrning; Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79175 (URN)978-91-87454-61-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. & Funck, E. K. (2017). Ekonomistyrning: beslut och handling (2ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ekonomistyrning: beslut och handling
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. p. 544 Edition: 2
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ekonomistyrning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-59951 (URN)9789144115047 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-19 Created: 2017-01-19 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. & Funck, E. K. (2017). Ekonomistyrning: beslut och handling. Övningsbok (2ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ekonomistyrning: beslut och handling. Övningsbok
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. p. 294 Edition: 2
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ekonomistyrning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-59952 (URN)9789144115054 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-19 Created: 2017-01-19 Last updated: 2017-02-07Bibliographically approved
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