Managerial Effectiveness of Government Performance Measurement: Testing a Middle-Range Model

Authors


Kaifeng Yang is an assistant professor in the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. He has published articles on public and performance management, citizen participation, and e-government.
E-mail: kyang@mailer.fsu.edu

Jun Yi Hsieh is a doctoral candidate in the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University and recently received a doctorate in public administration from the National Chengchi University in Taiwan. His research interests include performance management, management innovation, local governance, and policy analysis.
E-mail: jh04e@garnet.acns.fsu.edu

Abstract

The research on government performance measurement has been largely descriptive and prescriptive, with only limited attention paid to hypothesis testing and middle-range theory construction. Although researchers have made prescriptions about how to make performance management work, the validity of those prescriptions has not been systematically examined. In particular, the role of the external political environment and stakeholder participation, two important factors for public sector management, remains unclear. Based on survey data, this article uses structural equation modeling to test a model that assesses how political environment, stakeholder participation, organizational support, and training affect the adoption and managerial effectiveness of performance management.

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