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dc.contributor.authorMonobayeva, Agipa
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Cosmo
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-16T02:34:45Z
dc.date.available2018-11-16T02:34:45Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1758-6666
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/IJPSM-08-2014-0102
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/125046
dc.description.abstractPurpose: – Since the collapse of the USSR, former Soviet republics have embarked on public service modernization, in most instances drawing on internationally dominant new public management (NPM) principles. Are post-Soviet republics ready for these administrative prescriptions? The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach: – This paper discusses Kazakhstan’s experience with the implementation of NPM through a qualitative case study of the country’s adoption of the European Bologna higher education reforms. Findings: – While implementation of the NPM-inspired Bologna program has produced significant achievements, there are also gaps and shortcomings. These are due to a remnant Soviet administrative practices including strong control by educational ministries, as well as incompatible organizational cultures and a tendency toward superficial formalism in the implementation process. Research limitations/implications: – NPM tends to be introduced in a top-down fashion as a taken-for-granted component of state transformation, without sufficient attention to the capacities, cultures and systems required for effective and accountable performance-driven administrative reform. Originality/value: – Kazakhstan’s experience provides crucial insights into the governance structures, professional cultures and managerial capacities required for successful implementation of NPM in post-Soviet states.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom150
dc.relation.ispartofpageto164
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Public Sector Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAccounting, Auditing and Accountability
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1501
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.titleAre post-Soviet republics ready for the new public management? The case of educational modernization in Kazakhstan
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHoward, Cosmo W.


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