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Myth of a Universal Model for Public Management, The: Contextualization and Public Management Reform in Hong Kong

Wong, Wilson

978 1 138 88559 2
List price(s):
160.00 USD
105.00 GBP

Publication date:
30 August 2018

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This book provides a systematic and comprehensive study for understanding the nature, causes, content, and consequences of public management reform in Hong Kong. As a comparative case study of public management reform, it should make a contribution to the literature of public management, public governance, public administration, and global studies by addressing many important questions. The book addresses the heated debate of pubic management reform and globalization. It shows how the domestic context of a country does matter in influencing the adoption and outcome of public management reform.

Table of contents: 

Part 1: Public Management Reform in Comparative Perspective 1. Introduction 2. Public Management Reform 3. Hong Kong: Setting the stage and understanding the context Part 2: The Major Periods of Public Management Reforms in Hong Kong 4. The British Colonial Legacy (Post-WWII to early 1980s) 5. Transition to the Transfer of Sovereignty in 1997 (Mid-1980s to 1997) 6. The Post-1997 Era: Public Management Reform with Chinese Characteristics Part 3: Public Management Reform Outcomes: Myth and Reality 7. Reform Outcomes: Management, Governance, and Economic Growth 8. Conclusion


Wilson Wong is an experienced scholar receiving his MPA and PhD in public administration from Maxwell School of Syracuse University, USA. He has been teaching in one of the top universities in the region, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, for more than a decade. He has also published widely on public administration in the form of articles of major and prestigious journals of public administration and book chapters, including books published by Routledge. .




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