Administrative culture is an established theme in public administration research and remains subject to a variety of definitions. In this chapter, the various interpretations and uses of administrative culture in academic literature are explored, ranging from national to organisational levels. The ideas of administrative traditions and styles as alternatives to culture are considered, as well as the role culture plays in public sector reform.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Public Administration|
|Editors||Ian Thynne, B. Guy Peters|
|Publication status||Early online date - 04 Nov 2019|
MacCarthaigh, M., & Saarniit, L. (2019). Administrative Culture. In I. Thynne, & B. G. Peters (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Public Administration OUP Oxford. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1452