Mapping public sector organizations: An agenda for future research

M. MacCarthaigh, P.G. Roness, K. Sarapuu

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    This article summarizes the key findings from the five mapping case studies presented in this special issue and relates them back to the conceptual, definitional, and theoretical issues presented in the opening article (MacCarthaigh & Roness, 2012). In so doing, the article considers the alternative ways in which organizational change can best be captured, mapped, and explained and the key issues to be considered when conducting such exercises. As well as identifying how the case studies have advanced the possibilities for mapping public sector organizational change over time in a cross-national context and the benefits this offers for other aspects of public administration research, the article identifies some impediments to future research and collaboration in the field and suggests ways to overcome them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)844-851
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2012

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