PMM and beyond – reflections on the paper “new developments in institutional research on performance measurement and management in the public sector”

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper reflects on Sven Modell's (2022) study discussing uses of institutional theorising for studying performance measurement and management (PMM) in the public sector context. The paper provides arguments for critically analysing the assumptions and characteristics of PMM research. Design/methodology/approach: First, the paper addresses PMM as a field of research linking scientific disciplines, schools of thought and academic scholars. Second, the paper discusses the role of institutional theorising in PMM research. Third, the paper analyses and reviews Modell's ideas on the future prospects of PMM research. The paper also elaborates on the ideas presented in Modell's paper. Findings: Modell's paper suggests sociology of valuation and the discussion on hybrid governance as future developments for PMM research. This paper provides a conceptual perspective to link these areas together. Furthermore, the paper contributes to understanding PMM as a multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research area. Originality/value: This paper contributes to the conceptualizations of values, valuation and hybridity in PMM research from the viewpoint of institutional theory.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJOURNAL OF PUBLIC BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 May 2022
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Hybridity
  • Institutional theory
  • Performance management
  • Performance measurement
  • Public sector
  • Value creation

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management

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