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Transforming bureaucratic culture into market-oriented culture in Malaysian civil service


Zamhury, Nurulaini and Hashim, Rugayah and Ahmad, Jasmine and Mohamed, Ahmad Martadha (2009) Transforming bureaucratic culture into market-oriented culture in Malaysian civil service. In: International Conference on Administrative Development: Towards Excellence In Public Sector Performance , 1-4 November 2009, King Faisal Hall for Conferences Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of organizational leadership, professional attitudes, entrepreneurial values, and macro environment context within the parameters of the new public management (NPM). A major feature of NPM is its market-oriented approach. The premise of NPM reform wave is that more market orientation in the public sector will lead to greater cost-efficiency for government, without having negative side effects on other objectives and considerations. It is hypothesized that the presence of those four independent variables will influence public employees to exhibit market-oriented values. Survey questionnaires were sent out to 248 public officials in four government agencies in the federal government agencies in the capital city of Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.The response rate was 60.5%. The findings indicated that only professional attitudes and macro-environment context are statistically significant while organizational leadership and entrepreneurial values were positively related to market orientation but were statistically insignificant.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Ahmad Martadha Mohamed
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 03:40
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 03:40
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4548

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