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Managing integrity: The regulation of post public employment in Britain and Hong Kong

Scott, I. and Leung, J.Y.H. (2008) Managing integrity: The regulation of post public employment in Britain and Hong Kong. Public Organization Review, 8 (4). pp. 365-380.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11115-008-0067-2
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Abstract

In this article, we examine the regulatory mechanisms governing post public employment in Britain and Hong Kong in the context of changing views on how integrity should be managed in their civil services. In both places, new public management practices have increased the possibility of 'soft' conflicts of interest which in turn has resulted in debates over the necessary degree of regulation, the organizational form that this should take, and the extent to which ethical concerns should be more focused on the communication and inculcation of core values in civil servants. We argue that the difficulty of regulating 'soft' conflicts of interests is driving moves toward the greater centralisation of ethical regulation in both Britain and Hong Kong and that there appears to be a return to more traditional ways of managing integrity.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/14068
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