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Statutory bodies and performance reporting: Hong Kong and Singapore experience

Taylor, J. (2006) Statutory bodies and performance reporting: Hong Kong and Singapore experience. Public Organization Review, 6 (3). pp. 289-304.

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Performance reporting involving performance indicators has been adopted by statutory bodies in Hong Kong and Singapore as a means of improving their accountability. This development has considerable promise, but how has it affected the autonomy of statutory bodies and has it benefited other stakeholders? On the bases of a questionnaire survey and a content analysis of relevant websites, this article finds that any increased operational autonomy enjoyed by statutory bodies as a result of performance reporting arrangements has had only a negligible impact on the participation of citizens in the affairs of those bodies and on their accountability to citizens.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: © Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2006
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