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Factors Promoting the Collection of Performance Measurement: Evidence from US Local Governments

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Title: Factors Promoting the Collection of Performance Measurement: Evidence from US Local Governments
Authors: Krishnamurthy, Rashmi
Desouza, Kevin
Dawson, Gregory
Ho, Alfred
Keywords: Emerging Topics in Electronic Government
Local Governments, Performance measurement, Variation in Service Delivery
Issue Date: 03 Jan 2018
Abstract: Performance measurement has gained significant importance around the world. Many governments are adopting performance measurement as a part of reform efforts. Despite the widespread practitioner attention, academic studies are inconclusive about the impact of performance measurement in the public sector. Moreover, while studies have examined what factors influence the adoption of performance measures and its impact, they have paid relatively less attention to the use of different types of performance measures. To fill this gap, this study examines: (1) what types of performance measures are collected by US local governments and; (2) how organizational, technical, and external factors influence the collection of performance measurement. Leveraging survey data, we conduct cluster analysis and qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) to study factors that impact the collection of performance measures. The findings of QCA highlight that no single condition dominates the collection of performance measurement, rather different combinations of organizational and external factors influence the outcome. The paper concludes by discussing the implications for local policymakers and managers.
Pages/Duration: 10 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50172
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-1-9
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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