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Strategic Management in Turkey’s Public Sector: Reforms and Application Issues

Over the last five decades, several reforms have been undertaken in Turkey’s Public sector with the goal of achieving efficiency in service delivery. While existing studies have focused on the nature of these reforms, little attention has been …


How Mayors Perceive the Influence of Social Media on the Policy Cycle

Information technology clearly influences the decision-making behaviour of individuals, groups, and organisations. In particular, social media and Web 2.0 technologies can affect the rationality and effectiveness of the policy cycle in the public …


Towards a Model for Independent Fiscal Policy Oversight in a Small Island State

This paper provides an ex ante assessment for the design of an independent council to improve fiscal oversight and responsibility in Jamaica. Given mixed reviews on the effectiveness of fiscal councils and that the feasibility of implementation in …


Bureaucratic Bashing and Praising: What Effect Does it Have on the Performance Citizens Assign Agencies?

An online experimental survey was conducted to examine the impact of bureaucracy framing on respondents’ views regarding the performance of a local government entity. Several important findings emerged. First, bureaucracy bashing and bureaucracy …


Determinants of the Job Satisfaction of Public Officials: Testing the Mediation Effect of Organizational Commitment

Extant public management research investigated the determinants of public employees’ job satisfaction. However, most public management studies tested the relationship between limited numbers of factors and job satisfaction. The current study seeks …

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Public Organization Review seeks to advance knowledge of public organizations around the world. Its focus is on `public', broadly defined, to include governmental, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations, and their impacts on human life and society, as well as their influence in shaping human civilization. The Review publishes empirical, theoretical, analytical and historical articles of high academic quality that contribute to the advancement of understanding `public' organizations. Of particular interest are (1) studies of public organizations and their administration at all levels of analysis; (2) studies of intra and interorganizational relationships, including interactions with private corporations, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations; (3) studies of state and society, politics and market, social change and public organizations, and globalization and national governance/administration; (4) studies of organizational theory, behavior, change, development, leadership, policy, and management; (5) studies of organization-elite, organizational elite-mass citizens, and public-private sector interface; and (6) studies that further the cause of the common good and contribute to a humane civilization.

This journal is significant as it focuses on public organizations at every level anywhere in the world. The Journal is unique in that it is devoted entirely to these types of public organizations as the central forces in shaping the structure, directions, changes, and progress in society and civilization, as well as their centrality in the process of governance and administration of society.

The journal is published, in English, four times a year. Following the standard, anonymous-referee procedure, all manuscripts are subject to the review of the Editor and the Editorial Board. The journal commits itself to a timely response.

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