The introduction of new public management first in the UK and subsequently in most other European member states has been the subject of a great deal of interest within the last decade. However, the impact of this on personnel policies and practices has been less well documented, although they have had far reaching effects. This book seeks to fill that gap by mapping out the changes in personnel management occurring throughout Europe and, in particular, evaluating the changes that have been driven by the move to greater flexibility and market responsiveness in public personnel policies including an examination of the US for comparative purposes.
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About the Author
ERIC BEERSEN Postgraduate student, University of Twente, The Netherlands JUNE BURNHAM Senior Lecturer in European Government and Politics, Middlesex University RICHARD CACHERES Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago ANNIE HONDEGHEM Senior Researcher, Public Management Center, Catholic University of Leuven and Professor in Public Administration, Catholic University of Brussels ANTOINETTE KEMPER student assistant, University of Twente, The Netherlands MARKKU KIVINIEMI Research Manager, Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki ELKE LOEFFLER Administrator, OECD, Paris CHARLES MONTIN Director of Administration, OTAN, Brussels RICHARD MURRAY Chief Economist, The Swedish Agency for Administrative Development, Stockholm KOEN NOMDEN Researcher, European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht SALVADOR PARRADO-DIEZ Assistant Professor in Public Administration, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University Carlos III Madrid MANFRED ROEBER Professor of Public Administration, Fachhochschule fur Verwaltung and Rechtspflege and Lecturer at the Free University of Berlin F.F.RIDLEY Emeritus Professor and Senior Fellow, Liverpool Institute of Public Management, University of Liverpool RENATO RUFFINI Assistant Professor, Libero Istituto Universario Cattaneo, Castellanza, Italy TRUI STEEN Research Assistant, Public Management Center, Catholic University of Leuven JAMES THOMPSON Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago THEO VAN DER KROGT Associate Professor of Organisational Sociology, Faculty of Public Administration and Public Policy, University of Twente, The Netherlands TURO VIRTANEN Professor of Administrative Science, Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki GEOFF WHITE Reader in Human Resources Management, The Business School, University of Greenwich.
Table of ContentsPART ONE: INTRODUCING FLEXIBILITIES The Flexibility Debate; D.Farnham & S.Horton Public Service Flexibility in Comparative Perspective; F.F.Ridley Flexibility, Commitment and Performance; T.Virtanen PART TWO: COUNTRY STUDIES Belgium; A.Hondeghem & T.Steen Finland; M.Kiviemi & T.Virtanen France; J.Burnham Germany; E.Loeffler & M.Roeber Italy; R.Riffini The Netherlands; T.van der Krogt, E.Beersen & A.Kemper Spain; S.Parrado-Diez Sweden; R.Murray United Kingdom; S.Horton United States of America; J.Thompson & R.Cachares PART THREE: COMPARISONS AND INTERNATIONAL THEMES Pay Flexibility in European Public Services: A Comparative Analysis; G.White Flexible Working Patterns in European Public Administration; K.Nomden Flexibility in Personnel Policies in International Organisations; C.Montin Evaluating Human Resources Flexibilities: A Comparative Perspective; S.Horton & D.Farnham