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Agencification and Performance: The Impact of Autonomy and Result-Control on the Performance of Executive Agencies in Korea

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posted on 2021-06-18, 00:53 authored by Nanyoung Kim, Wonhyuk ChoWonhyuk Cho
Agencification, the practice of creating semi-autonomous public bodies based on a contractual relationship with a parent government, has spread across the industrialized and developing world. The main principles of this NPM-based reform are autonomy and result control. This study uses regression analysis with data from forty-four executive agencies in Korea to examine the effect of these factors on organizational performance. The results show that both human resource management autonomy and financial autonomy have statistically significant negative relationships with performance, whereas systems for performance evaluation and rewards for result control are significantly and positively related to the performance of executive agencies in Korea.

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Kim, N. & Cho, W. (2014). Agencification and Performance: The Impact of Autonomy and Result-Control on the Performance of Executive Agencies in Korea. Public Performance & Management Review, 38(2), 214-233. https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2015.983826

Journal title

Public Performance & Management Review

Volume

38

Issue

2

Publication date

2014-12-01

Pagination

214-233

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

2015-01-20

ISSN

1530-9576

eISSN

1557-9271

Language

en

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