Contributions to Economics

Effective and Efficient Organisations?

Government Export Promotion in Germany and the UK from an Organisational Economics Perspective

Authors: Hauswirth, Iris A.

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Using organisational economics theory, the author develops a conceptual framework for analysing the effectiveness and efficiency of public services delivery. In applying the framework to case studies of export support organisations in Germany and the UK , the research establishes the causal links between organisational structures and outputs. The decisive variables are knowledge and incentives of the actors, and adaptability of the organisation. Since there are trade-offs between the variables, the findings help to explain why one organisation may be different from, but equally effective and efficient as another, and why, despite ongoing re-structuring of public and private sector organisations, no panacea for an effective and efficient organisation has been found. The analytical framework also provides a means for examining existing organisations and blueprints of future organisations, allowing for conclusions about improvability and the implications of change.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

  • The context

    Pages 9-24

  • Efficient and effective organisations — Approaches in organisational economics

    Pages 25-54

  • Incentives, knowledge and adaptability

    Pages 55-85

  • The research design

    Pages 87-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Effective and Efficient Organisations?
Book Subtitle
Government Export Promotion in Germany and the UK from an Organisational Economics Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-1731-7
DOI
10.1007/3-7908-1731-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-1730-0
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 252
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
Topics