The Co-ordination of Mission Statements, Objectives, and Targets in UK Executive Agencies. CIMA Research

  • ID: 1764211
  • Book
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 90 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The main objective of this report is to review the rationale and difficulties of using a highly rational model of management in the public sector, with its focus on targeting, measuring and reporting performance.

It also aims to identify the degree to which the mission statement, objectives and targets in the corporate and business plans of agencies are consistent, complete and co-ordinated.

Finally it sets out to identify the perceptions of chief executives of agencies in Northern Ireland with reference to the development, use and impact of mission statements, objectives, targets and performance measures.

Presents the results of 48 planning documents (relating to 24 agencies in the UK)
Presents the results of a series of interviews with chief executives of agencies in Northern Ireland
Both authors have extensive experience and have previously published in the area of public sector accounting
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Executive Summary
Introduction
The Background to the Next Steps Initiative and a Review or Recent Related Research
Rational Management, Planning, Control and Accountability
Methods Used in Empirical Analyses
Linkages between Mission, Objectives and Targets
Linkages between Targets and the Reporting of Performance Information
The Views of Agency Chief Executives in Northern Ireland
Conclusions.
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Eden, R.
Hyndman, N.
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