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Performance or Compliance? : Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries - Christopher Pollitt

Performance or Compliance?

Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780198296003
Number Of Pages: 264

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Performance audit, as practised by national audit offices, is a relatively recent and rapidly developing set of activities. Auditors claim to have moved beyond issues of compliance and regularity and to be able directly to investigate the efficiency and effectiveness of public programmes, projects, and institutions. These are developments with considerable implications for both democratic accountablility and managerial efficiency. Until now they have received little independent scrutiny, but in this book an international team of researchers analyses the growth of performance audit in five countries: France, Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK. It is argued that audit offices face a series of strategic choices, and that in different countries they have thus far chosen somewhat different trajectories.

Christopher Pollitt and Hilkka Summa: Performance Audit and Public Management Reform Hilkka Summa: Performance Audit: Definitions and Frameworks Christopher Pollitt: The Changing Context Christopher Pollitt: The Management/Audit Interface Hilkka Summa: Performance Audit: The Object of Study Christopher Pollitt and Robert Mul: Criteria Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, and Christopher Pollitt: The Auditor's Craft Jeremy Lonsdale: Methods Marit Waerness: Products Jeremy Lonsdale: Impacts Christopher Pollitt: Overview Appendix One: Research Methods Appendix Two: Supreme Audit Institutions: The Basics Appendix Three: The Development of Performance Audit References

ISBN: 9780198296003
ISBN-10: 0198296002
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.85  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.51