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Considerations Regarding Performance Measurement In The Public Sector


  • MIHAIU Diana Marieta

    (Lucian Blaga Univeristy of Sibiu)


The study of performance in the public sector is still a subject of intense investigation, but which gives rise to contradictions. The need for monitoring performance in the public sector is certain, the problem that exists is "how to monitor it?", so as not to fall into the trap of performance. What principles and characteristics must a management and performance measurement meet in order to be fully capable to generate real performance and not give birth, or even restrict speculative behaviors? This article aims to identify the features of an optimal system of performance monitoring in the public sector, characteristics that must be fulfilled by performance indicators and to conduct a comparative analysis of the level of performance of the public sector in the EU member countries based on a score function.

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  • MIHAIU Diana Marieta, 2015. "Considerations Regarding Performance Measurement In The Public Sector," Revista Economica, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 67(Supplemen), pages 70-86, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:blg:reveco:v:67:y:2015:i:supplement:p:70-86

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    performance measurement; performance indicators; public sector;
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    JEL classification:

    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General


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