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Public Management: between the Traditional and New Model


  • Marius PETRESCU

    () (Universitatea Valahia Targoviste, Romania)

  • Delia POPESCU

    () (Universitatea Valahia Targoviste, Romania)

  • Ionut BARBU

    () (Universitatea Valahia Targoviste, Romania)

  • Roxana DINESCU

    () (Universitatea Valahia Targoviste, Romania)


The evolution of public administration involves, like any ”live organism”, change and development. Along the years there has been felt the need of transition from the traditional model of public administration, known as bureaucratic and over-regulated, to another one much up to date with the contemporary needs of the beneficiaries. This new approach is called the new public management and the present paper presents a theoretical description of what is the new public management, how it is perceived from the specialist’s point of view and why it was influenced by the private sector. The conclusion drawn from this study is that even though the new public management was applied in developed countries and should be taken into consideration in emerging countries, as a reform of the public administration, this new model has its lacks due to which its application didn’t always lead to the pointed results.

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  • Marius PETRESCU & Delia POPESCU & Ionut BARBU & Roxana DINESCU, 2010. "Public Management: between the Traditional and New Model," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 11(3), pages 408-415, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:11:y:2010:i:3:p:408-415

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    traditional management; new public management; public policies; private sector.;

    JEL classification:

    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development


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