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Meritocratic Aspects Concerning Performance Evaluation in the Public Sector - A Case Study for Romania


  • Matei, Ani
  • Matei, Lucica


The current paper approaches the theoretical and practical fundamental issues concerning the use of meritocratic criteria in public performance evaluation. Based on papers dealing with the meritocratic approach for the creation and development of a civil service system or papers applying the statistical methodology concerning the meritocratic features in the private sector, our research inscribes within the area of NPM development, referring especially to performance evaluation, taking into consideration the meritocratic criteria. The individual performance inscribes within the organisational performance for a public organisation, which represents by excellence a bureaucracy. Therefore, the evaluation of the "distance" towards meritocracy will be achieved within an organisational framework, the conclusions being valid for the civil service system level, reflecting civil services development. The Romanian civil service system is analysed during a period of four years, thus representing an outstanding example for the theoretical considerations

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  • Matei, Ani & Matei, Lucica, 2007. "Meritocratic Aspects Concerning Performance Evaluation in the Public Sector - A Case Study for Romania," MPRA Paper 18940, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 10 Dec 2008.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18940

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    1. Matei, Lucica, 2006. "Management of Civil Service Professionalisation in the Knowledge-based Society. Legal and Institutional Framework," MPRA Paper 19997, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 20 Dec 2009.
    2. Matei, Ani & Popa, Florin, 2010. "Meritocratic Aspects Concerning Civil Servant Career. Comparative Study In Central and Eastern European Countries," MPRA Paper 22431, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 01 May 2010.

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    civil service; meritocracy; bureaucracy; performance;

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    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C42 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Survey Methods


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