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Lost in a Plethora of Concerns? Match, Mismatch and Hypnotism: the Case of the New Zealand Public Sector


Chatterjee, B and Mirshekary, S, Lost in a Plethora of Concerns? Match, Mismatch and Hypnotism: the Case of the New Zealand Public Sector, Australasian Accounting Business & Finance Journal, 1, (4) pp. 38-46. ISSN 1834-2000 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.14453/aabfj.v1i4.4


The paper is centred on the theme that the significance attached to attaining higher ‘efficiency’ standards in monetary/ numeric terms to attain better ‘economy’ in New Zealand may have led to a change in concept of ‘ethics.’ This is due to higher stress attached during the New Zealand public sector reform to attaining higher efficiency and economic supremacy compared to before the reform. Again, an endeavour to attain economic supremacy at the macro level does not lead to attaining higher efficiency standards at the specific organisational levels and vice versa. The authors suggest that the hypnotic state of the authors has been brought by a dearth of research in regard to the match/mismatch of these three Es, that is, economy, efficiency and ethics. Following this hypnotic state of authors’ future research is suggested in regard to the conceptual schema of existence of these three Es in New Zealand public sector.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:public sector reform, New Zealand, economy, efficiency, ethics, match, mismatch
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Accounting, auditing and accountability
Research Field:Accounting theory and standards
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Other law, politics and community services
Objective Field:Other law, politics and community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chatterjee, B (Dr Bikram Chatterjee)
ID Code:136858
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Accounting and Accountability
Deposited On:2020-01-20
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