Osei, Philip D
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
Executive agencies: Intellectual background to the search for appropriate institutions
Caribbean Journal of Public Sector Management
Date of Publication
A qualitative and historical comparison based on a review of the literature on public management, especially those aspects that deal with international experience in implementing new public management (NPM) reforms. In-depth and semi-structured interviews with executives of the new executive agencies in Jamaica were also conducted. Academic exchange with scholars abroad aided the research and Internet resources were accessed. The paper is divided into four main sections. The first deals with definable issues; this is followed by a general assessment of the results of Ďagencificationí in a comparative perspective. The third section deals with the intellectual antecedents to 'agencification', and the last summarises and provides perspectives on the way forward....