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Relative performance evaluation in Swedish local government
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Business Administration.
2006 (English)In: Financial Accountability & Management 22(3), 271-290Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to describe and analyse how Swedish municipalities conceptualise and apply RPE (Relative Performance Evalutaion). Swedish municipalities are of principle interest because they operate in a context of ample freedom of action and local self- governance where RPE has become a popular method initiated by the munici- palities themselves. The scope of the description and discussion is limited to how popular RPE is compared to other performance management models, how local governments choose to work with RPE, and how they exercise their freedom of action in order to choose different working methods and adapt RPE to local requirements and conditions. The article describes Swedish RPE practices on the basis of a questionnaire distributed to all Swedish municipalities in autumn 2005

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Blackwell Publishing Ltd , 2006.
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-23002OAI: diva2:596757
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