"Sunrise" and "Sunset" of Lithuanian Agencies

Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences. 2011;7(SI):93-114

 

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Journal Title: Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences

ISSN: 1842-2845 (Print)

Publisher: Babes Bolyai University

Society/Institution: Babes Bolyai University, Public Administration Department

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Political institutions and public administration (General)

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Vitalis NAKROŠIS (Professor, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania)
Žilvinas MARTINAITIS (Lecturer, European Studies Department, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 25 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

<p>Based on the transformative approach, the NPM and post-NPM models this article explains the proliferation, autonomy, control and innovative behavior of Lithuanian agencies and other public sector organizations in the 1990-2010 period. While the expansion of governmental functions during Lithuania’s transition to democracy and its accession to the EU brought agencification in 1990-2004, the adoption of government-wide organizational reforms during the economic crisis marked the start of de-agencification in 2009- 2010. The degree of autonomy and control of the Lithuanian public sector organizations is largely explained by their legal basis and political salience of their tasks. Finally, in line with the post-NPM model, structural capacities and participation in networks have a strong impact on innovative behavior of these organizations.</p>