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Conceptualizing dysfunctional consequences of performance measurement in the public sector

Journal article
Authors Sven Siverbo
Mikael Cäker
Johan Åkesson
Published in Public Management Review
ISSN 14719037
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Business Administration, Accounting
Language en
Keywords control system, dysfunctional consequences, Performance measurement
Subject categories Business Administration


Performance measurement (PM) has become increasingly popular in the management of public sector organizations (PSOs). This is somewhat paradoxical considering that PM has been criticized for having dysfunctional consequences. Although there are reasons to believe that PM may have dysfunctional consequences, when they occur has not been clarified. The aim of this research is to conceptualize the dysfunctional consequences of PM in PSOs. Based on complementarity theory and contingency theory we conclude that dysfunctional consequences of PM are a matter of interactions between PM design and PM use, between control practices in the control system and between PM and context.

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