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Less for Better: Effects of Restructuring Public Administration on Organizational Effectiveness

Dogaru, Tatiana - Camelia (2015): Less for Better: Effects of Restructuring Public Administration on Organizational Effectiveness. Published in: Global Journal on Humanities and Social Science , Vol. 2, No. 2 (2015): pp. 229-236.

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Over time many changes have taken place in the environment, technology, and dynamics of public administration. Currently, following the economic crisis, a number of reforms were introduced to reduce the size of government as well as downsize and privatize public enterprises which resulted in the layoff of a large number of public servants. In this sense, the government considers that building an effective, responsive and adapted administrative system can be realized through restructuring process, both in terms of organizational and functioning. On this premise, the paper discusses the restructuring process of public administration carried out in Romania, particularly the reducing of employees’ number from public administration, looking at the effects of that on functioning and effectiveness of public organizations. Therefore, the main goal of the analysis is to show if less public employees means better results. Taking into consideration the aim of the paper, the research methodology is based on a case study as research strategy, and uses the triangulation method to obtain confirmation of findings through convergence of different perspective. Regarding the qualitative research, the author use theoretical framework, legal analyses, systematic and analytical collecting data from official written sources, and macroeconomic indicators for quantitative aspects.

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