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Public Productivity Measurement: Diseases and Cures
Geert Bouckaert and Walter Balk
Public Productivity & Management Review
Vol. 15, No. 2, New Approaches to Productivity: Proceedings of the Fourth National Public Sector Productivity Conference (Winter, 1991), pp. 229-235
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3380763
Page Count: 7
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This article explores the shift from a belief in the power of quantified measures to an awareness of their dysfunctional effects, and the shift in discussion from "the meaning of management" to "the management of meaning." Thirteen "diseases" in measuring productivity in a management context are discussed.
Public Productivity & Management Review © 1991 Taylor & Francis, Ltd.