Book Review: State Governance by Targets: Bureaucratic Accountability, Performance Gaps, and Government Behaviors

Jie Gao

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Bevan, G., & Hood, C. (2006). What’s measured is what matters: Targets and gaming in the English public health care system. Public Administration, 84(3), 517–538.

Chun, H. Y., & Rainey, G. (2005). Goal ambiguity and organizational performance in U.S. federal agencies. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 15, 1–30.

Latham, G. P., Borgogni, L., & Petitta, L. (2008). Goal setting and performance management in the public sector. International Public Management Journal, 11(4), 385–403.



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