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Performance Management System (PMS) in a Malaysian local government: a New Institutional Sociology (NIS) perspective

Hasbolah, Farhana and Mohd Alwi, Norhayati and Mohamad, Muslim Har Sani (2012) Performance Management System (PMS) in a Malaysian local government: a New Institutional Sociology (NIS) perspective. In: The 3rd Global Accounting and Organisational Change Conference 2012, 14th-17th July 2012, Sunway University Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Key Performance Indicators, also known as KPI, help an organization to define and measure progress toward organizational goals. It is one of examples of private sector practice developed and implemented in public sector organizations to improve the performance of public services. The system is supposed to assist the government meeting its objectives as well as to make it become more accountable. This explanatory case study intends to investigate the evolution of performance management system in a Local Government (LG) in Malaysia. New Institutional Sociology (NIS) is used to understand the various institutional pressures faced by the organization during the process of developing and implementing KPIs. It has been found that KPIs were used as a complementary tool to the existing PMS practiced within the organization which is Annual Work Target (AWT). AWT which has become shared values within the organization, is still been using as the prime PMS despite of its drawbacks. Supposedly, KPIs being new PMS was to play its role to inculcate a high performance culture. The study has also discovered that the new PMS brought several changes to the individual, departments, and organization itself. Apart from that, the study was able to discover and point out the changes in organizational behavior among the organizational members through the implementation KPIs. This study gives a new insight to the Public Sector Accounting research by exploring the development and implementation of KPIs in a LG as well as the organizational changes within the organization.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3574/59163
Uncontrolled Keywords: Performance Management System, Key Performance Indicators, Annual Work Target, Institutional Theory, New Institutional Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > HJ9701 Public accounting
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: Dr Norhayati Mohd Alwi
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2017 16:56
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 16:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59163

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