Comparison of public sector reforms in Murmansk and Leningrad regions: the implications of contexts and actors

Lead Author Igor, Khodachek
Institution Contact Business School, Nord University, Norway
Co-Authors Anatoli Bourmistrov, Business School, Nord University, Norway
Theme Theme 5: New Markets for the Arctic, including Trade, Tourism and Transportation
Session Name 5.3 Management of the High North: the role of context, strategies and plans
Datetime Wed, Sep 14, 2016 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Presentation Type Oral
Abstract text Authors present a comparative study of two Russia’s regions - Murmanskaya oblast’ and Leningradskaya oblast’. The focus is made on regional governance and public sector reforms within the period since 2004 until 2016. Recent research on public sector reforms shows the impose of power and the seek for legitimacy as well as the resilience of traditional accounting instruments and their contradiction with New Public Management ideas as the main sources of changes. In this study authors search for other drivers that seem to shape and force changes on the regional level. These can be the actions of transnational corporations and federal players such as military and financial authorities as well as initiatives of regional politicians and executives.
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