Challenging Scandinavian employment relations: The effects of new public management reforms

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Building on the convergence/divergence approach, this paper examines whether recent new public management (NPM) inspired reforms entailing inter alia cutbacks in the public sector, marketisation and management by performance measures have had significant implications for service provision and employment relations in the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish public sector. In this paper, we argue that although differences exist across the Scandinavian countries, it is evident that they have managed to adopt and implement NPM-inspired reforms without dismantling their universal welfare services and strong traditions of collective bargaining in the public sector. However, this restructuring is taking its toll on the work environment.
Bidragets oversatte titelUdfordring af skandinaviske arbejdsmarkedsrelationer : effekten af New Public Management reformer
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Udgave nummer11
Sider (fra-til)2295–2310
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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