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Evidence of new public management during the rural electrification scheme

Evidence of new public management during the rural electrification scheme

Quinn, Martin and Warren, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0002-1441-9369 (2017) Evidence of new public management during the rural electrification scheme. Irish Archives: Journal of the Irish Society for Archives, 24. ISSN 0332-4303

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Abstract

In recent years, much attention has been given to various New Public Management (NPM) initiatives. Hood (1991) suggests NPM emerged as a set of doctrines in the late 1970s. In this paper, we explore NPM during the Rural Electrification Scheme (RES) using archival material from the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). One of the ESB’s key projects was the electrification of rural Ireland, spanning a time period of mid-1940s to late 1970s. This project involved accountants, and emerging and evolving accounting and management practices. It is thus, at first sight, a project which may include elements of NPM.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: New public management, Investments, Rural electrification scheme, Electricity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Accounting & Finance
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Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 09:42
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17556

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