QWL: An Alternative to Traditional Public-Sector Management Systems
Organizational development (OD) and Quality-of-work- life (QWL) systems are compared and contrasted. It has long been felt that QWL systems would not succeed in the public sector. The feasibility of applying QWL in local government is demonstrated in Pima County, Arizona. There labor and management developed a QWL system for the Department of Transportation, county health-care- center and Department of Health. This system is discussed and analyzed. Data, including interviews and questionnaires, suggest success of this effort.
Publication Name: National Productivity Review
Critics' use of satire against the auditing profession: A short historical note
The auditing profession is facing rising criticism in the wake of corporate scandals or collapse, and there is often caustic commentary in the press. Similar criticism was faced by the nineteenth century auditing profession, and practitioners also had to deal with satire. Pages of vitriol were effectively reduced into a few entertaining paragraphs or verses. Contemporary critics and academic literature could be inspired by such examples.
Publication Name: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Toward Understanding the Role of Auditing in the Public Sector
Public sector auditing is examined to determine the incentives of public officials to supply auditing. Auditing results from agreements between elected public officials and their supporters. Auditing usage is positively related to the level of competition.
Publication Name: The Journal of Accounting and Economics
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