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dc.contributor.authorWallis, Joeen_NZ
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dc.date.copyright2001-08en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationWallis, J. (2001). Different perspectives on leadership in the New Zealand public sector: the curious case of Christine Rankin (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 113). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/949en
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dc.description.abstractThe controversy surrounding the style of leadership exercised by a leading public sector chief executive (CE) who has recently brought a legal action against the government is examined within the context of the evaluation of the “New Zealand model” that has occurred in the 1990s. A consequentialist logic is followed in the managerialist manuals that promote this style. Economic analysis that embodies the same logic can be applied to show that any a priori assessment should be more cautious. Rankin’s detractors have, however, applied a logic of appropriateness in castigating her style. One lesson to be drawn from her case is that public sector CEs should exercise an appreciative leadership that makes reasonable judgments in the face of conflict between these two logics. Another is that the politics-administration dichotomy can become unsustainable when issues of organizational culture and leadership become the subject of a secularized “culture war”.en_NZ
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/DP0113.docen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titleDifferent perspectives on leadership in the New Zealand public sector: the curious case of Christine Rankinen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages19en_NZ
otago.date.accession2006-03-22en_NZ
otago.schoolEconomicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints283en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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