EGPA seminar for doctoral students and junior researchers location:Madrid (Spain) date:17-18 September 2007
Good governance in the public sector is a rising point of interest for managers, directors, boards and ministers. To achieve optimal governance, reference is often made to the corporate governance in the private sector. However, the transfer or translation of those corporate governance principles and instruments to a public sector with a different structure and different goals, is not straightforward. In this paper, we propose an elaborated framework for ‘government governance’, adapted to the (Flemish) public sector, based on processes, principles, instruments and cycles. Our focus is on the meso-level, because that level is a specific feature of governance in the public sector, different from the private sector. At the end of this paper we discuss briefly the recently started PhD research project (March 2007) which studies some aspects of the governance government framework in the Flemish public sector.