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Łukomska-Szarek J., Włóka M.

Abstract: This publication highlights the considerations of public sector modernization, using the New Public Management reform. Investigations affect difficulties connected with public sector management therefore dilemma of functioning each public sector units. They are focused on reform, primarily New Public Management, which is regarded to be phenomenon of public management. Contents contained below, first of all are aimed at explanation the term public, and then the public management reform, which are permanently connected with problematic aspects this publication. Moreover from this point of view essential significance has area, in which follows development this reform. Whole considerations portraying later, are focused on showing basic concepts of New Public Management, its origin, diverse approaches to definition, advantages and disadvantages too. At the end of publication described conclusions which emphasise essence of New Public Management in public sector at the local government level.

Keywords: public management, New Public Management (NPM), local self-government


Functioning each unit in both government and local government level demands continuous changes, which can improve their process management. Their priority should be deliver basic services to society, therefore satisfy residents needs, but nowadays in time of the globalization, many traditional strategies of management are ineffective. The best solution is so improvement and modernization public management, which can turn up challanges for current problems and in consequence to create both social and economic growth. Contemporary approach to public management in the majority European Union countries treats resignation from traditional bureaucracy administrative for modern public management.

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New Public Management brings in many attitudes and techniques to public management. Starting from privatization to collaboration the NPM find new ways which can improve management process through swap between bureaucratic model and economic approach [16]. The use NPM demands that government shouldn
t lean on its ideas and ativities only but should use innovation to increase its productivity. Government sholud be orienatated on achieve public outputs [9].
Nowithstanding that NPM has many opponents; it brings in a lot of good to public services. According to globalisation NPM attempts to modify classic attitude government and swap it
s with modern management. No doubt public management reforms never halt and always will progress.


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Streszczenie: Niniejsza publikacja zwraca uwagę na koniczność modernizacji metod zarządzania sektorem publicznym, zwłaszcza zastosowania koncepcji Nowego Zarządzania Publicznego (NPM). Trudności związane z zarządzaniem sektorem publicznym stanowią dylemat funkcjonowania każdej jednostki tego sektora. Treści zawarte w artykule mają przede wszystkim na celu przybliżenie reform zarządzania publicznego, koncentrują się na ukazaniu podstawowych koncepcji nowego zarządzania publicznego, jego genezy, zalet i wad. Konkluzją publikacji jest wskazanie roli nowego zarządzania publicznego w sektorze publicznym na szczeblu samorządowym.

Słowa kluczowe: zarządzanie publiczne, New Public Management (NPM), jednostki samorządu

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