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Performance or Compliance?Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries$
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Christopher Pollitt, Xavier Girre, Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, Hilkka Summa, and Marit Waerness

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296003

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.001.0001

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Performance Audit and Public Management Reform: Christopher Pollitt and Hilkka Summa

Performance Audit and Public Management Reform: Christopher Pollitt and Hilkka Summa

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(p.1) 1 Performance Audit and Public Management Reform: Christopher Pollitt and Hilkka Summa
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Performance or Compliance?
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Christopher Pollitt

Hilkka Summa

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.003.0001

This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to study the practice of performance audits and relate it to contemporary development public management. This book evaluates audits carried out by Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) in Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, and France. It highlights the need for more publications that offer sustained and independent analysis of the audit process and stresses the importance of exploring the connections between performance auditing and public-sector management reform.

Keywords:   performance audits, public management reform, audit process, SAI, Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, France

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