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Performance Management Antecedents and Public Sector Organizational Performance: Data Screening and Preliminary Analysis

Abdulkadir Abubakar, Siti Zabedah Saidin and Aidi Ahmi

International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 2017, vol. 7, issue 9, 19-31

Abstract: The emerging trend globally in the public sector organizations is seen to perfectly revolve around the New Public Management (NPM). The importance of the NPM in the public sector has obviously reinforces the significance of the performance management system; and consistently extend its boundaries in leaps and bounds. Besides, the influence of the performance management antecedents in improving public sector organizational performance and effective service delivery has been critically espoused by the extant literature within the realm of the public sector accounting, management control and management accounting. In Nigeria, government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) are specifically targeted for improved performance through the instrumentality of the performance management arrangements. This study has been one of the series of attempts by the researchers and the public sector experts towards identifying the influence of the performance management antecedents on the public sector organizational performance in Nigeria, taking into cognizance, the role of the performance audit. Specifically, the study covers the preliminary analysis and the data screening exercise which are necessary for the conduct of multivariate data analysis. A total of 322 responses drawn from the MDA-wide survey were used for the analysis. Overall, the result of the analysis revealed that, the data of the study is confirmed clean and amenable for further multivariate analysis.

Keywords: Performance management; Public sector; Data screening; Preliminary analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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