The challenge of sustaining respect in a central budget agency: What can Ireland learn from New Zealand?

Joe Wallis, Shaun Goldfinch, Andy Klein

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Abstract

A primary leadership challenge facing central budget agencies is sustaining the respect of finance ministers. Lessons are drawn in this article from the corrosive effect that missed opportunities to take the lead on economic strategy and public service modernization had on the long-term respect commanded by the Irish Department of Finance, and from the strategic re-orientation the New Zealand Treasury undertook to correct its tendency to 'over-reach' itself in these areas following a process of capacity-building and cultural transformation in the 1980s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-288
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Irish Department of Finance
  • leadership failure
  • New Zealand Treasury
  • respect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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