Nacionalinių kultūrų svarba, siekiant viešojo sektoriaus modernizavimo reformų veiksmingumo

Translated title of the contribution: The significance of national cultures for the effectiveness of public sector‘s reforms

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In the article the significance of national cultures for effectiveness of public sector’s and public administration modernization reforms is analyzed with the aim of creation of public value abstractedly – on the governance macro level, as well as on administration meza level – concretely and adequately corresponding to the trajectories of national states and national cultures development. The importance of national cultures in the article is analyzed in such dimensions as acquired status, length of service, power distance, uncertainty avoidance, contradiction with hierarchy, standpoint of time, universalism and particularism, integration, individualism and collectivism, masculinity and femininity. It is made a conclusion that these components of national cultures can influence the nature, the time intervals and the successes or failures of public sector’s and public administration modernization reforms. In the article it is argued that above mentioned components in public sector’s organizations may influence such managerial processes as control, specific leadership style, choose of social coordination types by more to consensus search orientated democratic forms. It is necessary to stress also the processual or results based organizations orientation, as well as specific preference motivation systems and salaries schemes in public service. The components of national cultures are essential also for often found organizations structures analysis in the public sector, as well as their impact for such processes as planning, education in public service, admission and following the rules, identity and risk tolerance, structuration and fragmentation of public sector’s problems. The managerial concepts are formed in the specific geographical area by implementing public sector’s modernization reforms and are not necessary compatible culturally with the components of other society’s cultural components.
Original languageLithuanian
Pages (from-to)13-25
Number of pages13
JournalTiltai: socialiniai mokslai
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Public sector
  • Modernization reforms
  • national cultures
  • New Public Management
  • New public governance

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