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A Comparative Study Of Performance Measurement In Korean Local Governments Using Data Envelopment Analysis And Stochastic Frontier Analysis

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A Comparative Study Of Performance Measurement In Korean Local Governments Using Data Envelopment Analysis And Stochastic Frontier Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Lim, Dong Jin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-22T02:41:33Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-22T02:41:33Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-22T02:41:33Z
dc.date.submitted December 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1965 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/763
dc.description.abstract This study examines efficiency as a key component of performance, applies new performance measurement techniques to the measurement of local government performance, and verifies theoretical debates on economic, financial, political, and environmental factors related to performance in local government. Improving performance and promoting efficiencies in local government are important issues in both academic and practical public administration. Despite the remarkable development of performance measurement in local government since the 1990s, empirical evidence is still limited on the extent of the utility and practicability of performance measurement in local government. <p> Results of this research are developed from a study of Korean local governments which have common central government funding, characteristics, and required expenditure record keeping. The results of the research study findings: 1) higher levels of employment of citizens relates to more efficient local governments; 2) local governments having lower expenditures and more independent revenue sources are more efficient local governments; 3) political factors such as mayors' political preferences and citizens' participation in voting during mayors' elections are not related to the efficiency of local government; 4) as the population size of a Korean city increases, the efficiency of the Korean city government increases until the range of population reaches 800,000; 5) increased numbers of public employees in Korean city governments results in decreased efficiency; and 6) consolidated Korean city governments are less efficient than non-consolidated city governments. Findings from this study suggest that in order to improve the performance of any local government there should be the following: smaller size of governments; competition between city governments; economies of scales in government; independent revenue sources; the application of benchmarks; and more performance measurements. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Goldsteen, Joel en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.title A Comparative Study Of Performance Measurement In Korean Local Governments Using Data Envelopment Analysis And Stochastic Frontier Analysis en_US
dc.type Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Goldsteen, Joel en_US
dc.degree.department Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.degree.discipline Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph.D. en_US

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