The use of economic criteria in the decisions of city managers and administrators
There has been an ongoing debate in public administration about the relative importance of economic and political criteria in budget decision making. This study builds on the empirical research that has largely driven the discussion. Survey methodology is used to explore classic economic and budgeting theories within the context of the budget decisions of city managers and administrators. The findings support a multiple rationalities model that suggests that city managers and administrators make their recommendations about which goods and services a local government should provide based on a wide variety of decision criteria.
Leuenberger, Deniz. (2009). The use of economic criteria in the decisions of city managers and administrators. State and Local Government Review, 41(2), 73-80.
Virtual Commons Citation
Leuenberger, Deniz Zeynep (2009). The use of economic criteria in the decisions of city managers and administrators. In Political Science Faculty Publications. Paper 36.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/polisci_fac/36