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New public management and accounting in a Fiji telecommunications company

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Show simple item record Sharma, Umesh Prasad Lawrence, Stewart R. Fowler, Carolyn 2012-10-08T01:49:31Z 2012-10-08T01:49:31Z 2012-08-16 2012
dc.identifier.citation Sharma, U., Lawrence, S., & Fowler, C. (2012). New public management and accounting in a Fiji telecommunications company. Accounting History, 17(3-4), 331-349. en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn 1032-3732
dc.identifier.issn 1749-3374
dc.description.abstract The aim of this article is to investigate tension between the implementation of new public management and associated accounting technologies in the Fiji telecommunication sector and the indigenous Fijian culture and political structure. In doing so, the article contrasts the economic-based reforms of the telecommunications sector (from 1990), with the traditional social relations that were exercised post-independence (1970 onwards). This research aim is achieved by focusing on archival documents and interviews with those involved in Fiji telecommunications. We illustrate how the use of new public management concepts replaced traditional social relations with the disciplinary technologies of modern capitalism but were also altered as a result of these social relations. In the Fiji Telecommunications company, the cultural conflicts and political influences led to the new public management process being resisted and modified to reduce the tension between economic and social relations en_NZ
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Sage en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartof Accounting History
dc.subject Culture en_NZ
dc.subject Corporatization en_NZ
dc.subject Disciplinary technologies en_NZ
dc.subject Fiji public sector en_NZ
dc.subject New public management en_NZ
dc.subject Privatization en_NZ
dc.title New public management and accounting in a Fiji telecommunications company en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1032373212443534 en_NZ
pubs.elements-id 37945

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