Sharma, U., & An, Y. (2013). New public management and employee share ownership plan in Fiji's public sector. Paper presented at Auckland Region Accounting 12th Annual Conference, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, November 29, 2013.
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This article provides insights into the implementation of new public management (NPM) practices in Fiji Telecom and whether the use of the employee share ownership scheme was helpful in the organisational change process. The NPM practices were influenced by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund who were the lenders to Fiji government. The adoption of NPM practices was part of a political, economic and public sector reforms introduced after 1989. The paper discusses the background and obstacles of the reform and how the employee share ownership scheme practice at a privatised Telecom Company assists employees to assimilate commercial business norms. The authors finally make recommendations for policy-makers in Fiji and other developing nations.
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