Co-ordination and public administration in a global economy — A Hungarian point of view

Chikán, Attila (2009) Co-ordination and public administration in a global economy — A Hungarian point of view. Society and Economy, 31 (1). pp. 71-92. DOI 10.1556/SocEc.31.2009.1.5

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The purpose of social co-ordination mechanisms is to co-ordinate the activities of individuals and organisations specialised in the distribution of work. The paper reviews five basic types of mechanisms: market, bureaucratic, ethical, aggressive and co-operative co-ordination. Today’s world operates on the basis of a duality: international cooperation is based on nation states, in which the public administrations work according to bureaucratic coordination. However, the increasingly globalised market responds to the logic of market coordination. The article argues that in terms of understanding the working of public administration, the various coordination mechanisms are of crucial importance, especially where various mechanisms meet, such as the relationship between nation states and multinational corporations.

Item Type:Article
Series Number / Identification Number:10.1556/SocEc.31.2009.1.6
Uncontrolled Keywords:co-ordination mechanisms, public administration, Hungary
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute of Business Economics > Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Subjects:Public administration
International economics
ID Code:144
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:19 Oct 2010 14:15
Last Modified:10 Apr 2013 11:40

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