Strong Organisations in Weak States

Joe Abah, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

It is generally accepted in the management literature that the institutional environment in which a public sector organization operates affects its ability to deliver its outputs. Therefore, strong governance states will have strong public sector organizations which will deliver good services to the public, and weak governance states will have weak public sector organizations which will deliver poor services to citizens. However, even in the most dysfunctional institutional environments, there are examples of strong public sector organizations that manage to deliver decent services to citizens. This research seeks to understand why and how these organizations come to exist and survive in spite of adverse institutional conditions.

Venue: Minderbroedersberg 4-6

Date: 20 June 2012

Time: 16:00 - 17:30