Title: The reach of control in government administration of the republic of Slovenia

Authors: Bojan Vavtar, Tomaz Boh, Franci Demsar

Addresses: Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Kidri eva 55, Kranj SI-4000, Slovenia. ' Slovenian Research Agency, Tivolska cesta 30, Ljubljana SI-1000, Slovenia. ' Slovenian Research Agency, Tivolska cesta 30, Ljubljana SI-1000, Slovenia

Abstract: The monitoring of government administration performance is an important element of supervision over its appropriate performance. Control over working processes plays a central role in the process of adaptation and development of public administration as well as enterprise development. In this paper, we suggest that the adoption of legislation that would prescribe obligatory elements of transparency based on modern information technology (from the intranet to the internet) would substantially improve the range and depth of control of government administration from the point of view of internal and external control mechanisms and therefore contribute to the effectiveness of the public sector.

Keywords: central government; public administration; ICT; information technology; communications technology; performance measurement; working processes; legislation; transparency; statutory obligations; intranets; internet; world wide web; control mechanisms; public sector; effectiveness; Slovenia; management; enterprise development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2010.031549

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2010 Vol.8 No.2, pp.198 - 208

Published online: 10 Feb 2010 *

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