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Administrative Reform in Malaysia: Strategies for Promoting Efficiency and Productivity in the Public Service, 1981-1991

Ahmad Atory bin Hussain

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 3, Issue 1, March 1995

Keywords: Public administration, public management, administration, administrative reform, management science, development administration, reorganisation, administrative strategy, management strategy, public policy, administrative politics, politics and administrat

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This article is a macro-analysis of reform in the Malaysian civil service, covering the ten-year period between 1981 and 1991. These reforms were dictated by the need to increase efficiency, effectiveness and productivity in order to speed up the implementation of development policies and deliver the economic goods to the people. This article brings into focus the opinions of high-ranking civil servants about reforms initiated during this period. The article concludes that though more effort is still needed, especially in determining how close programmes and policies have come to achieving their target, bureaucratic reforms carried out in Malaysia between 1981 and 1991 have generally been successful in changing attitudes of civil servants towards the goals of efficiency, effectiveness and productivity.

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