Decentralisation and Accountability as Focus of Public Adminsitration Modernisation

  • Hammerschmid, Gerhard (PI - Project head)
  • Meyer, Renate (Researcher)

Project Details


The research is based on a study within the work of the European Public Administration network under coordination of the Austrian EU-presidency.

The focus lies on the practical relevance and experiences throughout Europe in the area of HRM regarding two major themes of public administration modernisation over the last two decades:

1) decentralisation of competencies to increase management autonomy

2) efforts to strengthen accountability

We are especially interested in the relationship and alignment of these two major reforms.

Financing body

Federal Chancellery
Effective start/end date1/11/0530/06/09

Collaborative partners

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 502024 Public economy