Public sector reform in the Asia-Pacific
The world recessionary period of the 1980's forced many governments to re-evaluate their economic management strategies. Today, existing strategies are being supplanted by a belief that economic growth is best achieved by less government intervention in the economy. This paper examines public sector reforms in Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand, three Asia-Pacific trading partners. While descriptive in nature, the researchers believe that the contribution of this research is its socio-cultural and historical accounts of these changes, as well as its Asia/Pacific focus.
KeywordsNew Zealand; Indonesia; Malaysia; public sector; management strategies; international trade; economic analysis; economic aspects