New Public Management Reforms and Accounting Practices in Municipalities of the Czech Republic and Norway

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

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Updated 18-9-2017
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Project
RegionPrague
Title of the ProgrammeCZ07 - Scholarship Programme
Title of the ProjectNew Public Management Reforms and Accounting Practices in Municipalities of the Czech Republic and Norway
Project Website

http://fph.vse.cz/

Number of the Project NF-CZ07-ICP-3-149-2015
Project Promoter

Faculty of Business Administration, University of Economics, Prague

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Buskerud and Vestfold University College

Objective of the Project

Historically, comparative international studies have been used to explore the philosophy behind best practices and how they work with a view to adapting such practices in a new context. However, the published literature does not envisage any evidence to prove such a comparative analysis has been conducted concerning Czech and Norwegian Municipalities. Primarily, the project aimed at carrying out a comparative study in identifying best accounting and budgeting practices developed by Norwegian and Czech local governments as a result of reform efforts. In so doing, this study enabled us to comprehend how Norway and the Czech Republic have implemented accounting and budgeting reforms and also pinpoint what types of challenges they have encountered throughout the reform process. We also learned how they overcame such barriers. In other words, this study envisaged what kind of strategies have been used to successfully implement accounting and budgeting reforms. Accordingly, this study enabled us to provide suggestions and recommendations for the implementation of accounting and budgeting reforms for selected local governments and for policy makers in general.

Approved grant

1 237 086 CZK

Project DurationStart date: 20.7. 2015, End date: 20.7.2016