Public Organization Review

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 77–94 | Cite as

Modeling Public Management: Current and Future Research

  • Sangyub RyuEmail author


Although a significant amount of research has been carried out in the public management field, recent research has failed to investigate all aspects of public management. In 1999, O’Toole and Meier proposed a formal model to encapsulate all aspects of public management. Since then, more than 20 peer-reviewed articles have adopted the O’Toole–Meier model for their analysis. This study investigates the validity and reliability of the model by reviewing those journal articles that adopted the O’Toole–Meier model. After the review, the study suggests future research questions that could further develop our current understanding of public management.


Modeling public management O’Toole–Meier model Performance management 



I wish to thank audience members at the 2013 SPSA conference as well as anonymous reviewers for helpfuldiscussion and comments on an earlier version of this paper. I am also grateful to Nigel Rillon for his researchassistance.

This work was supported by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Research Fund of 2014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public Administration, College of Social SciencesHankuk University of Foreign StudiesSeoulKorea

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