JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2019, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (3): 143-148.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2016.0405

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Three Paradigms of Government Reengineering and Its Choosing

YANG Zhenhua, TANG Quan   

  1. School of Public Administration, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2016-11-07 Online:2019-05-25 Published:2018-05-25


Government reengineering is the core issue of Public Management Research, and the study of the paradigm of government reengineering is the main content of this issue. Through systematically reviewing the literature on the reform of the government, it is found that the different theories of government reform are essentially related, and they can be classified into various types of government reengineering paradigms such as organization reengineering paradigm, technology reengineering paradigm and mixed reengineering paradigm by taking "technical" which is defined as "the system knowledge of manufacturing a product" as the division standard. Based on the theoretical achievements of Kuhn, Osborne and other scholars, this paper respectively expounds three paradigms from four aspects: the reengineering goal, the main body, the ideas and the methods. It concludes that, each of the three kinds of government reengineering paradigms has its own advantages, disadvantages and applicable areas, and that the actual situation of the environments, the results, the objects, the dynamic change of the environments and the utilization of the resources must be taken into overall consideration when choosing the paradigm.

Key words: paradigm of government reengineering, organization reengineering paradigm, technology reengineering paradigm, mixed reengineering paradigm, reengineering main body, reengineering ideas

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