nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2006‒03‒05
three papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. Information and Communication Technologies in a Multi-Sector Endogenous Growth Model By Evangelia Vourvachaki
  2. Rhetorics of Reform : The Case of New Public Management as a Paradigm Shift By J. ROMMEL; J. CHRISTIAENS; C. DEVOS
  3. Regime Switching and Artificial Neural Network Forecasting of the Cyprus Stock Exchange Daily Returns By Georgios Kouretas; Eleni Constantinou; Robert Georgiades; Avo Kazandjian

  1. By: Evangelia Vourvachaki (London School of Economics)
    Date: 2005–09–03
    Abstract: Many authors have claimed that New Public Management (NPM) has entailed a paradigm shift away from traditional public administration. This claim is literally based on the formulations of Thomas Kuhn: NPM is said to change the assumptions of the traditional paradigm and thereby causing a scientific revolution. This article reviews this claim, arguing that some criteria of a Kuhnsian revolution are not entirely met. For instance, the contradictions in NPM show that the pre-paradigmatic quarrel is not finished, the frameworks may also be commensurable and NPM’s problem-solving capacity is questionable. We argue that NPM is not a paradigm and that both supporters and opponents of the paradigm shift use the term as a rhetorical tactic to create a caricatural polemic.
    Date: 2005–12
  3. By: Georgios Kouretas (University of Crete); Eleni Constantinou (The Philips College, Cyprus); Robert Georgiades (The Philips College, Cyprus); Avo Kazandjian (The Philips College, Cyprus)
    Date: 2005–09–03

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