Performance Reporting

Assessing the Annual Reports of Malaysian Local Authorities

Stuart Tooley, Jill Hooks, Norida Basnan

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Abstract

There have been calls for Malaysian local authorities to be more transparent and accountable in the discharge of their functional responsibilities. This study empirically evaluates the extent and quality of current performance reporting by local authorities. The disclosure of relevant information for discharging accountability obligations, as defined by a broad range of stakeholders, falls short of best practice. Therefore, the performance of Malaysian local authorities lacks transparency. The findings could assist in the development of more comprehensive guidelines for local authority reporting and raise awareness of information stakeholders expect to be reported in the context of accountability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-863
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Volume35
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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Keywords

  • accountability
  • local authorities
  • Malaysia
  • performance

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  • Public Administration
  • Business and International Management

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Performance Reporting : Assessing the Annual Reports of Malaysian Local Authorities. / Tooley, Stuart; Hooks, Jill; Basnan, Norida.

In: International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 35, No. 13, 11.2012, p. 853-863.

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