The Effects of Globalization on Public Administration in Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Prof., Institute for Management and Planning studies

2 MSc., Institute for Management and Planning studies,


Abstract: With the changes that globalization created in political, economic, cultural and social areas, undoubtedly it influences the public administration in any country. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of globalization on public administration in Iran from the viewpoints of public administration experts. In terms of purpose, this study is an applied research; in terms of approach, a deductive study; in terms of time horizon, a cross-sectional survey. A survey is administered to 92 academic members in public administration in Tehran universities. According to Morgan’s Table, 75 experts selected and questionnaires were distributed among them. Findings indicate that, cultural/Technical dimensions of globalization has been accomplished, but its economic and political/social dimensions has not been fulfilled yet in Iran. Meanwhile, the result is indicative of dominance of tradition public administration paradigm in Iran. Finally, the political/social and cultural/technical dimensions have changed the theoretical basis and administrative stakeholders of public administration and economic dimension has an effect on accountability and administrative discretion, and the rest of the public administration components has not affected yet.


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