Curry, D., & Van de Walle, S. (2018). A bibliometrics approach to understanding conceptual breadth, depth, and development: the case of new public management. Political Studies Review, 16(2), 113–124. https://doi.org/10.1177/1478929916644869 This article uses a bibliographical review approach to discuss the origins and evolution of New Public Management (NPM). The concept emerged about 25 years ago in the 1970s and 1980s.
Dunn, W. N., & Miller, D. Y. (2007). A critique of the new public management and the Neo-Weberian state: advancing a critical theory of administrative reform. Public Organization Review, 7(4), 345–358. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-007-0042-3 This article dives into New Public Management and the topic of administrative reform.
Hood, C. (1991). A public management for all seasons? Public Administration, 69(1), 3-19. The article discusses and analyzes the new concept of public administration called new public management. The discussion examines the claim that new public management is an all-purpose key to better provision of public services.
Walther, F. (2015). New public management: the right way to modernize and improve public services? International Journal of Business & Public Administration, 12(2), 132–143. This study discusses whether the customer-centered service and New Public Management (NPM) approach applies to public services and can market-driven systems be implemented in the public sector.