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A Content Analysis of Public Administration Research in Taiwan: Public Administration as Gardening

  • Journal of Regional Studies and Development
  • Abbr : JRSD
  • 2010, 19(2), pp.33-66
  • Publisher : Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development: IPAID
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > Regional Studies in general > Comparative / Statistical Regional Studies

Milan Tung-Wen Sun 1

1National Chi Nan University

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This paper examines the questions of who has published articles on public administration journals in Taiwan and what are the research topics of these journal articles? The purpose is to provide a snapshot of public administration research in Taiwan. The database consists of 2084 articles published on 5 public administration journals in Taiwan from 1990 to 2007. Using content analysis, this research reveals that: (1) Who: the pool of public administration researcher has increased recently; public administration researchers working in the national universities in Taiwan have published more journal articles than faculty members in the private universities; associate professors are the major contributors to public administration journals. (2) What: the most frequently discussed public administration research topics in Taiwan include public management, public policy, organization, information management and various public affair issues.

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