Ten Years After: The Rise and Fall of Autonomy in Pompeii

23 Pages Posted: 13 May 2011

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Paolo Ferri

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Luca Zan

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Date Written: April 11, 2011

Abstract

In September 1997 a regulation (law No. 352/1997) gave to Pompeii a new status: from its previous standing as a local branch of the Ministry of Culture (the Soprintendenza) it was configured as an autonomous entity (Soprintendenza autonoma). In July 2008, the Italian Prime Minister declared a one year state of emergency in Pompeii, appointing a special commissioner (Commissario straordinario) belonging to the Civil Protection in order to cope with “the serious critical situation of the archeological area” (DCPM 3692/2008). The aim of the paper is revise the process of change throughout ten years in Pompeii, observing major institutional transformations and analyzing the evolution of the activities and the human and financial resources management. Beyond shading some lights on one of the most important experiment for the Italian public sector - i.e. the autonomy of Pompeii, the paper further explores the distinctive features of the country’s public administration within a broader NPM and post-NPM debate.

Keywords: Pompeii, public sector reform, autonomy, Italy

Suggested Citation

Ferri, Paolo and Zan, Luca, Ten Years After: The Rise and Fall of Autonomy in Pompeii (April 11, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1838465 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1838465

Paolo Ferri (Contact Author)

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

via Capo di Lucca 34
Bologna, 40100
Italy

Luca Zan

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Via Capo di Lucca 34
Bologna, 40126
Italy

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