Performance management, gaming and monitoring in Israeli organisations

Shlomo Mizrahi, Yizhaq Minchuk

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Recent comparative measures rank Israel very high on the innovation scale and note its preference for informal managerial practices. Based on a principal–agent analysis, this article explains that the economic and administrative systems in Israel have created the basis for the evolution of a managerial culture characterised by constant distortions and the gaming of performance information, lack of truthful reporting and improvisation. On the positive side, this managerial culture encourages innovation; on the negative side, it creates significant problems related to accountability, ethical conduct and overall managerial quality.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)452-466
Number of pages15
JournalIsrael Affairs
Issue number3
StatePublished - 4 May 2019


  • Israel
  • accountability
  • gaming
  • informality
  • innovation
  • performance management

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations


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