Document Type : Research Article (with quantitative approaches)
Ph.D. Student, Department of Public Administration, Science & Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Prof., Department of Public Administration, Science & Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
This research was conducted with the aim of presenting an agenda for policies of administrative system reform in Iran using data-based theory. 16 interviews were conducted with subject literature experts. In what follows, in selective coding step, research themes were presented. The results show that causal conditions affecting the agenda for policies of administrative system reform include structural and organizational areas, productivity, human capital, management, laws and regulations, and international relations. Intervening factors include: social networks, think tanks, lack of optimal budget allocations, and lack of motivation and continuous commitment of managers and agents, which according to background factors include political, socio-cultural, economic-technological, international and organizational- administrative trends will affect the agenda for policies of administrative system reform. Moreover, the proposed strategies namely adaptation of capabilities, capacities, and capabilities of administrative system with the role and tasks of an ideal and desirable government, as well as creating a culture for an evolution and reform in administrative system, can result in positive consequences to administrative system reform.