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Title: Administration of justice : an emerging research field
Authors: Guimarães, Tomás de Aquino
Gomes, Adalmir Oliveira
Guarido Filho, Edson Ronaldo
Assunto:: Administração pública
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo
Citation: GUIMARAES, Tomas Aquino; GOMES, Adalmir Oliveira; GUARIDO FILHO, Edson Ronaldo. Administration of justice: an emerging research field. RAUSP Management Journal, São Paulo, v. 53, n. 3, p. 476-482, set. 2018. DOI: Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 21 jan. 2019.
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss the concept of Administration of Justice as a research field and set out an agenda for future studies that could promote the production of scientific knowledge in this area. Design/methodology/approach This paper explores the idiosyncratic features, dimensions of analysis upon the Administration of Justice, states a research agenda and discusses the main challenges on this theme. This paper conceptualizes Administration of Justice as a research field and discusses related phenomena from institutional and economic perspectives on innovation, performance, governance and legitimacy. Findings As a research field, Administration of Justice is defined as a set of theoretical concepts, research methods and techniques, aiming to investigate the management processes associated with the use and articulation of resources, knowledge and institutions, at different levels of the justice system, and their influence on the provision of justice in a given social context. As social phenomena, four levels of analysis are proper to investigate the justice system: societal, inter-organizational, organizational and operational. Innovation, performance, governance and legitimacy are central themes of the Administration of Justice and present various gaps and research opportunities. Research limitations/implications The main implications is the proposal of an agenda for future studies on the Administration of Justice field, which is an important step in raising awareness of the issue. Originality/value Administration of Justice encompasses a growing interest among academics, justice practitioners and public managers regarding managerial and political practices carried out in the justice system. Although relevant, this subject has been scarcely studied by the management community. This paper invites community to adopt an organizational and institutional perspective to Administration of Justice, setting an agenda for future research.
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