||Taiwan had completed all five municipalities mayoral election on December 25, 2010. Taiwan's formal implementation of the five municipalities and 13 counties administrative region. Kaohsiung City is the only one which is upgraded from the original provincial cities. The organizations merged is the important changes from over 60 years of Taiwan self-government history. It is a hung project. May two different local governments have run-in obstacles of administrative rank, governance focus, authority operation and bureaucratic culture. What positive and negative impacts will occur after merged? From the point of view of administrative bureaucracy, this research try to study the relationship between organizational transformation and administrative efficiency|
The research was conducted one year after merged. After designed the related survey, collected and analyze the opinions and data from 10 Bureaus and 7 district Offices of Kaohsiung City.
First of all, this research found out the merger was more smoothly processed than expected. Personnel psychological resistance did not significantly emerge. Secondly, the merge brought the positive effect for
regional matter planning, policy decision and execution. The negative effects are increased business, distance, differences between urban and rural areas. But after all, the positive effects are greater then negative efftcts from merge of counties. Third, counties merger enhance the administrative efficiency. Such as development of the region as a whole, integration of resources, financial integration, human-resource adjustment and simplify the administrative level. Finally, the negative effects are technical problems. It could be overcome by communication, improve the system and adjust and organization.
This research proposed 3 suggestions. First, Kaohsiung City should find the best and fast way to improve its finance. Otherwise it is hard to make bricks without straw. Secondly, strive for the central government supports, including amending the law, business restructuring of central government and Kaohsiung City government. Third, adjust some organization to improve the Administrative efficiency.