International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 13 Issue 6


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The capacities needed by local authority chief executives

Mike Broussine

Research was commissioned to identify the competences that are required by local authority chief executives in the UK. It emerged that the “competence approach” was…


Contradictions in international tertiary strategic alliances: the case from down under

Kojo Saffu, Aminu Mamman

Reports the dilemma faced by Australian universities in their international strategic alliance effort. While the 22 respondent universities espouse such motives as…


Housing reform and the new governance of housing in urban China

Xing Quan Zhang

Discusses housing reform and its impact on the governance of housing in China. The roles of the state and work units have been shifted from providers to enablers in the…


Evolution of quality management: British Benefit Enquiry Line

Lynn Train, Christine Williams

Crosby suggested that “quality is free”. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the argument that, although it is not free, it can reduce costs. The UK’s Benefit Enquiry…


Legislating for cultural change

Julie Skinner

This paper is based upon the writer’s observations when one local area began to implement the requirements of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. The interaction of statutory…

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