International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 15 Issue 4


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Adopting a multi‐perspective approach to the study of public sector managerial effectiveness

Stephen George Willcocks

Suggests that there is a need to explore managerial public sector effectiveness given its complexity and subjective nature. Argues the case for a multi‐perspective…


Qualifying for leadership or control masquerading as enlightenment?

John Milliken

The 1988 Education Reform Act marked a fundamental shift in direction for the education service and represented a radical shift from the past. One of the major areas of…

Strategies to resolve conflict in partnerships: reflections on UK urban regeneration

John Diamond

Partnerships to lead on urban regeneration initiatives in the UK claim to facilitate inter‐agency working and local involvement. They are presented both as ways of…


New roles for purchasing: researchers, detectives, teachers, doctors and architects

J. Gordon Murray

Delivering best value for money is accepted as the primary UK public sector purchasing objective and indeed a statutory duty for many in sub‐central government. An…


Bidding to host a major sports event: The local organising committee perspective

P.R. Emery

Major sports events have the potential to offer significant benefits to any city, but at the same time are likely to entail immense resource utilisation and enormous risk…

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