International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 15 Issue 6


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Evaluating best value through clustered benchmarking in UK local government: building control services

Rodney McAdam, Liam O’Neill

The best value initiative has been designated as the key framework for improving service quality and effectiveness in UK local government. In support of the framework a…


Public accountability in Hong Kong higher education: Human resource management implications of assessing organizational effectiveness

J.S. Pounder

Calls for public accountability in higher education are widespread and higher educational organizations are under pressure to demonstrate “value for money” performance…


The international applicability of “new” public management: lessons from Turkey

Süleyman Sozen, Ian Shaw

One of the central tenets of “new public management” is that it is universally applicable. Indeed the European Union advocates the adoption of such management approaches…


Regulation and public‐private partnerships

Nutavoot Pongsiri

A public‐private partnership can be seen as an appropriate institutional means of dealing with particular sources of market failure by creating a perception of equity and…


An analysis of recent trends in Australian local government

Andrew C. Worthington, Brian E. Dollery

Over the past decade Australian local government has undergone drastic change. The sheer pace of reform has made it difficult for practitioners and scholars alike to…

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