International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 18 Issue 6


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Do public sector contract catering tender procedures result in an auction for “lemons”?

Peter Taylor

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the structural effects of public sector catering tender procedures and suggests improvements that would benefit clients, users and…


Towards excellence in e‐governance

K.B.C. Saxena

E‐governance initiatives are common in most countries as they promise a more citizen‐centric government and reduce operational cost. Unfortunately most of these…


Recruiting university graduates for the public sector: an Australian case study

Jeannette Taylor

The purpose of this paper is to examine whether disciplinary background and work experience significantly influence university students' views on working and preferences…


Taming enterprise dementia in public sector organizations

John P. Girard

The aim of this paper is to report the finding of an exploratory research project that considered how public service organizations may conquer the debilitating effects of…

Local government consultant performance measures: an empirical study

Eric Deakins, Stuart Dillon

The aim of this paper is to report on development and use of a survey instrument that captures qualitative, process‐related data from local authority officers in New…


Risk financing in UK local authorities: is there a case for risk pooling?

John Hood, Peter Young

Since the early 1990s there has been a growth in local authorities of risk management. However, despite a range of different strategies, initiatives and practices the…

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