International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 19 Issue 2


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Successful joint venture partnerships: public‐private partnerships

Sue Trafford, Tony Proctor

Seeks to examine important characteristics that go hand‐in‐hand with successful public‐private partnerships.


Unit cost behaviour in public sector outsourcing

Harri I. Kulmala, Mika Ojala, Lea Ahoniemi, Erkki Uusi‐Rauva

The aim of this paper is to create a framework in which the behaviour of unit costs in public sector outsourcing situations can be analysed.


Mind sets and methods: poverty strategies and the awkward potential of the enabling state

Donald Curtis

This purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide a framework for understanding anti‐poverty strategies in public policy when effective, enabling, governance is…


Measuring fire service performance: a comparative study

J. Carvalho, M. Fernandes, V. Lambert, I. Lapsley

The new public management (NPM) agenda is transforming the public sector in many countries. However, there have been criticisms of NPM, particularly over its emphasis on…


New public management in developing countries: An analysis of success and failure with particular reference to Singapore and Bangladesh

Abu Elias Sarker

The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyse the factors influencing the relative success and failure of new public management (NPM) initiatives in the developing…


“Bureaucracy, meet catastrophe”: Analysis of the tsunami disaster relief efforts and their implications for global emergency governance

Margaret B. Takeda, Marilyn M. Helms

An analysis of the way the bureaucratic management system responded to the tsunami disaster of December 26, 2004 is used as an example to highlight the severe shortcomings…

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