International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 20 Issue 6


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Wanted: the next generation of nurse and midwifery managers

Sarah Wise

To explore whether ward management is an aspiration for junior nurses and midwives in the National Health Service in Scotland (NHSS) in the context of service redesign…


Responding to change: the management of further education colleges in England

Tim Hannagan, Alan Lawton, Geoff Mallory

The purpose of this paper is to examine changes in the management of further education (FE) colleges in England following the Further and Higher Education Act (1992) and…


Approaches to commissioning home care from the independent sector: A survey and taxonomy with particular reference to Wales

Paul R. Drake, Bethan M. Davies

This paper is the sequel to the authors' earlier paper in this journal and aims to present the “future research” outlined in that paper.

Controlling urban car parking – an exemplar for public management?

Richard Kerley

This paper aims to analyse the management of urban on street car parking as an example of the dilemmas of understanding and improving the performance of public management.


Post‐bureaucracy and reanimating public governance: A discourse and practice of continuity?

Leslie Budd

Seeks to examine changes in the environment in which public policy and public management operate and the claim that bureaucracy has been replaced by post‐bureaucracy as a…


Regional governance in England: past experience, future directions?

John Mawson

To present a paper which examine the UK's approach to devolution in respect of the English regions.

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