International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 21 Issue 5


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Sector reputation and public organisations

Vilma Luoma‐aho

Economic pressures and rising stakeholder expectations have led public sector organisations to measure their reputation. The paper aims to highlight the importance of…


Measuring and reporting public sector outputs/outcomes: Exploratory evidence from Australia

Zahirul Hoque

The purpose of this paper is to report on a study of performance measurement and reporting practices of four government departments in Australia.


Organisational status and efficiency: the case of the Spanish SOE “Paradores”

Magda Cayón Costa, Joaquim Vergés I Jaime

The aim of this paper is to provide new evidence on the effect of changes in public enterprises' (PEs) management on their economic performance.


Civic entrepreneurship in Australia: Opening the “black box” of tacit knowledge in local government top management teams

Patricia A. Rowe, Michael J. Christie

The purpose of this study is to expand on previous research conducted by Hornsby et al. that examined the corporate entrepreneurship internal factor of managerial attitude.


Environmental management system adoption by government departments/agencies

Ambika Zutshi, Amrik S. Sohal, Carol Adams

This paper seeks to examine the adoption of an environmental management system (EMS) in government departments involved in one Australian state and identify the key…


Procurement as a shared service in English local government

J. Gordon Murray, Peter G. Rentell, David Geere

Small councils may not have access to professional procurement resources – one potential solution is to create a procurement shared service with another council. The…


Public sector governance reform: the World Bank's framework

Praveen Kulshreshtha

Good governance is often regarded as essential for a country's economic development. The World Bank's governance framework has guided development projects and governance…

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