International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 21 Issue 6


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Project management in the context of organizational change: The case of the Portuguese public sector

Carlos F. Gomes, Mahmoud M. Yasin, João V. Lisboa

The purpose of this paper is to examine the Portuguese public sector organizations' familiarity with, and willingness to utilize, project management tools, as these…


Managing race equality in Scottish local councils in the aftermath of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

Asifa Hussain, Mohammed Ishaq

More than six years have elapsed since the much‐heralded Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 (hereafter also referred to as the “Act”) came into force. The Act had been…


The NPM agenda in small developing countries: Employment contracts and politicization in Samoa's public service

Desmond Uelese Amosa

The purpose of this paper is to examine claims that the removal of tenure in favour of fixed‐term employment contracts has led to some politicization of top‐level…


Research management and policy: incentives and obstacles to a better public‐private interaction

Evanthia Kalpazidou Schmidt

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the public‐private linkage within the Danish research and technological development (RTD) and innovation system, seen from the…


Success factors: public works and public‐private partnerships

Carol Jacobson, Sang Ok Choi

The purpose of this research is to analyze and compares principal factors that contribute to successful public‐private partnerships and public works projects.


Budgetary participation and performance: some Malaysian evidence

Mohd Nor Yahya, Nik Nazli Nik Ahmad, Abdul Hamid Fatima

The purpose of this paper is to explore the budgetary participation and performance (BPP) relationship in a public sector organization in a developing country, Malaysia…


Hobson's choice? Meaning, manner and merits of choice in public services

Michael Macaulay, John Wilson

The purpose of this paper is to show that since its election in 1997, the Labour Government in the United Kingdom has pursued a policy agenda which in some senses…

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