International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 24 Issue 1


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Provision of public service infrastructure – the use of PPPs in the UK and Australia: A comparative study

Robert Ball

The purpose of this paper is to identify key similarities and differences between the approach to employing public‐private partnerships (PPPs) for provision of…


Towards a theory of collaborative advantage for the sports tourism policy arena

Adrian Devine, Emily Boyle, Stephen Boyd

Collaboration is now an important part of public sector management. The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors that have helped shape the relationships between…


Smoke and mirrors and performance management: Democracy, accountability and community engagement, as a hidden agenda emerges?

Cynthia Dereli

This paper aims to initiate debate about the tension between ideologies being played out in local government, as illustrated by the case of the empowerment agenda.


Market orientation and its antecedents in the Polish local governments

Izabela Kowalik

Over the past few years there have been several attempts to reform the structure and functioning of the Polish local government units (LGU). Therefore, it is worth…


Organisational amnesia: a serious public sector reform issue

Roger Wettenhall

However well‐intentioned are public sector reform movements, they are often compromised by misunderstandings about meanings and directions and by the organisational…

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