International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 24 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Best Paper Symposia: UK and Swedish perspectives on topical studies in public management

Guest Editors: Harry Barton

Value for money and the rule of law: the (new) performance audit in Sweden

Anders Grönlund, Fredrik Svärdsten, Peter Öhman

This paper aims to develop a classification scheme of different types of value for money (VFM) audits with different degrees of compliance audit, and to classify the…


Towards the next generation of public management: A study of management control and communication in the Swedish Armed Forces

Roland Almqvist, Bino Catasús, Matti Skoog

This paper aims to present an empirical case where fundamental changes in the environment have forced an organization to re‐evaluate its management control systems and…


Challenges, issues and change: what's the future for UK policing in the twenty‐first century?

Lisa C. Barton, Harry Barton

This paper aims to review calls on the UK police service to respond to the dual challenge of increasing governmental/public demands for improvements in police efficiency…


Implementing the UK Central Government's policy agenda for improved third sector engagement: Reflecting on issues arising from third sector commissioning workshops

Martin Jones, Joyce Liddle

As many states recognise the need to enter into new relationships with the third sector, strategic commissioning of services has moved up the political agenda. The…

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