International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 25 Issue 2


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Market orientation in a developing economy public institution: Revisiting the Kohli and Jaworski's framework

Mohammed A. Mahmoud, Robert E. Hinson

The aim of this study is to generate insights into whether market orientation – as defined by Kohli and Jaworski – is being practiced in the Ghanaian public sector.


Distant relations: limits to relational contracting in domestic violence programmes

Ed Carson, Donna Chung, Andrew Day

The purpose of this paper is to assess the applicability of relational contract theory in situations where government departments contract with non‐government welfare…


How do they do it? Understanding back office efficiency savings made by English councils

Rosamund Chester Buxton, Zoe Radnor

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the back office efficiency savings made by English councils during the 2004 Spending Review (SR04) period in order to consider…

Procurement for sustainable local economic development

Laurie Kaye Nijaki, Gabriela Worrel

The paper seeks to demonstrate how local entities, such as cities and counties, can use environmentally preferable purchasing plans as a tool in developing the local green…


On why public servants must cultivate their own watchdogs

J. Cherie Strachan

The article seeks to argue for an engaged civil service to foster a vibrant citizenry, essential in and of itself to sustain democracy especially during a time of turmoil.

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