International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 25 Issue 5


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Enterprise policy, delivery, practice and research: Largely rhetoric or under‐valued achievement?

John Thompson, Jonathan M. Scott, Ron Downing

The aim of this paper is to analyse enterprise policy in the United Kingdom (UK), in relation to decisions about policy, policy delivery, entrepreneurial practice and…

Organisations in the public sector: stakeholders, context and PHARMAC

K.L.H. Wynn‐Williams

The purpose of this paper is to explore how the public sector entity within New Zealand's public health system, the Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC), continues…


Localisation policy in Oman: a psychological contracting interpretation

Stephen Swailes, L.G. Al Said, Saleh Al Fahdi

Successful localization policies are critical to the resolution of difficult social problems in the Gulf States relating to rising populations and youth unemployment…


Effect of governance models on enhancing water service delivery

Maila Elina Herrala, Harri Jouni Olavi Haapasalo

The ownership of waterworks is topical in many countries and especially developed countries seem to speak for public ownership instead of private ownership. This paper…


LinkAge Plus: lessons for third sector organisations and commissioners

Donald Harradine, Kirsten Greenhalgh

The paper aims to explore the relationship between commissioners of service and the third sector arising from research undertaken during a LinkAge Plus project by…

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