International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 27 Issue 1


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The negative consequences of culture change management: Evidence from a UK NHS ambulance service

Paresh Wankhade, John Brinkman

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the culture change management programme in one UK NHS ambulance service, documenting various perverse consequences of the change…


Measuring capacity to perform across local government services – managers' perceptions

Lisa Björk, Stefan Szücs, Annika Härenstam

This study aims at developing a measure that can be used to evaluate organizational capacity to perform across local government jurisdictions, using operational managers'…


Do public sector mergers (re)shape reputation?

Vilma L. Luoma-aho, Mirja E. Makikangas

The public sector worldwide is under pressure to downsize, which has led to mergers of public sector organisations. This paper seeks to bridge the unstudied gap of what…


Exploring determinants of state employee union density in the United States

Chon-Kyun Kim

To explore state employee union density, this paper discusses determinants of state sector union density and then empirically examines the linkages of the determinants and…


Bridging the gaps between e-government practice and research: A meta-study for policy development

Endrit Kromidha, Jose-Rodrigo Cordoba-Pachon

This study aims to map the dynamics of e-government rhetoric through a discourse analysis. The discussion and understanding is based on an identification and…

Inter-sector senior leader transitions: experience and outcomes

Robert McLeay Thompson, Christine Flynn

The purpose of this paper is to explore the experience of senior leaders who move into the public sector from other sectors of the economy, a process referred to in this…


Public buying decisions: a framework for buyers and small firms

David Mark McKevitt, Anthony Flynn, Paul Davis

The aim of this paper is to explore the factors that influence buyer decision-making in public procurement. The objective is to better understand the processes and…

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