International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 27 Issue 7


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Supplier development and public procurement: allies, coaches and bedfellows

David Mark McKevitt, Paul Davis

Using the lens of mentoring theory the authors test the extent to which public buyers informally support suppliers and the influence of organisational context on mentoring…


The role of budget speech: a Malaysian Government study

Laurence Ferry, Zamzulaila Zakaria, Peter Eckersley

– The purpose of this paper is to study the role of budget speech in the Malaysian Government as a “hybrid” for governing both the economy and social cohesion.


Apposition, contradiction, conflict and domination: The competing discourses of the Finnish municipal manager

Anu Pynnönen, Tuomo Takala

The purpose of this paper is to qualitatively describe and explain the contemporary Finnish discourse of municipal managers. The emphasis within is on analyzing the…

Advancing the equality and diversity agenda in armed forces: global perspectives

Mohammed Ishaq, Asifa Maaria Hussain

Focusing on some of the key strands of equality and diversity (E&D), the purpose of this paper is to highlight the progress made by armed forces in implementing the E&D…


Revisiting the “two communities” metaphor of research utilisation

Joshua Newman

The “two communities” metaphor for the relationship between policy and academia is inconsistent with empirical evidence that shows that a sizeable minority of public…

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