International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 28 Issue 1


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Performance reporting in Ireland: the ongoing gap between rhetoric and reality

Francis McGeough

The annual report is an important means of organisational accountability. In recent years, public sector organisations (PSOs) influenced by New Public Management have been…

Portfolio management of development projects in Danish municipalities

Jan Stentoft Arlbjørn, Per Vagn Freytag, Lisa Thoms

Danish municipalities are undergoing continuous changes. An important part of these changes are the introduction and implementation of a wide range of development…


Resource allocation and service design in local government: a case study

Manzurul Alam

Following the introduction of the New Zealand Local Government Amendment Acts (1996, 2002), some significant changes have taken place in resource allocation and service…

Outcomes of public health reform – service availability in rural areas

Mika Immonen, Jyri Vilko, Jouni Koivuniemi, Kaisu Laasonen

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the availability and demanded locations of health care services in a rural context. The authors analyse subjective experiences…

Corporate governance practices and outcomes in social enterprises in the UK: A case study of South Yorkshire

Walter Mswaka, Olu Aluko

The purpose of this paper is to explore the growth of social enterprise in the UK in the context of the renewed interest in the creative use of organisations with a social…


The compassionate organisation: Contesting the rhetoric of goodwill in public sector value statements

Poul Erik Flyvholm Jørgensen, Maria Isaksson

The purpose of this paper is to test whether organisations in the public domain have embraced a corporate type of discourse, mirroring the private sector’s preferred…

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