International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 28 Issue 4/5


Table of contents - Special Issue: Corporate governance, accounting and accountability of state-owned enterprises and agencies: taking stock and next steps in theory and practice

Guest Editors: Dr Giuseppe Grossi, Dr Ulf Papenfuß and Dr Marie-Soleil Tremblay

Corporate governance and accountability of state-owned enterprises: Relevance for science and society and interdisciplinary research perspectives

Giuseppe Grossi, Ulf Papenfuß, Marie-Soleil Tremblay

– The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue and outline its major themes and challenges, their relevance and the research opportunities the field presents.


Mission(s) impossible? Configuring values in the governance of state-owned enterprises

Susanna Alexius, Jenny Cisneros Örnberg

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to theory of hybrid organizations, with particular regard to state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and their ability to contribute to…


The return of the hierarchy: SOEs in marketisation

Lene Tolstrup Christensen

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the conceptualisation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as a mode of governance in marketisation via the perspective of…

Boards of public sector organizations: a typology with Dutch illustrations

Sandra van Thiel

The purpose of this study is to present two heuristics for researchers to identify different types of boards in public sector organziations, and thus enable exchange of…

Interactions fostering trust and contract combinations in local public services provision

Daniela Argento, Peeter Peda

– The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between trust and contract in the context of externalized local public services provision.

Public service motivation and job performance in public utilities: An investigation in a Taiwan sample

Kuo-Tai Cheng

– The purpose of this paper was to examine the predictive power of each dimension of public service motivation (PSM) on job performance (JP) in a Taiwan sample.


How can performance measurement systems empower managers? An exploratory study in state-owned enterprises

Martyna Swiatczak, Michèle Morner, Nadine Finkbeiner

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how performance measurement systems (PMSs) might be designed in order to empower managers of state-owned enterprises (SOEs…


Sustainability reporting in the Austrian, German and Swiss public sector

Dorothea Greiling, Albert Anton Traxler, Sandra Stötzer

The purpose of this paper is to investigate to what extent public sector entities in Austria, Germany and Switzerland apply sustainability reporting (SR) guidelines in…

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