International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 29 Issue 5


Table of contents - Special Issue: Marketization revisited

Guest Editors: Morten Hansen and Andrej Christian Lindholst

Marketization revisited

Morten Balle Hansen, Andrej Christian Lindholst

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the IJPSM special issue on marketization to clarify the conceptual foundations of marketization as a phenomenon within the public…

A case of employment services in Italy: From a tentative quasi-market to focused partnership programmes

Benedetta Trivellato, Mattia Martini, Dario Cavenago, Elisabetta Marafioti

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the recent evolution of the employment services system of a Northern Italian region (Lombardy), which was planned according to…

Marketized employment services: The impact on Christian-based service providers and their clients

Wilma Gallet

The purpose of this paper is to examine the challenges confronting Christian-based organisations operating in the employment services quasi-market in Australia. It focuses…

Contracting out parks and roads maintenance in England

Nicola Dempsey, Mel Burton, Johanna Selin

Different models have been adopted in England over time to organise public service delivery. The purpose of this paper is to explore contracting-out, a prevalent model of…


Marketization trajectories in the Danish road and park sectors: A story of incremental institutional change

Andrej Christian Lindholst, Morten Balle Hansen, Ole Helby Petersen

– The purpose of this paper is to improve the understanding of the evolution of marketization in the public sector as a process of institutional change.

Capability versus efficiency: contracting out park and road services in Norway

Merethe Dotterud Leiren, Andrej Christian Lindholst, Ingjerd Solfjeld, Thomas Barfoed Randrup

The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into the extent of, rationales for and outcomes of contracting out in the local road and park sectors in Norway. For…

Is public procurement efficiency conditioned by market types? A critical test in park and road sectors in Sweden

Ylva Norén Bretzer, Bengt Persson, Thomas Barfoed Randrup

– The purpose of this paper is to investigate to what extent contracting out practices has led to perceived resource cuts in the Swedish park and road sectors.

Collaborative benchmarking in the Danish district-heating sector

Per Nikolaj Bukh, Lars Grubbe Dietrichson

The purpose of this paper is threefold: to investigate why and how companies in voluntary networks engage in performance benchmarking; how requirements for a standardised…

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