International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 33 Issue 4


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Management and culture in successful networks

Daniela Cristofoli, Mattia Martini, Benedetta Trivellato, Dario Cavenago

It is generally recognized that network management is a critical factor for network success. It is also acknowledged that different managerial behaviors are necessary in…

Budgetary bias in the Finnish public hospital system

Alpo Karila, Jarmo Vakkuri, Juhani Lehto

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the dynamics of budgetary biasing in the context of public hospitals.

Ambiguous hybridity? Main features of China's service-oriented government reform

Xiaolong Tian, Tom Christensen

Compared with the worldwide reform trend of transcending new public management (NPM) during the past two decades, China's service-oriented government (SOG) reforms are a…

Understanding decentralization: deconcentration and devolution processes in the French and Italian cultural sectors

Maria Elena Santagati, Sara Bonini Baraldi, Luca Zan

Decentralization is a widespread and international phenomenon in public administration. Despite the interest of public management scholars, an in-depth analysis of the…

Street-level collaboration: perception, power, and politics on the frontlines of collaboration

Harish P. Jagannath

To examine the implementation processes and outcomes of collaborative governance initiatives through the lens of bureaucratic politics.

Performance reporting delay in local government: a global south view

Charles Wharton Kaye-Essien

The object of this paper is to understand how central–local relations and internal technical characteristics contribute to performance reporting delays at the local level…

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