International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 33 Issue 6/7


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Public sector reform and the state of performance management in Portugal: is there a gap between performance measurement and its use?

Ana I. Melo, Luís F. Mota

This paper aims to analyse the state of performance management in the Portuguese public sector as part of the efforts towards public administration reform.

Intellectual capital in Italian healthcare: senior managers' perspectives

Francesca Manes-Rossi, Marco Bisogno, Natalia Aversano, Francesca Citro

This study investigates the perceptions of intellectual capital (IC) among senior managers at Italian local healthcare units (LHUs) and the interrelations among IC…

Public–private joint ventures in the healthcare sector: enlarging the shadow of the future through social and economic incentives

Espen Solheim-Kile, Andreas Wald

Public–private joint ventures (PPJVs) have a stronger partnership element than standard public–private partnerships (PPPs) but PPJVs are under-researched despite this…

Environmental disclosures on local governments' websites: a Malaysian context

Che Ku Hisam Che Ku Kassim, Suraya Ahmad, Noor Emilina Mohd Nasir, Nur Nariza Mod Arifin, Wan Mohd Nazif Wan Mohd Nori

First, the paper examines the extent of environmental disclosures (EDs) made by the Malaysian local governments (LGs) on their websites. Second, it examines the patterns…

The job resources-engagement relationship: the role of location

Michael Halinski, Jennifer A. Harrison

This study investigates the moderating role of employee office location in the relationship between support-related job resources (i.e. organizational support for…

Implementation of sustainable public procurement in local governments: a measurement approach

Lily Hsueh, Stuart Bretschneider, Justin M. Stritch, Nicole Darnall

Assessing and measuring the extent of organization-level policy implementation has received little scholarly attention, especially in the areas of local governments'…

The experience of social reporting in Italian judicial offices. The laboratory of the public prosecutor’s office in Naples

Paolo Ricci, Pietro Pavone

The paper aims to reach a better understanding of accountability and social reporting in the Italian justice system, by examining the state of the art of both literature…

Innovation in public organizations: do government reforms matter?

Imane Hijal-Moghrabi, Meghna Sabharwal, Kannan Ramanathan

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of New Public Management (NPM) reforms/practices on innovation in public sector organizations. Although much is written…

Controlling opportunism in partnerships: a process view

Dayashankar Maurya, Amit Kumar Srivastava

Controlling partner opportunism in public-private partnership (PPP) requires effective adaptation of governance mechanisms over life-cycle. This paper proposes a process…

Let me go to the office! An investigation into the side effects of working from home on work-life balance

Rocco Palumbo

The disruptions brought by COVID-19 pandemic compelled a large part of public sector employees to remotely work from home. Home-based teleworking ensured the continuity of…


Clarifying strategic alignment in the public procurement process

Henrico Plantinga, Hans Voordijk, André Dorée

While the need for strategic alignment in public management has been recognized, there is a lack of conceptual clarity to support its application in practice. Focusing on…

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