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Title: Governance structures and mechanisms in public service organizations: theories, evidence and future directions
Authors: Ranalli, Francesco
Huse, Morten
Calabrò, Andrea
Keywords: governance structures
public services organizations
boards of directors
co-production
Issue Date: 16-Jun-2010
Abstract: Public services play a central role in the well-being, sustainability and growth of communities, cities and nations. However, globally, public services have emerged from a period of considerable criticism. This period of challenge to public services was generated by the rise of neo-liberal ideologies in the 1980s and 1990s (Hartely et al., 2008). During this period market solutions were implemented instead of State provisions. Privatizations and disinvestments played a central role in that process (Cafferata, 1993) taken place on the grounds that management is underpinned by certain general principles and practices (New Public Management) which can be applied across a range of businesses, organizations and sectors (Pollit and Bouckaert, 2004). The current situation is characterized by new forms of relationships between State and society. The role of both government and public services are considered fundamental in order to create stable social and economic conditions by actively...
Description: 22. ciclo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2108/1291
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