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Business Groups and the State: The Politics of Expansion, Restructuring, and Collapse  

Ben Ross Schneider

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
Business groups combine empirically a variety of features that have fascinated researchers from a range of disciplines. However, debate and theorizing, both generally and in relation to ... More

Corporate Governance and Nonprofits: Facing up to Hybridization and Homogenization  

Jenny Harrow and Susan D. Phillips

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter discusses the context of nonprofit organizations, which are under pressure to demonstrate how they act for the benefit of the public in transparent ways with obvious impact. ... More

Governments And Management Consultants: Supply, Demand, And Effectiveness  

Denis Saint-Martin

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article considers the role of consultants in public service reforms in different European and North American countries. It first studies the supply and demand for consultants. It then ... More

Private Provision of Public Services: The Case of Australia’s Motorways  

Demi Chung

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
The first public–private partnership (PPP) motorway in Australia was open to traffic more than two decades ago, and yet no comprehensive evaluation of PPPs in the road transport sector has ... More

Public Service Quality Improvement  

John Øvretveit

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
In many respects quality originated as a collection of poorly theorized methods which were developed through practice in the workplace. The “quality movement” was built by adherents who ... More

Public–Private Partnerships in Business and Government  

Carsten Greve

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
This article aims to examine the various definitions and categories of the concept of public–private partnerships (PPPs), the nature of the recent debate in the disciplines of economics, ... More

Regulation Inside Government: Retro‐Theory Vindicated or Outdated?  

Martin Lodge and Christopher Hood

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
Regulation is a word that has gained a wide currency in discussions of public sector reform over the past thirty years or so. Many have claimed that increased formal regulation of public ... More

Strategic Use of Regulation  

Cento Veljanovski

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
The focus of this article is the strategic use of regulation by industry and regulators, and the rules and procedures that have been and can be put in place to reduce wasteful attempts to ... More

Strategy in Service Organizations  

Susan Segal-Horn

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2009
This article aims to emphasize the economic importance of the service sector, to explain those factors which make services different from products, to apply strategic management concepts ... More

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