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Corporatisation of public services

Andrews, Rhys ORCID:, Clifton, Judith and Ferry, Laurence 2022. Corporatisation of public services. Public Administration 100 (2) , pp. 179-192. 10.1111/padm.12848

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The corporatization of public services by moving services previously provided in-house into various types of arms-length corporate forms of organization is becoming an important trend at multiple levels of government. Although the use of such corporate forms to deliver public services is not a new phenomenon, evidence on the impact of corporatization on public services provision is only slowly emerging. In this symposium, we aim to advance our understanding of the theoretical and practical implications of corporatization through empirical analyses of its dynamics in a range of different settings. In this introductory article, we begin by explaining what is meant by the corporatization of public services and the different forms that it can take, before summarizing the existing evidence on the governance, accountability, and performance of corporatized public services. We then describe the articles included in the symposium and conclude by outlining a future research agenda for studying corporatization.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0033-3298
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 31 March 2022
Date of Acceptance: 30 March 2022
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2024 16:16

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