Lessons from Case Studies: Working with Marketization

Andrej Christian Lindholst, Nicola Dempsey, Thomas Barfoed Randrup, Ingjerd Solfjed

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Abstrakt

This chapter draws on insights from four case studies on how municipalities work with marketization in combination with survey data for illustrating and discussing a number of general lessons for marketization theory and policies. The discussions highlight: a) the role of organizational learning and incremental change in the implementation of contracting; b) the challenges of balancing needs for ensuring competition for contracts with the needs for ensuring contractual collaboration and effective contract management; c) the economic difficulties of municipal owned corporations operating within competitive environments; d) the widespread use of ‘corporate-like’ features for organizing in-house service provisions; and e) the future scope and limitations for developing contracting models within local park and road services.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelMarketization in Local Governments : Diffusion and Evolution in Scandinavia and England
RedaktørerAndrej Christian Lindholst, Morten Balle Hansen
UdgivelsesstedCham
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdatofeb. 2020
Sider293-311
Kapitel15
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-030-32478-0
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-030-32478-0
DOI
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2020

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