When Rust Never Sleeps: Marketization as Continuous Organizational Change

Andrej Christian Lindholst, Thomas Haase Jensen, Troels Høgfeldt Kjems

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Abstract

This chapter offers a portrait of the implementation of contracting out as a dynamic and continuous organizational change process driven by relational embeddedness, organizational learning, fluctuating circumstances and shifting strategic objectives. The offered portrait adds to the marketization literature by complementing the understanding of the implementation of contracting out as a rational and episodic organizational change driven by cost-focused strategies where operational capacities are externalized. The portrait is corroborated in a retrospective case study of changes in contracting practices across two decades and four contract renewals in Holstebro Municipality—the first municipality in Denmark to completely externalize its operational capacities within park and road services. The case study illuminates how the contracting model changes over time from a standard model towards a collaborative model and details the particular drives of change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarketization in Local Governments: Evolution and Diffusion in Scandinavia and England
EditorsAndrej Christian Lindholst, Morten Balle Hansen
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication dateFeb 2020
Pages259-275
Chapter13
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Dec 2019

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Marketization
Sleep
Organizational change
Contracting
Contracting out
Roads
Relational embeddedness
Costs
Renewal
Denmark
Municipalities
Strategic objectives
Organizational learning
Change process

Keywords

  • marketization
  • privatization
  • contracting out
  • case study
  • Holstebro
  • organizational change
  • contracts
  • reform
  • partnerships

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Lindholst, A. C., Jensen, T. H., & Kjems, T. H. (2020). When Rust Never Sleeps: Marketization as Continuous Organizational Change. In A. C. Lindholst, & M. Balle Hansen (Eds.), Marketization in Local Governments: Evolution and Diffusion in Scandinavia and England (pp. 259-275). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32478-0_13
Lindholst, Andrej Christian ; Jensen, Thomas Haase ; Kjems, Troels Høgfeldt. / When Rust Never Sleeps: Marketization as Continuous Organizational Change. Marketization in Local Governments: Evolution and Diffusion in Scandinavia and England. editor / Andrej Christian Lindholst ; Morten Balle Hansen. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. pp. 259-275
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When Rust Never Sleeps: Marketization as Continuous Organizational Change. / Lindholst, Andrej Christian; Jensen, Thomas Haase; Kjems, Troels Høgfeldt.

Marketization in Local Governments: Evolution and Diffusion in Scandinavia and England. ed. / Andrej Christian Lindholst; Morten Balle Hansen. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. p. 259-275.

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Lindholst AC, Jensen TH, Kjems TH. When Rust Never Sleeps: Marketization as Continuous Organizational Change. In Lindholst AC, Balle Hansen M, editors, Marketization in Local Governments: Evolution and Diffusion in Scandinavia and England. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 2020. p. 259-275 https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32478-0_13