Publication
Title
Collaborative cost-cutting : productive efficiency as an interdependency between public organizations
Author
Abstract
Collaboration between public sector organizations is typically understood as a response to complexity. Agencies collaborate in order to address complex, cross-cutting policy needs that cannot be met individually. However, when organizational size is a constraining factor in public service efficiency, collaboration can also reduce costs by capturing scale economies unavailable to organizations of sub-optimal size. Using organization theory, the article conceptualizes these two different triggers for public sector collaboration, and builds a framework for tracing their wider impact upon the formation, operation, and outcome of inter-agency partnerships. The framework is illustrated, and its implications for future research are explored.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Public management review. - Londen
Public management review. - Londen
Publication
Londen : 2018
ISSN
1471-9037 [print]
1471-9045 [online]
Volume/pages
20 :12 (2018) , p. 1815-1835
ISI
000446117300004
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.05.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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