Special Issue "Strategic Management of Public Services Organisations and Collaborative Governance: Integrating the Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Edoardo Ongaro

Public Management, The Open University, Walton Hall MK7 6AA, UK
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Interests: Public Management; Public Policy and Administration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this Special Issue is outlining paths of integration between the two strands of research in the strategic management of public services organisations, on one hand, and the strand of inquiry into developing collaborative governance, on the other hand. This Special Issue stems from the research team of the European Union funded project “COGOV”, which aims at integrating the two theoretical perspectives.

Papers in the Special Issue will cover both terrains of inquiry.

The introduction paper (prepared by Edoardo Ongaro, Ewan Ferlie, Keith Shaw and Jacob Torfing) will outline possible lines of interconnection between the stream of research in the strategic management of public services organisations and the strand of inquiry in collaborative governance and highlight ways forward to combine the two streams of research for the renewal of public governance.

Prof. Dr. Edoardo Ongaro
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • strategic management
  • public service
  • public organisation
  • collaborative governance
  • public governance
  • co-governance
  • co-production

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Open AccessArticle Exploring Strategy-Making in ‘Non-New Public Management’ Public Services Settings: The Case of European Union Agencies
Adm. Sci. 2019, 9(1), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9010023
Received: 14 January 2019 / Revised: 25 February 2019 / Accepted: 26 February 2019 / Published: 11 March 2019
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A growing public management literature has debated whether strategic management models originally developed for private firms are also relevant to contemporary public agencies. Thus far, it has been easier to apply strategic management models centred on competitive advantage in jurisdictions in which new [...] Read more.
A growing public management literature has debated whether strategic management models originally developed for private firms are also relevant to contemporary public agencies. Thus far, it has been easier to apply strategic management models centred on competitive advantage in jurisdictions in which new public management (NPM) reforms have left an enduring inheritance, with the emphasis in these settings on the autonomization of public agencies and a prominent concern with ‘performance’. Based on the case study of public agencies in the European Union, we argue there is potential to apply strategic management models in other jurisdictions where the penetration of NPM has been much lower, provided certain conditions of agency autonomy are met and factors—such as stakeholders’ expectations stimulating the adoption of strategic management models—perform as the functional equivalent of the pressures provided by NPM incentivization systems. The paper contributes to the literature aimed at employing the discipline of strategic management—a thriving field of inquiry business administration and management—as a valuable source of knowledge for the advancement of public management. Full article
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