Special Issue "Economies of Scale and Collaboration: Financial Sustainability in Local Government"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021).
Interests: public sector efficiency; productivity; microeconomics; policy research; quantative methods
Interests: economic development; economic policy analysis
This special issue will present research papers that assess the efficiency and sustainability of local government with a focus on issues concerning mergers, outsourcing and various types of collaboration. Authors are encouraged to submit papers that examine local government policies regarding different forms of collaboration and upscaling, incorporating efficiency gains due to economies of scale. We are particularly interested in papers with a focus on sustainability of service delivery and finance. A strong quantative and empirical component is required, preferably including analyses based on methodologies such as Stochastic Frontier analysis and Data Envelopment Analysis. From a policy perspective the papers must contain clear policy recommendations. All types of local government services may be included.
Prof. Jos L.T. Blank
Dr. A.A.S. van Heezik
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- local government
- policy analysis
- economies of scale