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Introduction

  • Andrea Calabrò
Chapter
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

Public services play a central role in the well-being, sustainability and growth of communities, cities and nations. However, globally, public services have emerged from a period of considerable criticism. This period of challenge to public services was generated by the rise of neo-liberal ideologies in the 1980s and 1990s (Hartley et al. 2008). During this period market solutions were implemented instead of State provisions. Privatizations and disinvestments played a central role in that process (Cafferata 1993) taken place on the grounds that management is underpinned by certain general principles and practices (New Public Management) which can be applied across a range of businesses, organizations and sectors (Pollitt and Bouckaert 2004).

Keywords

Public Service Public Management Cross Country Comparison Partial Privatization Governance Regime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business StudiesUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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