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


In this book, the debate on public service organizations governance regimes has mainly focused on four main research questions: which governance regimes are needed and should be developed to manage public service organizations? Which is the governance system adopted by Italian local public utilities? Why do partial privatization processes exist? Does the board of directors contribute to SOEs’ innovation? Along each direction, various issues and concepts have been discussed, basing on different perspectives in order to catch the plurality of views and values.


Corporate Governance Public Service Governance System Public Management Board Composition 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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