Quotation Meyer, Renate, Leixnering, Stephan. 2015. Public Sector Organizations. In: Elsevier International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), Hrsg. Wright, James D. 597-602. Oxford: Elsevier.




New public management-inspired reforms created numerous autonomous units with many different faces and labels. This variety of organizations and organizational forms precludes a straightforward definition of what constitutes a public sector organization and blurs the boundaries between the public and private sectors as well as the boundaries of single organizations. In addition, the complexity of the interlocking arrangements and relationships in this public organizational landscape has resulted in considerable governance problems with serious implications for coordination and policy coherence.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Public Sector Organizations
Title of whole publication Elsevier International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition)
Editor Wright, James D.
Page from 597
Page to 602
Location Oxford
Publisher Elsevier
Year 2015
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978008097086873056X?via%3Dihub
ISBN 978-0-08-097087-5
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978008097086873056X?via%3Dihub


Meyer, Renate (Details)
Leixnering, Stephan (Details)
Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance FI (Details)
Institute for Organization Studies IN (Details)
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