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Collaborative cost cutting: productive efficiency as an interdependency between public organizations

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Collaboration between public sector organizations is typically understood as a response to complexity. Agencies collaborate in order to address complex, cross-cutting policy needs that cannot be met individually. However, when organizational size is a constraining factor in public service efficiency, collaboration can also reduce costs by capturing scale economies unavailable to organizations of sub-optimal size. Using organization theory, the article conceptualizes these two different trigge...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
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Name:
Leverhulme Trust
Grant:
ECF/2014-069
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Public Management Review More from this journal
Volume:
20
Issue:
12
Pages:
1815-1835
Publication date:
2018-02-20
Acceptance date:
2018-01-15
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1471-9045
ISSN:
1471-9037
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2018-01-15

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