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The effect of shared service centers on administrative intensity in English local government: A longitudinal evaluation

Abstract:

“Administrative intensity” (AI) describes the proportion of total resources that organizations spend on administrative support functions rather than primary service and production processes. We test whether “sharing” administrative activities between organizations leads to a fall in AI due to economies of scale, as is often supposed, using organizational and financial data from more than 300 English local authorities. We employ multi-wave change score regression analysis to relate changes in ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jopart/muz002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Oxford college:
Queen's College
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory Journal website
Publication date:
2019-03-09
Acceptance date:
2019-02-01
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EISSN:
1477-9803
ISSN:
1053-1858
Pubs id:
pubs:967778
URN:
uri:278f6fce-30e0-4594-93a3-e5f4a8e6e636
UUID:
uuid:278f6fce-30e0-4594-93a3-e5f4a8e6e636
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pubs:967778

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