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Co-owned Local Government Organisations: Conditions for Strategy Development

Mattisson, Ola LU and Ramberg, Ulf LU (2015) In Financial Accountability & Management 31(3). p.269-286
Abstract
Local governments tend to join resources and create co-owned organisations to solve the supply of public services. From a strategic perspective on local government cooperation, this paper analyses the conditions for strategy development in a co-owned municipal organisation. The empirical data stem from a longitudinal case study of a Swedish provider of water and sewerage services. We show that difficulties in formulating and agreeing upon strategies are not dependent on the structural form. Instead, there is an intrinsic dilemma when municipalities are to create a joint strategy at the same time as each municipality is sovereign to decide on all local matters.
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strategy conditions, co-owned organisation, cooperation, strategy development, local goverment
in
Financial Accountability & Management
volume
31
issue
3
pages
269 - 286
publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
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  • scopus:84953724325
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1468-0408
DOI
10.1111/faam.12057
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English
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  author       = {Mattisson, Ola and Ramberg, Ulf},
  issn         = {1468-0408},
  keyword      = {strategy conditions,co-owned organisation,cooperation,strategy development,local goverment},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {269--286},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Financial Accountability & Management},
  title        = {Co-owned Local Government Organisations: Conditions for Strategy Development},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/faam.12057},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2015},
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