Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4206
Title: Are Shared Services a Panacea for Australian Local Government?: A Critical Note on Australian and International Empirical Evidence
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian E  (author); Akimov, Alexandr V (author)
Publication Date: 2008
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4206
Abstract: Australian local government policy has undergone a major change in direction as policy elites have recognized the ominous dimensions of the problem of local council financial unsustainability and thereby realized that recent structural reform programs have done little to ameliorate this problem. As a consequence, attention has now moved away from forced amalgamation to focus on shared local services as an alternative means of achieving greater operational efficiency. As a consequence, attention has now moved away from forced amalgamation to focus on shared local services as an alternative means of achieving greater operational efficiency. However, an unfortunate feature of the present debate is that, with a few notable exceptions, very little effort has been expended on examining existing Australian and international empirical evidence on the performance of shared local service models. However, an unfortunate feature of the present debate is that, with a few notable exceptions, very little effort has been expended on examining existing Australian and international empirical evidence on the performance of shared local service models. The present paper seeks to remedy this neglect by critically evaluating available Australian and international empirical literature on the outcomes of shared local service arrangements. The present paper seeks to remedy this neglect by critically evaluating available Australian and international empirical literature on the outcomes of shared local service arrangements.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Review of Public Administration, 12(2), p. 1-11
Publisher: Han'gug Haeng'jeong Haghoe
Place of Publication: Seoul, Korea
ISSN: 1229-4659
Field of Research (FOR): 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 910404 Productivity (excl. Public Sector)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.dbpia.co.kr/view/ar_view.asp?arid=964253
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