Public Sector Organizations

Renate Meyer, Stephan Leixnering

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
EditorsJames D. Wright
Volume12
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2015
Edition2.
Pages597-602
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Agencification
  • Autonomy
  • Boundaries
  • Coordination
  • Decentralization
  • Embeddedness
  • Fragmentation
  • Functions of PSOs
  • Groups of organizations
  • New public management
  • Organizational forms
  • Para-government organizations
  • Public governance
  • Public sector organizations
  • Quangos
  • Reaggregation
  • Whole-of-Government

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Meyer, R., & Leixnering, S. (2015). Public Sector Organizations. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2. ed., Vol. 12, pp. 597-602). Amsterdam: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.73056-X
Meyer, Renate ; Leixnering, Stephan. / Public Sector Organizations. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. editor / James D. Wright. Vol. 12 2. ed. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2015. pp. 597-602
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