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|Title:||Shared Services in Australian Local Government: Rationale, Alternative Models and Empirical Evidence||Contributor(s):||Dollery, Brian E (author); Akimov, Alexandr (author); Byrnes, Joel David (author)||Publication Date:||2009||DOI:||10.1111/j.1467-8500.2009.00635.x||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3019||Abstract:||Widespread enthusiasm amongst Australian policy elites for structural reform in local government has evaporated as disappointing outcomes of council amalgamation programs became evident. As a consequence, emphasis has now shifted towards shared serviced models as a means of enhancing service provision and reducing costs. However, a disturbing feature of the current debate on shared services has been the absence of a well-articulated economic and political rationale for this form of service delivery, a lack of analysis of alternative models of shared service provision and a neglect of available empirical evidence. This article seeks to remedy these deficiencies by considering the analytical foundations of shared local services, conducting a review of alternative models as vehicles for shared services and evaluating available empirical evidence.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Australian Journal of Public Administration, 68(2), p. 208-219||Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia||Place of Publication:||Sydney, Australia||ISSN:||0313-6647||Field of Research (FOR):||160510 Public Policy||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 180
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