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Performance-Related Payment in the Public Sector: Theoretical Issues and Results from a Case Study of a Brazilian Government Agency

Performance-related pay (PRP) is a tool used to induce productivity gains by aligning workers and enterprises incentives. In the public sector it involves, in addition to motivation, attracting and maintaining qualified personnel, reducing costs …


Prevention Policing: Two Different Strategic Approaches

In 2009, the New Zealand Police implemented a comprehensive program called Policing Excellence, which provided the platform for the introduction of Prevention First in 2011. In 2014, Police Scotland implemented a prevention strategy. The strategy …


Implementation Research in Developed and Developing Countries: an Analysis of the Trends and Directions

The article examines implementation research across developed countries (North America, Europe), developing countries (Asia, Pacific) and Africa. It examines some key trends and directions of implementation research across regions. It revisits …


Theme-Based Book Review: Risk and Uncertainty

This theme-based book review considers three recent titles related to risk and uncertainty: The Dynamics of Risk: Changing Technologies and Collective Action in Seismic Events, by Louise K. Comfort; Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, by Niall …

Open Access 31-08-2022

Decentralisation or Recentralisation in Bolivia? Autonomous Territorial Entities and Intergovernmental Relations in a Decentralised State

The demand for regional autonomy, which crystallised in the 1990s during municipal decentralisation, has profoundly marked Bolivia’s political history. This article examines the reorientation of the autonomic model since the 2009 Constitution.

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Public Organization Review seeks to advance knowledge of public organizations around the world. Its focus is on `public', broadly defined, to include governmental, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations, and their impacts on human life and society, as well as their influence in shaping human civilization. The Review publishes empirical, theoretical, analytical and historical articles of high academic quality that contribute to the advancement of understanding `public' organizations. Of particular interest are (1) studies of public organizations and their administration at all levels of analysis; (2) studies of intra and interorganizational relationships, including interactions with private corporations, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations; (3) studies of state and society, politics and market, social change and public organizations, and globalization and national governance/administration; (4) studies of organizational theory, behavior, change, development, leadership, policy, and management; (5) studies of organization-elite, organizational elite-mass citizens, and public-private sector interface; and (6) studies that further the cause of the common good and contribute to a humane civilization.

This journal is significant as it focuses on public organizations at every level anywhere in the world. The Journal is unique in that it is devoted entirely to these types of public organizations as the central forces in shaping the structure, directions, changes, and progress in society and civilization, as well as their centrality in the process of governance and administration of society.

The journal is published, in English, four times a year. Following the standard, anonymous-referee procedure, all manuscripts are subject to the review of the Editor and the Editorial Board. The journal commits itself to a timely response.

Public Organization Review
Volume 1/2001 - Volume 22/2022
Springer US
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