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Governance and performance of a mixed public-private enterprise: an assessment of a company in the Estonian water sector
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, Avdelningen för Ekonomi.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, Avdelningen för Ekonomi.
2013 (English)In: Public Organization Review, ISSN 1566-7170, E-ISSN 1573-7098, Vol. 13, no 2, 185-196 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Local governments are increasingly entering into partnerships with the private sector in the “externalization” of public service delivery. While the financial and non-financial interests of the partners involved may appear to be in opposition and potentially un-reconcilable, this is not always the case, especially where governance arrangements exist to align and balance the requirements of financial and non-financial performance. Such arrangements are analysed here with reference to Estonia’s largest water company with mixed public-private ownership. It has a business-like management that facilitates a combination of good non-financial performance (quality and affordability) and considerable financial performance (profitability.

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2013. Vol. 13, no 2, 185-196 p.
Keyword [en]
Governance mechanisms, Externalization, Mixed public-private company, Financial and non-financial performance, Water sector, Estonia
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-10531DOI: 10.1007/s11115-013-0233-zOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-10531DiVA: diva2:622984
Available from: 2013-05-24 Created: 2013-05-24 Last updated: 2013-08-14Bibliographically approved

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