Learning from the experience of recovery: the turnaround of poorly performing local authorities

Turner, David and Whiteman, Phillip (2005) Learning from the experience of recovery: the turnaround of poorly performing local authorities. Local Government Studies, 31 (5). pp. 627-654. ISSN 03003930

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Abstract

This paper sets out the findings of a three-year research investigation into the experiences of 15 case study local authorities in turning around poor performance. The ‘poor’ rating was determined through Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA). In some authorities the CPA score itself proved a sufficient trigger for turnaround to begin. In others the picture is more complex. Turnaround is variable in terms of speed, intensity and the success of the mechanisms employed. Success, though partially determined by a combination of contextual factors, can be greatly enhanced by a combination of cognition, capacity and capability. This paper seeks to explain the approaches adopted and the successes achieved and outlines a research agenda for the next phase of the turnaround process.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Local government; Government productivity; Civil service, Labour productivity; Public administration; Bureaucracy
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 11:04
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 12:10
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/243

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