Local government projectification in practice : a multiple institutional logic perspective

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Local government projectification in practice : a multiple institutional logic perspective
Author Fred, Mats
Date 2019
English abstract
During the last couple of decades, we have witnessed a proliferation of the project as an organizational solution in sectors as diverse as IT, housing, social services, education and culture. Despite a growing interest in the phenomenon, we know surprisingly little of how processes of public sector projectification unfold in practice, especially at local government level. This article uses an institutional logic perspective to illustrate and argue that public sector projectification can be understood and conceptualized as the enactment of multiple, co-existing institutional logics, but where one particular logic is of growing importance – the project logic. It is argued that even though the project form is often perceived as more flexible than that of the bureaucracy, the practical outcome seldom represents a radical break with traditional, bureaucratic management models. Rather, it appears to aid a rediscovery and reuse of central bureaucratic practices and procedures such as reporting, documentation and standardization.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2019.1606799 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03003930.2019.1606799 .Icon
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue Local Government Studies;
ISSN 0300-3930
Pages 20
Page 1-20
Language eng (iso)
Subject Projectification
institutional logics
practices
Bureaucratization
ethnography
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/28613 Permalink to this page
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