Management Discretion and Political Interference in Municipal Enterprises. Evidence from Italian Utilities

  title={Management Discretion and Political Interference in Municipal Enterprises. Evidence from Italian Utilities},
  author={P. Garrone and L. Grilli and X. Rousseau},
  journal={Local Government Studies},
  pages={514 - 540}
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