The efficiency and effectiveness of municipally owned corporations: a systematic review

  title={The efficiency and effectiveness of municipally owned corporations: a systematic review},
  author={Bart Voorn and Marieke L. van Genugten and Sandra van Thiel},
  journal={Local Government Studies},
  pages={820 - 841}
ABSTRACT Municipally owned corporations (MOCs) are increasingly utilised to provide local public services, but little remains known about their efficiency and effectiveness. In this article, we offer a typology of MOCs, explore the variables that affect their behaviour, and perform a systematic review of public administration articles published between 2001 and 2015 on their efficiency and effectiveness. We find that MOCs are often more efficient than local bureaucracies in the provision of… Expand
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