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Organizational Collaboration in the Public Sector: Do Chief Executives Make a Difference?

Esteve, M; Boyne, G; Sierra, V; Ysa, T; (2013) Organizational Collaboration in the Public Sector: Do Chief Executives Make a Difference? Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory , 23 (4) 927 - 952. 10.1093/jopart/mus035. Green open access

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Abstract

Upper echelons theory suggests that the characteristics of chief executives affect the strategic choices of their organizations. In this article, we examine whether the characteristics of top managers make a difference to the extent of interorganizational collaboration in the public sector. Using survey data from 228 chief executives from Catalonia, we test upper echelons theory and control for top managers’ institutional settings such as the size and the sector of the organization, as well as the socioeconomic context. The empirical results suggest that collaboration is influenced by the characteristics of chief executives; in particular, the extent of collaboration is affected positively by their educational qualifications and concern for self-development and negatively by their age.

Type: Article
Title: Organizational Collaboration in the Public Sector: Do Chief Executives Make a Difference?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/jopart/mus035
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jopart/mus035
Language: English
Additional information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory following peer review. The version of record Esteve, M; Boyne, G; Sierra, V; Ysa, T; (2013) Organizational Collaboration in the Public Sector: Do Chief Executives Make a Difference? Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 23 (4) 927 - 952 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jopart/mus035.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1403960
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