Evidence for organisational learning in local authority capital projects

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Abstract

This paper focuses on learning in the management of risk in a local authority capital project. It investigates an educational capital project, financed by the Prudential Borrowing Framework (PBF) and is based on empirical research conducted within a Scottish local authority. Despite the drive to integrate risk management into all aspects of local government operations, it appears that risk management is relatively novel within the local authority. Although, the Education department, to a limited extent, appears to have a proactive approach to risk management, there is little evidence of a joined-up corporate approach and risk management as a whole is fragmented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-45
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Finance and Management in Public Services
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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Keywords

  • organisational learning
  • risk management
  • local government
  • capital projects
  • case study

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