Risk management challenges of shared public services: a comparative analysis of Scotland and Finland

Pekka Valkama, Darinka Asenova, Stephen J. Bailey

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Abstract

This paper analyses the risk management challenges of shared service provision in Scotland and Finland. Policy context and institutional frameworks largely determine the local choice of organizational arrangements and so the risks that arise and the way they are shared. Finnish municipalities have developed joint municipal arrangements for sharing services, whereas Scotland's shared service challenges are related to the historical separation of health and social care services and the search for cost savings while improving service effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Volume36
Issue number1
Early online date9 Nov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Finland
  • local government
  • risk management
  • Scotland
  • shared services

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