Exploring regionalism in public management reforms: the case of the Italian hospital sector

Fabrizia Sarto, Gianluca Veronesi, Ian Kirkpatrick, Corrado Cuccurullo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

234 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Although comparative research on new public management reforms has identified variable pathways of change between countries, less is known about variations within countries where there has been significant political and administrative decentralisation to regional tiers of government. In this paper we address this concern, focusing on public hospital management reforms in the Italian Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) as an illustrative case. Drawing on a range of publicly available administrative data sources we find that there is a significant regional dimension, with more autonomous regional governments with centre-right political majorities being more likely to adopt corporate-style management practices at hospital level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-545
Number of pages21
JournalPolicy and Politics
Volume44
Issue number4
Early online date23 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Exploring regionalism in public management reforms: the case of the Italian hospital sector'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this