Executive succession in English local government

George A. Boyne, Oliver James, Peter John, Nicolai Petrovsky

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The authors report the results of the first quantitative study of senior management turnover in English local authorities. Consistent with existing management theory, rates of executive succession were found to be higher in an adverse external environment, and where organizational performance is weak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-274
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

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We thank the Economic and Social Research Council Public Services Programme for support (grant number RES-166-25-0026).


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