Recent Publications

Carmela Barbera, Martin Jones, Sanja Korac, Iris Saliterer, and Ileana Steccolini (2017): “Governmental financial resilience under Austerity in Austria, England and Italy: How do local governments cope with financial shocks?”, Public Administration, first published 15 August 2017.

A glimpse of it:

The recent economic and fiscal crisis provides an opportunity for learning lessons of general and practical relevance about how governments face ghocks affecting their financial conditions. This article draws on the resilience concept to investigate the organizational capacities that are deployed and/or built by local governments (LGs) to respond to such shocks, looking at their combinations and interactions with environmental conditions. The article presents the results of a multiple-case analysis of 12 European LGs across Austria, Italy and England. The analysis allows us to highlight and operationalize different patterns of financial resilience, that is, self-regulation, constrained or reactive adaptation, contented or powerless fatalism, that are the result of the interaction and development over time of different internal and external dimensions.

Full text can be downloaded from:

Book: Governmental Financial Resilience in the Emerald Book Series on Public Policy and Governance 2017, edited by Ileana Steccolini, Martin Jones, and Iris Saliterer, with contributions of members of the Special Interest Group from 11 countries

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Past Publications

Special Issue on Public Sector Accounting and Accountability in an era of Austerity: new directions, challenges and deficits in Accounting in Auditing & Accountability Journal 28(6) 2015, edited by Enrico Bracci, Chris Humphrey, Jodie Moll, and Ileana Steccolini

and the related Editorial

This is the outcome of a panel the Special Interest Group organized during the IRPSM conference in Praque in 2013.

Special Section Special Section on Accounting Innovation and Public Sector Change in Critical Perspectives on Accounting 25(4-5) 2014, edited by Mariannunziata Liguori and Ileana Steccolini

Special Issue on Accounting for Public Governance in Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management 11(2) 2014, edited by Giuseppe Grossi and Ileana Steccolini
and the related Editorial

Symposium on Accountability processes in modern day government in International Review of Public Administration 19(2) 2014, edited by Suzanne Piotrowski and Ileana Steccolini
and the related Editorial

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