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No Longer So Strange? (Dis)Trust in Municipality-Small Business Relationships
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2009 (English)In: Economic and Industrial Democracy, ISSN 0143-831X, E-ISSN 1461-7099, Vol. 30, no 3, 401-428 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, a trust perspective is applied to the relationship between local government and their alternative service providers in the era of new public management. The importance of category-based (dis)trust is highlighted, as well as the complications occurring when service providers belong to several categories, all of which are in some respect distrusted. More specifically, the article illustrates how gender and professional hierarchies influence municipal trust in service providers. The complexities of trust in public sector outsourcing relationships are highlighted, as the trust that citizens' show in the service providers also affects the trust of the municipality.

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2009. Vol. 30, no 3, 401-428 p.
Keyword [en]
gender; local government; outsourcing; profession; public sector; Sweden; trust
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20143DOI: 10.1177/0143831X09336568ISI: 000268068700005OAI: diva2:233397
Available from: 2009-08-31 Created: 2009-08-31 Last updated: 2013-11-15

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