A case study of governance in public sector 'virtual organizations': The emergence of Children's Trusts

Rob Wilson, Susan Baines, Mike Martin, Roger Vaughan

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Abstract

The UK public sector has become a testing ground for new ways of managing service delivery. One ambitious innovation is the creation of Children's Trusts led by English local authorities. Children's Trusts represent a new organizational initiative to promote the wellbeing of children by coordinating distributed multi-agency working in ways sensitive to local conditions and priorities. The authors argue that Children's Trusts can be understood as virtual organizations within the public sector. From this perspective they explore the governance of Children's Trusts and consider some of the associated demands on information systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Enterprises and Collaborative Networks - IFIP 18th World Computer Congress, TC5/WG5.5 5th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2004
PublisherSpringer
Pages541-549
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781402081392
ISBN (Print)9781402081385
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TC5/WG5.5 5th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2004 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 22 Aug 200427 Aug 2004

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume149
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC5/WG5.5 5th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2004
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period22/08/0427/08/04

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