What is the recipe for successful council companies?
Holmes, P. and Zheng, P. 2022. What is the recipe for successful council companies? The MJ: Management Journal for Local Authority Businesses. 1st September 2022, pp. 16-17.
|Authors||Holmes, P. and Zheng, P.|
Multiple challenges of rising inflation, increased material costs, inter-continental trade challenges and the cost-of-living pressures are having an impact on local government generally. The creation of council companies as a recipe for creating additional and new capital and revenue streams is also being affected. Trading circumstances are more challenging, business plans are being tested and political pressure may also be having an impact on commercial achievements. Based on interviews and case studies of three English councils, this paper offers some insight on critical success factors (CSF) for council companies. The findings include four CSFs: (1) Effective governance structure; (2) Programmatic performance evaluation for company staff; (3) Functioning board of directors based on business expertise; (4) Market assessment and monitoring.
|Keywords||Council company; Success factor; Governance; Management performance|
|Journal||The MJ: Management Journal for Local Authority Businesses|
|Journal citation||1st September 2022, pp. 16-17|
|Publisher||Hemming Group Ltd.|
|01 Sep 2022|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||29 Jul 2022|
|Deposited||12 Sep 2022|
|Accepted author manuscript|
The MJ is a practitioner journal/magazine. This short version paper aims to benefit practitioners. Full version of this research will be published in another academic journal in order to enhance the impact.
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