What is the recipe for successful council companies?

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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.
AuthorsHolmes, P. and Zheng, P.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsCouncil company; Success factor; Governance; Management performance
Year2022
JournalThe MJ: Management Journal for Local Authority Businesses
Journal citation1st September 2022, pp. 16-17
PublisherHemming Group Ltd.
ISSN0143-4187
Official URLhttps://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=6e554d5d-85fc-4153-97c4-a8a326d87d84
Publication dates
Print01 Sep 2022
Publication process dates
Accepted29 Jul 2022
Deposited12 Sep 2022
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
Additional information

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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