|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Functioning and impact of incentives for amalgamations in a federal state : the Swiss case|
|Published in:||International Journal of Public Administration|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Taylor & Francis|
|Subjects:||Amalgamation; Incentive; Switzerland; Merger|
|Subject (DDC):||338: Production|
|Abstract:||In Switzerland, where most amalgamations are voluntary, supportive measures for municipal mergers vary considerably between cantons. This study focuses upon the interests of higher-ranking state levels in amalgamation, the design of incentive systems set by the Swiss cantons, and their influence on the municipalities’ amalgamation activities. Empirical results show that with a higher number of municipalities, the canton sets more incentives for mergers. Also, financial incentives positively influence the municipalities’ merger activities. The data sources include comprehensive surveys of the Swiss municipal secretaries (2009/2010) and of the cantonal administrations (2010).|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Public Management (IVM)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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