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
Authors: Kaiser, Claire
DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2014.903265
Published in: International Journal of Public Administration
Volume(Issue): 37
Issue: 10
Page(s): 625
Pages to: 637
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0190-0692
Language: English
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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