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Organizational arrangements and public value creation

Grant number: 17/07423-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2017
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Administration - Public Administration
Principal Investigator:Sérgio Giovanetti Lazzarini
Grantee:Thomaz Teodorovicz
Supervisor abroad: Anita Mcgahan
Home Institution: Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (Insper). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Toronto (U of T), Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:16/18423-3 - Organizational Forms and Public Value Creation, BP.DR


Propelled by an alignment of efficiency and social concerns on private and public agendas, the last decades witnessed the emergence of novel organizational arrangements capable of propelling public value creation emerged. By combining previous experience on the private sector, the field of strategy has begun to explore the characteristics permeating internal and external performance drivers in the context of public-oriented services. This project explores two such drivers. First, we propose to explore econometrically the impact of adopting a pool of management practices on academic performance in the contexts of high schools in Brazil. Second, we propose to theoretically study, though with an empirically motivated question, the emergence of a novel outcome-based arrangement addressing socio-environmental needs, the "pay-for-impact" (PFI) contract. Relying on modern econometric techniques to measure and reward agents for social impact, these contractual arrangements pose challenging questions on which are the optimal performance standards that maximize public value creation. This project's main contributions is to shed light on the characteristics of alternative organizational arrangements for the provision of public services and to expand the emerging literature on social initiatives and public contracting mechanisms, a field in constant evolution the strategy literature. (AU)