The International Cooperation of Businesses in order to Improve Local Public Services

  • Leyla Angélica Sandoval Hamón Autonomus University of Madrid (UAM)
  • Fernando Casani Autonomus University of Madrid (UAM)
Keywords: public services, management, contracting, business agreements, international


Changes in local government policies about the management of public services has been the focus of many investigations all around the world. However, what has not been studies is how some of the new models have relied upon international business alliances in order to improve the public services provided. A qualitative analysis, based on case studies of alliances between Colombian and Spanish companies, have been performed to help address this question. The results indicate that the changes in local policies have not only improved the public services but, with the agreements signed, a strong and agile partnership has been achieved.

Author Biographies

Leyla Angélica Sandoval Hamón, Autonomus University of Madrid (UAM)
Leyla Angélica Sandoval Hamón is a PhD in the Business Organization Department of the Autonomus University of Madrid (UAM). Her research interests are organizational change (strategic alliances, joint ventures, mergers), discourse and communication in strategy, internationalizations, methodological issues in management and organization research.
Fernando Casani, Autonomus University of Madrid (UAM)
Associate Professor


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