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The new public management in action

Author: Ewan Ferlie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Important analytic themes include: an analysis of the nature of the change process in the UK public services, characterization of quasi markets, the changing role of local Boards, and possible adaptation by professional groupings. The book also addresses the important and controversial question of accountability, and contributes to the development of a general theory of the New Public Management.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ewan Ferlie
ISBN: 0198289022 9780198289029 0198289030 9780198289036
OCLC Number: 34046850
Description: viii, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Characterizing the 'New Public Management' --
2. Public Sector Restructuring --
3. The Creation and Evolution of Quasi-Markets --
4. A Process of Transformational Change? --
5. Board Composition: Managers and 'Magistrates' --
6. The Board: From 'Rubber Stamp' to Strategy-Maker? --
7. Professionals and the New Public Management --
8. The Question of Accountability: New Forms or a Democratic Deficit? --
9. Concluding Discussion --
Appendix. Research Design and Methodology.
Responsibility: Ewan Ferlie [and others].
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This book analyses changes which have occurred in the organization and management of the UK public services over the last 15 years, particularly drawing on rich primary data from restructured NHS  Read more...

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