The Use of the Market in Public Services
- Markets and ‘quasi markets’
- Why rule by markets?
- A competitive spectrum
- Managing in the competitive environment
- Public service heads, managers, and those who work in some capacity with the public sector.
- Those employed within the public sector charged with the responsibility of bringing about change so that their organisation is more efficient and offers more value for money.
- Public service executives that understand the need for reform and, as a team, think through the recalibration of the state and its services that this implies.
- Those who wish to address the ethos, goals and disciplines of public service and will help to create the means of refashioning and strengthening them.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand that:
- Markets and arrangements that look like markets can been used for a variety of reasons in public services.
- One way that markets can be used is to create choice for consumers.
- Competition and outsourcing can be used in many parts of the public sector.