Contracting for Public Services by Carsten Greve
(Routledge Masters in Public Management)

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Insightful and comprehensive and covering new subjects like globalization and IT, this text, international in its approach, provides a thorough introduction to the key phases of the contracting process and the skills required by managers in its implementation.

These include:

policy for contracting
strategic purchasing
understanding markets
communicating the contracting decision
designing and drafting the contract
the role of the consumer
the regulation of service provision

Illustrated throughout with practitioner case-studies from a range of OECD countries, this book presents an important new theoretical ‘contract management model’ and a ‘mature contract model', and explores the mechanisms, formal rules and informal norms that influence the way governments contract for public services. This book is essential reading for all students of public management and all public service managers.



About Carsten Greve

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CARSTEN GREVE, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the Copenhagen Business School. He has published his work in journals such as Public Management Review and Governance and Public Administration.
Published September 12, 2007 by Routledge. 224 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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