The market narrative: the wrong story for ''managing'' the public sector Online publication date: Mon, 07-Feb-2005
by Adrian Carr
Global Business and Economics Review (GBER), Vol. 2, No. 2, 2000
Abstract: ''Reinventing Government'' (1992) by David Osborne and Ted Gaebler, has been embraced by some governments as a panacea. These authors advocate a healthy (sic) injection of competition into government services, with government not producing but administering competitively-based, market-driven service delivery. The wisdom of reinventing government in this way is subjected to critique in this paper. The underlying market narrative, upon which it relies, is also approached with some scepticism and subjected to some deconstruction. The paper shows the market narrative is fundamentally flawed as is the wisdom of reinventing government in the manner suggested by Osborne and Gaebler
Online publication date: Mon, 07-Feb-2005
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the Global Business and Economics Review (GBER):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org