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The New Public Management in Action

Ewan Ferlie, Lynn Ashburner, Louise Fitzgerald, and Andrew Pettigrew


This book analyses the changes in the organization and management of the UK public services over the last fifteen years, looking particularly at the restructured NHS. The book presents an up-to-date analysis around three main themes: the transfer of private sector models to the public sector; the management of change in the public sector; and management reorganization and role change. In doing so it examines the extent to which a New Public Management has emerged and asks whether this is a parochial UK development or of wider international significance. Important analytic themes include: an an ... More

Keywords: public services, UK, NHS, private sector models, public sector, role change, New Public Management, quasi-markets, accountability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198289029
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289029.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ewan Ferlie, author
University of Warwick
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Lynn Ashburner, author
University of Nottingham

Louise Fitzgerald, author
Centre for Corporate Strategy and Change, Warwick Business School
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