Local authority experience of compulsory competitive tendering

Nirmala Rao, Ken Young

31 July 1995

The requirement to submit local authority services to competitive tender under the Local Government Acts of 1988 and 1992 has been the subject of intense debate. A new study by Nirmala Rao and Ken Young considers the impact of enforced competition upon local authorities and finds that it has propelled authorities into a period of far- reaching change in management processes, manager behaviour and organisational 'culture'.

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