TITLE

Vive la différence?

AUTHOR(S)
Bagley, Andy
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Management Services;Autumn2006, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article considers the difference between the public sector and private sector organizations. The public sector is confined and constrained, lacking the freedom enjoyed by the private sector. Private companies experience equivalent if not identical constraints. Not only are many public servants genuinely motivated and committed to their vocation, but the increasing prominence of inspection regimes have put many public sector organizations under intense pressure to deliver improved results. In essence, the reason that public sector organizations are different is just that, they are public organizations, owned by government or some other representative body rather than by private individuals or shareholders.
ACCESSION #
23508248

 

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