Effective Contract Implementation and Management: A Preliminary Model

Romzek, Barbara S.; Johnston, Jocelyn M.
July 2002
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jul2002, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p423
Academic Journal
Suggests a theoretical model to explain variations in the effectiveness of the implementation and management of state contracts in the U.S. Challenges and administrative consequences from contracts for complex social services; Evidence from a preliminary test that supports the model; Methods to enhance contract implementation and management effectiveness, including competition among providers; Causes of undermining effectiveness, including contracting with agencies that also advocate for their clientele groups.


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