To read this content please select one of the options below:

Making Local Authority Managers More Businesslike

International Journal of Public Sector Management

ISSN: 0951-3558

Article publication date: 1 January 1992



Discusses one Council′s introduction of an innovative compulsory competitive tendering scheme. Goes on to show that with self‐assessment exercises, in addition to reorganization of all the various members′ departments, even the biggest local authority can make major improvements in its managerial training and operational arrangements. Explains the various personnel training methods and looks at the training programme′s design and development which involved KPMG Peat Marwick and the Birmingham City Council, which has one million customers under its umbrella. Shows how both parties can gain from the client/consultant relationship and concludes that the 200 managers who have been through the programmes have rated highly the experience, which involved new ideas and methods.



Alexander, Z. and McEwen, N. (1992), "Making Local Authority Managers More Businesslike", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 5 No. 1.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

Related articles