International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 6 Issue 6


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The Role of the Information Systems Function and Organizational Need: An Example of Local Authority ″Competitive″ Services

Raymond A. Hackney

The information systems (IS) function dominates the delivery ofinformation technology within UK local authorities. There is increasingevidence that many services will now…

Quality Progress in UK Social Services Departments: An Exploratory Study

Robert Isgrove, Anoop Patel

The introduction of quality in the public sector has received scantattention, particularly in the area of local authority social servicesdepartments. Examines the state of…

Urban Government and Administrative Reform in Post‐Mao China: Issues, Trends and Future Directions

Jack Man Keung Lo

China′s market‐oriented reforms have brought about fundamentalchanges not just to its economy, but also to urban governance. Thereforms have significantly changed urban…

Developing Public Managers in the UK

Colin Talbot

Looks at how radical some of the “Thatcherite” reformsin public management have been, and explores the structural changes topublic sector organizations. Briefly examines…

The Prison Service and Executive Agency Status – HM Prisons plc?

John Black

On 1 April 1993 the Prison Service in mainland Britain acquired anagency status. This is in conjunction with increasing news ofcontracting out of services and outright…

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