: Government And Business

Topic: Government And Business

Order Description
Pick one of these questions;
1-) To what extent do you agree that the public service ethos exist but is changing?
2-) To what extent do you agree that management in the public sector is no different to management in the private sector?
3-)What explains the increasing regulation of the public services and is it a ‘good thing’?
4-)To what extent do you agree that public sector trade unions are outdated and no longer have a role?
5-) Can the notion of the ‘Big Society’ be meaningfully pursued in the age of austerity?
Answering a question from about a lecture, in a 11 week Government and Business course which makes the 90 % of the end grade for course. University year 3.

I will upload the lecture itself, its slides, and reading list in the documents. As soon as a question is picked.

Assignment task is below.
The objectives for this essay are as follows:
– To encourage you to process and use various types of source data material to develop an argument.
– To prompt you to develop clear and coherent arguments.
– To allow to you explore an issue in-depth.
– To help you develop your critical faculties through evaluating the material and data you use in your essay.
– To help ensure that you develop well-grounded and supported arguments
– To encourage analytical and conceptual precision.
The assessment criteria used will be the following:
– Focus on the question: Answering the question posed.
– Structure and coherence of the essay: Clearly and rationally presenting the issues to develop a strong and plausible argument.
– Coverage of the relevant literature: Drawing upon the relevant literature in addressing the issues.
– Clarity of the arguments: Displaying an appreciation of the concepts and issues involved
– Analytical and critical insight: Challenging and appraising the quality of the literature and available
– Well grounded: Supporting and giving substance to your arguments, and avoiding speculation, prescription and unsubstantiated views.

There are more questions available, contact if needed.
If you cant pick for some reason;
Do this one (question 2)

To what extent do you agree that management in the public sector is no different to management in the private sector?

Core Readings:
Ackroyd, S., Hughes, J. and Soothill, K. (1989) Public Sector Services and their Management, Journal of Management Studies, 26:6
Boyne, G. (2002) Public and private management: What’s the difference? Journal of Management Studies, 39:1.
Stewart, J. and Ranson, S. (1988) Management in the public domain, Public Money and Management, 8:1-2, 13-9
Additional Readings
Ashburner, L. Ferlie, E., Fitzgerald, L. (1996) Organizational transformation and top down change: The case of the NHS, British Journal of Management, 7:1-6
Baker, R. (1969) Organization theory and the public sector, Journal of Management Studies, 6:1, 15-32.
Bolton, S. (2004) A simple matter of control: NHS hospital nurses and new management, Jounral of Management Studies, 41:2
Brunsson, N. and Sahlin-Andersson, K. (2000) Constructing Organizations: The example of public sector reform, Organization Studies, 21:721
Clarke, J. (2004) Dissolving the public realm? The logics and limits of neo-liberalism, Journal of Social Policy, 33:1, 27-48
Martin, G. And Currie, G., and Finn, R. (2009) Leadership, service reform and public service networks: The case of cancer-genetics pilots in the English NHS, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 19:769-94
Dopson, S. and Stewart, R. (1990) Public and private sector management: The case for a wider debate, Public Money and Management, 10:1, 37-40
Fottler, M. (1981) Is management really generic? Academy of Management Review, 6:1, 1-12
Jacobs, L. (2014) The contested politics of public value, Public Administration Review, 74:4
Magee, J. and Frasier, C. (2014) Status and power: The principal inputs to influence for public managers, Public Administration Review, 74:3
Marquand, D. (2004) The public domain is a gift of history, Now it is at risk, New Statesman, 19 January
Murray, M. (19775) Comparing public and private management: An exploratory essay, Public Administration Review, 35:4, 364-71
Noordegraaf, M. And Ven der Meulen, M., (2008) Professional power play: Organizing management in health care, Public Administration, 86:4, 1055-69
Perry, J. and Rainer, H. (1988) The public-private distinction in organisation theory, Academy of Management Review, 13:2, 182-201
Ring, P. And Perry, J. (1985) Strategic management in public and private organizations: Implications of distinctive contexts and constraints, Academy of Management Review, 10;2, 276-86.
Stewart, J. and Clarke, M. (1987) The public service orientation: Issues and dilemmas, Public Administration, 65: summer, 161-77

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