Privatization and Supply Chain Management

Privatization and Supply Chain Management

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This book brings together two of the 'hottest issues' in current management thinking: the impact of privatization on the performance and behaviour of the companies involved, and the increasingly important role of purchasing and supplier relationships. The notion that efficiency is improved with privatization is critically examined. The authors examine whether privatized organizations have recognized the importance of the procurement role and developed both their procurement functions and supplier relationships so as to enhance competitiveness. Grounded in economic theory, and providing rich case study material, this volume makes a major contribution to an increasingly important area. It will be of interest to students and researchers in economics, business and management studies.For example, at the time of the study it had recently become involved in the purchase of travel and accommodation and ... more control because they no longer report to the finance director, moreover there has been a formal statement from senior ... This was partly a reflection of the civil service culture of a#39;career generalistsa#39;, and partly because purchasing was seen as a ... The reasons given for the increased interest in outsourcing are a focus on core competencies and because it isanbsp;...

Title:Privatization and Supply Chain Management
Author: Andrew Cox, Lisa Harris, David Parker
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-08-08

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