What price competition? The management of competitive funding in UK local government

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58406
Title:
What price competition? The management of competitive funding in UK local government
Authors:
Loader, K. E. (Kim)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Teesside Business School.
Citation:
Loader, K. E. (2002) 'What price competition? The management of competitive funding in UK local government', International Journal of Public Sector Management, 15 (7), pp.565-577.
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
International Journal of Public Sector Management
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58406
DOI:
10.1108/09513550210448599
Abstract:
The study examines the management of competitive funding by UK local authorities. This funding, which is additional to core funding, is seen by authorities to be worth securing because it gives them the ability to provide services over and above those that must be provided to meet legislative requirements. However the evidence shows that considerable pressures are being placed upon local authorities as a result. These can be distinguished according to whether they are outside a local authority’s control, such as lateness of approval notification, or within their control, such as the provision of bidding activity cost information. Whilst competition remains as a feature of resource allocation, these pressures must be addressed by external agencies and local authorities as appropriate. The article concludes with a series of proposals for improved practice.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
competitive strategy; funding; local government; resources; UK
ISSN:
0951-3558
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 14/01/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 14/01/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorLoader, K. E. (Kim)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:51:15Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:51:15Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Public Sector Management; 15 (7): 565-577-
dc.identifier.issn0951-3558-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/09513550210448599-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58406-
dc.description.abstractThe study examines the management of competitive funding by UK local authorities. This funding, which is additional to core funding, is seen by authorities to be worth securing because it gives them the ability to provide services over and above those that must be provided to meet legislative requirements. However the evidence shows that considerable pressures are being placed upon local authorities as a result. These can be distinguished according to whether they are outside a local authority’s control, such as lateness of approval notification, or within their control, such as the provision of bidding activity cost information. Whilst competition remains as a feature of resource allocation, these pressures must be addressed by external agencies and local authorities as appropriate. The article concludes with a series of proposals for improved practice.-
dc.publisherEmerald-
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 14/01/2010]-
dc.subjectcompetitive strategy-
dc.subjectfunding-
dc.subjectlocal government-
dc.subjectresources-
dc.subjectUK-
dc.titleWhat price competition? The management of competitive funding in UK local government-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Teesside Business School.-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Public Sector Management-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 14/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardLoader, K. E. (2002) 'What price competition? The management of competitive funding in UK local government', International Journal of Public Sector Management, 15 (7), pp.565-577.-
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