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A '3Rs' Strategy for Public Service Turnaround: Retrenchment, Repositioning and Reorganization

Boyne, George Alexander 2004. A '3Rs' Strategy for Public Service Turnaround: Retrenchment, Repositioning and Reorganization. Public Money & Management 24 (2) , pp. 97-103. 10.1111/j.1467-9302.2004.00401.x

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Abstract

Problems of public service ‘failure’ are high on the political agenda in the UK, and many national and local organizations are searching for effective turnaround strategies. Although little research on turnaround in the public sector has been undertaken, there is a substantial number of studies of decline and recovery in private firms. Evidence from these studies suggests that turnaround is more likely in companies that pursue retrenchment, repositioning and reorganization. The relevance of this ‘3Rs’ strategy to the public sector is analysed, and the potential consequences for public service improvement are evaluated. This article will help managers to think more clearly about turnaround strategies that could work in their organizations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0954-0962
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 03:59
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/38408

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