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Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs
     

Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs

by John M. Kamensky, Albert Morales, Jacques S. Gansler, Jon R. Blondal, William Lucyshyn
 

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ISBN-10: 0742552128

ISBN-13: 9780742552128

Pub. Date: 06/29/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Since the 1980s, the language used around market-based government has muddied its meaning and polarized its proponents and critics, making the topic politicized and controversial. Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs hopes to reframe competing views of market-based government so it is seen not as an ideology but rather as a fact-based set of

Overview

Since the 1980s, the language used around market-based government has muddied its meaning and polarized its proponents and critics, making the topic politicized and controversial. Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs hopes to reframe competing views of market-based government so it is seen not as an ideology but rather as a fact-based set of approaches for managing government services and programs more efficiently and effectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552128
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/29/2006
Series:
IBM Center for the Business of Government Series
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Overview     1
Creating a Market-Based Government Using Competition, Choice, and Incentives   John M. Kamensky   Albert Morales     3
Introduction
Understanding Market-Based Government
The Tools of Market-Based Government
Keys Issues Facing Policy Makers and Managers
Conclusions
Details of the Tools of Market-Based Government
Endnotes
Market-Based Service Delivery     35
Moving Toward Market-Based Government: The Changing Role of Government as the Provider   Jacques S. Gansler     37
Overview
Understanding the Issue
Outsourcing
Competitive Sourcing
Privatization
Public-Private Partnerships
Government Entrepreneurship ('Franchising')
Contractors in Security Operations: A Special Case
Findings and Conclusions
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Bibliography
International Experience Using Outsourcing, Public-Private Partnerships, and Vouchers   Jon R. Blondal     121
Introduction to Market-Type Mechanisms
Outsourcing
Public-Private Partnerships
Vouchers
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Bibliography
Competitive Sourcing: What Happens to Federal Employees?   Jacques S. Gansler   William Lucyshyn     161
Introduction
Understanding Competitive Sourcing: Recent History
Analyzing DoD Competitive Sourcing: Reviewing 10 Years of Data
Providing 'Soft-Landing' Programs for Separated Employees
Findings andRecommendations
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Implementing Alternative Sourcing Strategies: Four Case Studies   Jacques S. Gansler   William Lucyshyn     201
Overview   Jacques S. Gansler   William Lucyshyn   John Barker
Outsourcing-Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA Results in Improved Service, Consistency, and Quality   William Lucyshyn   Robert Maly
Competitive Sourcing-The IRS Improves Performance and Modernizes Operations   William Lucyshyn   Sandra Young
Competitive Sourcing at Offutt Air Force Base-A Collaborative Public Sector Approach   John Barker   Russell Lundberg
Public-Private Partnership-A Pilot 'Virtual Prime Vendor' Contract to Supply C-130 Parts   William Lucyshyn   Jonathan Roberts
About the Contributors to Chapter Five
Market-Based Sourcing: Lessons Learned and Results Achieved   Jacques S. Gansler   William Lucyshyn     305
Introduction
Leadership for Market-Based Sourcing
Planning and Implementation of Market-Based Sourcing
Communication to Employees and Stakeholders
Sustaining a Competitive Environment
Forum Participants
Market-Based Internal Government Services     317
Entrepreneurial Government: Bureaucrats as Businesspeople   Anne Laurent     319
Preface
Introduction
Entrepreneurs: Case Studies
The Challenge of Running Entrepreneurial Organizations
The Costs of Success
Lessons Learned
Acknowledgments
For Additional Information
Franchise Funds in the Federal Government: Ending the Monopoly in Service Provision   John J. Callahan     355
Introduction
Franchise Funds: Legislative Origins
Franchise Fund Pilots: An Overview
Franchise Funds: Two Case Studies
Franchise Funds: Criteria for Evaluation
Recommendations
Postscript
Endnotes
Bibliography
Market-Based Regulation     387
Designing Competitive Bidding for Medicare   John Cawley   Andrew B. Whitford     389
Understanding Competitive Bidding
The CMS Experience in Moving from Fiat Pricing to Competitive Bidding
Constraints CMS Faces in Designing Competitive Bidding for Medicare
Four Major Challenges to Competitive Bidding In the Health Arena and Their Possible Solutions
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Bibliography
New Tools for Improving Government Regulation: An Assessment of Emissions Trading and Other Market-Based Regulatory Tools   Gary C. Bryner     449
Introduction
Study Findings
Conclusions and Recommendations
Postscript
State Emissions Trading Programs
Endnotes
About the Contributors     477
About the IBM Center for The Business of Government     483

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