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A Teaching Topic in Strategy and Structure

Improving Organizational Performance through Competition

This teaching topic deals with the merits and techniques of using competition with other providers as strategy to improve organizational performance.

Recommended Reading (Harvard MLD-110B)

Organizing Competition in Indianapolis (A) and (B), HKS C18-95-1269.0 and C18-95-1270.0, 20 pages

Elaine C. Kamarck, Ch. 6, "Government by Network," in The End of Government…As We Know It, Rienner 2007, pp. 99-125

Steven J. Kelman, "Contracting," in Lester M. Salamon, editor, The Tools of Government, Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 282-318

Source: MLD-110B Syllabus, Steven Strauss, (accessed 11 February 2013).

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