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Financial Management for the Public Services By John Wilson

Financial Management for the Public Services by John Wilson

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Summary

Written for new and existing managers, undergraduate and postgraduate students of the public services, this essential textbook explores the meaning and significance of financial management for the public services, in a way which combines both theoretical arguments and practical applications.

Financial Management for the Public Services Summary

Financial Management for the Public Services by John Wilson

Written for new and existing managers, undergraduate and postgraduate students of the public services, this essential textbook explores the meaning and significance of financial management for the public services, in a way which combines both theoretical arguments and practical applications. Written for the non-specialist, it:

* examines the economics of public services

* considers the extent to which the management of public services has actually changed in practice

* explains the meaning and applicability of financial management tools including those relating to budgets and capital investment

* presents original work on the issue of audit expectations

* presents case studies on the problems which can arise when traditional concerns on probity and stewardship are neglected

* considers the benefits and problems of measuring performance in the public services

* includes specific chapters on financial management in health services and local government

Financial Management for the Public Services Reviews

"I would recommend it as a book to dip into." - British Journal of Clinical Psychology "...an invaluable collection." - Psychology of Women Section newsletter "This collection of papers is an impressive demonstration of the diversity of contemporary international research in the area of feminist social psychology, and provides a welcome reminder of the achievementsmade over the last 10 years." - Gender and Education "Feminist Social Psychologies clearly achieves its goal ofillustrating the richness and vitality of feminist social psychologies today. It convincingly challenges mainstream psychology's traditional characterization of women as inferior, and demonstratesthe maturity and confidence within the field of feminist psychology that allows us to see our diversity as strength." - Psychologyof Women Quarterly "This collection is a 10-year update of its predecessor volume, which had its title in the singular. While the title changeis intended to reflect increasing diversity of theories and methods, what is remarkable about this book is the satisfying coherence of approach across the papers. This marks it out from manycollections of papers." - History and Philosophy

About John Wilson

John Wilson is Head of the Centre for Public Service Managment, Liverpool Business School. He is a qualified member of and academic adviser to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) with an academic background in politics and economics. His main research interests concern the management and economics of public service provision.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

Part one: Public service environment

Economics of public service provision
The new management of public services

Part two: Understanding finance

Budgeting and budgetary control
Costing and pricing
Capital investment appraisal

Part three: Applied accountability

Audit quality
The mismanagment of financial resources
Performance measurement

Part four: Key sectors

Local government financial management
National health service financial management

Part five: Towards the future

Financial management
an overview
Index.

Additional information

GOR002910115
9780335198450
0335198457
Financial Management for the Public Services by John Wilson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1998-01-01
240
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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