Privatization in Practice: Case Studies of Contracting for TANF Case Management. Promoting Competition


Many of privatizations perceived benefits derive from competition among contractors. Proponents of privatization believe that competition drives contractors to be more flexible and innovative, leading to better services and more efficient service provision. Some analysts even argue that it is the degree of competition that is most important, rather than whether the provider is a public or private sector organization (Kettl 1993; Donahue 1989; Osborne and Gaebler 1992; Nightingale and Pindus 1997).

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