Description - Financial Management for the Public Services by John Wilson
This textbook combines both theoretical arguments and practical applications, and examines the economics of public services, considering the extent to which the management of public services has actually changed in practice. The meaning and applicability of financial management tools, including those relating to budgets and capital investment. Work on the issue of audit expectations is presented with case studies on the problems of measuring performance in the public services. Specific chapters on financial management in health services and local government are also included.
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Author Biography - 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.