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Title: Technology, efficiency and discourse : Unlocking procurement modernisation
Author: Maniatopoulos, Gregory
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 7993
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2009
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This study examines the sociology of New Labour's political discourse on modernisation within the specific context of public procurement and its impact on the transformation of local government through technology adoption. Following the election of New Labour in 1997, the UK government engaged with a programme of radical change in the public sector, where 'modernisation' became the label for a number of reform programmes, announcing a new era for public services.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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