Circuits of power and accountability during institutionalisation of competitive tendering in public sector organisations: A field study in public care of the elderly

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Jean Claude Mutiganda
Publisher: Emerald
Publication year: 2014
Journal: Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management
Volume number: 11
Issue number: 2
Start page: 129
End page: 145


This study aims to analyse the role of circuits of power in institutionalising competitive tendering in public sector organisations and effects on accountability among public decision makers.
– The relationship between institutionalisation of competitive tendering and accountability for total costs of public services depends on how public officials use management accounting and control systems to limit procurement risks and how political decision makers hold public officials to account. This study uses the concept of organisational outflanking within the circuits of power to analyse and explain the finding of ceremonial accountability.

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