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Marketing in the public sector: towards a typology of public services

Laing, Angus (2003). Marketing in the public sector: towards a typology of public services. Marketing Theory, 3(4) pp. 427–445.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1470593103042005
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Abstract

The concept of marketing has conventionally been viewed by public service professionals as inappropriate to organizations concerned with the delivery of public good services. However, the adoption of private sector based approaches to theorganization of public services in many post-modern western economies has forced a fundamental reconsideration of the potential contribution of marketing to thedelivery of public services. Against such a backdrop this paper critically reviews the underlying characteristics of public sector services and through articulating aclassification of such services based on the nature of the organization-service user interaction, explores the application of particular conceptualizations of marketing to discrete categories of public services.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1470-5931
Keywords: marketing, models, public services,
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 1759
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/1759
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