Integrating Organizational Economics and Resource Dependence Theory to Explain the Persistence of Quasi Markets

Jason Coupet, Abagail McWilliams
2017 Administrative Sciences  
The past few decades have been characterized by a growing body of profit-seeking public service areas with the understanding that profit-seeking organizations will deliver public services more efficiently than government can. These sectors include, but are not limited to, health care, corrections and education. Governments have created quasi markets to attract private providers of services in these sectors, with varying results. Organizational economics has provided the primary explanation for
more » ... ry explanation for quasi markets, but questions about the sought-for efficiencies actually realized through these markets persist. We integrate resource dependence theory and organizational economics to provide a more comprehensive explanation of the persistence of quasi markets.
doi:10.3390/admsci7030029 fatcat:k7nqghahyvgvbkkvssvgdzf6zu