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Article: The advent of managerialism in social welfare: the case of Hong Kong

TitleThe advent of managerialism in social welfare: the case of Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsSocial services and welfare
Issue Date2002
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.worldscinet.com/hkjsw/hkjsw.shtml
Citation
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 2002, v. 36 n. 1, p. 61-81 How to Cite?
AbstractNon-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been the major provider of social welfare services in Hong Kong. Facing an economic downturn, the Hong Kong government decides to enhance cost-effectiveness and accountability in social service through the introduction of market values land business management practices. Market-oriented practices include contracting out, competitive bidding, performance monitoring and lump-sum grant. The appeal of these practices lies in the possibility of lowering costs, but their long-term effect on quality and stability of services is largely uncertain. With the emergence of competition and deregulation in social welfare, NGOs have to face formidable challenges to change their traditional philosophies and mode of operations. The reform implicates the redefinition of the relationship between the government and NGOs, and between social workers and their NGO employers. This paper points out the need to adopt a cautious and consensus approach to introduce welfare reforms.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54333
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, JCBen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:43:36Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:43:36Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Journal of Social Work, 2002, v. 36 n. 1, p. 61-81en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0219-2462en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54333-
dc.description.abstractNon-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been the major provider of social welfare services in Hong Kong. Facing an economic downturn, the Hong Kong government decides to enhance cost-effectiveness and accountability in social service through the introduction of market values land business management practices. Market-oriented practices include contracting out, competitive bidding, performance monitoring and lump-sum grant. The appeal of these practices lies in the possibility of lowering costs, but their long-term effect on quality and stability of services is largely uncertain. With the emergence of competition and deregulation in social welfare, NGOs have to face formidable challenges to change their traditional philosophies and mode of operations. The reform implicates the redefinition of the relationship between the government and NGOs, and between social workers and their NGO employers. This paper points out the need to adopt a cautious and consensus approach to introduce welfare reforms.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.worldscinet.com/hkjsw/hkjsw.shtmlen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsElectronic version of an article published as Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 2002, v. 36 n. 1, p. 61-81 ┬ęcopyright World Scientific Publishing Company http://www.worldscinet.com/hkjsw/hkjsw.shtmlen_HK
dc.subjectSocial services and welfareen_HK
dc.titleThe advent of managerialism in social welfare: the case of Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0219-2462&volume=36&issue=1&spage=61&epage=81&date=2002&atitle=The+advent+of+managerialism+in+social+welfare:+the+case+of+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeung, JCB: hrnwlcb@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepostprinten_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros74780-

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