Monthly Archives: March 2012

Business schools must engage with ‘Open’ thinking

Here’s a ‘Soapbox’ Op Ed I did that appeared in the Financial Times last week.  It argues that ‘open’ business models are now knocking at everyone’s door – and accordingly that business schools need to pay more attention to these when designing … Continue reading

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Economist: letter to editor

Having had more time to reflect on the potential seriousness of the misunderstanding of government outsourcing policy in the recent Economist article, I’ve been moved to write a letter to the editor explaining how they have got it wrong. I’ve no … Continue reading

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The Economist gets it wrong

Yesterday the Economist posted an article http://www.economist.com/node/21550290, that argued that an old-style reversion to outsourcing was currently occurring in public services, in a manner reminiscent of Thatcher’s transferral of services and assets to the private sector. I believe this article portrays a dangerously … Continue reading

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Dr Mark Thompson’s speech at The Public Procurement Briefing 2012, hosted in association with Number 10 & The Cabinet Office, 9 March 2012

The Public Procurement Briefing 2012: ‘Driving a Culture of Innovation and Enterprise with SMEs’ is where senior decision makers in central and local government and leading thinkers in the procurement space convened to examine the case for proactively opening up procurement to SMEs. Dr … Continue reading

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