The Question of Accountability: New Forms or a Democratic Deficit?
Effective accountability, despite the occurrences of problems regarding this aspect, has always been essential for the private sector since it has to ensure probity and the accountability of the directors to shareholders while figuring out how to respond to the vast range of social and ethical responsibilities of business. Although the public sector is trying to emulate the private sector in its endeavors, it remains ‘public’ because it is bounded by a separate legal regime. This chapter presents several models with which discuss the concept of accountability while also tackling the issue about new purchasing organizations in assuring more effective user participation in an organization's decision making.
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