Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Jacobsen, Veronica
Duncan, Alex
Hunt, Alister
Year of Publication: 
Series/Report no.: 
New Zealand Treasury Working Paper No. 99/11
New Zealand Government, The Treasury, Wellington
The main aims of the report are to: (1) gain a better understanding of key economic forces shaping choices available to schools; (2) build up our practical knowledge of how other organisations deal with the kinds of issues facing schools; and (3) bridge the gap between the view that economics has nothing useful to say about how to organise education and the view that education is just another business and should be treated as such. The report draws on analogies from the business world to highlight parallels between the operating environment facing schools and businesses. It also identifies some important features of schooling which do not have a strong parallel in the business world, which suggests care needs to be taken not to draw too much from any individual example.
Creative Commons License:
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
462.94 kB

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.