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Seminar, first published on Apr 1st, 2014
New Public Management (public sector reforms which draw on business ideology) are increasingly seen in African ministries of health. This talk concentrates on the effects of NPM reform on Ethiopian hospitals and how efforts to be 'more business-like' have many unintended consequences for hospitals and patients. These effects can be explained by a constructionist 'Afro-Corporatist Model' of reform.