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On the Edge: the uneasy boundaries between public and private sectors

Privatisation, contracting out, the reform of public services and the growth of new forms of regulation in the boundaries between the public and private sectors have been a central political issue for the last two decades.

Professor John Kay, founding chairman of London Economics, will speak on the boundaries between public and private sectors on Thursday 23 October at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

John Kay will be reviewing the successes and failures and argue in the light of these that attempts to give precise definition to these boundaries is doomed to failure, and that we should aim to create a spectrum of diverse organisational forms.

John Kay has held chairs at London Business School and Oxford University, and is founding chairman of London Economics. He is a visiting professor at LSE and author of The Truth about Markets.

On the Edge: the uneasy boundaries between public and private sectors is on Thursday 23 October at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

20 October 2003

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