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"Privatization in Today's Facilities Operations"
Author: Flinn, Ronald T.
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: January 1996

Reviews background on the privatization trend. Emphasizes that achieving a balance between a proper level of privatization and economical use of an institution's own resources requires proactive management and leadership.  Discusses definitions and varieties of privatization, advises taking a proactive stance in promoting the value of the inhouse staff, describes how outsourcing was handled at Michigan State University, and offers tips on providing plant services by contract.

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