Any practical person in charge of anything periodically asks the question: “How do we get things done most effectively?” In asking such a question what is not required is a theoretical discussion about which model of organization, say socialist or capitalist, is better or whether Private Enterprise can do a better job than Public Administration. The whole big muddle in this area of theory and academic sloganeering was summed up beautifully by a statement once made by a Trade Minister of Sri Lanka.

“To my mind, today