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internal market

A “market” created within an organisation to drive exchanges of services and competition that would (theoretically) lower prices. The Thatcher (Conservative) government created an internal market system in the NHS in 1990, which pitted the purchasers (GP fund-holders) against the providers (Trusts), to promote competition between providers.
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Federal Minister Altmaier said: "In view of the current challenges, it is important to further develop the internal market and to develop a comprehensive future concept.
The starting date was chosen because more and more of international organisational chain bring new organisational strategy into Asia (Ray & Qi, 2004) to mark the start of a new unified internal market department in Asia.
"The European Commission is taking further steps with regard to Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, and Spain on the grounds that their national rules include excessive and unjustified obstacles to the provision of services across the internal market," a statement said.
Keywords: internal marketing, internal market orientation, job satisfaction, internal customers
The Internal Market MEP of 2014 award was given to him following a poll of fellow MEPs.
In contrast the One Wales agreement committed the Welsh Government to eliminating the internal market and giving patients a greater say in how NHS services are run, a focus on 'patient voice'' rather than patient choice.
Most of the problems which have emerged so far (including price disparities, low broadband penetration, and most notably lack of investment in new infrastructure) can be traced back at least partially--to an underlying cause: the EU still lacks an internal market for eComms.
an organizations internal market of employees can be influenced most effectively and hence motivated to customer-consciousness, market orientation and sales mindedness by a marketing like approach and by applying a marketing like internal approach and by applying marketing like activities internally" (1985:42).
Internal market Are you currently or have you recently experienced problems, hurdles or issues with the internal single European market?
Adopted as an A' point at the Environment Council, the measures contain a directive on the internal market in electricity, a regulation on conditions for access to the network for cross-border exchanges in electricity, a regulation establishing an Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), a directive on the internal market in natural gas and a regulation on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks.
Unite has stated that the best way to save the NHS from a budget shortfall is to abolish the internal market, after an NHS Confederation report predicted severe constrictions in NHS finances in only two years, which could lead to a possible shortfall of 15 billion [pounds sterling].

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