Publications

He has been the author or co-author of the following publications. The vast bulk of these have been produced while he was working outside of full-time academic employment.
Books
  • Prowle M.J. and Latham R., Planning and Managing Public Services in a time of austerity (2011) , Palgrave McMillan
  • Prowle M.J., Managing and reforming public services; The financial management dimension (2009), Pearsons
  • Prowle M.J. and Morgan, D.E. - Financial Management and Control in the Higher Education Sector (2005), Routledge Falmer
  • Prowle M.J - The Changing Public Sector (2001), Ashgate Publishing
  • Jones T.J. and Prowle M.J. - Health Service Finance (1997), CAET. (Note: the book went through four editions between 1982 and 1997 and was the standard work on NHS finance)
  • Hines G. and Prowle M.J. - Local Government Competition: Meeting the Challenges (with G.Hines) (1992), ACCA Publications
Book Chapters
  • Prowle M.J. - Performance in NHS Trusts: Benchmarking and Improving Performance – chapter in (ed J. Osmond) Health and Social Care Policy in the Third Term (due for publication by Health Academy Wales later in 2007)
  • Prowle M.J. -  Resource Allocation in the NHS: From Bevan to Thatcher, (ch. 3), (ed Burrows, Dyson, Jackson and Saxton),  Management for Hospital Doctors (1994),  Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Prowle M.J. - Budgeting in a General Management Environment, (ch. 8), in (ed H.Koch), General Management in the NHS (1988), Croon Helm
Monographs/ Research Reports
  • Prowle M.J. - The role of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the delivery of health services in the UK, (2005), HLSP Mott McDonald
  • Ingram A, Lister E.G. and Prowle M.J. - Public Financing in a Globalising World: Case Study of UK Financing of International Cooperation for Health  (2004), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Prowle M.J. - Financing the NHS: Longer Term Policy Themes, (1993), ‘Decentralisation and Quasi-Market Series’, School for Advanced Urban Studies, University of Bristol
  • Prowle M.J. - Purchasing in the NHS: A Managerial Perspective (1992), Decentralisation and Quasi-Market Series’, School for Advanced Urban Studies, University of Bristol
  • Jones T.W., Prowle M.J. and Shaw J. -  Working for Patients: The Financial Agenda (1990), Chartered Association of  Certified Accountants
  • Lister E.G. and Prowle M.J. - Capital in the NHS (1989), Institute of Health Service Management
  • Jones T.W. and Prowle M.J. - Investment Appraisal in the NHS (1988), Chartered Association of Certified Accountants
  • Lapsley I and Prowle M.J - The effectiveness and efficiency of budgetary control in the NHS: An empirical investigation  (1978), University of Warwick Yellow Paper Series
  • Lapsley I and Kind P. - Information systems and health services management (1978), University of Warwick Yellow Paper Series
  • Lapsley I and Prowle M.J - Audit in the NHS: A Conceptual Perspective  (1978), University of Warwick Yellow Paper Series
  • Prowle M.J et al - Management of Financial Resources in the NHS:  Report to the Royal Commission on the NHS (1978), HMSO
Papers and articles
  • Latham, R., and Prowle, M.J., (2012), What About The Economy: Is It “Plan B” Or Plan ”B”?, Journal Of Public Finance, October 2012
  • Prowle, M.J., 2012, Bottom Of The Class: Welsh Public Services, Journal of Public Finance
  • Harradine, D and Prowle M.J., 2012, Service-Line Reporting In A NHS Foundation Trust: An Initial Assessment Of Its Relevance and Applicability, Journal Of Public Money and Management
  • Prowle, M.J. and Prowle, A, 2011, The Preventive Services Agenda: Delivering Value For Money, Journal of Public Money and Management
  • Lowth, G, Harradine, D, Prowle, M.J., 2011, The Financial Malaise Of The NHS, Journal Of Financial Management
  • Prowle, M.J. and Usherwood, M, 2011, A Critical Examination Of The Nature Of Working Relationships Between The Police and Victim Support In The UK, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice
  • Prowle, M.J. and Latham, R, 2011, Been There, Done That: International Approaches To Fiscal Consolidations, Journal Of Public Finance
  • Prowle, M.J. and Latham, R, 2010, Beyond The Budget, Journal Of Public Finance
  • Prowle, M.J. and Latham, R, 2010, The Unbalance Economy, Journal Of Public Finance
  • Prowle, M.J. and Latham, R, 2010, Untangling The Web, Journal Of Public Finance
  • Prowle, M.J., 2010, Support Systems: Failures Of NHS Governance, Chartered Secretary
  • Lowth, G, Prowle, M.J, Zhang, M, 2010, Economic Recession and Business Strategy In Uk Companies, Journal Of Financial Management
  • Prowle M.J., Weathering the storm, Public Finance, October 2009 
  • Prowle M.J., Facing up to the D word, Public Finance March 2009 
  • Prowle M.J. - Developing contestability in the delivery of public services (2008) Public Money and Management 
  • Prowle M.J. - The costs of radiological imaging procedures in NHS Trusts: Observing and explaining cost variations between Trusts (2007), Healthcare Finance 
  • Prowle M.J. - The development of costing systems in the public sector (2000), Accounting and Business 
  • Prowle M.J. - Organisational mergers in the public sector, (1999), Accounting and Business
  • Crosby D., Prowle M.J and Roberts C – Whither Community Trusts, (1996), Health Services Journal 
  • Phillips C and Prowle M.J. - The economics of a reduction in smoking: A case study from Heartbeat Wales, (1993), Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 
  • Prowle M.J. - The Evolving NHS: Organising the Finance Function, (1992) Public Finance and Accountancy 
  • Prowle – M.J. - Competition and Service Provision: Health and Local Government Compared, (1989) Health Services Journal 
  • Prowle M.J. - The NHS Internal Market, Will It Work: A Review of Its Potential Economic Efficiency, (1988) Health Services Journal 
  • Prowle M.J. - Cost Information and Decision Making in the NHS, (1987) Journal of Management in Medicine (now entitled Health Organisation and Management) 
  • Davies P.K. and Prowle M.J. - Management Budgeting: Its Impact on Clinicians, (1986), British Medical Journal 
  • Lister E.G. and Prowle M.J. - Management Budgeting: Its Impact on General Management), (1986), Hospital and Health Services Review 
  • Prowle M.J. - Business Planning in the Public Sector, (1983) Certified Accountants Journal 
  • Prowle M.J. - The Role of the Management Accountant in the Public Sector, (1982), Public Finance and Accountancy 
  • Prowle M.J. - Beyond Specialty Costing: Patient Costing, (1981), Public Finance and Accountancy

Recent Conferences Papers
  • Prowle M.J. – Performance in NHS Trusts in Wales: Benchmarking and improving performance (2007), paper presented at a seminar organised by Health Academy Wales
  • Prowle M.J. - Evaluating the PFI, (2006),  paper presented at an OU business school seminar
  • Prowle M.J. - Effective partnership working in local government: Towards a framework of leadership and management competencies, (2006), paper presented at the Public Administration Committee Conference
  • Lister E.G., Prowle M.J. and Prowle A. - The role of community development in improving health status (2005), paper presented at the UK Public Health Forum Conference