Date of Award

Winter 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership

First Advisor

Richard Shrubb


Privatization has been one of the main challenges in the reform of the public service. Privatization is often regarded as an essential means of achieving improved efficiency and quality of public services, and municipalities develop novel methods to privatize their services to cope up with the financial strain. Privatization of services, however, requires a well-formulated model of decision-making that leaders can utilize to realize the most positive outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the type of decision-making style that could be used to predict a favorable outcome when making decisions to privatize government services or projects in north Louisiana. The decision-making type must be effective in guiding new or inexperienced leaders in the government to make critical decisions in their careers. Data were collected from 128 study participants through Scott and Bruce’s technique. In the end, the results were analyzed and evaluated to identify the most appropriate style of decision-making. Out of all the decision-making styles that were analyzed and discussed in the study, rational decision-making was found to accurately outline a government leader’s decisions to privatize services or projects. The rational decision-making had the highest mean rating of 4.58. The rational decision-making style had Private-public outcomes in the privatization of government projects and services. The new leaders of north Louisiana can significantly forecast future growth by relying on logical sequence of making decisions to cut on their expenses while improving efficiency.