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INTRODUCTION Fiscal pressures and the change of governmental functions and managerial philosophies have promoted many governments in the world to seek new ways of public service delivery. Contracting out is a widely and increasingly utilized mode of service delivery (Hodge, 2000; Savas, 2000). Its benefits and problems, as well as how to make it work, if at all possible, have been studied in the public administration literature (Brown & Potoski, 2003a, 2003b, 2003c, 2006; Ferris & Graddy, 1988; Gooden, 1998; Romzek & Johnston, 2002). Nevertheless, it remains uncertain or controversial whether contracting out can actually succeed in serving the public purposes. In theory, proponents suggest that compared with traditional bureaucratic service delivery, contracting out can increase efficiency, reduce cost, improve quality, and downsize government because it brings in competitive pressures of the market (Benton & Menzel, 1992; Boyne, 1998;

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2010
March 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
32
Pages
PUBLISHER
Southern Public Administration Education Foundation, Inc.
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
315
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