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What A Waste: Outsourcing and how it goes wrong

Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, and Karel Williams


Outsourcing-contracting out the delivery of public services to private providers-is a political revolution in the way the economy is governed. This book combines follow the money research and political analysis to critique outsourcing and constructively propose a “fee for management” alternative. Government presses outsourcing partly because it benefits when outsourcing delivers new possibilities of blame shifting. Cost reductions in the outsourced service are too often levered on wage reductions in the outsourced service which are futile when they increase the social bill for subvention of lo ... More

Keywords: Outsourcing, Policy fiascos, Follow the money, Mundane economy, Conglomerates, Limited Liability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099526
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Bowman, author
Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change

Ismail Ertürk, author

Julie Froud, author