The contracting of public services has been an integral part of public managers' work for a long time, and it is here to stay. This essay sums up current research on the topic for busy practitioners and scholars. Where are we today with respect to the problems and pitfalls of contracting out, from balancing equity with efficiency to confronting the frequent problem of imperfect markets?
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Public Administration