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The contracting organization : a strategic guide to outsourcing

Author: Simon Domberger
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

A guide to the theory and practice of contracting, this text looks at the way in which organizations are increasingly contracting out - "outsourcing" - many activities traditionally done in-house.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Domberger
ISBN: 0198774583 9780198774587 0198774575 9780198774570
OCLC Number: 57585501
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PART I: ORGANIZATIONS AND MARKETS ; 1. Why make when you can buy? ; 2. The shifting boundaries of organizations ; PART II: BENEFITS AND COSTS ; 3. The benefits of contracting ; 4. The costs of contracting ; PART III: CONTRACTING STRATEGIES ; 5. Specialization ; 6. Value capture ; 7. Control and flexibility ; 8. Organizational change ; PART IV: STRUCTURAL CHANGE ; 9. Public sector contracting ; 10. Contracting and the service economy ; 11. The future of contracting ; 12. Conclusions ; Glossary ; 100 key business concepts associated with contracting, outsourcing, and strategy
Responsibility: Simon Domberger.


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Domberger's systematic analysis of contracting is a very welcome contribution to students of public administration and management, as well as to policy makers and public sector managers straying to Read more...

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