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What a Waste Andrew Bowman

What a Waste By Andrew Bowman

What a Waste by Andrew Bowman


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Documents how outsourcing has penetrated every part of the public sector, and balances critique with practical suggestions for policy reform

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What a Waste: Outsourcing and How it Goes Wrong by Andrew Bowman

This is the first ever book to analyse outsourcing - contracting out public services to private business interests. It is an unacknowledged revolution in the British economy, and it has happened quietly, but it is creating powerful new corporate interests, transforming the organisation of government at all levels, and is simultaneously enriching a new business elite and creating numerous fiascos in the delivery of public services. What links the brutal treatment of asylum-seeking detainees, the disciplining of welfare benefit claimants, the profits effortlessly earned by the privatised rail companies, and the fiasco of the management of security at the 2012 Olympics? In a word: outsourcing.

This book, by the renowned research team at the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change in Manchester, is the first to combine 'follow the money' research with accessibility for the engaged citizen, and the first to balance critique with practical suggestions for policy reform.

About Andrew Bowman

Andrew Bowman is a member of the Centre for Research on Socio Cultural Change

Ismail Erturk is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Business School and a member of CRESC

Peter Folkman is Honorary Professor at Manchester Business School and a member of CRESC

Julie Froud is Professor of Financial Innovation at Manchester Business School and a member of CRESC

Colin Haslam is Professor in Accounting/Finance at Queen Mary, University of London

Sukhdev Johal is Chair in Accounting & Strategy at Queen Mary University of London

Adam Leaver is Senior Lecturer in Business Analysis at Manchester Business School and a member of CRESC

Michael Moran is Professor of Government at Manchester Business School and a member of CRESC

Nick Tsitsianis is Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Queen Mary University of London

Karel Williams is Professor of Accounting and Political Economy at Manchester Business School and a Director of CRESC

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Outsourcing fiascos and the dynamics of outsourcing
2. Routine profiteering on contracts
3. Double jeopardy, corporate fragility and the outsourcing sector
4. Centralisation and outsourcing
5. Conclusions
Index

Additional information

GOR007567739
9780719099533
0719099536
What a Waste: Outsourcing and How it Goes Wrong by Andrew Bowman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
20150901
120
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