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Outsourcing and how it goes wrong

Edited by Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Peter Folkman, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Mick Moran, Nick Tsitsianis and Karel Williams

What a waste
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  • Publish Date: Sep 2015
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9953-3
    • Pages: 120
    • Price: £30.00
    • Published Date: September 2015
    • Series: Manchester Capitalism

    Description

    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.

    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

    Editors

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

    Ismail Ertürk 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

    What a waste

    Edited by Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Peter Folkman, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Mick Moran, Nick Tsitsianis, Karel Williams

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