Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2015

120 Pages | 40 Line drawings, black & white

8.5 x 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9780719099526

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What a Waste

Outsourcing and How it Goes Wrong

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

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Capitalism MUP

  • A radical view of outsourcing - contracting out the delivery of vital public services to the private sector - as a political revolution in the way the economy is governed
  • Employs new 'follow the money' research which intelligibly explains how the outsourcing revolution creates profits for powerful private business interests
  • Outsourcing fiascos are identified as both systemic and indicative of broader problems about fragile companies which seek to profit from mundane contracts
  • Puts forward radical policy alternatives to 'for profit' outsourcing based on both original research and principled argument

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