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Contracting-out, alternatives in municipal service delivery

Mary Ellen Huls

Contracting-out, alternatives in municipal service delivery

a bibliography

by Mary Ellen Huls

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Published by Vance Bibliographies in Monticello, Ill .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Municipal services -- Contracting out -- United States -- Bibliography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMary Ellen Huls.
      SeriesPublic administration series--bibliography,, P 1744, Public administration series--bibliography ;, P-1744.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ7164.L8 H84 1985, HD4605 H84 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination8 p. ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2651248M
      ISBN 100890285241
      LC Control Number85232959

      Progress 10/01/98 to 09/30/03 Outputs National data on local government service delivery (collected by the International City County Management Association) shows privatization has not increased dramatically since This research has sought to understand why there has been so little growth in privatization. We have explored two theoretical possibilities with our analyses: government. A best practice is a method or technique that has been generally accepted as superior to any alternatives because it produces results that are superior to those achieved by other means or because it has become a standard way of doing things, e.g., a standard way of complying with legal or ethical requirements.. Best practices are used to maintain quality as an alternative to mandatory.

        Some are turning to other government agencies and the private sector as cost-effective alternatives. These contracting partnerships take many forms, and while many cities are still “Full Service Cities” (cities that do not contract for most of their services), others have .   The surveys also revealed that local governments make minimal use of other alternatives for delivering services, such the politics and ideology variables in our model appear to have no impact on an agency's use of contracting out as a service delivery approach. In The Municipal Year Book, , 26– Washington DC: International City Cited by:

      Managing Urban America guides students through the challenges, politics, and practice of urban management-including managing conflict through politics, adapting to demographic and social changes, balancing budgets, and delivering a myriad of goods and services to citizens in an efficient, equitable, and responsive manner. The Municipal Year Book. In response to citizens' demands for better service delivery, many cities have considered alternative service delivery such as contracting out or outsourcing a service. What are the five-steps in the model offered by expert Lawrence Martin that are useful when comparing the costs of government versus contract.


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Contracting-out, alternatives in municipal service delivery by Mary Ellen Huls Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Contracting-out, alternatives in municipal service delivery: a bibliography. [Mary Ellen Huls]. The adoption of alternative service delivery arrangements (ASDAs) is not a new phenomenon in Israeli local government.

The current study is based on empirical quantitative research which examined the effect of economic and political factors on the scope of privatization and alternative service delivery arrangements (ASDAs) in local municipalities in : Eti Sarig.

Local government is struggling to continue delivering efficient Contracting-out effective public services using traditional municipal service delivery structures. In this new book from Public Technology Institute, an internationally renowned academic and a local practitioner combine insights and experiences to aid stakeholders in assessing public service delivery alternatives.

Municipal Services: The Privatization Option. to an alternative means of public service delivery is often referred to a s privatizat1on.l Three variants of privatiza tion are of particular.

Municipal Service Delivery: The Role of Transaction Cost in the Choice between Alternative Governance Mechanisms Article (PDF Available) in Local Government Studies 38(5) October with.

The New Public Management emerged in the s, and with it, alternative service delivery (ASD) mechanisms, which removed service delivery from the public bureaucracy and Author: Ronnie Lacourse Korosec. stable form of service delivery, the largest move- ment within public provision (23% of services) is toward some form of contracting out, either inter- municipal cooperation or privatization.

Within the privatization alternative, the largest move- ment (29%) is represented by new privatization (e.g., new contracting out). However, transfer. Alternative Service Delivery Strategies and Improvement of Local Government Productivity discuss a few of the alternatives local governments are using to try to "An Experience in Contracting Out Services," Municipal Management, III (Spring ), The authors were the city.

While the most common form of service delivery is public provision with public employees entirely, privatization and inter-municipal cooperation are the most common alternatives. In the ICMA data, public services are usually provided through the use of public employees except for public works, health and human services, and culture and arts.

We use multinomial logit regression models to explore the choice of service delivery alternatives (public delivery, public contracting, or private contracting), and the role of service characteristics (technical expertise and asset specificity, difficulty of contract specification, and monitoring), market characteristics (level of competition Cited by: continue to explore new contracting,4 many continue to bring service delivery back in‐house.5 While only 16% of municipal governments reported that political factors were a driving force behind outsourcing before the recession,6 public employees and contract alternatives became a focus in some state legislatures in the years File Size: KB.

A model of intergovernmental service contracting is tested for U.S. cities of 25, and over population. In this model, the decision process is assumed to be shaped by many of the same forces that affect contracting to the private sector, namely, cost Cited by: new contracting out (18% of all service delivery).

Privatization peaked among US local governments in and a subsequent study that looked at the period to found that reversals at 18% of all service delivery exceeded new contracting out at 12% of all service delivery (Hefetz and Warner, ). This paper provides the most recent. Outsourcing is the “contracting out” of a service traditionally delivered by public employees.

While examples exist from over a century ago, outsourcing gained momentum in the United States and Great Britain in the early ’ governments established criteria for contracting out a process or function. Thus, organizations will seek to retain and develop employees that are mission crucial, while pursuing service delivery alternatives such as contracting out for non-essential goals.

Utilizing a national survey of local government human resource professionals, the present study assesses the role long-term and short-term human resource planning. National policy increasingly presses local governments to pursue market forms of service delivery as a means to enhance efficiency.

Research on privatization, however, has not addressed the full complexity of local government service delivery, or the dynamic characteristics of contracting choices, and little attention has been given to public service delivery restructuring in rural areas. The adoption of alternative service delivery arrangements (ASDAs) is not a new phenomenon in Israeli local government.

The current study is based on empirical quantitative research which examined the effect of economic and political factors on the scope of privatization and alternative service delivery arrangements (ASDAs) in local municipalities in Israel. Why Do Local Governments Resist Contracting Out.

Paola Garrone and Riccardo Marzano. Urban Affairs Review 5, Share. Alternative Service Delivery in Local Government, ” In The Municipal Year Bookedited by Warner, M.

E., Hefetz, Cited by: 8. The range of options of service delivery includes forms of in-house delivery, contracting out, but also corporatised (which includes a set of different juridical structures), and inter-municipal or multi-level cooperation by: 4.

This paper examines NGOs and other non-profits (NONPROs) as alternatives to government service-delivery in developing urban areas. Reconfiguration is suggested in a three-way “ironic triangle” including host governments and external donors.

Examples are given as well as requisites for strengthening of NONPROs. Service-provision will become increasingly indigenous and bottom-up Cited by:. to come.4 In fact, proponents of contracting out can already point to more and more successful examples of how cities have saved money by the use of this particular alternative to municipal monopolies.5 Much of the argument for private service delivery has an economic rationale .1.

Introduction. In recent years, research into the question of municipal solid waste (MSW) management has come to the forefront due to the increasing complexity of this service, caused by the growth of cities and high service costs, among other factors (Bel and Mur,Benito-López et al., ).In addition, the current economic and financial crisis is restricting the development of many Cited by: New Public Management (NPM) is an approach to running public service organizations that is used in government and public service institutions and agencies, at both sub-national and national levels.

The term was first introduced by academics in the UK and Australia [full citation needed] to describe approaches that were developed during the s as part of an effort to make the public service.