Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science

Efficiency of outsourcing in the public sector in the Czech Republic

Authors
Juraj Nemec, Beata Mikusova Merickova, Sumpikova Marketa
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Juraj Nemec
Available Online October 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.25How to use a DOI?
Keywords
outsourcing; public sector; efficiency; Czech Republic
Abstract
Outsourcing internal services to private for-profit and non-profit firms is one of the most prevalent types of alternative service-delivering arrangements. The relevant literature proposes that outsourcing may, but need not, improve cost-effectiveness and the quality of service delivery. The efficiency of outsourcing is determined by policy and management capacities, resources and experience in public sector of specific country. This paper seeks to analyze the efficiency of outsourcing in the Czech public sector by using the multicriteria analysis (MBVI method, used to construct composite efficiency scores). The study uses a quantitative approach to investigate the research question and analyzes the originally collected survey data from own research. The results are slightly complicated – our analysis does not show one uniform trend, cannot answer if outsourcing is better solution as compared to internal production. However, such findings are in line with international experience, indicating that the success of outsourcing depends on many internal and external factors and cannot be universalised.
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Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-84-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.25How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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