Outsourcing Decisions in Public Sector Organizations

Edverdas Vaclovas Bartkus, Alvydas Raipa, Žiedūna Liepė


This article provides a brief overview of the history of outsourcing and different perspectives of scientists towards the economic meaning of outsourcing. Since this phenomenon first appeared in the private sector organizations, different definitions of outsourcing are discussed. Based on the analysis of experiences of private sector organizations, preconditions for application of outsourcing tools in public sector organizations are emphasized. The authors conclude that it is important to perform a very clear economic assessment of the use of outside services, to assure a strong control of the service provider, to periodically review the contracts, etc. Also, the final results of empirical research, which aimed to assess the temporary work outsourcing in public sector organizations, are presented in the article as well.


outsourcing; public sector organization; temporary work

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603