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Sustainability of Public Services: Is Outsourcing the Answer?
Año:2019
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingenierías
Datos
Descripción
The outsourcing of public services has acquired a prominent position in the political agenda of many countries in recent decades. This paper contributes an analysis of the outsourcing of a public service under a theoretical framework based on a multitask principal-agent model. For the management of the service, a contract is assumed that includes certain incentives to the contractor linked to the outcomes in two types of activities: the first related to cost saving, and the second related to the improvement of the quality of the service. The main results of the paper show, in the first place, the conditions under which the outsourcing of a public service is economically unfeasible. Additionally, the paper shows that, under perfect information conditions, the optimal incentives include the contractor retaining all the cost savings. On the contrary, under conditions of asymmetric information on the quality of the service, the contract should stipulate a certain distribution of the cost savings between the public authority and the contractor. More in general, the formalization of the model presented in this work can contribute to a better understanding of the role of the contracts, and therefore to their improvement.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Sustainability
ISSN
2071-1050
Factor de impacto JCR
2,592
Información de impacto
Volumen
11
DOI
10.3390/su11247231
Número de revista
24
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0
Hasta la página
12
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Participantes
  • Autor: Antonio Sanchez Soliño (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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