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What A Waste: Outsourcing and how it goes wrong

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099526
eISBN:
9781526103949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099526.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Outsourcing-contracting out the delivery of public services to private providers-is a political revolution in the way the economy is governed. This book combines follow the money research and ... More


Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Damien Van Puyvelde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

In the 21st century, more than any other time, US agencies have relied on contractors to conduct core intelligence functions. This book charts the swell of intelligence outsourcing in the context of ... More


English in Philippine call centers and BPO operations: Issues, opportunities and research

Jane Lockwood, Helen Price, and Gail Forey

in Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099470
eISBN:
9789882207264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides an overview of some of the current practices and issues relating to English language and communication, based on research in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry ... More


Critics and Controversy: Opposition to Tolling and Long-Term Concessions

Robert W. Poole Jr.

in Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Opponents include grass-roots populists, some groups on the left, and interest groups. The latter include some environmental groups, a few public employee unions, some toll agencies, and trucking ... More


The Protean Expatriate: Flexibility and the Modern Worker

Heather Hindman

in Mediating the Global: Expatria's Forms and Consequences in Kathmandu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786515
eISBN:
9780804788557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786515.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

While many in the West grew up with an idea of job stability as an achievable ideal for the middle class, worldwide precarious labor is becoming the norm among both elite and subaltern workers. This ... More


The Role of Innovative Manufacturing in High-Tech Product Development: Evidence from China’s Renewable Energy Sector

Jonas Nahm and Edward S. Steinfeld

in Production in the Innovation Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019927
eISBN:
9780262319126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter draws on more than one-hundred interviews with renewable energy firms across China to explain China’s centrality in new energy production. The authors argue that this dominance has come ... More


Sustaining Global Competitiveness in the Provision of Complex Product Systems: The Case of Civilian Nuclear Power Technology

Florian Metzler and Edward S. Steinfeld

in Production in the Innovation Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019927
eISBN:
9780262319126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter focuses on the production of “complex product systems,” and, in particular, large-scale nuclear power plants that are produced and deployed on a one-off basis. The authors examine the ... More


A Shared History of Successes and Excesses

Damien Van Puyvelde

in Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter provides an in-depth account of the relationship between the U.S. intelligence apparatus and its private outriders, from the earliest days of the Republic to the end of the Cold War. ... More


The Growth of Intelligence Contracting in the Post-Cold War Era

Damien Van Puyvelde

in Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter charts and explains the rise of intelligence outsourcing in the post-Cold War era. In the 1990s, the private sector led the information technology revolution and became an indispensable ... More


The Accountability Regime for Contractors during the Global War on Terrorism

Damien Van Puyvelde

in Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The post-9/11 trend toward intelligence outsourcing was accompanied by the emergence of a series of accountability problems. This chapter evaluates the accountability regime for contractors in the ... More


Dilemmas of Market Ideology: The Impact of Growing Competition in Two Urban Areas

Linda Milbourne

in Voluntary sector in transition: Hard times or new opportunities?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847427236
eISBN:
9781447310952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427236.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Three broad features characterise transitions in public services over some twenty-five years following the post-1948 welfare settlement and form the focus of discussion for this and successive ... More


Offshoring, Wages, and Employment: Evidence from Data Matching Imports, Firms, and Workers

Francis Kramarz

in The Factory-Free Economy: Outsourcing, Servitization, and the Future of Industry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198779162
eISBN:
9780191824333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779162.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In Chapter 9, Kramarz focuses on the costs to the labour market of increasing international competition, examining the impact of globalization on the labour market in France. Kramarz addresses two ... More


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