Publication details

Factors determining the success of contracting local public services: Waste collection and waste disposal, management of cemeteries in Slovakia

Authors

MIKUŠOVÁ MERIČKOVÁ Beáta NEMEC Juraj

Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Lex localis : journal of local self-government
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Citation
Web http://pub.lex-localis.info/index.php/LexLocalis/issue/view/69
Field Economy
Keywords public services; contracting; outcomes; success factors; Slovakia
Description Contracting public services to private firms is one of the most common types of alternative service-delivery arrangements. The relevant literature suggests that if, and only if the contracting is properly implemented, then it may, but need not to deliver positive outcomes. The study examines the experience with contracting among Slovak municipalities. Despite some methodological problems, the data suggests that externalization of production generally does not deliver improved efficiency and quality. The core purpose for failures and the possible policy reponses are also offered.
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