Voluntary organisations and public service delivery

I. Cunningham (Editor), P. James (Editor)

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Voluntary Organizations and Public Sector Delivery examines how aspects of voluntary sector employment are affected by its engagement with the growing trend to the market-based outsourcing in the delivery of public services within industrialized countries. The volume draws together a team of well-recognized academic contributors from the UK, Canada, Australia and the United States to explore how the process of outsourcing is impacting the internal and external labor markets of voluntary organizations, and the implications for the policy objectives underlying the externalization of the delivery of public services to them.
These themes of change in employment are covered in depth in the UK with dedicated chapters exploring, workforce patterns and skill needs, HR policies and practices, recruitment and selection, graduate recruitment, unionization, pay and conditions and psychological contracts in organizations. The book also contains a significant international comparative dimension with individual chapter analysis of employment issues in Australia, Canada and the United States, as well as an Anglo-German comparison
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages246
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2011

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-profit Organizations


  • voluntary organisations
  • outsourcing
  • employment
  • public service delivery
  • voluntary sector
  • market-based


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