Contracting for Management and Technical Services: Bringing Key Functions Back in House at the Naval Sea Systems (B)


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  • Product Description

    These cases explore the other side of the privatization debate: Can latitude in "contracting out" for services go too far? When one of the navy's major procurement agencies comes under pressure for its use of consultants, it must assess not only which of its functions are properly done by its own staff but examine the incentive structure which leads public employees to prefer to contract out a variety of services. Among the findings: public employees may rate greater deference and perks when they control and distribute contracts than when they do the work themselves.

    Learning Objective:
    This case is good for discussions on contracting, procurement, and general management when dealing with confidential information.

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1990
    HKS Case Number: 998.0
    Case Author: Mary Schumacher
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 15
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: US & Canada
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